Gold Coast – Retreat Centre

Directions from Gold Coast ~ Coolangatta Airport to Retreat Centre travelling by car.  Click on these images to enlarge…

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Starting point:  Gold Coast Airport
End point: 128 Bonnydoon Road, Uki NSW, 2484, Gymea Eco Retreat & Spa
Distance:  45km
Travel time:  About 40 minutes by car, we allow 40 – 45 minutes (not rush hour) but to be safe, and if you have a plane to catch allow an hour!  Also, be aware in Summer Day Light Savings plays a hand as NSW is an hour in front of Queensland, so if you leave Gymea Retreat @ 10AM (NSW time) you will arrive at Coolangatta Airport / Gold Coast before you have left.  This can be a bit confusing, but coming from NSW to QLD you save an hour once you cross the boarder 🙂 but be aware the reverse is true when coming from Coolangatta airport when you arrive 🙁

Travel time: Travel options:

When travelling by car from the Coolangatta Airport, Gold Coast to the Retreat Centre, you have a number of options for getting directions to Gymea, we can help you with a couple.

  1. Use Google Maps and use the native Google Maps navigation functionality presented.  Start with a Click here and this link should take you to the navigation screen of Google Maps and all you need to do is enter your start point into field A and your away…
  2. You can use our Directions to get you from Coolangatta Airport, Gold Coast to the Retreat Centre – See below:

Turn right out of Gold Coast Airport onto the main road at the traffic lights, this is the Gold Coast Hwy/National Route 1.

Travel about 2km and follow the signs to the Pacific Motorway (M1) on ramp. You want to head South, and for the moment follow the signs to Ballina.

Continue on Pacific Motorway (M1) for 12 km and take the Left-hand turn off for Tweed Valley Way (Tourist Drive 40) and head towards Murwillumbah

Keep following the signs to Murwillumbah, turn right at the roundabout and go over the bridge, and cross the Tweed River.  Head through Murwillumbah shops and through 2 more roundabouts, then take the 2nd left into Riverview St. There is a big green sign to UKI.

Follow this road (turns into Uki Road) for 10 km, you will pass the turn off to Mt Warning via Mt Warning Rd, keep going.  On the left you will pass Glenock Rd, followed by Braeside Drive

You need to take the left turn into Braeside Drive.  Once on Braeside, take the 2nd right to Bonnydoon Road.

Go all the way to the end of Bonnydoon, and at the top of the cul-de-sac there is a driveway with a small sign that has Gymea Eco Retreat & Spa, 128 on it.  Take the RIGHT fork of the driveway, the drive-way is quite steep, so take it slow and use low gear or first please.

You will pass a dam on your left and then take a left into the marked “car park” area.  Please park here and follow the signs to Reception and the Day Spa.


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Note: Gymea Eco Retreat & Spa is not a Gold Coast Retreat Centre Per se, we are a Retreat Centre that is in the Gold Coast area