Pause …. slow it all down.
Take a moment – or ten – to simply be.

Our Sanctuary

Located an easy two-hour drive from Sydney and accessible by car, train, bus or plane (Newcastle Airport 25 minutes drive), Women’s Healing Sanctuary is a large, private home on a secluded 6 acres of trees, gardens and lawns.

Our Mission

As a not-for-profit charity, our mission is to provide a nurturing space where women can heal from the overwhelming experiences of loss and trauma. We believe every woman deserves a chance to rest, heal, and restore energy and well-being regardless of her financial situation.

the sanctuary yellow trees

The Choice Is Yours

Enjoy the freedom to sleep in, dine in or outside, sit under a tree and read a book, stroll around our water lily dam, enjoy a nap, unwind in a bubble bath, dust off your journal, unpack your art supplies, take another nap, gift yourself time to focus on your writing project, or simply do nothing at all.

Privacy and Exclusivity

Our accommodation provides privacy, security, and tranquility with a maximum of seven guests at any time.

A beautiful place to stay for any woman

Retreat Accommodation

Retreat Accommodation

Short-term accommodation for women who seek time out for personal retreat, or a quiet place to recharge and restore. 

Inclusive dining options

Dining Included

All meals are provided, with the option to dine with other guests, or enjoy meals in the privacy of your room or one of our outdoor settings on the verandah or by the pool.


Rest & Restore

Simply breathe the fresh air, listen to the birds chirp, and soak in the natural environment.

Outdoor Fire Pit

Outdoor Fire Pit

Host a ceremonial fire, share stories over a crackling fire and toast marshmallows ~ the fire pit is a space to make your own.

Lagoon Pool

Lagoon Pool

Unwind, relax and bask in the warm sun. Read a book, sip a refreshing drink, take a dip, or daydream the hours away by our lagoon pool.

Women's Healing Sanctuary pond


Explore our secluded grounds, meditate amongst the trees, ponder by the lilypond, or gaze at the starry night sky ~ every moment at our Sanctuary is an opportunity to rest, heal and restore.

Gift Vouchers

Gift someone you love some time away for healing, restoration, or some much-needed time for herself.

Womens Healing Sanctuary Angel Program

Angel Sponsorship

Our fundraising supports women in distress who can’t afford full accommodation fees. Every time you contribute to your stay at the Women’s Healing Sanctuary you are not only gifting something special for yourself, you are also paying it forward to other women in need.

Our intention is to offer a retreat to any woman who may benefit, regardless of their capacity to pay. For women seeking Sponsorship, please call
0456 150 619 to discuss how we can help.

Traumatised women often have trouble sensing what is going on in their bodies …
which impairs their ability to look after or take care of themselves.