Range of activities
Options include meals provided, a range of care support options including one-to-one or small groups for a range of activities including fishing, stand-up paddle boarding and canoeing, art therapy/ painting, music tuition, craft activities, escorted tourism activities such as local cave tours, Witchcliffe shell museum, Augusta lighthouse, walking/hiking, mountain biking, art gallery/ winery tours/ cafe restaurant
Boranup Forest Retreat
Respite retreats offer an opportunity to enjoy the solitude of Boranup Forest while still having access to amazing amenities and services. This is the perfect place to enjoy some peace and quiet while still being able to take advantage of all that the region has to offer. The staff at Boranup Forest Retreat are incredibly attentive and go above and beyond to make sure that guests have everything they need to enjoy their stay. Whether you're looking for a quiet place to relax or an opportunity to explore the forest, Boranup Forest Retreat is the perfect place for you
Boranup Forest Retreat has recently embarked on offering respite retreats.The facilitator, Anatole, has over 25 years experience working with disability. Educational qualifications with a double major in Human Movement and Psychology, experience in working in chronic pain programs, 10 + years in vocational rehabilitation and injury management have allowed him to obtain extensive experience in the disability sector. Having been a registered psychologist between 1997 and 2021 has also contributed to his vast experience with dealing with all mental health issues. Boranup Forest Retreat is not at present set up for wheelchair access, however, depending on interest it may be a development that we can cater to. In terms of range of disability that we can accommodate at present, small staff numbers would suggest individuals with high support needs may require independent support to accompany their retreat stays. In terms of specific monitoring supports for issues such as medication, we can tailor and provide individuals with any assistance to ensure that adherence to normal routines is maintained. Yoga style stretching exercises are a key element of our lifestyle at the retreat. We can provide more focused one to one or small group programs by qualified staff should participants be interested in this option. Mental health optimisation is our priority and a major aspect of what we seek to achieve.Lisa, Co Facilitator at Boranup Forest Retreat offers HeartMath biofeedback sessions to help with Stress, Anxiety and Self Regulation, Sound Journeys, Mindfulness in Movement exercises, influenced by Yoga and QiGong, and equine based therapies with her horse Chizzy.
Health and Wellness
The general theme of Boranup Forest Retreat focuses on health and wellness. This concept does not create an expectation that anyone coming to the retreat is fit and healthy. The expectation is that participants are interested in improving their state of health and wellness or willing to participate in activities that promote healthier ways of living. Whether that be diet, exercise or mental functioning, all of these areas are important features of our focus that we seek to optimise at Boranup Forest Retreat. Key aspects of health and wellness lifestyles promote ideal weight management. Integral to weight management is diet, exercise and activity levels. The facilitator has significant interest and extensive experience in particular areas associated with gluten free diets and intermittent fasting that can be helpful for improving attention on health. In addition, interest in ketogenic diets and ketosis are helping us revise our understanding and attitude to fats and carbohydrates. Intermittent fasting or having extended breaks from food intake is an interesting evolving science in the health and wellness area. The goal is to enhance our bodies capacity to utilise fat as a fuel source in order to lose weight. Intermittent fasting, where you limit food intake for 14 hours has demonstrated to activate anti-aging processes of the body that provide many health benefits. If you dont eat after 8pm and you can wait until 10am for breakfast you have achieved 14 hours of fasting. There are many things you can consume in terms of beverages that have little or no interference with this process that can make intermittent fasting quite easy to implement. If you have never tried this before we can coach you on this process and help you recognise the benefits, should you choose to implement it.
Recreation and Leisure
There's something special about getting away from it all and spending time in nature. Whether you're hiking through a forest, swimming in a beautiful lake, or simply taking a walk in the park, being in nature can help you feel refreshed and rejuvenated. And what better way to enjoy nature than at a Boranup Forest Retreat? Located in Western Australia's stunning Margaret River region, Boranup Forest Retreat is the perfect place to get away from it all and enjoy some time in nature. With plenty of walking trails, a heated swimming pool, and even a tennis court, there's something for everyone to enjoy at Boranup Forest Retreat. But the best part of Boranup Forest Retreat is the peace and quiet. Surrounded by jarrah and karri trees, the Retreat is a haven for wildlife, and you'll often see kangaroos and birds while you're exploring the area. So if you're looking for a place to relax, recharge, and enjoy some time in nature, Boranup Forest Retreat is the perfect place for you.
Respite Retreat offers an opportunity to enjoy the solitude of Boranup Forest while still having access to amazing amenities and services. This is the perfect place to enjoy some peace and quiet while still being able to take advantage of all that Boranup Forest has to offer. The staff at Respite Retreat are incredibly attentive and go above and beyond to make sure that guests have everything they need to enjoy their stay. Whether you're looking for a quiet place to relax or an opportunity to explore the forest, Respite Retreat is the perfect place for you.
Boranup Forest Retreat is a beautiful place to stay while enjoying all that the South West of WA has to offer. With stunning scenery and plenty of activities on offer, it’s the perfect place to unwind and enjoy some time away from the hustle and bustle of everyday life. Here are just a few of the many tourist activities available while staying at Boranup Forest Retreat: Hiking: With plenty of trails to explore, Boranup is a great place to go for a hike. Whether you’re looking for a leisurely stroll or a challenging hike, there’s a trail to suit everyone. Mountain biking: For those who love to get out and explore on two wheels, Boranup is a great place to go mountain biking. With plenty of trails to choose from, you can take your time and enjoy the scenery or go for a more challenging ride. Kayaking: For a different way to explore the area, why not try kayaking? There are plenty of waterways to explore, and it’s a great way to get some exercise while enjoying the outdoors. Fishing: For those who enjoy fishing, Boranup is the perfect place to try your luck. With plenty of native fish to be caught, you’re sure to have a great day out on the water. Whatever your interests, there’s sure to be something for you to do while staying at Boranup Forest Retreat. So why not come and enjoy all that the South West has to offer?