Nature retreat
Timeout in breath-taking wilderness

The need for retreat and timeout are more important than ever before.

The Great Western Tiers / Kooparoona Niara is one of the most sensational natural environments in the world, with its exceptional World Heritage Conservation Area already recognised for its uniqueness and importance.

I offer basic weekend retreats in the Tiers, designed especially for those who appreciate the simplicity and luxury of camping outdoors in genuine wilderness. This is not glamping in a bell tent; it’s sleeping under the stars.

Each retreat respects the low impact, minimal intrusion, leave-no-trace philosophy and adheres to a no-smoking, no-alcohol, pure vegetarian ethic.

Enjoy daily warm ups and downs with Qi Gong and Yoga, silent periods to tune in with nature, saluting the sun, swimming in pure water, slow travel, plenty of time to be creative (painting or sketching), and a camp each evening to chat about your experiences over the day.

There is also a final day glamping option with either a sauna or Japanese bath, and a meal together at a Japanese-Thai inspired fusion cafe.

If you’re interested in:

  • Plenty of slow movement, e.g. hiking for pleasure and exploration
  • Emptying the mind, e.g. time to be still and breathe
  • Engaging with the elements, e.g. listening to and observing your surroundings
  • Tuning into nature, e.g. mother nature as the ultimate teacher and reflection
  • Healing your body, mind and soul
  • Discovering your rock solid balanced ntuitive self

Then please contact me by email:, or visit my web site Map of Tassie for more details of what I do outdoors, so I can prepare the perfect weekend for you.

This kind of weekend is offered as a one-on-one experience, so that you receive full attention and immersion in nature. This is one of the best ways to get back in touch with yourself as there are no distractions. It is also suited to small groups of up to six persons.



In 2015 I set up Happy Bee Retreat together with my partner in Norway, as a place for guests to come and experience the slow pace and beauty of the little village where we lived. We lived surrounded by forest, lake and mountain country. It was the perfect introduction to Norway away from the glitz and glamour of the Norwegian tourist brochures. We saw it as a nature retreat, a place where people could get away from the distraction of everyday life and reconnect with the natural rhythm of mother Earth.

Please visit our site which showcases the Happy Bee Retreat concept.