Newspaper article Tweed Daily News (Tweed Heads, Australia)

Living Life on the Edge; Peace Retreat Leaves Comfort Zone Behind

Newspaper article Tweed Daily News (Tweed Heads, Australia)

Living Life on the Edge; Peace Retreat Leaves Comfort Zone Behind

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Byline: patrick williams

IT will not be so peaceful at Uki's Universal Peace Retreat when celebrities are jumping out of aeroplanes and being set on fire.

But that is what will happen when Australia's first Ultimate Extreme Retreat arrives on the Tweed along with Gold Coast Bollywood star Tania Zaetta this September.

The one-off experience will give 20 participants the opportunity to abseil a 60-metre ocean-side cliff, fall out of a building onto an airbag below, get behind the wheel of a V8 Supercar on a racetrack and jump out of an aeroplane during their three-day stay.

Perhaps most terrifying will being covered in fuel, ignited and turned into a human fireball for half a minute before being extinguished.

Universal Peace Retreat owner Grant Hilton said the event promises to deliver adrenalin, inspiration and motivation.

"The idea about the event was giving people something that allows them to let go of their fears," Mr Hilton said. …

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