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Weight-loss Retreat

Need to lose weight and regain your health? Discover the tried and true methods to slim down in a supportive community surrounded by Victorian rainforests!


Do you feel as if you are on an endless diet and yet you never lose weight?

Have you spent thousands on gym memberships, diet regimes, detox plans, and even fat camps only to have none of it trim off those undesired kilos? Why is it that some people can eat whatever they like and gain no weight while others only need to think about a cheese burger and they have added a kilo to their waistline? Perhaps you have had some success in the past but in a short period of time, you start gaining that excessive weight back.

The desire of any diet is to lose the weight and keep it off! Offen all that is required is the knowledge and support that only a personal approach can give and this is where Abide Wellness Retreat can help.

Almost everyone has struggled with weight at some point in their life. It’s a very normal issue that has too many solutions, and a lot of them just don’t work! So, let’s talk about the one that does: taking a comprehensive and holistic approach that creates weight loss as a natural byproduct of healthy living.

You see, we’re about more than weight loss at Abide. We’re the best health retreat in Victoria. Weight loss, in our opinion, should not be your primary goal. It’s better to seek overall health and balance. That’s when you lose weight and keep it off. Honestly, what’s the point of losing weight if you’re only going to find it again?

Get a New Start to Weight Loss

We employ many strategies to help you make the lifestyle changes that will accomplish long-term weight loss. Our program is based on the holistic healing principles of NEWSTART. Using scientific research and good common sense, NEWSTART offers sustainable methods for achieving good health naturally.

NEWSTART is an acronym representing eight fundamentals for achieving good health: Nutrition, Exercise, Water, Sunshine, Temperance, Air, Rest and Trust. With these basic elements in place, you can succeed! We make it easy for you to fully understand and integrate every aspect into your life.

Our Weight Loss Retreat in Victoria is Your Ticket to Better Health

Every major change should begin with the most basic elements. At Abide Wellness Retreat, we consider those to be nutrition, exercise and water. It seems simple because it is really that simple. Changing how you eat and how frequently you exercise will help you begin losing weight right away. If you stop there, however, you may not achieve the full results you’re looking for.

So, it’s an excellent place to start, but it is only the beginning. To help you out with this essential step, we offer nutritional courses and planning along with real cooking experience. Yes, you’re going to get in the kitchen during your stay with us! That way, we know you’re ready to bring the changes home. If you’re living the busy life in Melbourne, our weight loss retreat can be exactly what you need because we teach you how to sustain those changes once you leave.

You’ll Get Back to Good Health With Our Weight Loss Retreat In Melbourne

It’s easy to make a change at first, but it doesn’t stay that way. Until that change begins to feel like your normal routine, you’re at risk of slipping back into your old ways. Managing stress levels while you make changes is the key to sticking with them until they become your new normal. That’s why we suggest plenty of sunshine and fresh air. This keeps your vitamin D levels up and your stress levels down.

Temperance, however, is your best friend when it comes to long-term changes. Temperance is all about balance, and there’s nothing more powerful than a trust & faith in God! It’s about abstaining from the foods and activities that keep you unwell but doing so in a way that works for you.

A Health Retreat In Victoria That Focuses On Weight Loss

You can achieve the results you’re looking for when it comes to weight loss, but it isn’t going to happen overnight. That’s why temperance and balance are needed as you make healthy changes. Moving too quickly may work at first. Over time, it always falls apart. Trust yourself and know that you will get there. There’s no need to speed through the steps. Make sure you’re taking the time to rest as your body changes.

If you listen to your body and trust what it’s telling you, then you’ll be well on your way to better health and wellbeing. Losing weight is an excellent goal, but it shouldn’t be your only goal. At Abide Wellness Retreat, we’re here to help you set the right priorities and enjoy truly successful weight loss. Contact us today to inquire about our weight loss retreat in Victoria.

Come, Abide with us awhile.

Abide Wellness Retreat is retreat based in Narbethong that focuses on natural methods & treatments to help rejuvenate your body. We offer weight loss & detox retreats, but we have a variety of treatments that fit what your body needs. Browse our website further or contact us to learn more.

