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with Michelle Eckles of Meditation Sunshine Coast

Bush to Beach Queensland Meditation Retreat

Moogerah | Stanthorpe | Roma | Carnarvon | Biloela | 1770 | Gin Gin | Bargara

Are you ready for adventure, connection, and to do something for yourself?


Have you always wanted to visit places like Carnarvon, Stanthorpe and 1770 but didn't want to go on your own?


Do you dream of living the van life but want to try one out first?


Does the idea of supporting regional businesses whilst immersing yourself in outback culture make your heart sing?


Want to learn how to slow down, enjoy everyday life, reduce stress and anxiety, sleep better and manage your thoughts and emotions?

"If you feel like there's something out there that you're supposed to be doing - if you have a passion for it, then stop wishing and just do it." (Wanda Sykes)


These words sum up my new creation perfectly! I have combined my 20+ years of experience in event management with my passion for teaching mindfulness meditation, travel and love of my home state, Queensland, to bring you a unique retreat experience. I'm taking ten women on a 2,000km long campervanning meditation retreat, spanning over two weeks, visiting some of the most beautiful places in Queensland. 


We will be visiting each of these places with 2-3 nights in most of them to break up the driving and have plenty of time to learn, relax and explore. The average driving time is three hours with additional time allowed for stops and slower vehicles.

There are options to suit everyone from bringing your van or car to hiring a van with accommodation and activities all included. 


Meditation for beginners | Self-care workshop | Journal-making | Drum-making | Wineries | Lavender Farm | Cheese Factory | Hiking


With activities and experiences like these it will be a memorable journey for all participants! There will also be plenty of free time for exploring and relaxing. 

There will be an information evening for attendees two weeks before departure, going through all the aspects of the retreat and answering any questions you might have. You will also receive a swag bag full of goodies for the trip. :)  






For the full itinerary, inclusions and package options see below. Call or email me with any questions or to have a chat about whether it would be suitable for you. 

View Retreat Booking Terms and Conditions and Code of Conduct.


  • Moogerah Dam - lavender farm, hiking, fire ceremony, journal making

  • Stanthorpe - winery tour,  cheese factory, Donnelly's castle, hiking

  • Roma - gardens tour, big rig show

  • Carnarvon - eco tour, hiking, massage, self-care workshop 

  • Biloela - Spirit of the Land Mural 

  • 1770 - hiking, Lady Musgrave or LARC day trip 

  • Gin Gin - drum making

  • Elliott Heads - labyrinth 

There will be approximately 24 hours of driving in total with an average of 3 hours on any one day.  



  • Glampervan hire if needed (including insurance, roadside assist, fridge, cooking facilities)

  • Campsite booking fees (or cabin if upgrading) 

  • Mindfulness Meditation for beginners program (5 sessions, online program and meditation library)

  • All activities under the Itinerary

  • Printed detailed itinerary with maps 

  • A copy of my book "Cultivating a Calm Mind" (includes worksheets) 


All you need is your food, petrol, clothing, toiletries, a positive attitude and an open mind! 


  1. BYO van on powered sites = $3,800

  2. BYO car in safari tent or cabin = $4,600

  3. Van hire - $1,500 to  $2,000 (plus package 1)


Shared options are available - please contact me for pricing.

N.B. Prices are per person and are early bird rates. A $500 deposit is required to reserve your spot. Payment plans are available. BYO vehicles must have comprehensive insurance and roadside assistance. 

Previous Participants

What an adventure !  Michelle’s Bush to Beach campervan trip was a perfect blend of exploration, education, relaxation and just plain fun. The organisation was impeccable with plenty to see and do.  The meditation and mindfulness sessions were informative and inspirational.  I would definitely consider doing the whole thing again. Thank you, Michelle, for such a great trip.

I loved driving on the outback Queensland road, the scenery and visiting all the different places.The meditations were relaxing and stress relieving and Michelle is a great teacher. 

I found this retreat so well-balanced. Such a nourishing combination of mindfulness and meditation practices and activities set in beautiful locations shared with a fabulous group of women.  Thank you Michelle for organising this retreat. Full of so many wonderful experiences and yet allowing for enough downtime to integrate it all. I loved it all from meditation to creativity to exploring what the local areas had to offer and everything in between.  It truly was a magical experience, and I would certainly recommend it. Loved the goody bags!

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