In the lush hinterland of Australia’s subtropical east coast, not far from the idyllic surfing town of Byron Bay, lies Gaia Retreat and Spa, winner of the World’s Best Day Spa at this year’s World Spa Awards. This tranquil 25-acre oasis enjoying spectacular horizons of vibrant green rolling hills is co-owned by Australian singer songwriter Olivia Newton-John, a passionate spokeswoman for health and wellness. Gaia offers guests a tailored retreat experience to suit all levels of activity and relaxation. Do as much or as little as you choose from an inspiring menu of yoga, Tai Chi, Pilates, meditation, and an extensive offering of conventional and creative therapies. Accommodation Retreat Packages range from 2- 7 nights and guests can arrive any day of the week.
Virginia Chomley is a freelance writer and a wellness coach at Balance & Be Well, Vancouver, Canada. www.balanceandbewell.com