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Luxury Wellness Retreats in New Zealand

There are wellness retreats in New Zealand for every luxury traveller. From holistic treatments to yoga, massage therapies, thermal pools, meditation, detox and wellness resorts.

Relax, disconnect, and indulge in locally produced delicious cuisine prepared by award-winning chefs. Rebalance your health, creativity, and wellbeing in serene locations.

Learn more about why New Zealand is the perfect destination for luxury wellness retreats.

Below are some of our favorite luxury wellness getaways in New Zealand.

Now, where would you like to go?

Contact us to discuss a personalized luxury wellness retreat experience in New Zealand.

 

 

 

Wellness Retreats in New Zealand

on the South Island

 

Split Apple Retreat

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Photo: Split Apple Retreat

Just arriving at Split Apple Retreat makes you realise that this luxury lodge and wellness resort is something out of the ordinary. Located high on a cliff face on the edge of one of New Zealand’s most beautiful National Park’s, Abel Tasman National Park, Split Apple spoils you with views you won’t forget.

Named after a granite rock formation called Split Apple Rock (Tokangawhā) in Tasman Bay, this boutique wellness retreat is highly regarded internationally.

Its three exclusive suites offer comfort from the stresses of modern life. Awards from Condé Nast, Johansen, Spafinder Wellness Travel Awards and many other respected names in the industry, attest what those of us who have been here already know; Split Apple Retreat masters the art of wellness.

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Photo: Split Apple Retreat

Rooms, Facilities and Activities at Split Apple Retreat

The lovely guest suites have their own private decks overlooking the sea, gardens and sublime bathrooms. Guests can enjoy beautiful Japanese style décor, and facilities such as a spa pool, an infinity swimming pool with sea views, massage therapies, Yoga, meditation infra-red sauna, steam room, gym, and an 8-person theatre. The gourmet Asian-Mediterranean menus are personalized with ingredients handpicked for their positive health contribution.

Learn how to meditate using the latest hi-tech brain-entrainment methods in the screening room with luxurious reclining leather seats, constructed for this purpose. Private Yoga sessions are available with highly skilled instructors. Choose between Hatha, Iyengar, Astanga and Vinyasa yoga.

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 Can you imagine yourself here? Yes, it is as lovely as it seems.

Optional activities while staying at the retreat include relaxation at secluded beaches, helicopter service for drop-off at even more isolated spots, sea kayaking, bushwalking, fishing, a traditional Japanese Tea Ceremony, cooking- and Calligraphy sessions.

Split Apple Retreat is 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 hour’s drive. Come here for an intimate experience surrounded by peace, tranquility, and fairytale-like nature.

What others have said:
Split Apple Retreat is surely one of the most serene and restful places to stay in the entire Hemisphere.
– Condé Nast Traveller, 2018

 

 

 

Aro Hā Wellness Retreat

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The beautiful views are a reason alone to visit Aro Hā.

If you were ever inspired by the landscapes in Lord of the Rings, Aro Hā Wellness Retreat could be your perfect wellness paradise. Just 45 minutes’ drive from Queenstown, Aro Hā is a purpose-built luxury health and wellness resort located near Glenorchy on the beautiful Lake Wakatipu.

Rooms, Facilities, and Activities at Aro Hā

While Aro Hā can host up to a total of 32 guests in its single and shared eco suites, it usually keeps groups smaller (between 12-16 guests). Its natural surroundings will amaze you throughout your stay. From the contrast hydrotherapy spas set, into the mountainous earth, to the yoga studio with panoramic views of Lake Wakatipu.

Aro Hā is self-sustaining and embraces the environment in everything they do. With organic produce grown on-site, a modern solar and hydro energy system and more, your wellness journey won’t leave any trace.

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Photo: Aro Hā

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 and clean. You’ll be dining on raw vegan cuisine and omitting caffeine, refined sugar, gluten, and meat.

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Organic food is a vital part of the Aro Hā experience. Photo: Aro Hā.

