Activities on site and nearby include walking trails through the property, fishing in the lily pond, surfing at nearby Tweed Coast beaches, bird watching, in-house massage. Over 2 km of walking trails snake their way through the property with a dam, palm grove, glow worm cave just some of the highlights. The naturally-formed lily pond, waterfalls and the native flora attract an abundance of native wildlife ensuring a true wilderness experience while living in the utmost luxury. Sanctuaries of this nature are a rare find and Mistere Spa and Retreat combines pristine Australian nature and pure wilderness with all the luxury and comforts of an inner city residence.
Flora and Fauna
The Tweed Valley is one of the richest and most diverse regions for flora and fauna in Australia and you can experience the beauty and diversity of this unique eco system on your doorstep morning and night. Being up-close with Australia’s unique wildlife is a true gift. At Mistere, sightings of wild turkey, koala, wallaby, lizards, falcons, owls, kookaburra and other extensive bird life, plus frogs and other amphibians and reptiles are common place.
Mistere Spa and Retreat is conveniently located just 8km from the centre of Murwillumbah in the stunning Tweed Valley on the Far North Coast of NSW. Identified as one of the top ten places to live in Australia, the picturesque township of Murwillumbah is just 15 minutes from the pristine beaches of the Tweed Coast, 20 minutes from Coolangatta International Airport on the Gold Coast and 40 minutes north of Byron Bay. The town boasts some of the best examples of Art Deco architecture anywhere in the country, as well as award winning Tweed River Art Gallery and plentiful shops, cafes and dining for all tastes.
Endless opportunities to take to the Ocean are on offer with sailing, surfing, swimming, snorkeling, diving and seasonal whale watching all on offer at nearby Tweed Heads. The Tweed climate appeals to many with daytime temperatures of around 22 degrees in winter and summer highs of around 30 degrees, combined with 250 sunshine days a year and sub-tropical rainfall pattern.
Mistere Spa and Retreat offers the utmost in luxury and privacy in a natural wonderland nestled within arguably Australia’s most sought-after region. Surrounded by farmlands, the Pacific Ocean and stunning mountain ranges – including Mount Cougal, Springbrook Ranges and Mount Warning, the Tweed region celebrates a unique volcanic geography including the Wollumbin Mt Warning. The summit is a 4.4km hike through lush rainforest and thanks to its proximity to Cape Byron, Australia’s most easterly point, it’s the first place on mainland Australia to receive the sun’s rays each day.
There are five National Parks and Reserves in close proximity to Mistere Spa and Retreat –part of the World Heritage-listed Gondwana Rainforests of Australia. Hundreds of kilometres of bushwalking trails, ranging from short to three-day overnight hikes, are close by enabling you the rare opportunity to get up close to the local native plants and wildlife, explore wide open spaces and discover ancient rainforests on the fringe of quaint towns and villages.