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4 Days Luxury Spa and Yoga Holiday in NSW, Australia

  • Gaia Retreat & Spa, 933 Fernleigh Road, Brooklet, NSW 2479, Australia

Luxury Spa and Yoga Holiday in Australia

The nurturing environment at Gaia Retreat is a haven to manifest, create and actualize whatever you are seeking; giving you the space, inspiration and tools to continue your journey once you leave. Check in any day, refine your dietary requirements, enjoy your morning yoga and fitness activities, and receive spa treatments specific to your needs. The most precious gift we can give you is flexibility and quality time out.

Highlights

  • Daily morning yoga
  • Private wellness consultation
  • Spa treatments and massages
  • 3 nights accommodation
  • Daily gourmet meals
  • Spa gift pack
  • 3 days with instruction
  • English
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Contemporary and elegant in style, the rooms inspire a feeling of beauty, calmness and balance. Each room is decorated in warm earth tones to create a sense of nurturing, peace and serenity, complimenting the influences of the surrounding flora and fauna. Come on your own, bring a partner or invite some friends, whatever experience you are looking for, Gaia retreat & spa has accommodation to suit you. We offer Layana rooms, Sura Terraces and Acala Suites.

Layana Rooms

Layana Rooms is the perfect place of comfort with heart. Relax on your own outdoor veranda nestled in fragrant, lush sub-tropical gardens, the Layana Rooms give you the opportunity to reconnect back to the land and offer you a true sense of tranquility.

Sura Terraces

Sura Terraces offer the art of understated elegance. Overlooking picturesque sub-tropical gardens, the Sura Terrace gives you complete privacy to enjoy the beautiful tranquil surrounds from your large outdoor deck and own private King Daybed.

Acala Suites

The Acala suites are the perfect choice for luxury and total serenity. Beautifully appointed on one of the highest points of the property the Acala Suite 1 is a modern one bedroom spacious suite which captures breathtaking views over the Bangalow hinterland. Meanwhile, the Acala Suite 2 is a modern two bedroom spacious suite.

Our friendly team of wellness professionals, offer a diverse range of fun and revitalizing Activities. Discover peace of mind with gentle daily restorative Yoga, or centre yourself with Tai Chi as you breathe in the tranquility of this sacred land.

Gaia provides an activity regime to enhance spiritual health and wellbeing for the mind, body and soul. Begin each day with morning Yoga, designed for all levels, another Daily Activity is also scheduled. Walking tracks on the property, as well as a Gym / Fitness Centre, Tennis Court, Heated Swimming Pool and Bicycles provide guests with plenty of amenities to occupy their spare time.

Founded in 2005 by Olivia Newton-John, Gregg Cave, Ruth Kalnin and Warwick Evans, Gaia offers a retreat with tailored programs aimed to the individual. Gaia is run on a day-to-day basis with gracious hospitality by Gregg Cave, who along with the entire team at Gaia, is committed to your wellbeing.

Inspired by the healing culture of the Byron Bay region and its abundant and fresh local organic produce, Gaia Retreat & Spa is so much more than a healthy holiday; it is a unique retreat and spa experience with heart. At Gaia Retreat & Spa, its all about choice; you choose and we'll help you design your own personal, purpose driven retreat whether it is active and energetic, tranquil and serene, or a clever combination of both.

Since opening in 2005 Gaia has received multiple awards and accolades including Winner of the prestigious 2008 Conde Nast Readers Spa Awards Favourite Overseas Hotel Spa - Australasia and South Pacific and Winner of the 2008 Australasian Spa Association- ASPA Award for Best Destination Spa.

The friendly and professional Gaia team strives to deliver the ultimate Retreat Spa experience for our guests, geared towards wellness of the individual. With 19 stylishly appointed retreat-style villas set in lush gardens, Gaia Retreat & Spa is the ideal place to renew, refresh, and restore your mind, body and soul.

We pride ourselves on the philosophy that food should be as delicious and visually attractive as it is healthy. Dine in style with a strong emphasis on balanced diet, while enjoying exquisite, creative flavors. The day begins with a sumptuous buffet and hot breakfast, followed by a light lunch, while the evening unfolds with a three course fine dining experience.

With a healthy Spa Cuisine approach to wellness, our chef personally chooses the freshest organic produce available from Gaias own Organic garden, the orchards and plantations of the NSW Northern Rivers region, as well as from local farmers and suppliers. This area is renowned for some of the finest seasonal food mother earth has to offer. This is evident in the high standard and quality of the Gaia cuisine.

With Gaia's spa cuisine approach to wellness, our chef personally chooses the freshest organic produce available from our wide variety of local suppliers, including Gaia's own organic garden.

The orchards, plantations and farms of the NSW Northern Rivers region yield some of the finest seasonal food mother earth has to offer. Gaia is a true culinary experience, varying seafood, chicken and vegetarian. A selection of fine Australian wine is also available to accompany your dinner upon request.

Breakfast

Served in Kukura House or Tevana Deck. The bounty of a rich local harvest allows us to produce fresh tropical fruit, freshly squeezed juices, farm fresh eggs, a range of warm breads, gluten free cereals and muesli.

Lunch

Served in Kukura House or Tevana Deck. Our chefs take on a much broader perspective than just preparing meals. They keep in tune with nature's seasonal fruits and vegetables, and design meals to enhance your health and well-being. Lunches are light with tantalising fresh organic salads, soups, pastas, breads and other culinary delights.

