Anton Stanish from holiday home website Stayz.com.au said his company had seen a 10 per cent rise in owners offering nature properties.
"We've got some fantastic properties all up and down the coast, like Mollymook, where phone coverage is not actually that great and it's marketed as a positive rather than a negative," he said.
Psychologists estimate the average person consumes 174 newspapers' worth of information a day, and while it has positives in bringing people closer together, it can result in distraction and difficulty focusing.
Psychologist Jocelyn Brewer said when people overuse technology and are constantly connected it can create a fear of missing out (FOMO).
"There's all of these fantastic things happening that we can't do a million things at once and it can just basically create a bit of burnout within our brain," she said.
Sydney scriptwriting consultant Karel Segers is going offline at a meditation retreat in the New South Wales Blue Mountains this summer, to escape the professional demands of being digitally connected.
He believes his reliance on digital devices has an impact on his wellbeing.
"I'm the type of guy first thing I do is wake up, check my emails, Facebook comments," he said.
"It got really crazy, because you got agitated and you're not a nice person to be around, because I think that technology has something to do with it."
How would you cope without technology?
The meditation retreat in the Blue Mountains is a strict 10-day, no technology, no speaking affair.
While it is not for everyone, its courses are full and it does not advertise.
Patrick Given-Wilson, a former investment banker turned meditation instructor, is in charge.
"When we started we were very small," he said.
"The accommodation facilities were very limited, a lot of people just came in tents — this was back in the '80s [and] was probably seen as a bit weird, a bit way out.
"The people who took it were backpackers and students and people like that.
"Now it's totally changed; you get the lawyers, the doctors, the businessmen and the courses are full — they're waitlisted."
Dr Brewer said people needed to think about their ongoing relationship with technology.
"It's really about shaping our habits and asking ourselves how do we feel when we're using technology and how do we want to control our technology use rather than let it control us," she said.
"What's incredibly important with a digital detox is it's not just a restriction for the sake of restriction, but that you're actually taking time to reflect on the kinds of habits and the kinds of activities that you want to be doing with technology when you come back online."