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lounge area
river view
Natural Arch


Our Vision

Gunnebah is a spa for the soul.

Reconnect with who you are, why you are here, overcome inner obstacles and authentically express yourself in the world.

We bring together a program of events and workshops led by high quality teachers and facilitators who lift the spirit, inspire creativity, encourage personal growth and deepen connection with self and others.

What to expect

When you come to Gunnebah, you can expect to find….clean, comfortable, charming facilities…. warm, attentive and caring service…. a secluded, tranquil and grace filled environment in which to relax, unwind and drop into the workshop or retreat experience.

We aim to provide you with everything you will need to be comfortable and at ease. If it’s raining there will be an umbrella; if it’s dark there will be a torch; for mozzies, repellent or a citronella oil burner. We provide all bedding, a face cloth and a bath towel. In the bathroom you will find hand soap, shower gel, a hair dryer and shampoo. In the laundry, there is detergent, an iron and pegs. We have wireless access, mobile phone reception for Telstra next G phones and access to a landline. And if you want to relax we can arrange a massage or a facial.

We suggest that you bring: comfy clothing, rain gear, walking shoes, soft indoor shoes/socks, a small personal torch, bathers and a beach towel for the pool, warm clothes for winter and cool clothes for summer, a sun hat and personal items.

And if you need something that is not on offer, simply ask and we will do our best to provide it.

The Team

Gunnebah is owned by Jeremy Melder, Marlena Basser, Peter & Isti Jenkins and Muhsin & Leonora Raven. The day to day management of Gunnebah is done by Jeremy with help from Leonora and Marlena. The team at Gunnebah are committed to providing our customers with the best level of service. We are also committed to making our environment as sustainable as possible.

A History

Gunnebah was founded as a retreat centre in 1989. Originally farming land, it was built from the earth on which the centre now stands, by founders, Sheila and Stuart. The centre was specifically designed for groups with the ideal spaces for shared living, work and play.

Sussana and Paul Beck bought Gunnebah in 1997 and further developed the centre and the grounds, creating a deeply nurturing space for workshops and retreats. Through their 10 years, Gunnebah developed a reputation for superb food, loving service and a special energy that grounds and enhances personal and spiritual development.

In 2007 they sold the centre to the current team, who have embraced the history and spirit of Gunnebah (an aborginal word, meaning place of joy and birth) and who bring their own talents and energy to enhance and develop this special place,

The Region

Gunnebah is conveniently located only 35 minutes from the Gold Coast airport, 2 hrs from Brisbane, 50 minutes from Byron Bay and 12 minutes from Murwillumbah. It is situated in the largest Caldera in the Southern Hemisphere and close to the mystical Mt. Warning.

Set on the banks of the Tweed River, Murwillumbah is renowned for its attractive scenery and is often referred to as the "prettiest town in Australia". It hosts a range of delightful cafés and restaurants.

There are also many wonderful drives into the surrounding National Parks, Nature Reserves and small villages.

Places to visit include:

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