Nourish and nurture
The Great Australian Gourmet Adventure
A delicious 5-night journey in New South Wales’ Northern Rivers Region where Byron Bay’s scenic surrounds serve up fabulously fresh produce from both the land and sea.
Unwind at Gaia Retreat and Spa enjoying vibrant paddock to plate wellness cuisine, meet a collection of the region’s most passionate producers and providores with personalised introductions and samplings, dine at some of Australia’s most highly-awarded regional restaurants and bathe in the region’s relaxed coast lifestyle with a stay the chic and boutique Halcyon House.
Transfer from Ballina or Coolangatta Airport to Gaia Retreat and Spa in the Byron Bay Hinterland.
The rest of the day is at your leisure to do exactly as you please at this wonderful wellness retreat.
Accommodation: Gaia Retreat & Spa (3 nights in a Layana Room inclusive of all meals and selected activities)
Resting on 20 acres of Bundjalung Country, often referred to as the healing heartland of Australia, Gaia Retreat and Spa offers a nurturing and restorative experience in the lush Byron Bay hinterland.
Days here are spent exactly as you choose between yoga and tennis, pampering spa treatments and country walks, fitness sessions and quiet meditative moments, whilst also enjoying innovative Australian cuisine tailored to your dietary needs, preferences and goals.
Paddock to Plate practices bring to life the best local, seasonal and organic produce to deliver delicious wellness dining experiences.
Your stay at Gaia is inclusive of all meals, snacks, juices and teas.
Accommodation: Gaia Retreat & Spa
A full-day private tour by foodies for foodies takes you on a culinary adventure from Byron to Bangalow, Brunswick Heads and farm gates, markets and villages in between. Meet passionate producers and avid artisans, sample their wares. Local coffee, cheeses, seafood, tropical fruits and more may feature on the menu in a day tailored to your tastes.
The tour culminates at the chic and boutique, Halcyon House, only moments from the sands of Cabarita Beach.
Accommodation: Halcyon House (2 nights in a Superior Ocean Room including breakfast and dinner daily)
Roll your sleeves up to enjoy a hands-on private cooking workshop with an award-winning local chef. Create and enjoy a vibrant banquet that is a celebration of local produce and flavours.
Returning to Halcyon House, enjoy a private Gin class and tasting session with the Bar Manager. The Halcyon House Bar is home to the largest selection of Australian-made gins in the country, featuring more than 120 different gins.
Accommodation: Halcyon House
After breakfast, transfer to Coolangatta Airport for your onward travel arrangements;
or continue on the Great Australian Gourmet Adventure in Brisbane and Lord Howe Island.
Price – From $8,090 for two people on a double/twin share basis
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