Harrietville Family Retreat
During the April and September School Holidays, we invite families to join us in the town of Harrietville in the Victorian High Country.
Designed as an intensive occupational therapy experience, children are guided through a 4-day program of nature-based activities that help them develop a range of skills.
Close to Bright, parents can spend their days exploring the surrounding Alpine towns or relaxing on-site while the kids enjoy their days exploring with our experienced therapists.
Intensive OT Experience
The outcomes children achieve at our Harrietville Family Retreat are akin to months of ongoing clinic-based therapy. The opportunity to connect with their peers and engage in activities together allows for a unique therapeutic experience.
While following a group program, our therapists always make sure they have your child’s individual child’s needs and desired outcomes in mind. Programs are designed to be flexible to allow us to pivot to the needs of the group.
With a range of boundary-pushing activities, children are encouraged to leap out of their comfort zones to explore their capabilities. With gentle guidance from our team and their peers, children surprise themselves by how capable they are.
About Harrietville Family Retreat
Bring the whole family for a unique therapeutic experience designed to fast-track child outcomes and provide respite for parents.
Feathertop Chalet, Harrietville
- 3-day therapy program for 1 child
- Free sibling space for up to 1 child
- Parent program
- Daily breakfast, lunch and dinner
Our nature-based program and whole foods menu provides the foundation for developing healthy habits and supporting children to reach their potential. Working together as a group, children develop social and communication skills; time in nature helps with emotional, mental and physical wellbeing; and healthy food and structure helps with emotional regulation and routine-building.
As a purpose-built retreat centre, Feathertop Chalet provides so much for the whole family.
- High-ropes course and goanna climb
- Swimming pool and indoor basketball court
- Mini-golf, tennis court & giant chess
- Outdoor playground
- Large communal dining hall
- Laundry facilities
- Chalet accommodation with communal areas with pool tables
Why Families Love Our Harrietville Retreat
A Much Needed Break
At Harrietville, everything is provided for you. All meals, snacks and entertainment are catered for so you don’t have to worry about a thing. And that’s a welcome break for most of our parents.
Enjoy Family Time
Offering a unique opportunity for family bonding away from the hum of daily life. Parents are rested during the day while children are enjoying the day’s activities.
At night, families come together feeling refreshed and ready to enjoy one another’s company.
An Understanding Ear
Many families who visit Harrietville don’t have an abundance of people in their boat within their community. The Retreat sees families make new connections with people with a similar experience. It helps siblings develop a better understanding too.