No matter if it is to reconnect with nature, find peace through yoga or meditation or indulge in luxurious spa services, New Zealand offers numerous wellness retreats that will restore both your mind and body.
Aro Ha Retreat near Queenstown provides an immersive luxury wellness experience designed to rejuvenate body, mind and spirit. Offering eco-accommodation with permaculture-based self-sufficiency capabilities and advanced eco accommodation facilities – designed specifically to rebalance mind, body and spirit.
Aro Ha Retreat
Welcome to Aro Ha, a multi-award winning retreat set among New Zealand’s snowy peaks in Glenorchy. At this breathtaking yoga and wellness destination, you will experience transformational wellness. Discover an array of wellness retreats tailored specifically for you here.
Chris Chaparro, its founder, describes its kaupapa (purpose) as one of “regenerating both mind and body”. To achieve this objective, it has tailored its wellness world-class programming to include yoga, long daily hikes, core strength training sessions, functional nutrition guidance, mindfulness practices, therapeutic massage treatments and purifying vegetarian cuisine to provide a transformative experience both physically and mentally challenging.
Aro Ha’s five and seven-day wellness adventure programs run year round on set dates, and include subalpine hiking, yoga, Pilates, barre training and interval training alongside an exciting daily detox diet made up of locally produced produce.
There is also the option of joining a women-only retreat that emphasizes self-love and community building. If you’re contemplating visiting Aro Ha or any of New Zealand’s retreats for wellness purposes, reach out to WellStayed today and let them assist with booking!
New Zealand’s natural landscape is unparalleled in the world. Its dramatic cliffs, beaches, volcanic hot springs, lakes, lush forests with an abundance of wildlife make New Zealand the ideal hiking and adventure sports destination.
An New Zealand wellness retreat can be an ideal way to refresh mind and body during a travel break. New Zealand boasts many wellness retreats offering yoga and meditation sessions as well as massage therapies and other holistic healing practices – you may even discover some that focus solely on holistic healing techniques!
Cape South in Hawke’s Bay offers luxurious wellness retreat experiences tailored to individual guests’ preferences, with two to seven day packages that feature naturopathic consultation and various activities as part of their package.
Aro Ha offers a full array of yoga, guided hikes in subalpine environments, cooking classes and therapeutic massage. As a self-sustainable resort that embraces its environment in all ways, from growing organic produce to using solar and hydro energy systems for power generation; they even boast an herb/organic apothecary on-site as well as Michelin standard kitchen offering vegan cuisine without dairy or refined sugar!
Maruia Hot Springs
Maruia Hot Springs provides the ultimate New Zealand hot spring experience. Situated within Lewis Pass National Reserve, this eco-resort provides guests with an unrivalled opportunity to connect with nature while experiencing natural geothermal mineral pools and daily wellness activities. From outdoor thermal pools and bath houses inspired by traditional Japanese onsens to an onsen-style indoor Bath House featuring Japanese onsen-like bathing rooms; as well as offering detox sauna infusion treatments and body massage services onsite spa offers it all for an unforgettable journey through nature!
Location wise, Maruia Hot Springs’ retreat location is equally soothing: nestled between lush primary native beech forest and rugged high mountains, its mineral waters offer soothing relief. Once a rest stop for weary Maori travellers, Maruia now serves as an oasis for visitors exploring their homeland through walking trails and hiking opportunities that extend well beyond bathing facilities.
Maruia Hot Springs’ natural water contains numerous beneficial minerals such as calcium, magnesium, and potassium – essential elements to human health that play key roles such as maintaining balance in body fluids, lowering high blood pressure, eliminating toxins and relieving pain relief. Therefore these hot springs offer a wonderful destination for anyone searching for relief.
Wai Ariki Hot Springs & Spa
Rotorua’s longstanding dream for a luxury spa centre has finally come true: Wai Ariki Hot Springs & Spa unites healing geothermal waters from Rotorua with centuries-old Ngati Whakaue culture and traditions, while upholding manaakitanga values of caring hospitality.
This $30 million project has been in the works for five years, having first been proposed by Pukeroa Oruawhata Group back in 2012. Unfortunately, however, several obstacles arose along its journey – geotechnical preparation was necessary before COVID-19 pandemic occurred and funding became an issue – until finally receiving assistance from New Zealand government and receiving a loan to help push its development.
Wai Whakaora and Te Ahuru Mowai, two architecturally beautiful and culturally authentic areas within the centre, provide some of its main offerings. Wai Whakaora offers an engaging multi-sensory journey called Restoretive Journey that immerses guests into an experience from hot to cold, mud to water, air to steam; all infused with Ngati Whakaue tradition and culture.
According to its iwi representative, David Tapsell, this facility is unique worldwide and will bring many advantages not only for Ngati Whakaue and local tourism but also as it restores Rotorua as a global wellness destination. Tapsell encourages locals to use Uru Hapori membership pass for discounts and specials at spa services and products.