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What goes in your mouth is only a small fraction of the problem!


Where most weight loss plans fail is they equate food with weight gain, and while what you eat does play a part in your weight gain, it is not the source of the weight gain.  Abide Wellness retreat offers you a scientifically-formulated powerful educational program designed to attack your weight issues at its very core. This is combined with great food, an exercise regime and a range of naturopathic therapies that will heal, soothe and cleanse your body.

Treatments such as Lymphatic Drainage, Massage, Hydrotherapy and other therapies are used in supporting your weight-loss program. In addition to this, you’ll learn dietary and lifestyle recommendation enabling you to maintain your weight-loss permanently.

Personal Premium Attention

We’ve purposely limited the amount of guests we can take to a maximum of 14 at any one time. This means you are guaranteed personal attention from our professional clinicians, instructors and wellness staff. Abide Wellness Retreat's programs have each been developed to uplift and motivate you for positive change, renewed life and lasting results. Included in the program is a choice of up to six individualised therapeutic treatments to promote healing and assist in the detox process. Treatments include:



Massage works on your soft tissue and muscles using gentle strokes to improve circulation. This helps relieve aches and pains in your neck, shoulders, back, legs and arms. You will also find relief from stress and anxiety, improving your mental outlook for maximum health recovery. Your therapist will pay special attention to problem areas as requested.

Styles to choose from include, Deep Tissue Massage, Swedish style, Foot Massage, Upper Body or Ice Massage.




For thousands of years, people have been using the power of water to promote relaxation, muscle stimulation, the relief of physical burdens and to brighten the spirits. Nestled amongst the beautiful mix of Victorian woodlands and rainforests, Abide Wellness retreat is the perfect location to experience this healing effect of hydrotherapy to improve circulation, decrease joint pain, and accelerate your body’s natural healing processes.

Forms of Hydrotherapy offered with your program includes a Spa Bath, FIR Sauna with cold mitten friction, Contrast Baths or a Hot Foot Bath.




Your skin is a major detoxifying organ. It is through your skin pores that toxins are released, but often this process needs a little assistance to get things moving. Body wraps entice toxins to come out through your skin and can restore minerals, reduces joint pain and soften your skin. There are many different types of body wrap treatments you can choose from based on your needs.

The body wraps offered as part of your program include Wet sheet Pack, Clay Body Wrap, a Facial or an invigorating salt and coconut oil rub.


Our extensive experience will give you the knowledge and skills to make weight loss permanent.

We keep our numbers low with only 14 attendants at any one time. Because of this, you are able to receive a personal tailor-made solutions and support in your weight loss journey. Our programs range from simple overnight breaks to intensive 12-night programs specially designed to intervene early-onset chronic conditions such as food and substance addiction, stress, anxiety and depression, heart and diabetes conditions and so much more.

Abide Wellness Retreat provides the environment for total body recovery and a reset for your health and wellbeing.

You get access to 9 different experts on your stay – a naturopath, registered nurse, colonic irrigation therapist, nutrition expert, weight loss chef, personal trainer/gym instructor, massage therapists and a beautician. Everything you need to help you with your health and fitness journey to the new you.

“A case for whole body transformation and wellness success”

“Ellika came to us at Abide with Parkinson’s and early onset of Dementia seeking support for her debilitating symptoms. The senior clinical team and I planned out and implemented an intense multi-faceted treatment program to support her neurological degeneration. It was designed to elevate and improve her brain function which in turn aided in relieving tremors, minimising shuffling and improving overall mental function.

We also included a range of herbal medicines, dietary and new lifestyle modifications including intense targeted hydrothermal therapies and an intense rehabilitation protocol was employed.

After 7 days Ellika’s shuffling and tremors had stopped. At the end of 11 days, her endurance had greatly improved to the point she could do a 2km return walk without resting, her gross and fine motor skills had increased dramatically and she had started to regain the ability to feed herself. Her memory is improving and her posture is gaining strength and uprightness each new day.

