Have you ever thought of wanting to get away with your girlfriends or on your own to unwind from your busy lifestyle? Well Hopewood is just right for you! On Australia Day long weekend my girlfriend and I decided to getaway just to rejuvenate.
We found Hopewood a health retreat centre which specialises in natural healing, delicious vegetarian food, relaxation, stress management, nutrition and weight control, gentle exercise, first class massage and beauty pampering.
Hopewood is located in Wallacia, just 1 hour before The Blue Mountains in Sydney
So we decided to choose the "Indulgence for You" 3 nights package which includes a pampering treatment. Hopewood has been around for over fifty years, surrounded by bushland, the fresh air, the peaceful sounds of the bellbirds made us feel so calm and relaxed already upon arrival. The staff were always happy and helpful, our room was pretty large and included a balcony.
Our typical day began with a freshly squeezed fruit juice (this is optional but you can wake up really early and go for a walk), 8:30am breakfast is served. The food at Hopewood is all vegetarian and NO caffeine or alcohol or junk food allowed - I am a big coffee person and I was missing it with my breakfast :(
We did aqua aerobics in a heated pool of course, played tennis, went biking riding, Yoga, relaxation massage treatments, just unwind in The Silent Garden, went for a walk, did some painting, reading, oh and how could I forget we worked on a 500 piece puzzle.
We couldn't finish the puzzle - this was called "The Blue Puzzle" all because of the sky colour :(
Lunch was served at 12:30pm, delicious vegetarian food. Check out some of their recipes. Our favourite time was the vegetable soup served at 4:30pm and then dinner was served at 6:30pm. Afterwards we can do whatever you like...
Here is a tour of Hopewood - You can choose from so many Packages available from 7-10 nights to 2 night's mini escape. I highly recommend this place to all my friends who want to getaway and cleanse themselves.
This picture was taken outside of our room
The Silent Garden
Fresh fruit served daily
Only herbel tea was served and my favourite was the Ginger Tea
Hopewood Shop - Something to take home
I purchased the Hopewood @ Home Recipe Book - You can purchase this online hopewood@home
If you live in Australia this is a great escape. But remember it's not just for relaxation it's also for health and body. I hope you get to find a place like this near you wherever you are in the world because it's great to go and try something different if you are in to the outdoors, health and fitness.
Have you ever gone to a health retreat like this before?