Sanctuary Activities

Sanctuary Walking Tracks


Under the canopy of the forest, it can feel as if time stands still. Weaving through the rainforest, a variety of beautiful walking tracks allow for easy exploration of the varied flora and fauna in the 50 acres of nature refuge that is Sanctuary.

Just metres from Sanctuary, beautiful Brooks beach contrasts the shady forest with golden sands and turquoise waters. For the intrepid, a rock hop to the north reveals the beautiful Garners Beach, lined with mangroves and it’s paradise view of the Barnard islands. Along a short headland trail to the south can be found Bingil Bay and the many palm-fringed beaches making up the 25 kilometre stretch that is Mission Beach.

Sanctuary Day Spa

Sanctuary’s experienced masseur and massage therapists use provide a range of massage styles from the vigorous Deep Tissue Massage with no muscular knot unattended to a relaxing Swedish massage. Or treat yourself to the ultimate in bodily pampering with an Aromatherapy massage using pure essential oils leaving you floating and totally relaxed.

Sanctuary Yoga and Meditation

The purpose-built yoga room with its polished timber floors, exposed beams and high ceilings combine to provide a wonderful space for yoga asanas, pranayama and meditation to the natural rhythm of the forest. We require just four people to book, in order to operate a yoga class; so with yoga classes and private tuition regularly available for beginners to advanced students you have the perfect opportunity to improve your body and mind’s strength and flexibility in the ideal environment.

If you wish to make yoga the main focus of your holiday then a yoga retreat may be for you. A variety of yoga retreats with teachers from all round Australia and the rest of the world, are scheduled throughout the year. With an option to bring your partner for a small extra fee (with no yoga) you can find a relaxing, affordable holiday to suit you both.

Yoga workshop with Mark Robberds

Relax by the Pool, Rejuvenate in the Forest

With such a choice of stunning locations to choose for rest and recuperation, the number one activity is relaxation…

The favourite pastime of most our guests is simply to relax in one of the many stunning spots around Sanctuary. Indulge in a coffee on the verandah, a book in the lounges or hammocks, a board game in the longhouse or a refreshing dip in the pool. With both sun and shade all day, the pool garden can capture your attention for hours.

the swimming pool…