Gwinganna Lifestyle Retreat
Location: Tallebudgera Valley, Queensland, 4228, Australia.
One of Australia's most highly awarded and recognised health & wellbeing retreats situated in the beautifuly hinterlands of the Gold Coast.
gwinganna is an immersive health and wellness retreat situated in the heart of the tallebudgera valley in south east queensland, australia.
Ecotourism certified, connect with supportive professionals who will teach you resilience in the modern world, and choose how much or how little you wish to do. Gwinganna combines organic living, spa, movement and relaxation with delicious organic cuisine and vital wellness seminars in a dedicated low tech environment. Fully Inclusive packages are from two to seven days in length.
Australian owned and operated, Gwinganna provides scenic views of the coast and surrounding valleys and a casual relaxed atmosphere. Located in the beautiful Tallebudgera Valley in Queensland, we invite you to escape to Gwinganna.
about the land
Since the dawn of time, this place has watched in silence as the weather changes sweep from the south and the west.
Surrounded by ocean and valley views, this land’s inhabitants and visitors have listened to the silence of the bush for eternity. The local indigenous people were the original custodians of the region. It was they who gave name to the place. Gwinganna translates to ‘lookout’, aptly named given its position offering views from Moreton Bay to Coolangatta.
Gwinganna’s steep slopes have protected it from too much devastating timber clearing and settlers in years gone by. Substantially intact, many parts of Gwinganna still retain its ancient past. The silence and stillness of this mountain retreat revitalises tired souls and allows guests to rest and recover from their busy worlds. The longer you stay on this magical mountain, cocooned from the outside world, the sooner you will return to your natural state of having an abundance of energy and vitality.
Gwinganna offers you more choice than any other health retreat in Australia with a diverse range of packages including several specialty options.
The introductory two night weekend stay is ideal for busy people or those wanting to try a retreat for the first time, while the five and seven day packages will provide the best results. Over three or four days choose a package with different themes throughout the year, allowing you to try something different each time you visit. Many guests also now choose to combine packages together creating their ultimate Gwinganna experience.
Gwinganna’s food philosophy centres around seasonal, local, organic wholefoods with much of the produce harvested daily from our extensive onsite gardens.
Menus vary with each program and are designed in conjunction with our nutritionist. Gluten free and dairy free, the aim is to help support and improve digestion and liver detoxification, reduce inflammation, improve gut bacteria and balance blood sugar levels.
Ingredients focus on low human intervention (LHI) where the food has undergone minimal or no changes from its place in nature to create an ideal balance between macro and micronutrients. This allows your body’s biochemistry to convert food into what it needs for optimum health and prevention of major lifestyle diseases.
We encourage you to eat mindfully, which means to slow down, be in the moment and be truly aware of the food you are eating and the impact it has on your health and wellbeing.
The Spa Sanctuary is a haven for spa treatments and relaxation. A journey through three individual buildings that come together in circular form to create the entire spa compound of 1500sqm over three levels. Utilising an indoor/outdoor design with three towering ancient gum trees as the centrepiece, you are completely surrounded by nature. This is a space to be nurtured, to relax and to experience treatments that are unique to Gwinganna.
Gwinganna’s facilities provide everything you need for the ultimate wellness experience.
There are two heated swimming pools, a spacious dining room, numerous relaxation areas and lounges, an extensive spa and a boutique store. The newest addition is our Wellness Education Complex, custom designed for welcome presentations and key wellness seminars with a large outdoor deck and new consultation rooms.
An infinity edge custom designed lap pool with views to the Gold Coast is a highlight of the activity areas whether for water based training sessions, swimming laps or just for relaxation. Heated for your comfort, the pool is used all year round due to the mild climate of this area, while the adjoining sauna is the perfect addition before or after your pool session in the cooler months. Indoor activities are held in various locations including the spacious studio known as The Hangar and the indoor cycling studio.