Dinner

Served in Kukura House or Tevana deck. Dine in style with great emphasis on a balanced diet, while allowing you to enjoy creative flavors. Dinner is a daily fresh 3-course gourmet menu, varying fish, chicken, and vegetarian.

With all the facilities offered by Gaia Retreat, you can also enjoy the following activities:

  • Day and night tennis court
  • Steam, sauna and spa
  • Heated salt water swimming pool
  • Outdoor sunset fire
  • Fitness center
  • Private picnic on the grounds
  • Bike riding
  • Milky way dinner on the Tevana Deck
  • Bush and nature walks
  • Day beds and hammocks
  • On-site tennis coaching
  • On-site personal training
  • Private meditation and nutrition consultation
  • Byron Bay hinterland and eco tours
  • Dolphin and whale watching
  • Guided bushwalks through Nightcap Ranges

At Gaia Retreat & Spa you can indulge in a retreat package or just spend the day being pampered. Gaia Day Spa is the pure heart of the Gaia experience, where nurturing, exceptional healers and therapists are a testimony to the holistic ethos of the multi award winning spa. Choose from the many exquisite specialised treatments for both men and women, treatments which are grounding and profoundly restorative.

The Gaia Day Spa has assembled some of the finest healers and therapists in Australia, providing guests with a unique spa journey aimed at enhancing and promoting health and wellbeing. The Gaia team strives to deliver the ultimate retreat spa experience for their guests, geared toward the holistic wellness and inherent beauty of the individual.

Mother Nature knows best, her wisdom is the inspiration creating a truly enriching experience that enlivens the senses and connects us to our heart. We use freshly blended products that are made from Australian Organics both from local suppliers and our own Organic Garden. The tranquil sounds and native beauty of the lush surrounds will lull you into a state of deep relaxation empowering you to reconnect, find balance and release stress.

  • Luxury accommodation
  • All gourmet meals and snacks
  • Morning yoga and all additional scheduled activities
  • 300 AUD spa voucher per room/suite to spend at the Gaia Day Spa
  • One and a half hour Wellness Consultation per person
  • Return complimentary airport transfers from Ballina only at set times
  • Spa gift pack on arrival
  • Use of all facilities

Testimonials

  • Review by Andrew Ettingshausen
    9 out of 10

    "I love that Gaia is a choice retreat, not a boot camp, so you can do what you want when you want. I definitely recommend a stay at Gaia, youre going to get magnificent treatments, youll be dealing with professionals in every area & the food is top class"

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  • Review by Peter Alexander
    9 out of 10

    "Gaia - magical location, delicious cuisine, friendly staff and it's so chilled out you could stay in pyjama's the whole day - lucky I had some nice ones with me!"

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  • Review by Jane Turner
    10 out of 10

    "I just spent three lovely days on my own at beautiful Gaia. They treated me like a queen. The food was extraordinary, the spa heavenly and the service impeccable and all the while looking out on the green hills misty in the warm, soft air. I now have my cookbook and my good intentions but I can't wait to return to Gaia; a lovely window into the perfect life."

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  • Review by Kerry Armstrong

    " I love it when I come to Gaia. It is incredibly restful, the food is beautiful and the treatments are the best, with open hearted therapists. I love this place! "

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  • Review by Marcia Hines

    " I needed to get away and what an amazing place to get away to. The food, the treatments, the boxing, absolutely love it. I am sleeping better than I have in years. Do yourself a favour and come up to Gaia, seeing is believing. Its just absolutely stunning. "

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  • Review by Deborah Hutton

    "Gaia is such an amazing sanctuary. It is the place I come to for relaxation, it’s a place that’s all about you. The staff were gorgeous, the food was fantastic and there were plenty of pamper time. Your body get’s this incredible break, it’s like taking a deep breath and you are ready to face the world again."

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  • Review by Kate Waterhouse & Luke Ricketson

    "Luke and I had the most wonderful time at GAIA retreat. Our every need was looked after from the moment we started to plan our trip. Once we arrived, we felt so welcome and relaxed. The accommodation and food was outstanding. The spa is world class, with so many amazing treatments on offer. One of our favorite elements was being able to experience their new ‘re-treatment’ skin care range. Each product is certified organic and was specifically designed to revitalize and replenish your skin. I felt noticeably more hydrated and nourished after using the products. We would definitely recommend this beautiful retreat and look forward to returning again soon."

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  • Review by Leisel Jones

    "When you escape the hustle and bustle of a major city and are welcomed into the luxurious space of Gaia, you know you are in Heaven. I walked into Gaia with hunched shoulders, talking too fast and my mind racing a million miles an hour. The minute I walked through the giant wooden doors, it is like the world disappears and you start to become a relaxed and full of bliss. What I love about Gaia, is that you can choose just how much or how little you do. The morning yoga is my favorite activity but if you’re keen for exercise or a swim than that’s available also. Exercise or rest, it’s your choice. The food is divine! It’s like a 3 Michelin star restaurant without the guilt. I love that most of the food is locally grown or sourced nearby. This is where you need not feel guilty about eating dessert! I have vowed to book myself in once a year as a treat to myself. I left feeling lighter, more centred and like I could breathe again. Gaia is an absolute must if you are feeling worn out or just want a healthy kick start."

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