Uki Escape: Your yoga guide to this secret Byron hinterland oasis

Tucked away in the Tweed Valley, a tropical hinterland between Byron Bay and the Gold Coast, Uki is the perfect escape from the hustle and bustle of the increasingly popular coastal tourist destinations in northern NSW. Picture a quaint, small village that instantly takes you back to a simpler, more alternative era with tropical rainforest surrounds at the base of the spiritually powerful Mount Warning. Welcome to Uki – Northern New South Wales’s best kept secret for peace keepers, seekers and of course, yogis.


A stay at Ecoasis is likely to leave you romantically planning your escape from city life to move to this rainforest wonderland. You can choose from six beautiful chalets, nestled in lush, green surrounds – perfect for an ultimately luxurious nature immersion.

The space is comfortable, classy, and creates the feeling of behind outside whilst in the comfort of your chalet’s embrace. It’s the perfect romantic getaway, allowing space to connect, explore, relax and indulge.

Take your mat for a morning yoga practice on the balcony as you watch the mesmerising Mount Warning appear and disappear behind the clouds. Removed from the over stimulation of daily life, you can find the space to explore your inner landscape whilst indulging in the magical, natural surrounds.


As expected from a town of this size, you won’t find trendy, designer studios with fashionable websites to advertise yoga timetables. Instead, take a stroll through town and check out the posters in front of the local community hall. You’ll find a smorgasbord of yoga-related happenings – from Pilates to sound yoga, ecstatic dance, meditation, thai chi and of course regular hatha yoga classes. If you like to plan ahead, you can find some of the offerings on the Uki Hall website.


Guests of Ecoasis are treated to a full kitchen to prepare your own food, or you can organise for the on site chef to create delicious, home cooked meals delivered to your room.

Uki Café is the place to soak up the town’s enticing vibes and often features live music. Sit on the veranda overlooking the town and enjoy your beverage of choice or a simple, café meal.

A popular amongst locals, Sphinx Rock Café is a short drive away in Mount Burrell and also boasts regular live gigs and colourful people watching. With outdoor seating amongst the trees, guests can choose from a vibrant menu that includes a few vegetarian and vegan options.

For a real treat, head to Mavis’s Kitchen – a country style restaurant that prides itself on its local, organic produce and loving vibes. Stay and explore the beautiful grounds as you digest one of the elegant, nutritious meals.

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