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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“You won’t regret it!”


“A beautiful place to heal, relax and get close to nature. Amazing caring genuine staff. Amazing SUPER HEALTHY healing foods. If you get a chance you should go. You won’t regret it!” Read More


“Highwood changed my life!”


“I was in a really dark place when I arrived for my week at Highwood and I honestly didn’t think there was a way out for me. I felt as though I was going to be drowning in my negativity for the rest of my life! But after spending time in such beautiful surroundings, with amazingly caring people I started to see some light and hope.

I learnt so much at Highwood and the information I take with me every day from my time there is invaluable. When I went to Highwood I thought I needed mental healing but I left with so much more. I gained not only mental, but physical and spiritual as well. I didn’t want to leave by the end of my stay!

Thank you to everyone who made my stay what it was and for helping me to get my life back on track!” Read More



“Everything has Changed”


Bronwyn came to Highwood after a long and difficult family problem with Post-Traumatic Stress Syndrome (PTSD), chronic fatigue and adrenal burnout. “I lived on sugar and tea,” she said. “I was depressed, not motivated, fatigued, and I had no energy.”

Bronwyn’s son Daniel, who came to Highwood with her, was also dealing with physical problems and pain, partly from eating a junk food diet. He had difficulty walking without pain. Daniel had been to all manner of pedios and specialists, but still no progress. He couldn’t cope.

“It was hard the first few mornings,” Bronwyn said. “But Highwood has been life transforming. It’s like a dream come true!” Bronwyn and Daniel loved the food and treatments. Daniel is without pain and can walk easily like any boy should. Bronwyn now has hope. “My heart was touched,” she says, by the care of the staff for us. It gave her a new start. Read More



“It’s never going to work!”


Pauline came to Highwood to quit smoking. The detox program helped her get over her cravings quickly. “The first five days, I had cravings,” she said, “but not since then.” Pauline really enjoyed the personable staff. “The staff make this place very caring and accepting,” she said.

“It’s never going to work,” I thought to myself when I arrived at Highwood,” Pauline said. “But now I know it works. I hope I can get it to work for me at home in Adelaide.” Pauline’s assessment of Highwood: “They don’t know it, but they’ve got it right!” Read More



“This has been a Wholistic experience for me.”


“I wanted to lose weight,” said Carol, “but I got so much more than that.” Carol especially liked the group learning. The health lectures, the depression recovery videos, the plant-based meals, and therapies reminded Carol to reflect on all areas of her lifestyle and check how she was operating in each of them.

“The walks have been the best for me,” she said. “I lost four kilos in 10 days.” Carol has a new glow to her countenance. “Go to Highwood with an open mind,” she says. “Let your mind be ready to learn a lot!” Read More



“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. 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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Program Dates and Online Registration

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

The Real Summer Sizzle

Program Vacancies
15 February | 29 February
Highwood Health Retreat provides you with a personalized program depending on your health circumstances. Great results that will change your life!
Much hands-on training.
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Vegan Cooking Week

Learn to prepare great plant-based dishes directly from our experienced chefs.
Much hands-on training.
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Highwood can help you with a variety of health issues including the following:

  • Diabetes
  • High Blood Pressure
  • Arthritis
  • Digestive Disorders
  • Food Allergies
  • Fibromyalgia
  • Chronic Fatigue Syndrome (CFS)
  • Anxiety and other stress disorders
  • Nicotine Addiction

Nature Knows Best