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Samira - ancient Sanskrit meaning ‘wind of God and breeze’ is not only the highest point on the property, but in the Ballina Shire.

This vantage point offers spectacular views as far as the horizon takes you, from the Pacific Ocean to the Nightcap Ranges. Become witness to some of the most breathtaking sunrises and enjoy the early morning rays or let your day end with one of many stunning sunsets from one of our romantic daybeds; Samira Lookout is sure to capture your heart.

Eco Conscious

As world environmental consciousness grows Gaia Retreat & Spa embraces an eco-friendly lifestyle. Our aim is to make every effort to tread as lightly as we can on the land we live in.

We choose organic produce sourced from local suppliers with much of our fresh produce grown in our own on-site organic gardens just below Samira Lookout. This commitment helps reduce the impact on our environment and allows our guests to enjoy nutritious healthy cuisine.

Every effort is made to use all Australian made eco-friendly cleaning products, recycle our waste, compost were possible as well as use an integrated pest management program.

We are closely aligned with the ‘Rainforest Rescue Regeneration Scheme’, have implemented plantings of over 4000 trees over the past decade and seek to enhance our Australian native vegetation – a project we are very proud of.

“Here at Gaia we treasure the natural beauty of this sacred land as a gift from nature. We are truly blessed” – Jeff Schoen, Chief Operations Manager