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The Rolls Royce of lifestyle retreats, the Gwinganna Detox is one of the most powerful options. This specialized program has an added focus on liver function and is designed to provide a safe and healthy way to allow your body to rest and renew. The key wellness seminars will provide you with a clearer understanding of your body's needs and guide you toward improved health and wellness. Leave with whiter eyes and increased vitality. You will feel sensational.
Choose from a selection of accommodation set amongst a village of beautifully appointed buildings. All contain mountains of pillows and cozy doonas wrapped in pure cotton linen on comfy beds to ensure a peaceful rest. Complimentary iPods are available.
There are various options in this room category and all feature ensuite, air conditioning and fans and are close to the central facilities. Each of the Heritage Houses is unique and has been brought to Gwinganna piece by piece from various locations or built on site in the original Queenslander style.
This fully restored Heritage cottage features two bedrooms, each with a queen bed and ensuite including a bath. There is a shared lounge area and private laundry, plus use of a buggy. Located near the Villas, the Peel House has stunning views over the Gold Coast.
Built from beautiful Australian reclaimed timbers with soaring ceilings, natural stone bathrooms, timber floors and spacious verandahs, the Orchard Suites are nestled into Gwinganna’s orchard. Choices include a deluxe studio with ensuite featuring a verandah and sitting area, or a two bedroom suite with two bathrooms, shared relaxation lounge and verandah. These rooms are aptly named the Valencia, Mulberry, Olive, Macadamia and Lychee Suites.
Each day on retreat follows a similar structure though activities on each program can vary. Mornings begin watching the sun rise out of the ocean whilst practicing the ancient art of Qi Gong, a restorative moving meditation. A choice of hikes and walks before breakfast continue this ideal start to your day. The walks provide an opportunity to explore the 200 hectares of diverse bushland and rainforest which provide homes for inquisitive native animals and beautiful birds. Gwiganna offers 16 different walks, each one offering a different perspective. All paths, some gentle and others more challenging offer beautiful views of the surrounding valleys and hinterland and many showcase the magnificent Pacific Ocean.
After breakfast there is a variety of activities, using Gwinganna's own yin and yang approach to movement. The yin is the more inwardly focused activities such as yoga, Pilates and dance. Yang the more outwardly focused, increasing heart rate and intensity whilst still working around any limitations. Gwinganna encourages guests to assess how they feel each day and listen to their body and what it needs. A combination of both yin and yang activities can help ensure balance in the body’s biochemistry and provide the opportunity for quality movement patterns to be introduced.
Most mornings then end with one of their key wellness seminars, a differentiating feature of Gwinganna. The presenters are experienced, highly skilled and always ready to share the latest information in their field. Following the seminar, its time for a delicious organic lunch which is a more significant meal in a day at the retreat. Then afternoon Dreamtime begins.
During each Dreamtime, you can take advantage of the diverse and extensive array of experts and therapists who work with Gwiganna to further enhance your stay. From soothing spa therapies, to wellness consultations, balanced movement programs and stress management sessions, these can help you customise your Gwinganna experience each time you visit.
You can enjoy 16 different walks around bushland and forest nearby.
Gwinganna is easy to reach but feels as if its a million miles away. Located on Queensland’s Gold Coast, in a hidden region of the Tallebudgera Valley, Gwinganna sits high on a plateau, surrounded by ocean and valley views, with over 200 hectares to explore. They invite you to experience all that is on offer at this spectacular Australian property. Gwinganna is less than 30 minutes drive from Gold Coast airport, around 60 minutes from Brisbane and just 15 minutes from Burleigh Heads beach.
Fresh, local organic with much of the produce harvested from the on site gardens and orchard. Gwinganna cuisine enjoys a clean and pure journey from preparation to plate. With attention to individual needs, perfectly balanced nutrition ensures the required nourishment is provided to the body for energy and vitality.
An exceptional range of therapies and treatments are on offer, many of which are unique to Gwinganna. Choose from body treatments and facials using organic products to specialty therapies and massage. Spa is not included in the price.
Guests are to arrive at Gold Coast airport (OOL) or Brisbane airport (BNE).
A courtesy transfer from Gold Coast airport at 1 p.m. on the first day of each retreat. Please ensure your flight lands by 12.30 p.m. to access this transfer. For your departure, the courtesy transfer will depart Gwinganna at 2 p.m. on the final day of each retreat. Please ensure your flight departs after 3.30 p.m. to access this transfer. If you are arriving into Brisbane airport or cannot make the transfer times, a limousine service is available which they can book for you.