Inspire Retreat FAQs

November 20, 2023
Inspire Retreat FAQs

Welcome to Connected Women's first retreat-style conference, "Inspire". We're very excited to be hosting our first annual retreat on the pristine beachfront of Bunker Bay, in the Margaret River region.

When is the event? 

Thursday March 14th – Saturday March16th 2024


What is the exact location?

The Pullman Resort, Bunker Bay. 42 Bunker Bay Road Off, Cape Naturaliste Rd, Naturaliste WA


What are the costs?

-       $1,597 for the full package, including twin-share accommodation

-       $1,927 for the full package, including a queen sized room (your own room within a 2 bedroom villa)

Is there a payment plan option? 

Yes, we would love to make this as accessible as possible, we’re excited to offer a 4 x monthly payment plan.


What are the parking arrangements and directions?

Complimentary on-site parking is available. 


Getting there by car: 

  • From Perth take the Kwinana Freeway and continue South along the Forest - Bussell Highway to Bunbury.
  • At the Bunbury roundabout follow the signs to Busselton and then take the Busselton bypass to Dunsborough.
  • Turn right off Caves Road into Cape Naturaliste Road this is clearly marked after the turn off into     Dunsborough -go straight through 2 roundabouts and turn right 200 metres     after the second roundabout.
  • The right turn off to Pullman Resort is via Bunker Bay Road - about 10 minutes drive from town.
  • Travel time is approximately 3 hours
  • If you would be happy to carpool, please email us at     and let us know either a) you are happy to drive and take passengers and     share the fuel costs b) you would love a lift

Getting there by coach:

We have booked a 50 seater coach that you can reserve a seat on. Imagine pressing play on your Spotify roadtrip playlist, sitting back and enjoying the drive to Bunker Bay having fabulous conversations the whole way. Please email us to reserve your spot.


Coach details: $60 pp return from Perth. 

- Perth City to Bunker Bay at midday Thursday 14th March (Pickup location for the coach is the coach rank near  Wellington St Train Station in Perth CBD)

- Returning to Perth City at 12pmon Saturday 16th March.

Getting there by plane: 

If you are travelling from Sydney or Melbourne, you can choose to fly into Perth Airport or Busselton Airport (note that flights don’t run every day to and from Busselton).


If you fly to Perth, please reserve a spot on the coach or you can hire a car and collect it from the airport. If you fly into Busselton, we can also collect you by coach, just let us know and we will reserve your seat.



Scenic Helicopters provide exclusive transfers to and from Perth Airportand can deliver you to Pullman Bunker Bay utilising the resort’s privateon-site helipad. For more information visit Scenic Helicopters.

Airport distances from Pullman Resort:

PERTH AIRPORT (264.00 km / 164.04 mi)‎

BUSSELTON AIRPORT (45.40 km / 28.21 mi)


What are the accommodation arrangements?


Your two day Inspire experience includes two nights in a luxurious Studio Twin Share Villa, featuring a spacious open plan villa with private furnished terrace overlooking tranquil native gardens. Villas have timber floorboards and limestone feature walls, combined bedroom and living area, twin size beds (are they single beds?),marble ensuite bathroom with deep soaking bath and separate rain shower plus cooktop, microwave and dishwasher.



  • Complimentary WIFI internet access
  • Individual reverse cycle air-conditioning
  • 49” Smart UHD TV (BYO device, using mirroring capability)
  • Bluetooth clock radio
  • Quality linen and towels
  • Private, furnished outdoor setting with native garden views
  • Security key access
  • Table & Chairs
  • 24-hour room service
  • Iron and ironing board
  • Spacious, well-lit work desk
  • Well-equipped kitchenette with electric cooktop, microwave and dishwasher
  • King bed plus a rollaway bed, or two single beds plus a rollaway bed (charges apply for rollaway beds)
  • Ensuite bathroom
  • Large bathroom with indulgent deep bath
  • In-room laptop-size safe
  • Bathrobes, hair dryer (1200-1600 watts)     and luxury C.O. Bigelow Apothecaries amenities
  • Complimentary bathroom and amenities kit
  • 45 – 50m2
  • Nespresso Coffee Machine



Pricing: $1597 includes twin share in a Studio Villa. 

