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Luxury Wellness Retreats in New Zealand

From holistic treatments, yoga, massage therapies, thermal pools, meditation, detox and wellness retreats all luxury travellers to New Zealand can find a resort to relax or rejuvenate and rebalance their health, creativity and wellbeing often with the benefit of nature activities, fresh food from the garden to the plate and serene locations.

If you want to book a luxury escape to New Zealand, consider contacting us to discuss an itinerary at one of the following options below.

Wellness Retreats & Luxury Living : A Slice of Tranquillity

Split Apple Retreat is a luxury lodge and wellness resort located high on a cliff face on the edge of one of New Zealand’s most beautiful National Park’s, Abel Tasman National Park.

Named after a granite rock formation called Split Apple Rock (Tokangawhā) in Tasman Bay, this boutique wellness retreat is highly regarded internationally with just three suites that offer a respite from the stresses of modern life.  Split Apple Retreat has mastered the art of wellness – a fitting accolade that sees them bestowed with awards from Condé Nast Johansen and Spafinder Wellness Travel Awards.

Split Apple Retreat

Split Apple Retreat is a sublime escape on the doorstep of the stunning Abel Tasman National Park

Guests can enjoy a beautiful décor with Asian influences, spa pool, infinity swimming pool with sea views, room suites with two private decks, gardens, sublime bathrooms, massage therapies, infra-red sauna, steam room, gym, 8-person theatre and personalised menus that use positive health benefits of food to rejuvenate you.

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Split Apple Retreat offers a wellness experience alongside gastronomic tailored menus

Optional activities while staying at the retreat include sea kayaking, bush walking, fishing, a traditional Japanese Tea Ceremony and Calligraphy sessions.

Black Label Experience recommend Split Apple Retreat as an ideal option for guests travelling in New Zealand by private yacht, or any guest looking to combine a wellness resort with easy accessibility and closeness to a major town (Nelson is just 15 minutes by helicopter or around one hours drive).

Aro Hā Wellness Retreat is a purpose-built luxury health and wellness resort located near Glenorchy on the beautiful Lake Wakatipu in the South Island.  If you were ever inspired by the landscapes in Lord of the Rings, this is the place to come.

Just 45 minutes’ drive from Queenstown, guests can be welcomed for a unique experience that encompasses a stunning location with intensive rejuvenation for the mind and body.  Guest  accommodation can host 32 guests, however they prefer to keep groups small (between 12-16 guests maximum) and why would you want to share this spectacular view with too many people?

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Beautiful view await guest at AroHa

The retreat is built to environment and sustainable standards with alternative energy sources (hydro and solar power), use of reclaimed timbers and recycling so you have the ‘feel-good’ factor combined with your wellness experience.

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Aro Ha Wellness Retreat, New Zealand

A typical day at Aro Hā involves vinyasa flow yoga sessions, hiking in the surrounding sub-alpine environment, cooking classes, therapeutic massages, meditation and relaxing in the Finnish sauna, hot tub or cold outdoor plunge pool.  The food is Michelin standard without the Michelin trimmings of calorific-laden sauces, sugar and foams – you’ll be dining on raw paleo cuisine and omitting caffeine, refined sugar, gluten and meat.

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Organic food is a vital part of the Aro Ha experience

Black Label Experience recommends Aro Hā Wellness Retreat for clients looking for a break from the stresses of daily life and to come back rejuvenated and inspired; contact us to book a package from 4 nights/5 days or longer.

Cape South Holistic Health & Wellness Retreat offers individually tailored retreats in the picturesque Hawkes Bay region of New Zealand set in a beautiful homestead surrounded by New Zealand farmland.


The team there aim to nurture guests physical, emotional and spiritual wellbeing so you can return to normality with a fresher, more balanced perspective.  Therapies available include life and wellness coaching, detox body scrubs, reflexology, iridology, Reiki, Colour Therapy, homeopathy, transformational breathing and more.

Packages range from day clinics to week-long stays (or longer) and encompass a naturopathic consultation with the choice of daily yoga, meditation or sightseeing alongside healthy food, herbal teas and fresh juices. Facilities include a natural salt outdoor swimming pool, gymnasium and infra-red chromotherapy sauna.

We recommend Cape South for clients seeking a retreat that gives varying durations as many of our clients are time pressured and can not commit to week-long stays.

Hapuka Lodge &Tree Houses at Kaikoura on the east coast of the South Island are built using sustainable materials and occupy a gorgeous location 10 metres (30 feet) above the ground in the canopy of kanuka trees with 360 degree views that stretch from the mountains to the coast.

