The Gaia Story

Nestled in the stunning surrounds of Bundjalung Country, Gaia’s story began organically, inspired by friendship, dreams and synchronicity. With a shared vision of heart and healing, this piece of paradise in the Byron Bay Hinterland was born, and continues to evolve with deep grace and gratitude to the land today.

“When I first stood upon the land that has become Gaia’s home, I knew it was a very special place. I felt an incredible energy – it was so powerful.”

Olivia Newtown-John

Your home away

Originally founded in 2005, Gaia Retreat & Spa has grown to become one of Australia’s most awarded and globally renowned wellness retreats. Nestled on 20 acres in the healing heartland of Australia, Gaia’s new custodians, Z1Z, seek to enhance and elevate your wellness journey.

A place of heart

Committed to honouring the founding vision of Gaia, we are dedicated to providing boutique healing experiences where you can surrender, slow down and nurture your being.

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Our ethos

As curators of truly unique Australian experiences, we pride ourselves on developing meaningful places that enhance the health and wellbeing of individuals and communities.

A nurturing environment

Whether you are seeking total time-out or an improvement in general health, wellbeing or fitness – your bespoke Gaia journey is tailored especially for you. Gaia’s nurturing environment is a haven to reconnect, realign and recharge in the comfort and beauty of our precious healing sanctuary.

Surrender - Book

Since opening Gaia Retreat & Spa in 2005, The G.R.O.W team have experienced so many wonderful milestones and memories. The launch of 'Surrender - The Story of Gaia Retreat and Spa' celebrates our story and gives you a beautiful insight into our incredible 16 year journey.

THE TREASURE AT GAIA IS WORTH SEEKING...WE SIMPLY PROVIDE YOU WITH THE SPACE TO SINK DEEPER INTO YOUR HEART CENTRE IN A COMPLETELY SAFE AND TRANQUIL ENVIRONMENT.

Your journey continues