4 day retreat for Carers

Meet like-minded people and enjoy a perfect program for fun, relaxation and rejuvenation; providing you with coping tools for when you return home. Yaraandoo Respite Retreats offer 4 days and 3 nights with superb facilities, accommodation, all meals, pampering activities and educational sessions in a peaceful, relaxing environment. Surrounded by pristine bushland and breath-taking mountain scenery there are 8kms of graded walking tracks on site and crystal clear, cascading streams. The perfect place to relax and rejuvenate, rekindle relationships and be spoiled and pampered.

The retreat offers a variety of activities, including:

  • 3 nights / 4 days accommodation
  • All gourmet meals and snacks
  • Yoga & Tai Chi programs
  • Meditation and relaxation techniques
  • Music, dance and art therapy
  • Wellbeing and self-care workshops
  • Massages, reflexology and pampering
  • Guided bushing walking
  • Personal care plans
  • Live music entertainment

These retreats provide respite care for Carers and the opportunity to meet others experiencing similar challenges, acquire educational coping tools and gain knowledge on available services.

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Retreat Program

(this program is subject to change) Mon 17 Feb – Thurs 20 Feb 2020

  • 3.30pm Meet at Urunga station if getting the bus up to Yaraandoo
  • 4.00pm Arrive and check in
  • 6.00pm Drinks/appetizers
  • 7.00pm Dinner
  • 7.30-9.00am Breakfast
  • 8.00am Guided bushwalk
  • 9.00-10.30am Yoga
  • 10.30am Morning Tea
  • 11.30-1.00pm Wellbeing workshop
  • 1.00pm Lunch
  • 2.00-4.00pm Art fun for self-expression
  • 4.00pm Afternoon tea
  • 4.30pm Free time to continue art and massages
  • 6.00pm Drinks/appetizers
  • 7.00pm Dinner
  • 8.00pm Charades
  • 7.30-9.00am Breakfast
  • 8.00am Guided bushwalk
  • 9.00am Tai Chi
  • 10.30am morning Tea
  • 11.00am Trip to Ebor Falls
  • 12.00pm Drum Beat therapy
  • 1.00pm Lunch
  • 2.00pm Pt Lookout and National Park walk
  • 4.00pm Afternoon Tea
  • 4.30-6.00pm Free time
  • 6.00 Drinks/appetizers
  • 7.00pm Dinner
  • 8.00pm Trivia
  • 7.30-9.00am Breakfast
  • 8.00am bus travels from Yaraandoo to train station
  • 9.00-10.00am Depart

More Information

Please bring casual, comfortable clothes; walking shoes; a wet weather jacket and toiletries. It is cool in the mornings and evenings. The building and bedrooms are heated, and we provide all linen and towels.

As part of the retreat, Yaraandoo will offer 1-2 complimentary alcoholic drinks per evening between 6 & 7pm. Other non-alcoholic beverages may be requested at this time. Juice, water, tea and coffee are available throughout the retreat. Alcohol must not be brought onto the premises.

Below are the train times to meet the bus service and take participants to and from Urunga train station;

Heading north on Monday:

  • Broadmeadow 9:36am
  • Maitland 10:00am
  • Taree 12:41pm
  • Wauchope 1:48pm
  • Kempsey 2:26pm
  • Nambucca 3:19pm
  • Urunga 3:33pm

Heading South on Thursday:

  • Urunga 11:31am
  • Kempsey 12:43pm
  • Wauchope 1.22pm
  • Taree 2:41pm
  • Maitland 5:32pm
  • Broadmeadow 5:54pm

Book online at www.nswtrainlink.info or call 132232

*Please let us know whether you want to drive or come by train/bus.

If coming from Armidale or further west:

Turn onto Waterfall Way heading East of Armidale towards Grafton, Coffs Harbour. Travel 69km until you get to Point Lookout Rd (sign says New England National Park & Dutton Trout Hatchery). Turn Right.

Sign for Yaraandoo is 400 metres on the right.

If coming from the coast:

Turn off the Pacific Hwy towards Bellingen and up the mountain to Dorrigo. Continue for 40 mins until you reach the big T intersection and turn left towards Ebor. Turn left 2kms after Ebor at the Armidale sign (still Waterfall Way). Travel 8 kms until you reach the signs for New England National Park & Dutton Trout Hatchery. Turn left into Point Lookout Rd for 400m then right into Yaraandoo.

Please contact us on 0455 347 600 if you need more directions.

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