A men’s retreat to de-stress, unwind and revive

A Men’s retreat at Yaraandoo is all about regeneration. It’s a chance to get away from the daily grind and take part in something new. Think of it as an adventure to learn new techniques and processes to help you enhance your life. You’ll learn ways to be more resilient and know yourself a little better. Moreover, you’ll do all this with other like-minded men. In short, Yaraandoo is the perfect place to enjoy outdoor activities, workshops, make new friends, go trout fishing, bushwalking or just hang around the camp fire. Great bonding for fathers and sons.

The retreat offers a variety of activities, including:

  • 2 nights / 3 days accommodation
  • All gourmet meals and snacks
  • Trout Fishing
  • Tour of the Dutton Trout Hatchery
  • Wellbeing and self-care workshops
  • Massages and reflexology
  • Guided bushing walking
  • Live music entertainment

A perfect place to enjoy outdoor activities, make new mates and learn new strategies for maintaining personal wellbeing in our busy world whilst enjoying the outdoors including trout fishing, camp fires and great walks.

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Retreat Program

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

  • 2pm- Arrival, check in & book massage time
  • 30pm Afternoon Tea
  • 4:00-5:30pm Trout Hatchery
  • 6.00pm Drinks/appetizers
  • 7.00pm Dinner
  • 8.00pm Camp Fire
  • 7.00-9.30am Breakfast
  • 8.00 Guided Bushwalk
  • 9.00 Fishing
  • 10.30am Morning Tea
  • 11.00-1.00pm Stress Management
  • 1.00pm Lunch
  • 2.00-4.00pm New England National Park Lookout and Walk
  • 4.30pm Afternoon Tea
  • Free Time for fishing, massages
  • 6.00pm Drinks/appetizers
  • 7.00pm Dinner
  • 8.00pm Camp fire
  • 7.00-9.00am Breakfast
  • 8.00am Guided bushwalk
  • 9.00am Dealing with anxiety and Depression
  • 10.30am Morning tea
  • 12.00pm 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 5.32
  • 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 phone 0455 347 600 if you need more directions.

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