Gwinganna Lifestyle Retreat, Gold Coast, Australia
In a world of frenetic activity, Gwinganna Lifestyle Retreat stands apart as a destination to soothe your soul and inspire you to live a healthier life. Connect with supportive professionals who will teach you resilience in the modern world.
Explore new activities, nourish your body and nurture your spirit. During your stay, enjoy superb facilities, delicious certified organic cuisine, stylish accommodation and the unique Spa Sanctuary in a range of innovative programs from two to seven days.
Australian owned and operated, Gwinganna provides scenic views of the coast and surrounding valleys and a casual relaxed atmosphere. Located in the Hinterland of Queensland’s Gold Coast, you are invited to escape and discover Gwinganna for the rest of your life.
Location and Transfers
Located on Queensland’s Gold Coast, in a hidden region of the Tallebudgera Valley, Gwinganna sits high on a plateau, surrounded by ocean and valley views, with over 200 hectares to explore.
Gwinganna is less than 30 minutes drive from Gold Coast airport, around 60 minutes from Brisbane and just 15 minutes from Burleigh Heads beach.
The Villas – perched on the edge of a ridge with spectacular ocean and valley views, there are two studio villas and one two bedroom villa offering you more convenience, comfort and privacy to create the ultimate escape. Exclusive features such as a private deck and plunge pool, plus sole use of a buggy further enhance your Gwinganna experience
Signature Villas – two serene and luxurious suites built from Australian reclaimed timbers using rich, warm colours that make the most of the natural beauty of the surrounding environment. The Suites feature a private steam room, outdoor deck and either a bath or a hot tub. They are cantilevered over a secluded billabong so you can enjoy the tranquil private setting, soothed with the gently sounds of water and bird song
Orchard Suites – built from beautiful Australian reclaimed timbers, with soaring ceilings, natural stone bathrooms, timber floors and spacious verandas, the Orchard Suites are nestled into Gwinganna’s orchard. Mountain views provide a restful place to watch the sun set on a perfect day. Choices include a deluxe studio with ensuite featuring a veranda and sitting area, or a two bedroom suite with ensuites and shared relaxation lounge and veranda. There are the aptly named Valencia, Mulberry, Olive, Macadamia and Lychee Suites
Peel House – this fully restored Heritage cottage features two bedrooms, each with queen beds, their own ensuite including a bath, plus a shared lounge area and private laundry. Located next to Villas at Gwinganna, the Peel House has stunning views over the Gold Coast. Also included is the use of a buggy
Gwinganna House – uniquely Australian, Gwinganna House has been developed into a spacious Queensland style timber lodge overlooking the valleys, lush hinterland and ocean. Complete with historical artefacts, a traditional wood oven and original brick flooring, the 100 year old house has been lovingly restored. Boasting wrap around verandas with gardens, Gwinganna House is surrounded by natural beauty with distant ocean views and is ideal for single use or couples that are looking for more private accommodation. The house has a spacious lounge, separate country style bedroom and a bathroom complete with an antique footed bath
Heritage Houses – each of the five heritage houses is unique and has been brought to Gwinganna piece by piece from various locations, to preserve the original Queenslander style home. Some feature large lounge areas with bedrooms that open onto wide verandas shaded by gardens and trees. Ideal to share with friends or family. Others are a cosy retreat for one. All rooms feature a large ensuite or bathroom, air conditioning and fan
Fresh, local certified organic with much of the produce harvested from the on site gardens and orchard. Gwinganna cuisine enjoys a clean and pure journey from preparation to plate. With attention to individual needs, perfectly balanced nutrition ensures the required nourishment is provided to the body for energy and vitality.
A Gwinganna experience allows guests to re-evaluate their relationship with food and to experience and learn about the meaning of true nourishment. In keeping with this essential philosophy, the Gwinganna chefs cater to food allergies and intolerances with creativity and flair.
Facilities and Activities
Yoga is available
Lap Pool, Indoor Activities Studios and Sauna
Mind Body Pavilion
The Wellness Centre – one of the original buildings on the property has been restored into a dispensary for herbs and supplements and consultation rooms for naturopathy, nutrition and various wellness therapies
The Ampitheatre – often hosts pre-dinner gatherings and impromptu musical experiences
2 Tennis Courts
Pilates, stretching and creative dance
Indoor options include bosu and fitball classes, boxing circuits, indoor cycling and various innovative training options
All programs [apart from Spa Weekends] offer an educational element facilitated by highly qualified, skilled speakers