Technology Detox Destinations
It is known that technology is here to serve us, not enslave us. Theses elaborate gadgets were created to make our lives simpler, yet for many, they have come to be the cause of increasing anxiety and stress levels. Ditching your devices is easier said than done, so we have come up with three unique areas in Australia which make unplugging from your daily grind simpler. You can be from it consulting in Melbourne or building construction in Sydney, but either way, you will enjoy these retreats in order to switch off.
Sal Salis Ningaloo Reef
Situated in the dunes of Cape Range National Park, on the shore of Western Australia’s Ningaloo Reef, you will find the ideal place to detach from the modern day lifestyle and reconnect with mother-nature. Sal Salis is a green distant safari camp with only sixteen eco-luxe jungle tents. The camp was built to blend in with its natural environment with the magnificent location forming the perfect base to explore the region and spot amazing wildlife.
The airy and spacious tents are designed with your comfort in mind as well as the beautiful beach just steps away, every tent offers striking views of the crystal clear waters and surrounding landscape. Sal Salis does not provide luxury in the standard sense of the term, nevertheless, its luxury derives from the calm place, stunning landscape as well as the chance to immerse yourself in character.
Because of the remote location, there isn’t any cell phone or Wi-Fi connection (yay!) and each guest should adopt the opportunity to unplug from the electronic world. (Obviously, if there are any pressing matters, the camp includes a landline). There are no signs of construction and not a single crane in sight.
Waking up to the tunes of birds as opposed to your alarm clock is an everyday experience, along with your dawn ‘social websites check’ is substituted with a refreshing swim in the sea. Venture out on the reef to discover massive schools of fish whilst snorkelling or snowboarding, opt for a guided gorge stroll in Mandu Mandu gorge or combine the boat which goes out each Tuesday, Thursday and Saturday from Ningaloo to perform the whale shark swim.
The heart and soul of Sal Salis is your camp’s main lodge. A cozy lounge forms the perfect place to join fellow travellers for a conversation, play games or read a novel from the little library. In the evening, gather in the dining room for a tasty dinner before enjoying the astonishing number of stars at the night skies (a little birdy told me it is among the greatest places to see the Milky Way).
Sal Salis supplies a distinctive experience to actually eliminate the external world and your stay is certain to reset your own personal batteries, leaving you refreshed and much more mindful of your everyday ‘screen-time’.
Gwinganna, significance ‘lookout’, is situated high on a plateau in a calm area of the Tallebudgera Valley in Queensland. Inspired by sea and valley views, this well-renowned wellness retreat in Australia guarantees a calm haven to make stillness and a feeling of calm in thoughts. The calmness of this mountain escape beckons for some severe soul-searching and enables visitors to revitalise and recover from the hectic outside world.
A number of beautiful lodging options are available for the most discerning traveller and among Gwinganna’s recent developments are just three Meditation Suites. These new suites offer meditation cushions, a yoga mat in addition to iPods filled with calming meditation and music sessions, inviting mindfulness and also a place to continue your private practice.
To further enable you to depart from your everyday world behind, there are no TV’s in the villas and suites, and utilization of any cellular devices is limited to your area. Guests are also encouraged to leave their computers at home to genuinely disconnect and change the attention from work and memorising the Australian crane standard (as2550.1) and other outside elements to your own.
The spa gives plenty of choice with an enormous and varied selection of health packages and programs, from a fast two-night retreat for active professionals into a seven-night escape. Extended stays are possible and bundles may also be combined to produce the most of your health experience.
Each morning starts with a careful movement session till you see the sunrise from the sea. There are 16 distinct walks to begin your daily life, providing amazing views of the hinterland and surrounding shore or sea. After a nutritious breakfast, select from Yoga, Pilates, meditation or dancing courses, have a dive at the lap pool and indulge in a pampering session in the lavish spa or visit a health conference and learn from seasoned wellness and health professionals.
Irrespective of the length or alternative of your escape and health program, Gwinganna was made to provide you with secure and serene surroundings, away from any distractions and anxiety, which means that you may tune in with private requirements and do what is right for you.
Emirates One&Only Wolgan Valley
If you aren’t ready (yet) to completely immerse yourself in a tech-free surroundings, the One&Only Wolgan Valley hotel is a terrific starting point to have a taster of the unplugged life. This luxury retreat at the Greater Blue Mountains provides Wi-Fi in addition to in-room TV but due to its remote location, there’s absolutely no mobile coverage in any way so network performance monitoring would be limited. The hotel is set on 7000 acres of wildlife reserve and supplies an absolute refuge for seclusion and serenity.
Boasting 40 trendy and well-appointed suites, every private haven is equipped with warm, natural colours, and includes a private swimming pool, stunning fireplace and private veranda with stunning views of the Wolgan Valley.
We genuinely encourage you to refrain from linking to the Wi-Fi and rather go through the remote wilderness and the hotel’s natural environment. One&Only Wolgan Valley is nestled between two national parks (the Wollemi National Park and the Gardens of Stone National Park) and thus the perfect point to enjoy guided nature walks, horse riding experiences, stargazing and campfires in addition to nocturnal wildlife trips.
For the less adventuresome, the Spa offers a tranquil and stunning abode in a natural setting, including six dual treatment rooms with stunning views of the surrounding valleys. Let exceptionally skilled therapists pamper your mind, soul and body with a variety of signature adventures and holistic therapies. The 60-minutes Soul to Sole therapy, which concentrates on feet and hands, is essential for anybody needing releasing tension and anxiety. Instead, book a personal yoga or Pilates practice, indulge with a manicure or like a lazy day by the swimming pool.