The Golden Door Health Retreat Elysia - Hunter Valley, Australia Luxury Spa Resort

Rooms & Suites: 74

The luxurious Golden Door - Elysia is Australia's premier health retreat located in the picturesque NSW Hunter Valley.

Elysia is far enough from the hustle and bustle of the city to connect you to nature, but not so far from the big centres that a shorter stay is impossible. Just 90 minutes north west of Sydney on the F3 freeway, Elysia is situated like a citadel atop a large, rolling hill to take advantage of the magnificent views and the Brokenback mountain range.

As soon as you approach the retreat, taking in the fresh air and the lush vistas of the countryside, you'll notice that you're beginning to relax and unwind. By the time you reach your destination and enter the retreat, you'll be ready to leave the mundane world behind and begin a healing journey that will soothe and balance the mind, body and spirit.

Accolades & Articles

Luxury Travel Magazine - Gold List, Best Australian Spa - 2006 & 2008 SpaAsia - Readers' Choice Awards, Best Spa in Australia - 2007 Australian Gourmet Traveller Travel Awards - Best Spa/Health Retreat - 2007

Trip Type

Business Meeting, Romantic Getaway


Elysia is everything and more that you would expect from a luxury health retreat. The property boasts 74 one, two and three bedroom villas which set new standards in style. The rooms were specifically designed to provide a sanctuary in which you can completely surrender to the peace of the Retreat. At your fingertips are cable television, DVD and hi-fi equipment. Room service will deliver mouth-watering spa cuisine to your room and the bathrooms offer a relaxing space for you to do nothing else but purify and nurture the body and soul. The villas at Elysia are an escape from reality to a dream universe of luxury.


25 metre heated indoor lap pool Outdoor exercise pool His and hers saunas and spa pools Floodlit tennis courts Indoor activity centre featuring basketball court 3 indoor activity studios Fully equipped gymnasium Wellness Centre Theatrette Lounge Library where you can hire DVDs, CDs and books to help you unwind in your villa Indoor basketball court Cycle room


Sydney Kingsford-Smith International Airport (SYD)

Airport Distance

99 miles/158 km

High Season

February, January, May, March, April, June, July, August, September, October, November, December

Getting There

Elysia is located in Hunter Valley, just 90 minutes northwest of Sydney. The hotel is a 10-minute drive from Cessnock Airport and two-and-a-half hours from Sydney Airport.