Retreat to the top of the Blue Mountains


Located within the scenic bushland of Mount Victoria within the world renowned Blue Mountains of Australia, Vanam Retreat offers an exceptional eco sanctuary for our guests enjoyment and relaxation.  Vanam Retreat is an architecturally-designed living, breathing home of straw, cob, recycled timbers and earthen renders held within extensive landscaped gardens. We are fully off-grid with our own solar system and rain water.  We offer fully-catered yoga & meditation retreats for up to 14 guests in our beautifully created spaces. 


Vanam Suites for Retreat


Vanam Retreat offers a range of accomodation choices including three deluxe suites and 2 country bunk houses, sleeping up to 14 people.



Valley View Suite

Bay Window to Wilderness

Perched like an eagle watch the sky change and the escarpment across the valley light up from your private bay window. The perfect place to relax with a cup of tea and a book, or to simply sit and ponder.  Private ensuite, private deck.  1 x Queen. 


Sunset Studio Suite

Your sunset View across the valley

A retreat space you may never wish to leave, with the Sunset Studio's expansive space perfect for stretching out in total privacy. The cosy fireplace, day bed, ensuite and personal coffee/tea station mean you are fully self contained until the smell of dinner calls you to the main dining room.  4 x Singles


Garden Suite

Garden Deck & Ensuite with Bath

The Garden Suite opens directly onto a generous deck offering peaceful views thorough our contemplation gardens.  If relaxation to you means space to rest and rejuvinate this is an excellent choice.   Private ensuite with full bath.  3 x singles


2 bunk houses; Buddha & Banksia

Converted Shipping Container 

Buddha bunkhouse accommodated up to 3 singles.

Banksia bunkhouse has 1 set of bunks, 2 singles.

Relax at our place and allow Vanam Retreat to become your place...


At Vanam Retreat we provide a place to rest and relax or the perfect base from which you can enjoy all that the Blue Mountains have to offer.  Relax in the hot rain-water spa nestled within the woodland forest, choose one of our many decks or secret hideaways for quiet contemplation or stroll along our garden paths taking in the spectacular cliff views and extensive bird-life.   

for a yoga practice...

Yoga is at the heart of what we do.  Having founded Botannix Yoga in Sydney some 10 years ago (see, Vanam Retreat brings the sacred practice to the mountains. We see yoga as a holistic practice of physical, mental, emotional and spiritual well-being.  You can explore your own personal practice on any of our private balconies or you can join one of our group practices in the Garden Shala.


guided mountain bush walks...

Little D (Deisel) & Aston welcome you on their morning adventure in the local surrounds. With our local knowledge, we explore trails with breathtaking vistas around us at the very top of the Blue Mountains.  We can also direct you to lots of local National Park trails for walks of all levels.

thoughtful food...

Let us do all the work.  We take great pleasure in preparing thoughtful, delicious and nutritious meals prepared mainly with fresh seasonal produce from our own garden and orchard.  We can happily meet most dietary preferences, including gluten-free, dairy-free and vegetarian/vegan.


 Cancellation policy:  A $500 deposit is required to secure booking dates.  Payment in part or full confirms your booking and is therefore binding. Payments are non-refundable and non-transferable to an alternate date, but may be transferred to another party at Vanam Retreat’s sole discretion. Progress payment of $1500 is required 3 months prior to retreat commencement date. Full payment is required 30 days prior to retreat commencement date.  


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