High on a plateau on over 200 hectares (500 acres) in a hidden region of the Tallebudgera Valley, the promise of abundance and calm beckons.
Gwinganna’s exclusive customised environment is well regarded globally for its transformative effect on guests’ lifestyle habits.
It is a wellness haven maintained by healthy boundaries. These boundaries restrict guests from bringing and consuming the following items anywhere on the property: cigarettes, drugs, food, caffeinated drinks and alcohol. Our retreat is specifically designed to assist you during any withdrawals from the world in a beautifully isolated environment, providing a cocoon from external distractions and stress. A visit to Gwinganna is a commitment to stay on retreat and respect our philosophy so we can help re-evaluate lifestyle habits that do not foster wellness, energy and calmness.
Gwinganna offers you more choice than any other health retreat in Australia with a diverse range of packages including several specialty options.
The introductory two night weekend stay is ideal for busy people or those wanting to try a retreat for the first time, while the five and seven day packages will provide the best results. Over three or four days choose a package with different themes throughout the year, allowing you to try something different each time you visit. Many guests also now choose to combine packages together creating their ultimate Gwinganna experience.
Since the dawn of time, this place has watched in silence as the weather changes sweep from the south and the west.
Surrounded by ocean and valley views, this land’s inhabitants and visitors have listened to the silence of the bush for eternity. The local indigenous people were the original custodians of the region. It was they who gave name to the place. Gwinganna translates to ‘lookout’, aptly named given its position offering views from Moreton Bay to Coolangatta.
Gwinganna’s steep slopes have protected it from too much devastating timber clearing and settlers in years gone by. Substantially intact, many parts of Gwinganna still retain its ancient past. The silence and stillness of this mountain retreat revitalises tired souls and allows guests to rest and recover from their busy worlds. The longer you stay on this magical mountain, cocooned from the outside world, the sooner you will return to your natural state of having an abundance of energy and vitality.
"Without a word of doubt Gwinganna has literally changed my life. I am now gluten free, and so well. Neale was awesome. Thank you. Every journey has an ending, and every ending is a new beginning.”
"This was definitely up there as one of the most important weeks of my life. My experience at Gwinganna was so incredible, life changing.”
"It genuinely is life changing as skeptical as I was about what I could possibly achieve in a week. An amazing experience with very special, caring and professional staff. I will be back, thank you!"
"Everyone should experience this retreat at some early stage in their lives. We would not get sick armed with the movements and nutritional ideas.”
"I attended Optimal Qi and just wanted to let you know how much I loved it. It was absolutely the best thing I have ever done for me. Linda and Neale were incredible and the information given was life changing. Thank you for an amazing 4 days."
"A restorative experience. It was great to be introduced to nutrition and organic food, a lifetime change."
"Prior to coming to Gwinganna, I didn't think that a seven day break could leave me feeling so much more energetic, healthier and relaxed. Everything about Gwinganna reflects their passion and commitment to excellence. It's a unique environment. I will return every year for a re-charge."
"I am adamant that there is no better way to nourish, nurture and reboot your entire being than a visit to Gwinganna. I view it as less of an indulgence and more of a neccessity - kind of like an annual service. And if that doesn't get you there? They have one of - if not the - best spas in the country."