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Willow Tree Estate

hunter valley, nsw

Upcoming retreat dates

The retreat

Escape from the day to day grind and immerse yourself in the wide open spaces of the gorgeous Willow Tree Estate. In these gorgeous surrounds we will help you to slow down and check in with yourself, to remember what rest feels like. Nurturing deep connections and conversations as we explore what it means to be vulnerable in medicine. Through our expertly led and CPD approved educational program covering mindfulness, meditation, communication skills, compassionate boundaries and self care- we will guide to finding your flow and spark. The you behind the doctor.

While all Whole Hearted Medicine retreats focus heavily on guiding you towards mindful and sustainable self care in the busy world of medicine, this particular retreat does this with an emphasis on giving you the option of solitude or connection. Introverts and extroverts alike will love being able to be totally in control of your retreat experience at this stunning location.

With seven gorgeous acres of private grounds, bright sumptuous spaces for gathering and conversation as well as plenty of intimate, restful areas for quiet introspection. In this beautiful venue, you can join us with a group of friends and use this as a chance to catch up and connect in the pool or on the bocce court; or you can explore the grounds and take this opportunity to spend some time in quiet reflection.

Take a moment to pause and reconnect. This retreat is just the laid back escape you need to lay in the sun, read a book or have a nap on the pool lounge. Find yourself again and leave us feeling strong, healthy and rested.

The location

Willow Tree Estate is an elegant, luxurious estate on seven stunning acres at the end of a quiet country lane boasting some of the most magnificent panoramic views in the Valley over the surrounding vineyards out to the Brokenback & Barrington Ranges.

The estate offers grand comfort with sumptuous soft furnishings, elegant décor and a laid-back atmosphere. The accommodation is warm and inviting with plenty of small spaces for reflection as well as beautifully appointed shared spaces for connection, conversation and laughter.

Outdoors you will find the bocce court and the large sparkling swimming pool with entertaining deck and sun lounges overlooking the olive grove, magnificent gardens, vineyards and the dam. Picturesque gardens and a rotunda add to the beauty of this stunning property.

Upcoming retreat dates


4 Days / 3 Night Accommodation at the gorgeous Willow Tree Estate
  • King, twin or triple room with bespoke designs
  • All Meals (breakfast, lunch, dinner + morning & afternoon tea)
  • Expertly curated and delivered, CPD approved educational program (*see below)
  • Comprehensive and nurturing workbook to help guide your learning
  • Gorgeous luxury gift bag featuring sumptuous gifts from women-led small businesses
  • Daily meditation master classes
  • Guided yoga nidra relaxation
  • Relaxing massage treatment
  • Mindful crafting activities
  • Seven acres of picturesque private land for gentle, meandering walks
  • Stunning sparkling swimming pool with entertaining deck and sun lounges overlooking the olive grove.

​Accomodation details

Willow Tree Estate boasts twelve generous well-appointed bedrooms with eleven bathrooms. The accommodation consists of six spacious bedrooms on the first floor each having a luxurious king bed (or twin king singles) plus a king single bed all with oversized en-suites. Wilga & Grayleaf have spa baths. Private balconies from each of the first floor bedrooms open onto sweeping views of the estate and surrounding vineyards, olive grove and swimming pool.

Accommodation options include:
Single room ($6400 +gst per person)
Twin share room ($4400 +gst per person)
Triple share room ($3800 +gst per person)

Many rooms have their own bar fridge complete with tea and coffee making facilities and each bedroom has a ceiling fan with the entire property having reverse cycle air conditioning.

Getting there

Located just 2 hour’s drive from the beginning of the M1 at Wahroonga or an easy 40 minute drive from Newcastle, Willow Tree Estate has one of the most enviable locations in the Hunter Valley. Located in the golden triangle of Wine Country in Pokolbin, Willow Tree Estate prides itself on some of the most magnificent panoramic views in the Valley over the surrounding vineyards out to the Brokenback & Barrington Ranges. 

Self driving is recommended and free on-site parking is available for guests, however road transfers can be arranged via the link below:

Willow Tree Estate
96 Mistletoe ln, Pokolbin NSW 2320


    3:00pm    Arrive & check in
    3:30pm    Welcome 
    4:00pm    Introduction to the Whole Hearted Doctor- Self Compassion, Self Awareness & Self Care
    4:30pm    Educational talks: Burn Out & Behaviour Change Psychology- Making healthy habits stick.
    6:30pm    Dinner
    8:00pm    Guided mindfulness masterclass
    7:15am    Guided mindfulness masterclass
    8:00am   Breakfast
    9:00am   Educational talks: Self Compassion
    11:00am   Morning tea
    11:15am    Educational talks: Imposter Syndrome & Compassionate Self Reflection
    1:15pm      Lunch
    2:00pm    Free time & spa treatments
    6:30pm    Dinner
    8:00pm    Guided yoga nidra
    7:30am    Guided mindfulness masterclass
    8:00am    Breakfast
    9:00am    Educational talks: Understanding Yourself & Your Values & Reducing Reactivity
    11:00am   Morning tea
    11:15am    Educational talks: Compassionate Boundaries & Effective Communication Skills
    1:15pm      Lunch
    2:00pm    Free time
    6:30pm    Dinner
    7:30pm    Screening of My Year of Living Mindfully
    7:30am    Guided mindfulness masterclass
    8:00am    Breakfast
    9:00am    Educational talks: Mindfulness in Medicine & Simple Stress Reduction Practices
    11:00am   Morning tea
    11:15am    Educational talks: Personal Wellbeing & Self Care
    1:15pm      Lunch
    2:00pm  Conclusion

Book with confidence

We support you in the following ways if you need to make changes after booking one of our retreats:
  • 90 days or more from start of retreat: we are happy to transfer your booking to another available retreat (with any difference in price paid by you or refunded by us).
  • Outside of this policy:
    • We maintain cancellation lists for all sold out retreats and where possible will do our best to share your place with those on the waitlist. If we are able to replace your booking then you will be entitled to a full refund minus $150 booking & administration fee.
  • We suggest you take out travel insurance in case of injury, illness (including COVID-19) or cancellation by you. Unfortunately we cannot refund you for these occurrences outside of our Book with Confidence guarantee.
  • Please make sure you have read our full Terms and Conditions before purchase.

  • We strongly encourage you to take out travel insurance for your trip to cover you in the event of contracting COVID-19 prior to travel and not being able to attend the retreat.
  • If however you are unable to attend a retreat due to being restricted by state border closures or movement orders secondary to a COVID-19 snap lockdown we will refund you the retreat price paid minus $100 booking fee.
  • If the retreat is unable to be held due to COVID related restrictions or border closures, the retreat date will be postponed and all bookings will automatically transfer to the new date. If you are unable to attend the new date, please get in touch for alternative dates and options.

Payment information

All prices listed are plus GST.
Many doctors attending our retreats have successfully used their CME/CPD allowance to pay for these. If you require a payment plan or retreat invoice for CME purposes, please get in touch with us via the contact page to discuss.

  • We suggest you take out travel insurance in case of injury, illness or cancellation by you. Unfortunately we cannot refund you for these occurrences outside of our Book with Confidence guarantee (above). Please make sure you have read our Terms and Conditions before purchase.