Published 27 January 2022
Luckily there are several vegan establishments around Australia and within your own state to stay, relax and unwind. Below are a few stunning examples, and you can find more in our Shopping Guide directory by selecting ‘Getaways’.
A boutique-style accommodation set in the beautiful Perth Hills in Western Australia, with views overlooking the city of Perth and offering a relaxed stay in quaint rooms. One bedroom has city views and the other two have views of the charming garden. Gracious host of Acacia Cottage, Rae Le Serve, offers healthy, plant-based meals to all guests, with breakfasts included with your stay. Some of the delectable breakfasts available are home-made muesli with fresh fruit salad, a raw smoothie bowl, scallion and green onion pancakes, and sweet potato fritters topped with avocado salsa. Yum!
Highlights: Delicious vegan food, personalised service, magnificent views from all bedroom windows and close proximity to the city of Perth. If you love hiking, the world famous Bibbulmun Walk Trail is easily accessible from Acacia Cottage.
Owned and run by Rico and Osamu Uchino, haha vegan ryokan is a beautiful, Japanese-style, self-contained guest house situated in Beechworth, Victoria, and is just a 15-minute walk from the historic town of Beechworth. The lovely Uchinos warmly welcome you upon arrival and give you a personalised tour of their property and the guest house, which includes a luxurious dual lift motorised bed, LED television, a refrigerator, oven, stovetop and microwave, and a vegan mini bar. Osamu is an internationally acclaimed chef and included in your stay are dinners for two, cooked by Chef Osamu.
Highlights: A special option of watching Chef Osamu cook your vegan dinners, and you can learn from him too. The family of ducks living in the pond in front of the guest house are another welcome highlight. There are also plenty of bushwalks, historic walks and nature hikes to enjoy in the vicinity.
A long-established yoga and wellness retreat centre in Dharawal country, Otford, New South Wales. Bordered by a beautiful creek and nestled in the hills of the Royal National Park, the 20 acre lush property is immersed with organic gardens and native bushland. The Heart & Soul team are dedicated to authentically living the yogic values, meaning adhering to the yoga principle (yama), ahimsa, which means non-violence. It is the most important of the 5 core principles for interacting with the world, as it requires first and foremost that the practitioners of yoga do not cause harm to others, which is essential to a truly successful society. The daily retreat program includes three nourishing vegan meals, and various activities that guests can attend to improve their inner wellbeing and learn more about the yogic lifestyle.
Highlights: On top of the daily schedule of activities, Heart & Soul has a residential program where individuals can be immersed in a spiritual transformation program in exchange for their time in voluntary service.
An eco-wellness and spiritual life sanctuary in far north Queensland, with an emphasis on ahimsa leading to harmony, wellbeing, relaxation and self-awareness. The sanctuary is purpose-designed to provide the essential ingredients for health and healing, which are simply Rest, Stillness, and Silence. It’s a blissful place to remind us that our time is valuable and is best used by getting to know what is most important to us in this current journey. The venue supports guests with wholesome raw vegan food, fresh air, natural water and magical bird song.
Highlights: The Sramana Retreat provides a balanced daily program of yoga to start your day, an early evening meditation, raw food meal preparations, and a gourmet brunch and dinner, set in a beautiful and peaceful landscaped tropical garden paradise. The venue is free of smoke, alcohol, drugs, animal companions, and digital distraction.
Everything you want in a quiet country getaway. Stephanie and Philip are the welcoming owners of two delightful cottages and one studio located on 30 acres in Drummond, Victoria. Guests are greeted personally by Stephanie and shown around the breathtaking grounds, which includes an exquisite ornamental lake where various native water birds visit. All accommodations have gorgeous garden views and if you have animal companions the two cottages are set up with appropriate enclosures, so you can enjoy and relax at the country oasis with your fur-family too.
Highlights: Stephanie’s homemade vegan pizza is a favourite surprise for all guests plus delicious choc fudge treats. There is also a 9-hole disc golf course on the property! House guests can play free of charge. Not sure what disc golf is? We had to look it up too. 😃
A vegan bed and breakfast located in the stunning Noosa Hinterland in Queensland, and only a short drive to Hastings Street, one of Australia’s most renowned shopping strips, Noosa’s famous National Park, surf beaches, waterways, and trail networks. The Beet Retreat owner, Jan Saunders, welcomes you with tranquillity, comfort and a true ‘home away from home’ ambience for guests, be they plant-based or not. Operating the B&B since April 2014, Jan is an ethically motivated vegan whose main advocacy these days is via the B&B and specifically the multi day ‘retreats’.
Highlights: The 3-day Vegan Escape Retreat, which includes cooking classes and a complimentary meal planner. The retreat packages are wonderful experiences and introduce people, even those who are already vegan, to a healthier, more whole food approach to support a vibrant, and active life without harming animals or the environment. Additionally, the property is registered with the Humane Society International Wildlife Land Trust and currently registered with the Land For Wildlife scheme as ‘working toward’ registration.
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