- Co-founded by Olivia Newton-John in 2005, Gaia Retreat & Spa offers a unique blend of the ‘Byron Bay lifestyle’, natural beauty, sustainable design, boutique accommodation and personalised pampering.
- Gaia Retreat & Spa has established itself as Australia’s most Awarded boutique lifestyle pamper Retreat, giving you complete freedom of choice and flexibility to tailor and personalise your experience.
- At Gaia we pride ourselves on our philosophy that food should be as delicious and visually attractive as it is healthy.
- Check in any day, select an accommodation Retreat Package that suits, choose from a wide range of holistic specialised Day Spa treatments and let us take the thinking out of it for you.
- Elegantly decorated, Kukura House is contemporary, sleek and spacious, yet warm and welcoming. It is a place where guests can freely gravitate day or night.
- Samira – ancient Sanskrit meaning ‘wind of God and breeze’ is not only the highest point on the property, but in the Ballina Shire.
EXCLUSIVE LUXE VOYAGER VIP BENEFITS & BEST PRICE
We negotiate rates & benefits for our clients directly with the hotels’ senior management. Our rates match or in many cases are lower than the best online rate for the property. Our clients also enjoy a suite of extra VIP privileges and recognition while staying at a partner hotel.
- Complimentary room upgrade on arrival.
- Daily complimentary buffet breakfast for two.
- Up to $100 dining or spa credit per stay, and or in-house dining / spa discounts.
- Welcome amenities (wine/chocolates/fruit) and card from the GM.
- Complimentary private airport transfers.
- Complimentary roll-away bed if required.
- Early check-in and late check-out.
- Complimentary Wi-Fi.
- Enhanced recognition through VIP status at all touch points in the guest experience.
A complete or partial suite of VIP benefits will be offered, subject to the property T&C, including availability, category of room & length of stay.
Elegantly decorated, Kukura House is contemporary, sleek and spacious, yet warm and welcoming. It is a place where guests can freely gravitate day or night. Built in the late seventies and redesigned in 2005, the cathedral like, high raked ceilings, natural wood features and fine flowing sheer fabrics, provide Kukura with a sense of splendour and space. Relax with a magazine or one of our many books from our library, play a board game or simply just be on one of the many daybeds with an herbal tea.Portable DVD players with a wide choice of the latest movie releases, relaxation, guided meditation and world music CD’s are also available for our guests. If relaxing becomes too much you can browse in the Gaia Shop, where you will find DVDs, self-development and cook books, hand woven clothes and artefacts and our own exclusive Gaia range of Certified Organic skin care.
Game, set and match on the Gaia night and day tennis court, perfect for those fresh winter days and those balmy summer nights.
We want you to return home full of energy and with renewed vigour.
Surrender to the beauty and healing cultures of internationally recognised Gaia Retreat & Spa, nestled on 25 acres in the breathtaking Bundjalung Country hinterland of Byron Bay, the region often referred to as the healing heartland of Australia. Majestically poised on the highest point in the Shire, Gaia meaning…spirit of Mother Earth, will seduce you to drift into infinity with its endless spectacular vistas and unsurpassed natural sustainable design. Founded in 2005, Gregg Cave, Ruth Kalnin, Olivia Newton-John and Warwick Evans, affectionately known as G.R.O.W, set out as a close-knit team to realise a shared dream.
Gaia Retreat & Spa has established itself as Australia’s most Awarded boutique lifestyle pamper Retreat, giving you complete freedom of choice and flexibility to tailor and personalise your experience. Check in any day, select an accommodation Retreat Package that suits, choose from a wide range of holistic specialised Day Spa treatments and let us take the thinking out of it for you. Gaia’s exceptional team of wellness professionals offer sage advice and a diverse range of inspiring revitalising activities and services for you to enjoy. We create a place of heart where you OWN the experience – a place to refocus, rebalance and truly restore.
Intimate boutique retreat with 23 rooms, cabins, premium cabins and suites.
Layana rooms are our deluxe option and are intimately rich in design and provide the perfect place to cocoon yourself for rejuvenating time out. Relax on your private outdoor veranda nestled in fragrant, lush sub-tropical gardens, the Layana Room provides you with the opportunity to reconnect back to Mother Earth (Gaia), while offering you an authentic sense of peace and tranquillity.
Overlooking Gaia’s picturesque sub-tropical gardens, the Sura Terrace provides you with complete privacy to experience the beautiful tranquil surrounds of your own secluded courtyard and a large outdoor deck, complete with a private daybed. Sura rooms are more spacious than Layana rooms and include TV / DVD and your own luxurious sunken bath. Sura Terraces offer understated elegance, style and comfort.
