WHY Retreat

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Venue Description

WHY Retreat offers a six point philosophy for well-being –  Rest, Eat Right, Exercise, Meditate, Relax, Enjoy Nature. Purpose built with accommodation and exercise studio, the Retreat is located at the heart of the Whangarei Heads Peninsula, Northland, New Zealand, with spectacular views and a world of exploring at its doorstep.

Rest – your room is comfortable, clean and brand new. The house has been designed to provide guest rooms with privacy, and quality furnishings have been selected to ensure a great night’s sleep.

Eat Right – nutrition is fundamental to our well-being. Meals at the WHY Retreat are prepared fresh, including vegetables grown on the property. A variety of dietary requirements can be catered for including vegan, dairy and gluten free, and alkaline foods. If you are interested, you can chat with your hosts about their perspective on diet and its links to diseases such as digestive complaints, arthritis and cancer. A kitchenette is available if you prefer to self cater, and there are a number of nearby cafés and restaurants for a range of tastes and budgets.

Exercise – guests have free access to the yoga studio and gym, with complimentary attendance to scheduled yoga classes. If you would like help with a particular health issue, book a session with our experienced personal trainer who specializes in postural alignment and rehabilitation. Or enjoy the many outdoor activities in the area – hiking, kayaking, surfing, golf, abseiling, sailing, fishing, swimming or snorkeling in a marine reserve just down the road.

Meditate – A stream-side mediation area on the property is the perfect place for your own meditation or just take a few moments of quiet contemplation.

Relax – watch the tide coming and going from your private deck, read a book from the eclectic library at WHY Retreat, take a walk or watch the sun rise over Mt Manaia or the sun set over the bay. To complete your relaxation, book a massage to work on any tight muscles or a Reiki/Gaia therapy session for emotional and chakra balancing.

Enjoy Nature – Stunning scenery surrounds you with the tidal flows over the sandbank in McLeod Bay, the majestic spires of Mt Manaia and scenic reserves on Mt Aubrey and the Bream Head Conservation area. The bush and stream on the property attract a variety of native birds including Tui, Keruru and Fantail, and at night you may hear Kiwi. You can walk for miles on pure white sand, with a world class surf beach just minutes from WHY retreat. The Whangarei Heads Peninsula is renowned for its scenic beauty and well maintained walkways. New Zealand native bush is unique with its trees including the Punga ferns, Kauri and colorful Pohutukawa.

WHY Retreat can be booked for individuals or groups of up to 10. Minimum stay is 2 nights, meals optional.

Take a step towards better health and book your next holiday at WHY Retreat. For a relaxing vacation, a new perspective on your lifestyle and habits, or a total reset, WHY Retreat will send you home refreshed and revitalized.

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