Highwood Health Amid majestic mountains, lofty trees and nestled on the Great Dividing Range, Highwood Health Retreat, includes 102 acres of beautiful gardens, lawns, forests, mountain streams and trails on an unsurpassed forest sanctuary for resting, relaxation and restoration.

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Our health specialists will consult with you upon your arrival at Highwood Health Retreat and will tailor your program to suit your specific needs. They will coach you on how to live well, prevent or minimize risk of diabetes, obesity, cancer, heart disease, high blood pressure, depression etc. Our treatments include: steam sauna, massage, clay wraps, far-infrared therapy, supplements, lymphatic drainage, fever baths, aromatic oil therapy, herbal teas, juice fasting, a special diet, an exercise program, etc.

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Give the gift of health. Gift vouchers are a wonderful way to let someone special know that you care for them. Why not give the gift of health to someone special you care about for only $198?

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“Highwood Made it Easy!”


Jason struggled with auto-immune bowel and liver diseases. When he came to Highwood Jason’s condition was not pleasant at all. But the change in lifestyle helped him greatly to minimize and manage his health problems. The hydrotherapy and massage helped to restore circulation and strengthened his immune defenses. He had saunas too. Walking around the beautiful campus of Highwood gently helped to rebuild his system. “I loved the walks, the food and the therapies,” he said. “Highwood is so relaxing and tranquil. It’s just what I needed.” Making the important changes in his life gave Jason hope that he can recover his health. “I just need to practice these things at home,” he says. “I never realized how good vegan food can taste. It was very good!” he added.
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“Whatever it was, it worked!”


“I have been depressed for 10 months and I needed some sort of kick start to healing. I found it at Highwood Health Retreat at Narbethong, 87km north east of Melbourne. I am not sure what did it, the vegan diet, the massages, the bush walks, the mud-pack, the steam sauna, the staff who were truly interested in me, or the tranquility, whatever it was, it worked!”
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“Highwood gave me my life back!”


“Highwood gave me my life back! I needed more than a break. I needed a complete change. My life had come to the point that I didn’t care anymore. I was so stressed that my hair started falling out. My marriage was in trouble. I had stomach pain, and started having blackouts. My doctor even said that I was self-destructing. The depression program really attracted me. Highwood was unbelievable,” Bronwyn said. “I’ve never been in a place where everybody is nice. It’s like we’ve been friends forever.” Read More


“Highwood Changed My Life!”

Wendy Hill

“I attended Highwood Health Retreat in April 2011 after sinking to an all-time low in my life – rheumatoid arthritis for 30 years, many bouts of depression, psychiatrist visits, marriage issues, family issues.  My GP suggested I go on antidepressants and go back to the psychiatrist.  My rheumatologist wanted me to start a third drug. Given those three choices I decided to take a fourth option and do something I had wanted to do for 25 years – attend a health retreat.  A friend recommended Highwood.  I stayed at Highwood for some of the best days of my life – 19 in all. I look back on them as a major turning point for the better.” Read More

Q: Where is Highwood Health Retreat?

A: Highwood is 20 minutes east of Healesville or 40 minutes east of Lilydale on the Maroondah Highway (Victoria, Australia). Drive through Healesville and the “Black Spur”. When you get out of the Black Spur look for our sign on the left of the Highway soon after the Black Spur Roadhouse and Accommodation Park on the right. If you arrive in Narbethong, or at the turnoff to Marysville, you have gone too far. The address is 291 Maroondah Hwy, Narbethong, VIC 3778

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For available program dates, please click here or give us a ring on
(03) 5963 7000 .

Highwood can help you with the following conditions

  • Diabetes
  • High Blood Pressure
  • Heart Disease
  • Hormone Imbalance
  • Rheumatoid Arthritis
  • Fibromyalgia
  • Chronic Fatigue Syndrome (CFS)
  • Depression
  • Anxiety and other stress disorders
  • Nicotine Addiction
  • Auto-immune Diseases
  • General Toxicity
  • Espstein Barr virus
  • Lyme Disease
  • Systemic Lupus
  • Raynaud’s Disease
  • Murray Valley Fever
  • Ross River Fever
  • Barmah Forest Virus
  • Irritable Bowel Syndrome
  • Multiple Chemical Sensitivities
  • ...and a long list of other conditions.

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