Aro Hā Wellness Retreat is a great choice for clients looking for a 4 nights/5 days or longer wellness getaway. The programs are based on research that shows how daily habits transform health.

Invest in yourself, and return as an improved, more peaceful version of you.

What others have said:
Aro-Ha is one of the world’s most spectacular wellness destinations. Sleep in luxe cabins and experience week-long transformational retreats that feel intimate yet nourishing and active.’“
– Mindfood, 2018

Hapuka Lodge & Tree Houses

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Nestled in the natural environment with exteriors of native timbers and copper cladding in Kaikoura, Hapuka provides eco accommodation at the luxury end of the market. Built using sustainable material 10 meters above the ground in the canopy of kanuka trees, you will enjoy 360-degree views stretching from the mountains to the coast.

Rooms, Facilities, and Activities at Hapuka Lodge & Tree Houses

As well as five tree houses, there are four Hapuka Lodge suites and the Olive House Suite for accommodation.

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.

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Photo: Whale Watch Kaikoura

The cuisine incorporates nature’s bounty from the Kaikoura environment. Crayfish (did you know that Kai means food and koura means crayfish in Maori?), wild game, fresh shellfish, free-range chicken, olives from the estate and fresh herbs and vegetables from the lodge’s garden. The venison and wild blackberries in port on an agria (a potato), the porcini gratin, and the warm hazelnut muscovado cake with wild raspberries in a Pinot Noir syrup with organic plum ice cream are a few of the divine specialties.

Hapuka Lodge & Tree Houses is an excellent choice for clients who enjoy natural surroundings and are booked on our itineraries that include seal, dolphin or whale watching in Kaikoura, hiking or fly fishing in the South Island.

What others have said:
The view, the facility, the staff and the food were all outstanding. The tree houses were architecturally amazing. We were in a wind storm and nothing moved, although the sound of the wind was a bit terrifying. We can’t wait to return.
– Guest Feedback

Resurgence Luxury Eco Lodge

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Photo: Resurgence Luxury Eco Lodge 

Voted one of the world’s 25 best eco-lodges by National Geographic Traveler, the 50-acres of native bushland and 5 kilometers of walking trails make Resurgence Luxury Eco Lodge an ideal place to escape for nature lovers. The child-free hideaway has also become a favourite for honeymoons, foodies, and active couples looking for a remote wellness experience.

Rooms, Facilities, and Activities at Resurgence Luxury Eco Lodge

Resurgence Luxury Eco Lodge offers Bush Suites or boutique Lodge Rooms of the finest standard. The facilities include a gym, a saltwater pool, hot tub, spa, massages & therapies, yoga area, bikes, and more. Lord of the Rings Tours, kayaking excursions or wine and art tours can be arranged to complement your stay.

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Photo: nelsontasman.nz

The menu is customized based on your requirements throughout your stay. Mingle with your hosts and fellow diners, while you enjoy delicious cocktails and 4 courses of the daily trust-the-chef menu. Have a private BBQ, and savor heavenly mains, and healthy breakfast on your own balcony.

What others have said:

The location could hardly be better: Hip artist enclaves and the Nelson region’s renowned wine estates can be found nearby, and total wilderness immersion awaits on guided treks in Kahurangi National Park. Among sustainability highlights, the husband and wife who own the Resurgence plant an indigenous tree for every couple who visits.
– The National Geographic

Westhaven Retreat

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Photo: stuff.nz

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

Rooms, Facilities, and Activities at Westhaven Retreat

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, and pastries. There are delightful picnic lunches for guests who opt for the broad range of outdoor activities in Golden Bay.

Why not spend the day exploring New Zealand’s 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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Photo: Tripadvisor

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

What others have said:
This was by far our best experience along our 3 weeks NZ journey. The location is super unique…The facility is stunning and you can feel that the design and construction were well thought–of. The retreat is the most well maintained that I’ve seen in my travels.
– Guest Feedback

Peppers Awaroa Lodge

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

Rooms, Facilities, and Activities at Peppers Awaroa Lodge

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

Guests aren’t completely cut off from amenities. The lodge has a bar, library, and restaurant. The country garden has 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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The Conservatory restaurant at Peppers overlooks the Wetlands.

