Gaia’s gentle and embracing energy is fondly attributed to the grounding ancient spirit and soul nurturing song lines converging beneath our mystical sanctuary. Our elevated, hinterland retreat was built from humble beginnings which set a magical creation in motion, bringing ancient wisdom and grounding practice alive in each of our purpose-built spaces.
Treasure the majestic beauty of this sacred land as a gift from nature
Kukura House – Kukura meaning ‘People’ in ancient Sanskrit, is the soul of your Gaia experience and the true nucleus of our retreat.
A gathering of people
This gracious Samoan style contemporary longhouse, is where guests come together to dine, relax and mingle.
Elegantly decorated, Kukura House is contemporary, sleek and spacious, yet warm and welcoming. Guests can freely gravitate day or night, relax with a magazine or one of the many books from our library, play a board game or simply rest and enjoy herbal tea on one of the many daybeds. The cathedral like, high raked ceilings, natural wood features and fine flowing sheer fabrics, provide Kukura with a sense of splendour inspired by our volcanic red soils, coral trees and rich evening sunsets.
Kukura house is also home to our reception and Gaia Shop, where you will find our own exclusive Gaia range of Certified Organic skin care and take-home produce, as well as cookbooks, hand woven clothes and locally sourced artefacts.
Experience a profound state of blissful repose... Our world famous and award-winning on-site Day Spa offers a space for total body nurturing.
Nurture your being
Nestled in our subtropical gardens, our 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 our Day Spa, which offers a sophisticated and extensive choice of healing treatments and therapies, while using our very own Retreatment Botanics Luxury Skincare Range.
Retreatment Botanics encapsulates the healing nature of the land; a product that not only nourishes and repairs the skin but also nurtures your entire being. The ethos behind this natural luxury skincare range is Gaia’s desire to create something unique and authentic, a high-quality holistic product that truly is of the highest standard in every way.
Privately nestled amongst our subtropical gardens, guests are invited to laze around the pool in tranquillity or indulge in an outdoor spa as they drift away to the whispers of the many exotic birds of the area.
Your private oasis
Enjoy time out between treatments and further restore whilst enjoying the serenity of our Spa Aqua facilities which include an outdoor heated saltwater pool, detoxifying sauna and spa.
Samadhi Yoga Studio
Our Samadhi Yoga studio overlooks the breathtaking hinterland and incorporates an accessible blend of styles, meditation and energy balancing practises
The art of ancient movement
Nestled in our Western lush rainforest, with North facing aspects, Samadi Yoga Studio offers beautiful hues of light and stunning hinterland views. Set the tone for your day with daily restorative morning yoga, indulge in Pilates or seize the day at golden hour with nurturing mediation and sound healing.
This magical space will capture the tropical spirit in your heart as you breathe in the tranquillity of this sacred land.
Depending on the season and the length of your stay, our commitment to your rejuvenation includes a selection of the following scheduled activities*:
- Daily Morning Yoga in the Samadhi Yoga room
- Fitness workouts in the Viha Fitness centre
- Organic Gardening & Cooking Class
- Sound Healing
- Presentations on Health & Well-Being
- Qi Gong / Tai Chi
- *Please note: Group activities vary daily
Be inspired during your fitness workout in Gaia’s Viha (Sky) Fitness Centre, while you watch the sun bathe the lush Byron Bay hinterland with a majestic golden hue.
Your journey to wellness
Our Viha Fitness Centre has a diverse range of equipment for all levels of fitness designed to cater for your optimum health. Being active and getting fit couldn’t be more inspirational...
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.
Beautifully sacred… breathtakingly serene
Nestled on 20 acres in the breathtaking Bundjalung Country hinterland of Byron Bay, our 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 song lines that cross high on the summit at Gaia. Traditional custodian elders speak of song lines 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 our Samira Lookout, which offers a vantage point with spectacular views over the horizon, from the Pacific Ocean to the Nightcap Ranges.
Samira Lookout - ancient Sanskrit meaning ‘wind of God and breeze’ - invites you to become witness to some of the most breathtaking sunrises, enjoy the early morning rays or end your day with a stunning sunset. These breathtaking vistas can equally be enjoyed from one of our romantic daybeds scattered around the property.
Helping you to manage your health, Gaia’s Naturopathic team are here to address your individual body system and any health concerns you may have, assisting you to achieve your optimal health and wellbeing.
Naturally healing oneself
Positive health outcomes of working with Naturopathy include:
- Increased energy levels and vitality
- Balanced mental and emotional responses
- Improved quality of life
- Prevention of illness and disease
Gaia’s Naturopaths use integrative complimentary medicine and analytical tools to support your current treatment plan or help you design an individually tailored plan to suit your specific health needs.
Natural medicine at Gaia helps you to achieve your health needs through a variety of different modalities including diet, herbal medicine and iridology.
Set amongst our tropical gardens, its game, set and match on the Gaia night and day tennis court.
Tranquility between sets
Perfect for those fresh winter days and those balmy summer nights, enjoy a hit or two between spa treatments to renew your energy outdoors, at one with the native birds and wildlife that call Gaia home.
Gaia Retreat and Spa embraces an eco-friendly, conscious lifestyle and our aim is to make every effort to tread as lightly as we can.
Consciously treading lightly
We choose organic produce sourced from local suppliers with much of our fresh produce grown in our own on-site organic gardens. This commitment helps reduce the impact on our environment and allows our guests to enjoy nutritious healthy cuisine.
Every effort is made to use all Australian made eco-friendly cleaning products, recycle our waste, compost where possible as well as use an integrated pest management program.
We are closely aligned with the ‘Rainforest Rescue Regeneration Scheme’, having implemented plantings of over 4000 trees over the past decade as we continue to enhance our Australian native vegetation – a project we are very proud of.
Events and Functions
Set in the rolling hinterland hills, 15 minutes from Byron Bay, Gaia is the perfect venue where the unity of people and heart come together as one. Gaia accommodates up to 44 guests and is licensed to hold a function for 100 guests as a formal sit-down dinner in Kukura House, our stunning and elegant Samoan style long room.
The ultimate destination
Whether you are looking to hold an intimate Corporate Event or a spectacular Wedding or Party, the team at Gaia will strive to give you an event to remember. For further information please contact us on 02 6687 1216.