Gwingana: Best Spa and Wellness Retreat in Gold Coast, Australia

A month or so ago, I was invite by the Australian Tourism Board to experience the best of Australia. One of my first stops was a visit to Gwingana Lifestyle Retreat for a few days of relaxation and rejuvenation. As an on-air travel expert who’s shot a ton of travel video, I figured I could best tell the story by shooting a little something about my experience….

This luxury spa/wellness center offers a chance to jump start a healthier lifestyle and a new You. It’s no doubt one of the best spas and wellness retreats in Australia. The food served here is mostly vegan or vegetarian, with a no caffeine, no booze, no sugar and a no cellphone policy! It was a much needed digital detox for the Instagram obsessed. Unplugging from the 24-7 demands of modern technology is a growing trend that many wellness retreats around the world are adopting. Coming to Gwingana gives its guests a chance to connect with nature, learn about mindfulness, embrace gratitude and get pampered at the spa.

The daily schedule included morning Tai Chi, tutorials on topics like gut health and healthy herbs. Afternoons are dedicated to Dreamtime, for guests to relax, nap or indulge in one of Gwingana’s signature spa treatments. I instantly could feel the stress melt away as the therapist rubbed my body with hot rocks and stuck acupuncture needles in my forehead, as part of their rockupuncture treatment. I absolutely loved it and really relished in the pampering and quality time with yourself. Caring staff, spectacular food (they even make sprouts taste delicious!), top of their field specialists and magical masseuses. It’s an amazing spot to unwind, reflect, to tap into your own power, learn about health and be a better person.

If you’re interested in checking out Australia for yourself, now is a great time! For my fellow Canadian readers, there is a special promotional sale where you can choose 1 of 7 destinations in Australia for one low price. For example: Round trip from Vancouver $1,375 per person (Sydney, Gold Coast, Melbourne, Cairns, Adelaide, Sunshine Coast & Brisbane). Sale ends March 15, 2016. For more, check out: http://www.airnewzealand.ca/flights-to-australia#ugSrYHCz4A3FMshy.97

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