Gwinganna Lifestyle Retreat

Australia’s ultimate wellness destination

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192 Syndicate Road, Queensland, 4218 Australia 


Opened in March 2006, Gwinganna Lifestyle Retreat is perched high upon a plateau overlooking the Tallebudgera Valley on the Gold Coast, in Queensland, Australia. This adults-only, eco-conscious property is situated on 500 acres of minimally altered rainforest and bushland. New developments use recycled Australian timbers, accommodations are surrounded by bushland and native wildlife found only in the rainforests of the Southern Hemisphere. Panoramic ocean and valley views are accessible at several facilities, including an outdoor yoga deck built on Mount Gwinganna. The 33-room Spa Sanctuary offers a diverse range of treatments and therapies including specialty services unique to Gwinganna.
Guests can choose from a number of holistic experiences that range from a wellness weekend to a seven-day detoxification program. There are also a number of Specialty Retreats devoted to a specific issue or activity, e.g. 'Triple S' – sleep, sugar, stress or Nourishing You. All experiences combine exercise and wellness workshops with spa treatments. The gourmet organic cuisine served at the property incorporates produce grown in the organic gardens on site.


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The Spa Sanctuary at Gwinganna Lifestyle Retreat is the largest spa in the Southern Hemisphere, with 33 treatment rooms and stunning indoor outdoor design. A waterfall welcomes guests to the Spa Sanctuary, and birdsong and native plants add to the soothing atmosphere. The spa's decor was inspired by the surrounding landscape, and its environmentally-sensitive architecture and design uses natural materials such as timber, copper, and blue stone. There are themed treatment rooms as well as couple's rooms with expansive decks and glass showers. Services include body treatments, organic facials, massage, and specialty treatments unique to Gwinganna. Guests can also relax in the amethyst crystal steam room and the Whisper Lounge.







Gwinganna Lifestyle Retreat Rooms & Dining

Facilities & Amenities

Gwinganna Lifestyle Retreat offers a broad range of packages and retreats throughout the year that last from two through seven days. Guest packages combine acitivites and wellness seminars with organic cuisine and spa treatments. The seven-day Gwinganna Detox program involves spa treatments, daily wellness seminars, a wellness consultation, and an organic menu created with a nutritionist.

Scheduled fitness and sports activities are numerous. On a typical day, guests may be able to take advantage of cricket, tennis, or frisbee. Regularly scheduled fitness classes include spinning, Boxercise, core strength, aqua exercise, and circuit training. Yoga and Pilates classes are held at one of several indoor or open air locations. Among the facilities available for guest use are a mind-body pavilion with ocean and valley views and 16 walking and hiking tracks totaling approximately 20 miles.

Gwinganna Lifestyle Retreat Facilities & Amenities

Rooms & Dining

With more premium accommodation options than any other retreat, the Villas at Gwinganna offer a new level of spa living, with stunning views, more comfort and privacy and exceptional features including a private plunge pool or steam room. Other choices are beautifully restored Heritage accommodation or the superior Orchard Suites built from reclaimed timbers. All feature air conditioning, ceiling fans and ensuite bathrooms.

The dining room sits alongside a large deck that also houses an infinity-edge pool. Views of the lush Tallebudgera Valley greet diners from every vantage point. The cuisine consists of nutritionally balanced organic seafood, meat, and vegetarian options, which varies for each program. Guest packages include all three meals daily in addition to morning and afternoon tea. The property's chefs and nutritionist take care to accommodate guests' appetites and requirements. On some programs, organic wine is served with dinner to help guests celebrate a day of healthful living.

Food Option

  • Portion Control
  • Vegeterian
  • Vegan
  • Serves organic wine on selected retreats