Peppers Awaroa Lodge is an exceptional choice for eco-conscious travellers. Enjoy 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.

What others have said:
Amazing! A little slice of paradise in Abel Tasman. Comfy, clean, modern and amazing. Great staff too.
– Guest Feedback

Wellness Retreats in New Zealand

on the North Island

 

 

Cape South Holistic Health & Wellness Retreat

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Surrounded by New Zealand farmland in the picturesque Hawkes Bay region, the beautiful French colonial-style homestead Cape South offers individually tailored luxury retreats experiences.

“Cape South operates as a country escape and wellness retreat – a place to relax, unwind and come away feeling rejuvenated. The whole homestead must be booked for a minimum of 2 nights and then the rest is up to you.“

Cape South is not setup for individuals wanting to book an existing retreat experience, but purpose-built for visitors wanting a place to host their own private retreats.

We can organise complete, personalised retreat experiences here with the expertise required for you and your group.

Rooms, Facilities, and Activities at Cape South Holistic Health & Wellness Retreat

The homestay features 6 en-suite bedrooms, different spacious rooms for dining, breakfast and lounging, a fully equipped kitchen, laundry room, wood stove, and more. Facilities include a natural salt outdoor swimming pool, gymnasium, infra-red chromotherapy sauna, 16 acres of land perfect for coastal view walks, herbal medicinal gardens, yoga studio, and conference rooms.

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Photo: Tripadvisor

There are several therapies and workshops to choose from. From life and wellness coaching to detox body scrubs, reflexology, hot stone massage, iridology, Reiki, Colour Therapy, homeopathy, and transformational breathing.
Packages range from day clinics to week-long stays and encompass a naturopathic consultation with the choice of daily yoga, meditation or sightseeing.

The healthy food, herbal teas, and fresh juices, are tailored to your preferences and requirements, using organic ingredients from the gardens and suppliers in the area.

Cape South is a great solution for clients that would like to relax and enjoy the beauty Hawkes Bay has to offer, from wineries to nearby sandy beaches, and lush reserves.

What others have said:

Ranked as #1 in the Five Best Antipodean retreats. Tasty wineries and wave-lashed local beaches. Pacific views, elegant period accommodation in a 1905 homestead, and more contemporary style in two weatherboard cottages, with al fresco hot tub and swimming pool. The family-run estate has mountain biking, hiking, and pet giraffes (yes, it’s true).

– The Guardian

Manawa Lodge

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Photo: www.manawaridge.nz

“Manawa Ridge Luxury Eco Retreat, an environmentally friendly lodge, steeped in luxury and serenity set atop a majestic ridge overlooking the unique natural beauty of the Coromandel Peninsula. Manawa Ridge offers the experience of a luxury lodge like no other in New Zealand.“

What others have said:

Manawa Ridge was the most perfect start to our adventures in New Zealand. The house is simply beautiful, and you realise very quickly that your hosts have worked so hard and passionately to build and achieve such a marvelous retreat. We were so sad to leave Manawa Ridge, and at the time wondered how anything else on our trip could match the warmth and special feeling we received during our stay.
– Guest Feedback

The Landing

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Photo: Centurion Magazine

“The Landing is a luxury private property development in New Zealand’s Bay of Islands with a boutique vineyard. Rejuvenate your mind, body, and soul at a luxury wellness weekend set in an incredible natural paradise.“

What others have said:

Once called “Another world, at the edge of the world”, the most unforgettable memories of New Zealand are made at The Landing.“
– Luxury Lodges of NZ

Waiora Lakeside Spa Resort / Polynesian Spa

“New Zealand’s only Cultural Destination Spa Resort. Stay and indulge yourself in 4.5 star luxury, lakeside Rotorua accommodation. Dine onsite in the award-winning Mokoia Restaurant where you can experience the essence of Pacific Rim cuisine. Pamper yourself in the internationally acclaimed Wai Ora Day Spa with complimentary use of jacuzzi’s, solar heated pool, kawakawa infused sauna & steam room.“