Additional $360 for a single room. 


Only 18 spots left. Book ASAP to avoid disappointment. 


Who will I share a room with if I opt for twin share?

You can either choose who you would like to stay with, or we can match you up with someone wonderful and likeminded. We will coordinate this early next year.


Can I stay longer at the resort?

Yes absolutely, we can extend your stay by three days before or after the Inspire retreat.Please email us to organise.


What is the agenda for the two days?

We’re finalising some of the very exciting details (such as the line up of speakers who are absolutely going to nail the Inspire theme), but here’s all of the deliciousness that’s already locked in for you; 


Thursday 14th: 

Check in from 2pm

4pm Welcome event (drinks, wine tasting from local premium wineries & gourmet grazing platter)

6pm Dinner included


Friday 15th: 

Morning optional activities, yoga, 3km hike, swim

Breakfast included

9am-midday Inspire event(speakers, luxe goodie bag, morning tea & lunch included)

Afternoon choose your own activity (you can choose from stand up paddle boarding, a ½ day wine tour or a gourmet cooking/food experience. More details to come on the activities). 

Evening: Use this time as you wish! Hop in a car and head to dinner locally with your new best friends, have dinner at the resort or have a cozy night in your room. 


Saturday 16th: 

Morning optional activities:meditation, yoga, or swim

Breakfast included

Check out 11am

12pm shuttle departs for Perth


The full package includes:

Everything listed here except dinner on Friday evening. We will provide recommendations and pre-book some options for you all closer to the time!


Will there be activities to enjoy after the event if I choose to stay for a longer period of time?

Oh yes, we are preparing some activities for the following three days that will be optional but available should anyone wish to stay in the Margaret River region beyond Inspire.


What is the dress code?


The choice is always yours and feel free to wear what you feel most comfortable in. With that said, the team at Connected Women are already dreaming of some resort-casual wear options to throw in our suitcases and wear by the delightful pool at The Pullman. 



What is the expected weather?

In a word: perfection. Average temps for March in the region are lows of 18 degrees and highs of 26 degrees. Warm during the day to enjoy all of the heavenly activities the region has to offer and crisp enough at night to enjoy a few glasses of a famous Margaret River cab sauv or shiraz.

Who are the speakers? 

We're delighted to announce Jessica Rowe as our Keynote speaker. Jessica Rowe is an accomplished journalist, television presenter and three-time bestselling author. Jessica's credits include co-hosting Studio 10 (Ten) and The Today Show (Nine). She was also the news presenter for Weekend Sunrise (Seven), and for a decade Jessica co-hosted Network Ten's First at Five News.

As a published author, Jessica has written a collection of memoirs centred around her experiences with post natal depression, motherhood and parenting.

Jess is a self confessed Crap Housewife. She has gathered a strong and loyal following with her online Crap Housewife movement, one that unites and celebrates other mothers who, like Jess, sometimes feel like they are not the perfect mother, wife or cook. With humour and honesty, Jess shares her amusing misadventures at Crap Housewife and her Instagram channel.

As a podcaster, Jess has produced and hosted her own series, The Jess Rowe Big Talk Show. Released in 2021, Jess sits down with influential figures in media, sport, entertainment and politics to discuss tops of reinvention and wellbeing.

We are beyond delighted to have Jess as our 2024 Inspire Keynote speaker in the Margaret River region and know her presence and words will be a highlight of your year when you join us for Inspire retreat. 

Two more speakers will be announced in the second week of February!

Spaces are filling up. Book here to join us.


We absolutely can't wait to see you there! If we can answer any more of your questions about this event (or help you with booking your spot, please reach out to us either in the community or at for questions around booking or invoicing. We're here to help!)