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.”
Your home away
Originally founded in 2005 by Gregg Cave, Ruth Kalnin, Olivia Newton-John, and Warwick Evans (affectionately known as G.R.O.W.), Gaia Retreat & Spa has become one of Australia’s most awarded and globally renowned wellness retreats. Serenely situated 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.
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.