What others have said:

Rotorua accommodation at the best Hotel Spa Resort located on the shores of Lake Rotorua as judged by Trip Advisor in the past, “Best Relaxation and Spa Hotel in New Zealand”.
– Pure New Zealand

Earth Energies Sanctuary

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Photo: Earth Energies Sanctuary

Specialising in stress and anxiety management, Earth Energies Sanctuary retreat is a sublime new addition to the wellness selection in NZ, offering deep relaxation therapies for mind and body. Only one hour’s drive from Auckland, you can take off on a wellness journey designed to bring about balance of body, mind and soul.

Rooms, Facilities, and Activities at Earth Energies Sanctuary

‘Overnight guests can delight in the comfort of the 2 bedroom 2 bathroom cabin set in the heart of the property, here, the air is fresh, clean and invigorating, and the property’s hilly nature means you enjoy spectacular, awe-inspiring 360-degree views. With a self-catered kitchen, or “ We create You cook’ Chef prepared meals, you’ll want for nothing. Your privacy and seclusion are assured during your stay you only share the property with the private, quiet owners whose residence is more than 800 metres away from your cabin.’

Choose from individually tailored, full or half-day therapies. I got to try a few of the treatments (Infrared Sauna, Flotation tank, Zero Balance, Hypnotherapy) during my visit and loved the experience. The service is authentic, cosy and personal. Inspired by their own wellness journey, the owners, Marie and her husband Duncan, have created a charming oasis which helps you take a step back and remember the importance of balance in life.

It’s easy to tell that they are passionate about what they do and care about you and your well-being. Marie has a great interest for alchemy and has her own herb/organic apothecary on the property, where she makes all of her own products sourced from the wild vegetation, such as Kawakawa. Viva NZ also recently published an article outlining what a visit can be like.

I arrived around lunch time and left completely relaxed, decompressed and rag doll-like at 6+ hours later. This is a great option when you need to unwind, disconnect, and return to your reality as a new person.

What others have said:
A beautiful, magical part of NZ! Close enough to Auckland and Waikato. Far enough away from everything to switch off and truly relax. Magnificent views which give you an elevated feeling of being on the top of the world! This was certainly the feeling I had also experienced after the luxurious float in the floatation tank and after my zero balancing treatment. What a gift it was to visit and experience earth energies sanctuary! I will certainly be back for more.
– Guest Feedback

 

Te Arai Lodge

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Photo: Te Arai

‘Our relationship with the Te Arai region began over 25 years ago, visiting the area for holidays with our family and staying with Kathy’s parents in nearby Mangawhai, where her father, NZ Golf Legend, Ted McDougall, worked as the pro at the Mangawhai Golf Course.

After many years of searching, 15 years ago we bought our bare block of land surrounded by an ancient podocarp forest and native bush, which offered all the attributes we were looking for to develop the vision we had for the Lodge.

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Photo: Te Arai

Surrounded by over 20 acres of ancient podocarp forest and native bush, Te Arai Lodge sits on an elevated ridge with panoramic views across the rolling hills of the Brynderwyn Ranges out to the stunning beaches and surrounding islands of the Mangawhai coast.

Recently acknowledged as one of New Zealand’s award-winning architectural & design led lodges by New Zealand in Depth, guests are welcomed to experience a homestay boutique luxury lodge like no other. One that is inspired by the beauty of the surrounding native flora and bird life, our passion for sustainability and organic garden-to-table dining, and our love of hospitality and meeting people from all over the world.

With authentic personal service from the owners Vince & Kathy Moores, their family and a team of carefully chosen staff, Te Arai Lodge creates a special escape for those seeking the finest comforts without compromising the environment.’

What others have said:

We had an amazing 3 day stay at Te Arai lodge. The property and rooms are immaculate and completely luxury. Vince, Kathy & Nicola are such hospitable hosts and made it a very relaxing stay. The food was amazing through-out and loved dining with the guests and family. Was hard to leave!
– Guest Feedback

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