Well this is getting to be a habit – congratulating Gwinganna Lifestyle Retreat on YET another international award, while celebrating its 10th year!
This time it’s for Eco-Spa of the Year for the second consecutive year at the 12th annual AsiaSpa Awards in Hong Kong,
These prestigious awards are voted by a panel of over 20 industry experts from across the globe.
So where do we start? SPA+CLINIC’S Publisher Kirien Withers and Editor Jenni Gilbert caught up with Gwinganna’s marketing manager Tracy Willis this week (on her lightning visit to Sydney for biz) to get the lowdown.
The thing that caught our attention most was how Gwinganna marries nature with its guests.
The diversity of this connection is so sought-after that, as Tracy says: “We are now fully booked most of the time but you look around and think `where is everyone?!’.
Of course there’s the stunning landscape, the wonderful nutritional therapies and spa treatments.
But it goes way deeper than that, providing a connection with everything from horses to bees, in the form of their mirroring our problems like a mirror.
And then of course there’s the eco garden, encouraging bees to do their thing as well as providing super food for the guests.
And there’s more … Gwinganna is a wildlife haven.
“Our work improving and regenerating koala habitat on the property will continue through 2017 along with our Wildlife Survival Program,” says Tracy.
“This week we welcomed our fifth koala who has been rescued and translocated to Gwinganna.
“We thank Wildcare Australia and the Wildlife Hospital at Currumbin Wildlife Sanctuary for the wonderful work they do.
“We are thrilled to be recognised in this area again. Our work improving and regenerating koala habitat on the property will continue through 2017 along with our Wildlife Survival Program.
“This week we welcomed our fifth koala who has been rescued and translocated to Gwinganna. We thank Wildcare Australia and the Wildli Gwinganna is fully registered with Land for Wildlife, a program committed to protecting and enhancing wildlife habitat on the property.”
Under the guidance of local non-profit organisation Wildcare Australia Inc, who rescue and rehabilitate sick, injured and orphaned native wildlife, Gwinganna has released three rescue koalas and one echidna onto the property.
As part of its ongoing Wildlife Survival Program, they welcomed Jack, a two year old male koala found orphaned in the local area. Watch Jack settle in here.