7 - Day  New Year retreat  December 29th - January 4th (2017)  : What a way to start your year! Incredible yoga, food and relaxation for six nights and seven days, with an unforgettable New Year’s Eve celebration in the middle.

We offer only two seven-day retreats each year. Between your daily yoga practices, suitable for all levels and ages, with Senior Iyengar teacher, Frank Jesse, and Jane Gibb’s scrumptious gourmet meals, there’s plenty of time to explore Dunkeld, the Grampians and surrounds. You’ll be walking, cycling and swimming, sampling tasty treats at our local cafés and restaurants, or simply reading and chilling out in the spacious comfort of our architect-designed retreat. 

7 - Day April autumn retreat April 15th - 21st (2018)  Join our team of returnees who make this special retreat an anual event. New members welcome. All ages and levels will enjoy the inspiration and challenge of this wonderful seven-day immersion in yoga, food and rest.

"Griffins Hill Retreat is the ultimate getaway: fantastic yoga instruction, spectacular location, lovely compnay and the most delicious food. Frank is a great teacher and bread maker and Jane creates truly wonderful vegetarian meals from her garden." SM, Melbourne.

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What do others think of Griffins Hill? 

We were recently featured on an independent travel website,  Here’s what Jenifer Adam’s wrote about us: "During my visit, I join a group of people who are midway through a seven-day retreat. They hail from all over Australia and most have traveled specifically to be here. For some, it is their second or third time here. Yoga is not the only attraction at Griffins Hill, though. Jane caters to the groups with a “paddock to plate” food philosophy."  See link to full review on Griffins Hill home page

"For me, retreats at Griffins Hill are always a time of replenishment and renewal. Frank and Jane are a tuned-in team and their distinctive gifts make this happen. The beautiful environment adds its own nurture." Christina 

Read more reviews of Griffins Hill on Trip Advisor, 100% like Griffins Hill on trip advisor (see link below).

Start your New Year the way you always wanted to: refreshed, relaxed, invigorated. I can't wait  sign me up 

Cost Choose from :

For singles mountain view sunrise twin share room with en-suite facilities for $2190 per person 

or your own luxurious mountain view sunrise room with en-suite facilities for $3500.00 per person.

For couples mountain view sunrise king/queen room with en-suite facilities $2190.00 per person (2 people minimum) 

Note : All quoted prices include six nights accommodation, yoga, and food as per schedule below. 

Yoga and food only (excluding accommodation) package $1590.00 per person (see below for local accommodation options.)

Your 7-day New Year retreat schedule


12:pm Lunch


6:00 - 7:15 am Pranayama


2:30 - 5:30 Asana/yoga workshop


7:30 - 8:00am Light refreshments


7:00 - 9:00pm Dinner


8:00 - 11:00am Asana/yoga workshop

Friday & Saturday

7:30 - 8:00am Light refreshments


11:30 - 1:00 Brunch


8:00 - 11:00am Asana/yoga workshop


4:30 - 6:00pm Restorative yoga


11:30 - 1:00 Brunch


7:00 - 9:00pm Dinner


4:30 - 6:00pm Restorative yoga


7:30 - 8:00am Light refreshments


7:00 - 9:00pm Dinner


8:00 - 11:00am Asana/yoga workshop


7:30 - 8:00am Light refreshments


11:30 - 1:00 Brunch


8:00 - 10:00am yoga session


4:30 - 6:00pm Restorative yoga


10:30 - 12:00pm  Brunch


7:00 - 9:00pm Dinner


Free time 


7:30 - 8:00am Light refreshments


7:00 - 9:00pm Dinner


8:00 - 11:00am Asana/yoga workshop




11:30 - 1:00pm Brunch




2:00pm Departure


Accommodation: Griffins Hill offers luxurious mountain view rooms with heating, cooling, electric blankets, free Wi-Fi, tea or coffee making facilities and en-suite bathrooms. (no TV).Choose from a king, queen or twin share room with spacious en-suite facilities and superb mountain views. Or you can enjoy the privacy of your own luxurious queen or king room with en-suite facilities and indulge in your own mountain view with the sunrise. 


What do others think of Griffins Hill accommodation?   "With its’ five-star accommodation, Griffins Hill remains a gracious home away from home for me and I am both renewed and inspired by my retreats to this wonderfully hospitable and friendly rural sanctuary". David (see trip advisor for full review)


"Apart from the yoga sessions, there are splendid surroundings to explore on foot or to appreciate from a more relaxed position. Inside the Griffins Hill homestead a sense of light and space pervades, and the guest-rooms far surpassed my humble yogic expectations. Much has been written about the excellent food provided – I can only agree wholeheartedly with every word- and look forward to my next visit. Thank you, Jane and Frank!" Matina from Greece 


For those who choose a yoga and food package, there is a range of accommodation available nearby including Southern Grampians Cottages, Royal Mail Hotel, Aquila Eco Lodges. Jimmy's creek or Dunkeld camping ground.



Car Train and Bus
Dunkeld is 260k west of Melbourne. Sometimes we can organise a carpool from Melbourne.

Wednesday 29th December depart Melbourne Southern Cross 8:04am (transfer to connecting bus at Ballarat) Arrive Dunkeld 12:04pm.  Free transfer to and from Dunkeld bus- stop to Griffins Hill Retreat.

Travel via Ballarat then the Glenelg Highway to Dunkeld Monday 4th January Depart Dunkeld 4:50 pm arrive Southern Cross Melbourne 8:35pm.


Massage: While you are here treat yourself to a massage (your choice of therapeutic deep tissue or relaxation) from Valerie Cooper, a qualified massage therapist. Massage costs $75.00 for the one-hour session and can be scheduled upon your arrival and Griffins Hill.

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Terms and Conditions. Book your retreat online and within 48 hours Griffins Hill will respond with a booking acknowledgment and request for a 50% nonrefundable deposit. Your booking is not confirmed until your deposit has been received. Payment can be made by net-bank transfer or by credit card over the phone. Final payment is due a few days before the retreat commences or once you arrive at Griffins Hill. 

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