Spending time in New Zealand's world famous outdoors will ease away the stress of busy city life, but if you are looking for something a little deeper, we recommend you check in to one of these fantastic wellness retreats.
Aro Ha Wellness Retreat - Central Otago
Want to lose weight, de-stress, kick a bad habit, or do something really transformative?
Aro Ha is the right place for you.
Tucked away on an 8.4-hectare property overlooking Lake Wakatipu, you’ll find Aro Ha Wellness Retreat around 35 minutes’ drive outside of Queenstown on New Zealand’s South Island.
Designed to be as environmentally conscious as it is elegant, the zen-inspired luxury accommodation is design-led minimalist. Gorgeously spacious, with rich timber detailing and views across the inspiring country-side, this ecological retreat also uses naturally sourced energy.
Unlike other retreats in New Zealand, Aro Ha is all inclusive and everything is compulsory! But don't worry, at the end of the day's exercise you can relax in the outdoor pool that enjoys an amazing view of the surrounding mountain ranges and lake.
At its core, Aro Ha is a temple to health and wellbeing where guests can soak up five or seven day programs of vinyasa yoga, introspective techniques, sub-alpine hiking, dynamic movement and organic detoxifying cuisine.
The programs include nutrient dense vegetarian cuisine, healing bodywork, and daily mindfulness practice. Your hard work and commitment to the wellness program will be rewarded with exceptional health, a slimmer physique and a lot more zest for life.
All the exquisite food is locally grown in permaculture gardens and the signature wellness menu is delicious as well as nutritious.
Get in touch with Antipodean Luxury Travel to learn more about this award wining, amazing Queenstown Wellness Retreat, or check out Aro Ha's website.
Split Apple Retreat
Set on a cliff face on the seaside border of the Abel Tasman National Park, an hour outside Nelson on the South Island of New Zealand, multiple award-winning Split Apple Retreat is as stunning outside as it is indoors.
With individually-designed menus, a saltwater pool, private beach access and a vast array of pampering options, Split Apple is a place to relax and leave your worries behind.
Guest suites feature Japanese-style wood panelling alongside king-size beds, granite baths, flat-screen televisions and all the indulgent trimmings you’d expect from a five-star stay.
Massage, meditation, acupuncture, pools, spas, a sauna and healthy cooking classes (as well as a wellness evaluation) are just some of the options on hand. Nothing is compulsory here and you can simply read a book and take in the views if that's what you need.
Cooking demonstrations are a large part of the offering at Split Apple, and no food demo would be complete without a fine varieties of New Zealand wines and beers. A health retreat with canapés? No problem here.
If getting outdoors is on your list, make use of the nearby beautiful Able Tasman National Park. Beach swimming, bushwalking, kayaking, fishing, horseback riding, skydiving, sailing, swimming with the seals and dolphin-spotting are all available.
HUKA LODGE WELLNESS RETREAT WEEKEND
Huka Lodge offers the perfect venue for a Wellness Retreat. Its nurturing location nestled on the banks of the Waikato River enjoys unrivalled beauty and a palpable connection to nature. The mature 17-acre grounds feature lovingly tended gardens filled with birdsong, offering peace, sanctuary and perfect retreat from the stresses and challenges of everyday life.
This Huka Lodge Wellness Retreat brings together the talents of three remarkable young women – Nikki Ralston, Lucy Vincent and Megan May. These women all share a commitment to helping us all bring about significant and defining change in our lives. Over this two-night retreat they will give you the tools, knowledge and empowerment to look at your lifestyle and to bring about the sort of transformation you need in order to experience increased energy, wellbeing and wellness.
For the Huka Lodge Wellness Retreat a tailor-made programme has been created by our presenters to include classes, workshops and activities designed to make this weekend truly impactful and inspiring for all those participating.
The rate of NZ$2,325.00 + GST, per person, for a total of two nights, is inclusive of accommodation in a Junior Lodge Suite, on a double occupancy/twin basis, all activities, meals and presentations, and Taupo Airport transfers, if required.
Bring a friend to share your room or alternatively, you could consider the option of sharing with another guest.
The single occupancy rate of NZ$3775.00 + GST, for a total of two nights, is inclusive of accommodation in a Junior Lodge Suite, all activities, meals and presentations, and Taupo Airport transfers, if required.