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Healing Focus

Welcome to the healing heartland of Australia. Gaia meaning… spirit of Mother Earth, will seduce you into tranquillity and spoil you with its endless spectacular vistas and healing energy. This sacred space will encourage you to peacefully drift into serenity and surrender to mother nature.

Beautiful nature walks give you the time to restore whilst reconnecting to your being and allow you to follow the powerful songlines that cross high on the summit at Gaia. Traditional custodian elders speak of songlines guiding those who traverse the land to ensure they stay on the right path.

Gracefully poised, on the highest point on the property, Mrs Easterly, watches over the Samira Lookout, which offers a vantage point with spectacular views over the horizon, from the Pacific Ocean to the Nightcap Ranges. Whether you are seeking total time-out or an improvement in general health, wellbeing or fitness – your bespoke Gaia Retreat journey is tailored especially for you. Gaia Retreat’s nurturing environment is a haven to reconnect, realign and recharge in the comfort and beauty of this precious healing sanctuary.

„Meaning ‘Spirit of Mother Earth’, Gaia Retreat & Spa offers guests the ultimate choice and flexibility to create their own bespoke experience.“
  • Wellbeing
  • Relaxation
  • Nature
  • Organic Cuisine
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Hotel

Nestled in the stunning surrounds of Bundjalung Country, Gaia Retreat & Spa’s story began organically, inspired by friendship, dreams and synchronicity. With a shared vision of heart and healing, this piece of paradise in the Byron Bay Hinterland was born and continues to evolve with deep grace and gratitude to the land today.

Committed to honouring the founding vision of Gaia Retreat, they are dedicated to providing boutique healing experiences where you can surrender, slow down and nurture your being. As curators of truly unique Australian experiences, they pride themselfes on developing meaningful places that enhance the health and wellbeing of individuals and communities. A place where service redefines luxury, Gaia Retreat celebrates your senses and nourishes your being with grounding spa experiences, fresh organic spa cuisine, morning yoga, and myriad activities.

Gaia Retreat is one of the most awarded boutique lifestyle retreats in Australia. Awarded as the Global Winner of World Luxury Hotel Awards’ Luxury Wellness Healing Retreat and Continent Winner of World Luxury Spa Awards’ Luxury Spa Retreat in 2021, the spa haven caters to your personal wellbeing goals.

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Features & Benefits

Accommodation

  • Intimate boutique retreat with 22 beautifully appointed rooms,  suites, and villas.
  • Layana Rooms – the perfect place to cocoon yourself nestled amongst the fragrant sub-tropical gardens.
  • Sura Terraces – soak up the beauty and birdsong of the exquisite gardens as you relax on your own secluded Sura Terrace front deck and courtyard.
  • Acala Suites – The Acala Suites welcomes you with their warm and inviting charm in total serenity and privacy. Beautifully positioned on one of the prime elevations of the property, the Acala Suites offer two king bedrooms with ensuite bathrooms, separate spacious living area and private outdoor deck.
  • Magnificent 1-bedroom Komala Villas overlooking the Northern hinterland of Gaia. Fusing indoor and outdoor living areas, the Komala Villas offer tranquil seclusion, a large private deck, daybed cabana, heated saltwater infinity plunge pool, private treatment area, double shower bathroom and a luxurious reclining bath.
  • For unparalleled indulgence and the ultimate time out, the spacious two bedrooms Komala Luxe Villa is boasting a separate living area with fireplace, two bathrooms, a luxurious bath and a generous outdoor reclining area and cabana with heated private swimming pool.
Accomodation

Cuisine

  • Multi award-winning, unique and authentic Australian Spa Cuisine
  • Sumptuous hot breakfast, light lunch, dinner featuring a three-course fine dining menu with wine accompaniment
  • Creates delicious, healthy and attractive meals that are nutritionally balanced
  • On request, the retreats caters to vegans and special dietary needs
  • All ingredients are sourced from the retreat’s organic gardens and plantation, as well as nearby local producers around the region
  • All meals, snacks, juices and teas are available for guests throughout the retreats and comprise a range of lean poultry, seafood and vegetarian dishes
Cuisine

Sustainable & Social Practices

  • Embraces an eco-friendly lifestyle. The aim is to tread as lightly as they can on the land.
  • Chooses organic produce sourced from local suppliers with much of fresh produce grown in the own on-site organic gardens.
  • Endeavours to always use Australian eco-friendly cleaning products and ensure the recycling of waste, as well as initiatives such as composting, rainwater use with advanced filtration systems, and an integrated pest management program.
  • Consciously minimises any use of single-use plastic at the retreat, with sustainable options always implemented where possible.
  • Is aligned with the ‘Rainforest Rescue Regeneration Scheme’ and has implemented plantings of over 4000 trees to ensure healthy Australian native vegetation on the property.
Sustainability

Activities

  • Daily Yoga in the Zama Yoga Room
  • Cardio Circuit in Viha Fitness Centre
  • Day Spa Treatments
  • Organic Cooking Classes
  • Garden Forage Classes
  • Meditation
  • Boxing
  • Pilates
  • Qi Gong
  • Cacao Ceremony
  • Samira Lookout
  • Bike/e-bike Rental
  • Tennis
  • Nature Walks
Activities

Healing & Spa

Spa Facilities
  • Nestled in subtropical gardens, the spa sanctuary embraces you with its healing energy as its subtle and harmonic resonance welcomes your entire being to surrender.
  • Gaia’s wellness philosophy honours the power and transformative magic of the Day Spa, which offers a sophisticated and extensive choice of healing treatments and therapies, while using the Retreatment Botanics Luxury Skincare Range.
  • Enjoy time out between treatments and further restore whilst enjoying the serenity of the Spa Aqua facilities which include an outdoor heated saltwater pool, traditional sauna and spa pool.
Healing Therapies & Treatments
  • Aromatherapy, Relaxation/Swedish, Pregnancy Massage, Therapeutic/Deep Tissue, Ayurvedic, Chinese Massage, Hot Stone, Lymphatic Drainage, Restorative / Oncology Massage, Classic Ka Huna Relaxation, The Royal Ka Huna, Body Polish & Masques, Facial Reflexology, Facials, LED Light Therapy, Hot Macadamia Oil Scalp Massage, Indian Marma Head Massage, Shirodhara, Reflexology, Traditional Chinese Medicine, Acupuncture, Cupping, Kinesiology, Reiki, Energetic Healing, Craniosacral Healing, Shamanic Healing
Healing Therapies
Elisabeth Ixmeier, COO, Founder
Dr. Elisabeth Ixmeier
Founder
Healing Hotels of the World
We love that the healing energy coming from the earth in this magical place is implemented in every treatment, activity and menu.

Location

Complimentary Airport Transfers (at set times) are included in packages.

  • Airplane
    Ballina Airport: 30 min
  • Car
    Byron Bay: 30 min
  • Car
    Gold Coast / Coolangatta Airport: 60 min

Contact

Gaia Retreat & Spa

933 Fernleigh Road
Brooklet NSW 2479
Byron Bay Hinterland
Australia


+61 2 6687 1216
www.gaiaretreat.com.au

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