• Gwinganna Lifestyle Retreat
  • Gwinganna Lifestyle Retreat
  • Gwinganna Lifestyle Retreat
  • Gwinganna Lifestyle Retreat
  • Gwinganna Lifestyle Retreat
  • Gwinganna Lifestyle Retreat
  • Gwinganna Lifestyle Retreat
  • Gwinganna Lifestyle Retreat
  • Gwinganna Lifestyle Retreat
  • Gwinganna Lifestyle Retreat
  • Gwinganna Lifestyle Retreat
  • Gwinganna Lifestyle Retreat

About Gwinganna Lifestyle Retreat

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. Sleep Discovery or Feast of Nutrition. 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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192 Syndicate Road, Tallebudgera Gold Coast, Queensland, 4218 Australia
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Menu of Services

The spa complex at Gwinganna Lifestyle Retreat consists of two separate facilities, the main 33-room Spa Sanctuary and the Signature Spa Suites. 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, the Whisper Lounge, or the outdoor pebble garden.

The Signature Spa Suites encompass both indoor and outdoor treatment areas. The four-hour signature service, available only in the Spa Suites, involves a customized bath soak, body scrub, clay application and the 90-minute Gwinganna Signature Massage.

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Mind/Body Medicine
Naturopathic Medicine
Traditional Chinese Medicine
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Acne/Deep Cleansing
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Locker Room
Meeting Facilities
Steam Room
Swimming Pool
Whirlpool, Jacuzzi
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Personal Training
Pilates with Mat
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Tai Chi
Yoga Classes
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Cranio Sacral Massage
Deep Tissue
Hot Stone
Lymph Drainage
Myofascial Release
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Naturopathic Medicine
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Nutrition Consultation or Therapy
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Customer Reviews for Gwinganna Lifestyle Retreat (4)

November 19, 2012
Gwinganna Junkie...
It was my 3rd visit to Gwinganna....and again it exceeded my expectations....i couldnt believe how even though it was only 2 days, that i could come away so informed and so refreshed....i cant wait to go back :)
Mary AnneS
October 1, 2012
Gwinganna Is SPLENDID
MY sincere thanks to the team at Gwinganna for reminding me of who I am and how ...to be in the moment - I was NOT expecting such an awakening and such a nurturing, passionate group to greet us and guide us through a journey of discovery and awakening - Bless you all for your love and dedication I cannot say enough about Gwinganna - and its 20 minutes from my door - Thanks to Lindsay for her encouragement without whom we may have missed the week of our lives ... splendid is about what we are feeling!! Till next time. Mary Anne Sterling CEO Mas Entertainment
April 13, 2009
great destination
March 9, 2007
Wonderful wholistic experience
Magical place, magical people, magical food. The best of the best in massages and treatments. Totally exhausted when I arrived and left feeling 3 inches taller, full of vitality, armed with knowledge on how to sustain such wellbeing.
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Facilities & Amenities

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 fitness activities and lifestyle seminars with organic cuisine and spa treatments. The seven-day Gwinganna Detox program involves four spa treatments, daily lifestyle workshops, a health and wellness consultation, and examination, and a specially designed seafood and vegetarian menu.

Scheduled fitness and sports activities are numerous. On a typical day, guests may be able to take advantage of cricket, tennis, or bocce. 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.

Specialty retreats are offered for those with a particular focus on a specific subject or interest. The four-day Feast of Nutrition retreat focuses on all aspects of nutrition, while the Sleep Discovery treatment looks behind the science of sleep, how to sleep better and practical solutions to take home.


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Rooms & Dining

Rooms & Dining

Gwinganna Lifestyle Retreat has 30 Orchard Suites and 16 Heritage Rooms. Orchard Suites are either a deluxe studio or two bedrooms, both of which feature a verandah and living area. Heritage Rooms have wide verandas surrounded by gardens that shelter a variety of tropical birds. These rooms are situated in authentic Queenslander-style houses. In 2009, The Villas at Gwinganna will be completed offering more privacy as well as views of the coastline and unique architecture that will add a new element to the Gwinganna experience.

The dining room sits alongside a large deck that also houses an infinity-edge pool, a whirlpool, and an outdoor fireplace. 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.

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