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Surf Coast women in well-being

It takes a team to run a resort and to celebrate International Women's Day, we're sharing the women behind Great Ocean Road Resort and Sunnymead Hotel, and some of the incredible local women in business we work with.


The local looking after your skin...

Affectionately known as Kel, we've created a beautiful partnership with this Bells Beach local who takes pride in caring for your body and preserving the natural landscape.

All of our guest suites at Great Ocean Road Resort are stocked with gentle organic skincare products from The Herbalist Bells Beach, expanding into hotel amenities when our brands collided.

Gone are the days of miniature bottles, creating waste, these products are generously luxurious for coastal resort living.


Learn from the like-minded, someone who understands the work-life balance...

Creating a space to forget about time and look inwards, Myriam understands a busy working life better than most.

Myriam is a Torquay local and has worked at Great Ocean Road Resort for 5 years, passionate about sustainability and implementing more sustainable processes. She understands individual needs from her management background and the importance of finding balance. Myriam always finds the time for her practice and leads our spa, wellness and corporate retreat guests through guided yoga.


Years of experience that will make your experience...

Michelle is our Spa & Wellness Manager with over 20 years of experience in the industry. An experienced educator, facilitator and spa therapist, she is devoted to helping individuals and organisations realise the benefits of wellness in their personal life and workplace.


Michelle has carefully designed wellness sessions that will inspire, empower and enable individuals and professionals to achieve their best on a corporate or wellness retreat.

She also leads the team at Lux Spa & Wellness, a renowned day spa, two-time finalist in the Australian Beauty Industry Awards (ABIA) 2022-23 and finalist in the Spa & Wellness Awards 2023.


Whole-hearted connection with a lovely local...

An Aireys Inlet resident and respected in the local wellness space, Ali is passionate about all things well-being. She spends her time between her personal practice combining yoga and ayurveda, and spa therapist at Indie Spa.

Ali connects with others through yoga classes, retreats, and running a local women's well-being circle. She also guides our corporate retreat guests through yoga and meditation sessions, and nature movement workshops.


Learn from a leader in corporate wellness...

Jo Surkitt is a wellness educator, keynote speaker and practitioner. Jo has over 18 years of experience running Professional Development and Corporate Health programs, and Health and Wellness retreats in the region.

Jo inspires positive change by providing you with new experiences and skills to transform your daily routine, restore balance and feel calmer. She has worked with a number of conference and corporate retreat groups at Great Ocean Road Resort, helping them return to work with a new mindset and the knowledge to help them achieve their wellness goals.

Discover a retreat on the Great Ocean Road

We're so fortunate to work with incredible women who inspire our guests during a visit to the Great Ocean Road, where you can focus on slowing down and reconnecting to self and to nature.

Experience tailored wellness sessions on a Spa, Wellness or Corporate Retreat at Great Ocean Road Resort. Learn more about our retreats or enquire here.


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