Located in beautiful south-east Queensland, there are a range of stunning local areas which host a range of recreational experiences. Our wellness programs help you rebalance your ‘new normal’ by allowing time for relaxing or adventure sessions, so you learn how to balance the hard work of recovery with the restorative power of recreation. The rare opportunity to try new things can open up whole new areas of skill and enjoyments as you spend time discovering what living well feels like.
You might like to go surfing, cuddle a koala, learn to play golf, kayak at the beach or conquer a fear of abseiling! For guests who travel from overseas, you might like us to prepare a special itinerary to the Great Barrier Reef to conclude your time with us and experience a magnificent natural wonder. Talk to our team about any unique requests you have, and we can arrange it.
Our Recreational Activities Include:
Abseiling – Abseiling is a great way to push your boundaries, master fear and learn new skills to promote neural stimulation. We can arrange abseiling at the Glass House Mountains or in the midst of Brisbane CBD, depending on your preferred experience.
Art Exhibitions – Whether you’d like a rural art trail, or to visit the Art Galleries in the city, you can enjoy the inspiration that comes from viewing masterpieces of creativity.
Bush Walks & Hikes – Tailored for your fitness level, or desired exertion level, we can arrange an accompanied bush walk or a energetic run through forest trails.
City exploration – Our international and interstate visitors often appreciate a visit to Brisbane city. Whether taking a city cat along the river, strolling to brunch at a healthy café, or exploring either South Bank or the Botanical Gardens, you can see the beauty of the river city.
Charity experiences – As a social enterprise, The Banyans recognises the value of giving back. If you would like to participate in a charity activity during your stay, please let one of our team know so we can assist you with some appropriate options to consider.
Cultural activities – As a multicultural nation, and with a multicultural staff team, we can provide you with options for different cultural expressions that might be occurring during your stay to celebrate the richness of life that diversity brings.
Fishing – With a range of nearby fishing spots, enjoy a morning or afternoon relaxing while you cast a line. If it is something more adventurous you’re after, we can arrange deep sea charters.
Forest Bathing – this is a more contemplative approach to nature, shown to promote health. Walking slowing and intentionally through nature allows your cortisol levels to drop and reduce stress.
Golf classes – If your golf game needs so help, or is non-existent, we can arrange lessons with a master. Return to work with a new skill for networking and walk onto the course with increased confidence after personal coaching.
Golf 9 holes or 18 holes – If you have enjoyed a few classes, or are ready to indulge in your love of the game, we can arrange a game at any number of courses.
Helicopter Charter – just a short drive away, you can board a privately chartered helicopter and fly around the Sunshine Coast surrounds. See whales or dolphins from the air, and experience the perspective that comes from being above the noise.
Horse Riding – Whether you are a novice or more experienced with horses, we can arrange trail rides, riding lessons or even beachside rides.
Kayaking–Soon you can enjoy the experiencing of gliding across sparkling waters as you kayak at a secluded and beautiful lake. Watch the eagles fly overhead and enjoy exercising in the sun.
Koala cuddling – If you’d like to hold a Koala or feed a kangaroo, we can help you visit some of Australia’s natural wildlife and even get a photo to take home.
Surfing – Close to some of Australia’s great surfing spots, we can arrange time for experienced surfers to reconnect with the ocean, or book surfing lessons if you’re an enthusiastic beginner.
This is just a selection of activities available at The Banyans. We tailor a program for each guest, so if you have particular requests please let our team know.