The Acala Suites shimmer in the light with their warm and inviting charm in total serenity and privacy. Beautifully positioned on one of the highest points of the property, the Suites are an eclectic marriage of contemporary and modern chic design. The Acala luxury Suites offer one or two king bedrooms, ensuite bathrooms, separate spacious living area, private outdoor deck with spa hot tub and complimentary internet. The Acala Suites will uplift your heart while allowing you to sink into a state of total relaxation and bliss.
Introducing the Komala Villas – inspired to seduce you with the ultimate in elegant, contemporary luxury. These one-bedroom split-level villas are designed to indulge you in the deepest pleasures of comfort and elegance. Beautifully situated on one of the highest points of Gaia, these North-East facing Villas will quite simply, take your breath away.The Komala Villas offer private tranquil seclusion, with indoor/outdoor living areas, a large private deck, daybed cabana, saltwater heated infinity plunge pool, private treatment area, double shower bathroom and a luxurious reclining bath. If it is the ultimate experience in pampering you desire – surrender, indulge and be truly captivated in the complete magic of Gaia in a Komala Villa.
Komala Luxe Villa is poised on the most spectacular prime position of the Gaia property. It is home to the majestic North facing Hinterland valleys with views that sweep and seduce you into an infinity of bliss. Designed with contemporary country retreat living in mind, we invite you to step inside this chic upscale modern Luxe Villa. It’s clean lines of shape and form dictate the language of the space and the marriage of modern farm house paired with rustic textures create an authentic warm heart sense of home.Surrender in the private serene beauty and seclusion of Komala Luxe nestled in the breathtaking Bundjalung country Hinterland. The beautiful Villa includes 2 Master Bedrooms, Separate Living Area with Fireplace, 2 Bathrooms, Luxurious Bath and a seriously generous Outdoor Reclining Area and Cabana with Heated Private Swimming Pool.
At Gaia we pride ourselves on our philosophy that food should be as delicious and visually attractive as it is healthy.Dine in style at the Kukura House with an emphasis on a balanced diet, while enjoying a mix of exquisite creative flavours. Organic, locally-sourced produce, own organic garden, vegetarian, vegan, special dietary needs are fully catered for, Gourmet meals, snacks, juices and teas are all inclusive and nutritional consultancy, weight loss cuisine as well as detox.
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. Gourmet meals, snacks, juices and teas are all inclusive.Gaia is a true culinary experience, serving a variety of, Chicken, line caught Seafood and Vegetarian dishes. Vegans and special dietary needs are fully catered for as requested. A selection of fine organic Australian wine is available to accompany your evening dining experience.Our cuisine at Gaia changes on a daily basis pending seasonality, quality and weather. As the ingredients are bought fresh each day, our team of talented chefs offer a set menu tailored to the guests individual dietary requirements. Vegetarian options are always available. With a healthy multi award-winning Spa Cuisine approach to wellness, our chefs personally choose the freshest Organic produce available from Gaia’s own Organic garden, the orchards and plantations of the NSW Northern Rivers region, as well as from local farmers and providores. Our 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 Spa Cuisine.
In this fast moving new millennium, it is especially important to keep in touch with our bodies and to care for our health. Many people spend holidays running around more hectically than in their everyday life. That is why at Gaia Retreat & Spa we want you to focus on your wellbeing in an oasis of rest, replenishment and rejuvenation.
Laze around the pool in tranquillity is a must at Gaia, as you drift away to the whispers of the many exotic birds of the area. Swim in the heated outdoor salt water pool, detoxify in the Sauna or simply relax in the outdoor spa, the area is private and surrounded by beautiful fragrant gardens.
The multi award winning Gaia Day Spa is the pure heart of the Gaia Experience. With 14 treatment rooms and more than 35 outstanding healers and therapists, our exceptional team will nurture you with integrity and heartfelt passion to enliven and balance your being.
Enjoy your fitness workout in Gaia’s Viha (Sky) Fitness Centre. Getting fit couldn’t be more inspirational while watching the sun bathe the lush Byron Bay hinterland with a majestic golden hue. The Viha Fitness Centre has an extensive range of equipment for all levels of Fitness designed for your optimum health.
This vantage point offers spectacular views as far as the horizon takes you, from the Pacific Ocean to the Nightcap Ranges. Become witness to some of the most breathtaking sunrises and enjoy the early morning rays or let your day end with one of many stunning sunsets from one of our romantic daybeds; Samira Lookout is sure to capture your heart.