Retreat 2021

Renew. Rejuvenate. Connect.

19 - 22 August 2021
Hepburn Springs, VIC

Renew the passion for your business.


Rejuvenate your weary winter bones.


Connect with a beautiful supportive community of likeminded designers.


Explore the riches of Melbourne’s most exclusive suppliers.


Expand your business skill set with powerful business workshops.


Delight in the creative wisdom of acclaimed guest speakers Dylan and Nicolette Farrell (Dylan Farrell Design).


Learn how to practice self-care through the guidance of our inspirational wellness speakers.


Enjoy a healthy balance of nutritious and indulgent meals.


Soak your cares away in the world renowned mineral rich waters of Hepburn Springs.

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Thursday & Friday

  • 2 x Healthy Breakfasts

  • Exclusive supplier experiences

  • Luxury coach transfers around Melbourne

  • 2 x Wellbeing Lunches

  • Luxury coach transfers from Melbourne to Hepburn Springs

  • 1 x Indulgent Dinner (wines included)

  • Exclusive property tour

Supplier Visits

We will be chaffeuring our Retreat Guests around Melbourne's most exclusive suppliers, introducing them to the makers behind the brands and revealing some of this international city's best kept secrets.


Discover unique businesses you won't find at the trade fairs, learn the stories behind the products, and forge new relationships with our wonderful TDC community.


Saturday & Sunday

  • Transformational business workshops

  • Wellness experiences

  • Guest speakers Dylan and Nicolette Farrell

  • 2 x Wellbeing Lunches

  • 1 x Indulgent Dinner (wines included)

  • Immersive spa experience at Hepburn Springs Bathhouse and Spa

  • Exclusive property tour

  • Luxury coach transfer from Hepburn Springs to Melbourne (via Tullamarine airport)

Daylesford & Hepburn Springs

From the Dja Dja Wurrung people, who first inhabited the land thousands of years ago, to the Swiss Italian migrants of the gold rush and Melbourne's turn-of-the-century holidaymakers, Daylesford has long been considered a special place of healing.


Historic Hepburn Springs is in the middle of Australia's largest concentration of mineral springs, which are full of health-giving minerals. Visitors to the area get to rest and rejuvenate in the enriching natural springs at Hepburn Bathhouse and Spa, sample the bounty of produce from the early Swiss Italian migrants, and discover a vibrant community of artists, healers, gardeners, writers and musicians.

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Hepburn Retreat Venue

Our venue for the country component of our Winter Retreat will be the recently refurbished Hotel Bellinzona in the heart of beautiful Hepburn Springs.


From the turn of the 20th century to the present day, this country resort boasts luxury regional splendour, with the interior highlighting a blending of cultures. Featuring 43 beautifully appointed rooms, an indoor pool, heated spa, sauna, attentive service, and bespoke decor, Hotel Bellinzona has a remarkable curated flair. 


With dark wood paneling, open fires and rich plaid upholstery, Bellinzona is the perfect location for our mid-year retreat.

Wellness Experiences

Guests at our Winter Retreat will be treated to indulgent daily spa experiences at Hepburn Bathhouse and Spa**. Retreat Members will have exclusive private access to the entire spa facility on both Saturday and Sunday of the retreat.

Recognised for its remarkable healing ability, mineral bathing offers a truly unique experience and incorporates ancient cultural spa bathing traditions. Balneotherapy, or mineral water bathing, draws mineral rich water directly from the source for a luxurious healing and wellness experience.

** Daily spa experiences are for the Hepburn Springs component of the retreat only (Saturday and Sunday)


Included in our exclusive Sanctuary Spa Package are the following rejuvenating experiences:

Aroma Steam Room

Mineral Hammam

Spa Couches

Salt and Magnesium Pool

Walk in Cool Down Pool

Outdoor Creekside Bathing


19-22 August 2021

Start time: 8am Thursday 19th August

Finish time: 6pm Sunday 22nd August


Hepburn Springs, Victoria
Further details to come


Full Price = $2,650

Early Bird = $2,250

Dinner Thursday 19/8/21 (Optional Extra) = $90

See below for Accommodation Specials

Who is this suitable for?

Interior Designers, Decorators, Architects

Retreat Package Exclusions

  • The Retreat Package excludes accommodation.

  • Separate accommodation packages at Hotel Bellinzona are available.

  • Flights and airport transfers are not included in the Retreat Package.

  • Designers are responsible for ensuring their flights allow time to meet Retreat start and finish times.

  • Travel insurance.

  • Designers are encouraged to take out insurance to cover any medical emergencies, loss of property, cancelled travel arrangements and other occurrences.

  • Dinner on Thursday 19/4/21 is not included in the Retreat Package.

  • An optional dinner will be arranged for this night at an additional charge.


Accommodation Special

Offer available to the first 10 bookings:


2 Nights @ Hotel Bellinzona (Friday and Saturday)

Standard Suite (King Bed, Ensuite Bathroom)

(No Sharing)

Full price $559 + Breakfast



2 nights per person, excluding breakfast               $500


A La Carte Breakfast in Virgin Café (2 mornings)   $50

Secure your Accommodation and/or Breakfast options by clicking on the link below.

Early Bird Pricing Now Available

For a limited time only, place your deposit today to receive $400 off the full price of the retreat.

Deposit 30% = $675

40% Part Payment 7/7/21 = $900

30% Balance Payment 4/8/21 = $675


"If I knew I would leave this retreat with a bigger heart, a stronger mind and drive and a grounded soul, I would NEVER have hesitated to sign up. I HIGHLY recommend EVERY designer attend The Byron Retreat 2022. I will definitely be there."

Julie, 2021 Retreat Member