FAQS

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Coronavirus Update

Due to the recent COVID-19 outbreak globally, we have been forced to put the 2020 Journey season on hold and are busy working on a solution to run our retreats in a location and at a time that is safe to do so.

We’re hoping to finalise these details and have an update on the revised 2020 Journey season within the coming weeks.

What is the minimum age?
18+
What’s the average age bracket?
Majority of our guests range between 18 and 40, but in saying that we’ve had guests up to 60 who loved it!
Do any of your retreats include flights?
No flights but plenty of good times!
Are we allowed to drink?
Of course, we’re all about swinging the balance at Journey.
Is there much spare time?
There’s plenty of you-do-you time! It’s your own Journey.
Want to join the team?
Our crew are hand picked from all over Australia. Tip: Come on a Retreat, experience it first hand to understand what we do and who we are. Then we talk work.
How many people attend each retreat?
Our Retreats on average generally carry anywhere between 30 and 85 guests! However we always ensure there is at least 1 Journey Crew member for every 10 guests to ensure there is plenty of guidance & support the entire week. We also offer bespoke retreats for our smaller groups. Hit us up if you’d like more info.
What level of fitness do you need?

Our training is very holistic and can be tuned up and down depending on your requirements. We have a basic ‘fitness test’ and we say that if you can do that, then you can 100% do Journey:

  • 2km slow jog
  • 90 second plank hold
  • 10 push ups
  • 60 sec wall sit
  • 40 bodyweight squats
What kind of food do you offer?
Our menu is designed to fuel you for the day’s requirements. Everything is made fresh daily and has lots of variety, catering for gluten free, vegetarian, vegan… you name it!
Is there always a photographer shooting the days/activities?
Correct! Sometimes you never know the value of a moment until it becomes a memory. They are there to capture your moments.
How do you book?
Head on over to journeyretreats.com.au and fill out the online booking form!
Do you cater for vegans on all retreats?
Absolutely! Our menu has plenty of delicious vegan-friendly options available on each retreat as well as gluten free
Do we arrive on the starting date of the retreat or the day before?
The retreat doesn’t officially kick off until the late afternoon of the first day, so coming on the day of is completely fine!
I’m coming with a friend, does the twin share package cover both of us?
The twin share cost is per person, i.e. if you are coming with a friend you would purchase 2x twin share packages. If you’re coming solo but purchasing the twin share package, you will be roomed with another guest also attending solo.
If I come alone will I get paired with someone in a room? Or can I opt for my own room?
It’s completely up to you! Sharing a room is slightly cheaper.
Can we upgrade our rooms?
Both locations have the option to room upgrade at an additional cost, just reach out to one of our crew members upon booking!
Do I have to participate in every session?
We encourage guests to take part in all elements of the week but we understand that sometimes you just want to take a break. It’s your holiday and totally up to you!
Do many guests attend solo?
Absolutely! 75% of guests come by themselves so don’t be put off by this at all
Can I bring my child/children on the retreat?
We love our kids here at Journey, and understand that they’re a huge part of many peoples individual journeys! However, in the interest of managing our communities as a whole, we do need to advise that our retreats are designed for ages 18 years and over.

Our programs & events are designed to cater to adults. Therefore, children of any age under 18 are not permitted to be present or partake in any and all activities as per the itinerary as shared by Journey Retreats. The cost of each retreat package only covers one adult.

Any additional costs incurred includings things such as food, accomodation or care for the child/children is entirely the responsibility of the parent and needs to be arranged independently of Journey Retreats, and also in a way that doesn’t impede on the experience of both yourself and other guests taking part in our week long experience.

Do I still need travel insurance if I'm travelling domestically (within AU)?

We still strongly advise getting travel insurance. Here are some key reasons to still get domestic travel insurance:

  • Natural Disaster
  • Baggage (including any items that may not be covered by your home contents insurance – think electronics or jewellery)
  • Sports Equipment (should you bring anything of your own)
  • Liability (if you accidentally injure someone else, damage or loose someone’s property)

Medical expenses generally won’t be covered with domestic insurance, as they should be covered by Medicare or Private Health insurance.