Both Ellika and her husband wish they had come here when she was first diagnosed with Parkinson’s 8 years ago, as the changes that have happened within the past 11 days have been transformative on many levels.

They are both overwhelmed for her remarkable progress so far and now feel more confident about their future.”

CANDICE BERGHAN / Late Abide Clinical Director & Naturopath (2019)

Your individually planned treatment is accompanied by constant monitoring carried out by our experienced therapists, clinicians and wellness staff so you can be rewarded with powerful changes and optimum results.


Let the Beauty of Nature Soothe Your Soul, Come, abide with us awhile.

If you’re looking for a wellness retreat in Melbourne with accommodation, we invite you to look a little further towards the refreshing mountain air. We’re located in the breathtaking forests of Victoria’s Yarra mountain range, only a short distance away from the picturesque Black Spur. Consequently, you'll find ample walking paths, streams and natural wonders to explore as we work together to create a holistic approach to a healthier lifestyle. Being in a new environment always helps to jumpstart change, but a natural environment is especially beneficial.

Scientific studies have shown that simply being in nature causes stress levels to decrease and therefore happiness to rise. For thousands of years, we lived in direct harmony with the world around us. Subsequently, there’s something within us that is still soothed by this experience. However, there’s a little more to it than that.

Accommodation at Abide Wellness Retreat is presented with beautiful furniture similar to that of a relaxing holiday home. Each room comes with a private ensuite so only the dining and living areas are shared.


Goodbye Depression

Never in my life have I had so much cleansing. Abide has become very close to my heart as it has transformed my life in many, many ways. I’m so much happier now, all the depression has left me and I’m at peace and able to cope with life once more.


The Perfect Place

There are many facets as to why Abide is so good, the caring staff are fantastic—they are helpful and supportive. I love the walks and great food. To me it’s the perfect place to stay.



We are here to help

Looking for answers to your questions about the Abide Wellness Retreat and what we offer? You'll find a selection of a few of the more common questions we receive on the FAQ page. If you can't find the answer to your queries here just contact us and we will endeavor to help you.


Choose the program that best
suits your situation and budget


5-Night Retreat


The Kickstart Weight-loss & Wellness program is a short revival package to promote an end result of balanced weight loss and providing you with valuable knowledge and understanding for you to continue a healthier, sustainable lifestyle beyond your short and powerful stay at Abide Wellness Retreat.

Course includes:

  • 5 nights in luxury 4-star accommodation
  • 2 Naturopathic consultations with recommended specific hydrotherapy, poultice and physical therapies according to your personal needs
  • Tasty nutritious whole plant-based cuisine and micronutrient dense detox juicing program
  • Your choice of 3 individualised health treatments
  • Daily informative, recently researched health talks

5-night Kickstart Weight-loss & Wellness program starting from




12-Night Retreat


Each one of us has a personal and unique weight optimum and that is different for everyone. Through our Revive Weight-loss & Wellness program you will discover and experience your unique optimum weight balance paving a pathway for positive change. You will not only look and feel good but regain the optimum vitality of health you deserve.

Course includes:

  • 12 nights in luxury 4-star accommodation
  • 3 Naturopathic consultations with recommended specific hydrotherapy, poultice and physical therapies according to your personal needs
  • 4 Good-for-your-gut lectures and workshops
  • Tasty nutritious whole plant-based cuisine and micronutrient dense detox juicing program
  • Your choice of 6 individualised health treatments
  • Daily informative, recently researched health talks
  • Emotional baggage release healing workshop
  • Life coach lecture and counselling session
  • Essential oil lecture and workshop

12-night Revive Weight-loss & Wellness program starting from



At Abide® Wellness Retreats, we are dedicated to working together to rejuvenate, soothe, nurture and inspire you towards healthy living!

Our Victorian retreat, while only a short drive from Melbourne in the Yarra Ranges, is a million miles away from the stresses of everyday life—the perfect place to relax and unwind.


Abide Wellness Retreat
Main Retreat Property & Organic Farm

03 5963 7000

291 Maroondah Hwy,
Narbethong, VIC 3778

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