Yoga and Wellness Retreats
Surrounded by unspoiled bushland and sweeping valley views, King Parrot is the perfect location to restore and recharge. Nestled on northside of the stunning Pennyroyal Valley, near the Great Ocean Road and the Otway Ranges, where the air is pure and the only sound is birdsong, King Parrot offers peace and tranquility to nurture the soul. Only two hours from Melbourne and one hour from Geelong, there is function space and cottage and lodge accommodation available, as well as activities onsite, making King Parrot the ideal destination for a complete wellness experience.
Accommodation and Catering
There are five deluxe fully self-contained cottages ranging in size from single to four bedrooms, accommodating between two and eleven people. Each offers superior comfort, a warm, stylish rustic character and privacy in a peaceful bush setting. All linen, doonas and towels are provided. The adjacent lodge consists of three king bedrooms, commercial kitchen available for use, spacious lounge and dining area with its own private outdoor seating and BBQ area. Retreats are welcome to arrange their own catering staff to prepare and serve meals onsite. Other meal options include the nearby towns of Birregurra, Lorne, local wineries and seasonal berry farms.
The 10m x 8m function space provides beautiful views of the valley. It has five expanding doors to fully appreciate the pristine natural surrounds and can spaciously accommodate seventeen people on yoga mats. The deck outside the function space provides 180-dgree valley view from dawn to sunset.
Guests have access to the majority of the 200 acre property, including walking tracks, one of which takes in the rainforest environment of Aquila Creek, featuring a picturesque waterfall and many giant ferns and huge native trees.
There is an abundance of wildlife around the property, including many native bids, kangaroos, wallabies, echidnas, frogs, skinks and lizards. We also have our own friendly farm animals.
For the warmer months, there is an outdoor swimming pool and a campsite to relax by a crackling campfire after the sun goes down.
Guided Forest Therapy Walks with Karyn an INFTA (International Nature and Forest Alliance) guide
Karyn offers guided Forest Therapy sessions that open your sense to the natural world and help restore and renew which can offer compliment yoga and wellness retreats beautifully. For more information or to arrange a Guided Forest Therapy Walk with Karyn please contact her via her website https://naturetherapywithkaryn.com
Please note that loud music is not permitted during retreats unless the whole site has been booked exclusively and prior arrangement has been made with management. This is to ensure that all guests and neighbours get to enjoy the peaceful tranquillity of the valley.
A separate massage room is available for hire. The massage room is located in a beautiful bush setting, approximately 100 meters from the lodge and hall. This space can be hired for the weekend for $150. This price is inclusive of 10 bath sheets. Additional bath sheets can be hired at a cost of $4 per bath sheet.
We hosted a Yoga and Wine Retreat at King Parrot Cottages last weekend and absolutely loved our stay. The lodge with hall formed the perfect setting for a yoga studio ‘feel’ and the views are truly stunning. All 12 retreat guests equally loved it, and we can’t wait to retreat here again for our April yoga getaway. Also, Nicole – the owner – was incredibly helpful and quick to respond to all email queries. Highly recommend!– Retreat Here
I can highly recommend King Parrot Cottages if you are planning a yoga retreat! The nature around you is lush, the venue a beautiful designed & comfortable, great yoga shala where you can put up to 20 mats out, lots of activities around you can plan and….. AMAZING hosts! Nothing was too much I asked, prompt services & replies and Nicole & Maggie are absolute superstars! We will be back! Ps. Kitchen was recently renovated and our chef was absolutely happy with equipment!– Stephanie
KP is a truly special location. Nicole and the team couldn’t have done more to help my first yoga retreat run super smoothly! My yogis were blown away with the accommodation and connection to nature and the land. We’ll be back. Nearby activities: So much to do… walks in nature, watching the wildlife, swimming, games room, yabbying, fishing… sunrise watching!– Jennifer
We recently hosted a 5 day, intensive meditation retreat at King Parrot and absolutely loved it! The location is stunning and provided the perfect setting for participants to relax, unwind and connect with nature – the views and the animals never got old. From an organiser’s perspective, the venue had the perfect balance of private and communal spaces which made group practice, discussion and meal times very easy and enjoyable while also allowing for guests to take time for quiet reflection. Will definitely be back to run another retreat here! Thanks so much to the KP team for being so wonderful to deal with and for all you did to make this such a smooth stay.– Julia