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Gwinganna Lifestyle Retreat

Queensland, Australia

Nestled in the hinterland of Queensland's Gold Coast, Gwinganna connects visitors with supportive professionals who teach how to live with resilience in the modern world. Situated on a plateau and sprawling over more than 160 hectares, the property boasts inspirational ocean and valley views. The main accommodation village includes dining and relaxation areas, swimming pools, a workshop venue, a gymnasium, and a spa. Adjoining the two-level gym is a group fitness studio and separate indoor cycling studio; the expansive yoga deck affords breathtaking views. The 33-room Spa Sanctuary features environmentally sensitive architecture and is dedicated to soothing, nurturing, healing, and balancing guests through Dreamtime treatments. These include spa, specialty, Eastern, signature, emotional, wellness, and physical therapies. Guests can nurture their creative sides by attending a digital photography workshop, the equine experience, or a stand-up paddleboard class.