Men's Well-being - Retreat for Men

Looking for something in your life, and not sure what that is? Feeling a little lost and burnt out? This might be the getaway for you. Whether you have been overworked, or simply feel like you have lost your place in the home or social environment, this midweek retreat provides the time out you need to reconnect or develop a stronger sense of purpose.


Ideas flow when conversations start, minds are opened, and the space is made. With our guest speaker, Sean Purcell, speaking about truly living a life of purpose, active sessions in nature and mindfulness time, you’ll be opened up, to find your way again.


Our experienced surf leader will guide you through what the ocean provides him with. Andrew loves being in the ocean, even if there are no waves, as it brings clarity of mind. This along with being invigorated whilst flowing through the trees on a mountain bike, you’ll leave this retreat feeling refreshed and renewed, with some clarity to focus on yourself.


  • Mon 1st - Wed 3rd August 2022

  • Mon 12th - Wed 14th September 2022

  • Mon 12th - Wed 14th December 2022

"This has opened up a lot of doors for new experiences for me. The yoga and meditation was really relaxing. It was a perfect selection of activities. I'd like to see this men's health retreat keep running. I'll be back next year to do it all over again."

Greg, December 2021

While on a morning run along a Torquay beach, Sean Purcell went into cardiac arrest and his heart stopped beating, leaving him face first in the water. Sean’s prognosis was bleak, clinically dead for 45 minutes – if he was to survive; his family were told he would suffer permanent brain damage. But Sean survived and is thriving, sharing his inspiring story: the collapse, a five-day coma, a journey of recovery and his quest to find and thank the locals who saved his life. 

Sean is driven to make the most of his second chance at life, sharing his story “Life of Purpose” all over the country. His talk focuses on the importance of gratitude, how capable we all are when faced with direct opportunity or adversity and the need for all of us to capitalise on our unique skill set and truly live a life of purpose! 


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Melonie has over 7 years of experience as a success mentor. Having worked as a palliative care nurse for 20 years and experienced burnout, anxiety and depression herself, Melonie learned of another way to do and be in life. 

As a success mentor, author and keynote speaker, Melonie supports high achievers, educating them about achieving in self-love now, rather than having to learn the lessons through pain and suffering. 


  • 2 nights’ accommodation

  • Delicious meals - 2 x breakfasts, 2 x lunches & 2 x dinners

  • 2 x Men's treatments at Lux Spa & Wellness

  • "Life of Purpose" with guest speaker Sean Purcell

  • Workshop with success mentor Melonie Taylor

  • Local fine dining experience at The Coast

  • Early check in and late check out

  • Local guided mountain bike riding

  • Local guided group surfing session 

  • Simple nutritious recipes and ideas

  • Guided yoga session

  • Guided meditation & mindfulness session

  • Use of resort facilities including gym, tennis court and indoor heated pool


Day 1

  • 12noon Arrive at Great Ocean Road Resort and be greeted by your retreat hosts Michelle & Jo

  • 12:45pm – 1:30pm Meet and greet welcome lunch with your retreat hosts

  • 1:30pm – 2pm Leisure time 

  • 2pm Men's High Performance Facial at Lux Spa & Wellness & leisure time

  • 3:40pm – 6pm Leisure time or Infrared Sauna session (must be pre-booked)

  • 6pm Dinner and "Life of Purpose" session with guest speaker Sean Purcell at The Coast Restaurant

Day 2

  • 7am – 8:15am Yoga / stretching class with Amanda

  • 8:30am - 9am Time to shower and freshen up

  • 9am – 9:45am Nourishing breakfast

  • 9:45am - 10:45am Workshop with Melonie Taylor

  • 11am – 1pm Mountain bike riding with Jo and Damien

  • 1pm – 1:40pm Retreat group lunch

  • 1:45pm – 2:20pm Time to shower and freshen up / Leisure time

  • 2:30pm – 4pm Marine Magnesium Massage at Lux Spa & Wellness / Infrared session (must pre-book)

  • 6:30pm Retreat group dinner at The Coast Restaurant

Day 3

  • 7am - 9am Group surfing session with Andrew Cronk

  • 9am - 10am Nourishing breakfast

  • 10am - 11am Guided group meditation, mindfulness & reflection

  • 11am - 12noon Leisure time

  • 12noon Farewell & check out

Please note the above schedule is a sample only. Schedules may vary depending on selected retreat dates. 


$2,405.00 per person single share

$2,205.00 per person twin share

Payment plans available.

The maximum number of guests for this retreat is 5. Make an enquiry below to secure your place. 

Terms & Conditions

  • 100% payment is required at time of booking to secure your spot in this Wellness Retreat. Afterpay available. 

  • For cancellations with at least 30 days notice, payment is only transferable for a future Wellness Retreat. 

  • Payment is non-transferable in the event of cancellation within 30 days. Payment is non-refundable*.


*Payment is fully refundable if the Wellness Retreat is not able to proceed on the advertised date due to the Victorian Government Covid-19 restrictions prohibiting Great Ocean Road Resort to lawfully run the Wellness Retreat.


"Men's Well-being" Retreat

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