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20 great wellbeing experiences in Australia

  1. Relax on the beach in Byron Bay, New South Wales
  2. Take a hike in the Blue Mountains, New South Wales
  3. Experience a hot air balloon ride over the Yarra Valley, Victoria
  4. Take a yoga class on the beach in Bondi, New South Wales
  5. Go on a wellness retreat in the rainforest in Queensland
  6. Get a massage or spa treatment in Daylesford, Victoria
  7. Enjoy a day at a thermal hot springs in the Mornington Peninsula, Victoria
  8. Take a meditation class in Melbourne, Victoria
  9. Take a surfing lesson in Noosa, Queensland
  10. Go for a swim in the Great Barrier Reef, Queensland
  11. Take a road trip along the Great Ocean Road, Victoria
  12. Relax with a book in the Royal Botanic Gardens, Sydney
  13. Go for a hike in the Dandenong Ranges, Victoria
  14. Go on a whale watching tour in Hervey Bay, Queensland
  15. Take a paddleboarding lesson in Manly, New South Wales
  16. Practice mindfulness on a kayaking tour in the Swan River, Western Australia
  17. Go on a horseback riding adventure in the Snowy Mountains, New South Wales
  18. Attend a music festival in the Adelaide Hills, South Australia
  19. Take a walk along the Bicentennial Coastal Walk, New South Wales
  20. Experience a traditional Aboriginal cultural tour in Kakadu National Park, Northern Territory.

These are just a few examples, as there are many more great wellbeing experiences to be had in Australia.

Wellbeing experiences in Australia

Wellbeing PERMA

The PERMA acronym is a model of Wellbeing theory in the field of positive psychology, by Martin Seligman. PERMA makes up five important building blocks of wellbeing and happiness:

Positive Emotion : feeling good. Including hope, interest, joy, love, compassion, pride, amusement, and gratitude. From exercise, meeting friends, being out in nature, seeing sights, sounds, smells, tastes…

Engagement : being completely absorbed in activities. Living in the present moment and focusing entirely on the task at hand.

Relationships : being authentically connected to others. Feeling supported, loved, and/or valued by others

Meaning : purposeful existence. Belonging and/or serving something greater than ourselves

Accomplishment : a sense of accomplishment and success. Achievement, mastery, competence, attaining goals…

Wellbeing Service

Services relating to the people & groups served

Experience Type

This is a categorisation of the wellbeing experience activity that, in some way, improves your overall Wellbeing

Entertainment : passive watching where you appreciate the activity or performance

Aesthetic : passively engrossed in the beauty or artistic qualities of an object, and not it’s functionality

Sensory : where the activity engages & focuses on one or two of your 5 senses; touch, sight, hearing, smell and taste

Learning : you actively absorb the experience. The activity enhances your knowledge or a skill

Participation : active participation in the activity, where your actions have an effect on the outcome

Volunteer : freely giving your time or knowledge to help others

Embodiment : putting an idea, thought or concept into a physical form or action

Transformation : an activity that takes you from one state (of body, mind or spirit) to a new desired state

Physical , Occupational , Financial , Spiritual
Intellectual , Environmental , Emotional , Social

Wellbeing Dimension

These 8 Wellbeing Dimensions are commonly used in Wellbeing frameworks, to highlight and seperate the various aspects of our lives.

We use these 8 dimensions to categorise listings for better findability, using the filter options.