Start your healthier life at Gwinganna Lifestyle Retreat
Immerse yourself in nature and build a healthier lifestyle at Gwinganna Lifestyle Retreat.
When we live a life in harmony with the earth, we feel well, balanced and healthy. Yet in today’s fast-paced, technology-centred world, it can be hard to make space for a connection with nature and even with ourselves.
Gwinganna Lifestyle Retreat is the perfect place to build a healthier life. With the largest land space of any retreat in Australasia, Gwinganna arms guests with tools and techniques to build a healthier life once they leave the retreat and return home. “Days here are carefully designed to help re-set our natural circadian rhythm with time away from screens and technology, and space to simply be,” Deb Munster, General Manager of Gwinganna, says. “Our goal is for guests to be nourished by organic food and supported by extraordinary spa and wellness therapies that help enhance results so guests leave feeling calm, refreshed and focused on their wellbeing.”
A stay at Gwinganna is an experience like no other. The Gwinganna Wellness Weekend is the perfect option for those with limited time who need a restorative experience, whereas the Gwinganna Detox provides guests with a powerful program that allows their bodies to completely reset and renew.
Gwinganna also offers seasonal retreats, women’s retreats, yoga retreats and other specialty offerings. Each program varies, with offerings including wellness seminars and guided movement programs, such as Qi Gong, dance and yoga. There’s a real focus on education here, too — you will learn things about your body and your mind that will allow you to live a healthier life when you return home.
Of course, the spa experience at Gwinganna is second to none and is not to be missed during your stay. “A range of unique spa options are available including the award-winning Spirit of Sound or the Intuitive Massage therapy, which customises every modality and moment of this treatment,” Deb says. “Our equine therapies remain very popular, working alongside our beautiful horses, and our specialty spa options feature Australian-owned natural brands such as Subtle Energies Ayurveda Aromatherapy and Vanessa Megan’s Naturaceuticals.”
An organic garden, two heated swimming pools, the spa sanctuary, an amphitheatre, a dedicated wellness education complex, a mind body pavilion, yoga studio, tennis courts and gymnasium further add to Gwinganna’s extensive facilities.
FOOD AND ACCOMMODATION
A diverse range of different accommodation styles allows guests to choose how they wish to spend their days on this unique property that offers so much Queensland history along with new elements that merge together in the serene Gold Coast hinterland setting.
“From cosy, fully restored heritage houses to the eco-conscious Orchard Suites overlooking our expansive orchard, Gwinganna has it all,” Deb says. All accommodation at Gwinganna includes an en suite, air conditioning, ceiling fans, organic bathroom amenities, a robe, a hairdryer, a hot water bottle and herbal tea with a kettle. The premium accommodations will leave you spoilt for choice, with options like the Boorabee Villas featuring private plunge pools or the Moonarie Villas with their plunge pools and spectacular ocean and valley views.
Yet one of our favourite accommodation options at Gwinganna would have to be the Meditation Suites. Located in Gwinganna’s orchard, these suites have been thoughtfully designed with mindfulness as a priority. Natural light, a serene outlook and facilities to make your yoga or meditation practise easier make these suites a true wellness wonder.
When it comes to meals, the menu is just as carefully considered as the rest of the retreat’s design. “Our food philosophy is based on the S.L.O.W principle of eating seasonal, local wholefoods that are organic,” Deb says. “Meals are designed with a nutritionist to carefully balance essential nutrients at every meal, while presenting these with flair and ensuring they are delicious. Guests often say ours is the most delicious detox they could ever imagine.”
Menus are gluten and dairy free, and designed to improve digestion and liver detoxification, reduce inflammation, improve gut bacteria and balance blood sugar levels.
- Wellness retreats.
- Heated swimming pool.
- Spa sanctuary.
- Wellness education complex.
- Wellness centre.
- Mindy body pavilion.
- Yoga studio.
- Tennis courts.
Gwinganna Lifestyle Retreat
Ph: 1800 219 272
Address: 192 Syndicate Rd, Tallebudgera Valley Qld 4228