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Nirvana Spirtual Retreat

Nirvana is a serene Barrington Tops retreat located in the beautiful Gondwana Rainforests 4.5 north of Sydney. Nestled deep in the New South Wales wilderness, away from the hustle and bustle, this peaceful escape of cottages is your oasis to connect your body mind soul with nature. We are a protected rain forest, the largest in the area and home to varied species of native birds, plant and animal life. Whether you are a seasoned yogi or just want some time to rest your weary soul, you’ll feel right at home in this Nirvana Retreat. Nirvana is a place where the pets bring their humans for a holiday! Bring your pet along for the holiday.
We have rescued horses, cow, chicks and ducks in the property. They love to share the property with our guests and happy to get a hug in return.

We are greatful to be in the part of the world, we call Heaven on earth and happy to share it with you.

Just be!

‘Just Be’ is not a cute marketing slogan.
It is the subconscious sauce that has driven our family’s spirituality for generations from the south of India to North America, UK, continental Europe, and Australia. It guides what we do and how we do it. It works its magic in our relationships and inspires us everyday to not just ‘do’, but to ‘Be!’

Just Be! is the only truism we know.

It is simple, profound, and tremendously effective. It crosses religions and beliefs. And, at Nirvana, it is the only guiding principle of everything we do and all that we don’t. That’s why we haven’t created any prescriptive spiritual programs or meditation routines. We have no fancy spas or exotic therapies. Whilst these are delightful pursuits, they never have, and can never, let a person ‘Just Be!‘.

Why?
Because all such programs start and end with an expectation and an outcome. Both of which are the exact opposite of ‘Just Be!
So, from our family to you – come to Nirvana to Just Be!


Namaste!

The Nirvana family

Pet friendly Retreat

Yoga Walk

Our Cabins

Rustic timber cabins that are cozy, comfortable and convenient. Self contained cabins that provide you the best stay in the Barrington Tops National Forest.

Romantic loft cabins

Our Scandinavian style loft cabins, the only one of its kind in the state, will give you the experience of living in a treehouse. The Cabins come with a private balcony with a view of the bush, has all the comforts including a SPA bath and a log fireplace. The setting is suited for couples… Read more

Cozy family cabins

Rustic timber cabins that offer you views of the bush from the private deck. The self-contained cabins come with 2 bedrooms and bathrooms all comforts to make your holiday a memorable one. If you are a small group or a family with older children, this would an ideal way to experience Nirvana… Read more

Deluxe family cabins

Unobstructed view of the bush, these large timber cabins come with 2 bedrooms, 2 bathrooms and 2 balconies. Aimed to cater to larger groups and families, the comfortable cabin is self-contained and has a log fireplace, gas cooking and a SPA bath… Read more

Yoga Walk

Yoga walks are a concept that is unique to Nirvana and can be experienced only in Nirvana Spiritual Retreat. The walks are designed to connect your mind, body and soul. We have 2 walks, each exploring one aspect of spirituality – Inner peace and Gratitude.

The signposted walk is designed for age groups above 5 yrs and a basic level of fitness. Go as an individual, or do the walk in a group it is an awakening experience. Ideal way to spend a couple of hours. There is no fee for participation. Don’t forget to ask for the Nirvana Passport before you go on the walks.

 

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Peace Walk

This Walk is all about discovering your inner Shanti, or ‘peace’. Many of us are plagued by restless or distressing thoughts, which is why it’s important to bring a sense of control and stability to our thoughts and emotions.

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Walk of Gratitude

“The more we are thankful, the more we attract things to be thankful for” – From the Buddhist texts.

Gratitude is an immensely powerful force that we can use to expand our happiness, create loving relationships, and even improve our health.

This Yogawalk is about being grateful for the bounty of life. The walk takes you through the rainforests of Barrington. Do it alone or with a group, it’s an enriching experience either way.

 

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Testimonial

“Serenity! Open space! Clean air! Beautiful river! Romantic lodges!

Australia countryside, flaura , fauna!

We had been waiting to get here, far from the maddening crowd! And Nirvana offered us just that. What a place to introspect, to meditate, to rejuvenate!

Warning- You might decide to not get back to urban life!!

- Annapoorni Trichur S

“Simply divine Ayurvedic weekend at Nirvana Spiritual Retreat in the Barrington tops. Rajeesh and Kailash are the most generous and delightful hosts. I love their motto ‘Just Be’, and this is the perfect place to do just that. Great food, bush walks, massages; delightful, fully equipped and private cabins.”

- Petrina Milas

“Not much of a review writer but have traveled around the world a bit and stayed at a couple of so called nature retreats which always ended up being commercial in nature .. Randomly got invited to this place by some mates and our interest picked up on the way from the Gloucester town to the retreat !! From the moment we arrived, was treated with a warm welcome and a spick and spack cottage tucked away up the little hill.

The cottages were minimalistic with the basics we needed … and immaculately clean .. really didn’t expect to see a clean toilet in the environment … but was the Mrs surprised to find one with a mini jacuzzi !! 3 days vanished walking in the rain forest, exploring the creeks, bird watching and well by having some couple time. Stargazing in the open skies was an eye feast .. pity couldn’t capture them on the camera … watching the sunrise between the hills was where we found “Nirvana”. Overall had an amazing getaway from the busy lifestyle … will go back for sure and hopefully soon !!”

- Ashish Kanthi

“This was a great find for us. Our dogs were welcomed and had plenty of space to run around; Ingrid (manager) met us at check in and ensured we were comfortable for the duration of our stay. We stayed in a larger than expected cabin that had everything we needed to prepare meals, relax and rest. Each bathroom even has a spa bath. Ingrid ensures everything is spick and span. The property is huge with loads of walking tracks, some challenging and others quite easy with two walks signposted as mindful, reflection strolls. Take all your food as Gloucester is 40 mins away, though there is an on-site cafe for light lunches, coffee, and Ingrid makes delicious scones! Don’t expect Wi-Fi, though if required there is free connection near the reception area, but not suitable for reams of data. Foxtel is connected for TV viewing (so we didn’t miss GOT ), and there is a tennis court, use of yoga mats, pool table, chickens that are happy to eat your kitchen scraps and a saltwater pool (the pool was closed for maintenance during our stay). Spacious rooms · Family-friendly · Helpful concierge · Quiet rooms”

- Louise Rubic

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