Nestled in the natural environment with exteriors of native timbers and copper cladding, Hapuka provides eco accommodation at the luxury end of the market.  As well as five tree houses, there are four Hapuka Lodge suites and an Olive House Suite for accommodation – if you could imagine luxury in the elements, Hapuka Lodge & Tree Houses would fit the description.


Guests come for a unique treetops experience, to enjoy whale watching in Kaikoura (in season) or simply take in the views from the lodge of the Kaikoura Ranges, the Lodge’s deer farm, olive groves and vineyard.

Cuisine incorporates nature’s bounty from the Kaikoura environment – crayfish (lobster), wild game, fresh shellfish, free-range chicken, olives from the estate and fresh herbs and vegetables from the lodge’s garden.  A regular feature on the menu is local venison and wild blackberries in port on an agria and porcini gratin and warm hazelnut muscovado cake with wild raspberries in a Pinot Noir syrup with organic plum ice cream.  Divine!

We recommend Hapuka Lodge & Tree Houses for clients who enjoy natural surroundings and are booked on our itineraries that include seal, dolphin or whale watching in Kaikoura, hiking or flyfishing in the South Island.


Whale watching in Kaikoura

Resurgence Luxury Eco Lodge is an ideal place to escape for nature lovers. The lodge was voted one of the world’s 25 best eco lodges by National Geographic Traveler and we recommend it for a relaxed option with its big selling point being the 50-acres of native bushland and 5 kilometres of walking trails.

Accommodation is in Bush Suites or boutique Lodge Rooms and property facilities include a gym, swimming pool and spa.  Black Label Experience can arrange Lord of the Rings Tours, kayaking excursions or wine and art tours.

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Resurgence Eco Lodge, New Zealand

Westhaven Retreat is a luxury lodge set on the edge of the Kahurangi National Park on the northern-western tip of the South Island with 1000 acres of secluded peninsula.  The lodge is within close proximity to a marine reserve and a superb option for clients interested in kayaking, hiking, bird watching and nature tours.

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Westhaven Retreat Lodge, New Zealand

Facilities include function area, hydrotherapy spa, infra-red sauna, heated swimming pool and library.  A range of therapies and wellness sessions are available including yoga, meditation, reflexology and holistic massage.

Dining focuses on New Zealand and European cuisine with an emphasis on local products and seasonal ingredients from the ocean and earth; breakfast features organic homemade jams, fresh fruit, homemade bread, pastries with picnic lunches for guests who opt for the broad range of outdoor activities in Golden Bay.  What could be better than a day spent exploring the New Zealand scenery followed by a four-course dinner with New Zealand wine?  Guests can choose to take dinner beside the cosy fireplace or on the deck with panoramic views of the Estuary and National Park.

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Cuisine merges the best Kiwi seasonal products

Westhaven Retreat is ideal for clients looking for a family-run lodge in a quiet location with authentic New Zealand nature experiences. Black Label Experience can facilitate helicopter transfers from Nelson, wine and art tours, fishing excursions or honeymoon packages.

With no road access, Peppers Awaroa Lodge is reached via helicopter, kayak, water taxi or on foot and that suits us just fine.  Set in the picturesque Abel Tasman National Park, Peppers Awaroa Lodge is Earth Check Benchmarked Silver Status. This is a world-wide recognised standard for Eco Tourism and the lodge has yearly plans to reduce its water consumption, landfill and energy consumption.

Peppers is not a luxury high-end eco lodge with every amenity imaginable; it has a rustic charm about it infused with a lovely off-the-beaten track location.

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Peppers Awaroa Lodge guest lounge

Guests aren’t completely cut off from amenities – the lodge has a bar, library and restaurant.  The lodge operates a country garden with fresh herbs and produce used in the seasonal menus. The conservatory restaurant is a lovely place to dine with views of the wetlands and forest.

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Conservatory Restaurant at Peppers Awaroa Lodge overlooks the wetlands

Black Label Experience recommends Peppers Awaroa Lodge for eco-conscious travellers looking for a stay at a remote lodge with easy accessibility to amazing nature experiences such as hiking the Abel Tasman Track, visiting glow worm caves and sea kayaking.

Two other popular options we can book for our clients are:

Waiora Lakeside Spa Resort / Polynesian Spa is a package we created that combines luxury 4.5 star lakeside accommodation with the therapeutic benefits of mineral-rich geothermal mud wraps with soaking in spa baths or luxury private pools.

Manawa Lodge is an eco lodge in the true sense of the word, crafted from mudbrick, strawbales and recycled timbers. The lodge is located 10 minutes from the historic gold mining town of Waihi in the North Island and with just 3 suites you’ll feel tranquil and at home.

To book your personalised retreat today at any of these options above or a range of other premium experiences, email tania@blacklabelexperience.com to discuss your needs in the strictest confidence.