"Once again we had an absolutely amazing time in the centre. The weather was just one part of the amazingness but many were there for the first time and enthralled by the energy of the space, commenting that it felt like home even when they had only just arrived. What a way to turn 40."
The Waihōanga Centre For Well-being offers & hosts a broad array of Events & Retreats by National & International facilitators leading the way in their individual fields. These Events & Retreats provide weeks & weekends which are rich with content, creative in their format & dynamic in delivery. If you are looking for a chance to gather & expand your own knowledge & self, take a look here at the many events & opportunities available.
The Intent & Vision of The Waihōanga Centre for Well-being is to offer a unique environment to support a range of groups to share their gifts of knowledge, well-being & joy with each other and the wider community. If you are wanting to organise bringing people together at Waihōanga and would like more information specifically orientated towards your group please click below
Waihōanga provides a unique, natural and affordable location for your wedding day. It is a venue which allows your friends and family to enjoy many magical moments over a few days enjoying great meals, swims in the river, walks through the forest and celebration around delicious meals.
Out of the 'Waihōanga Kitchen' comes delicious meals which are based around fresh local produce (much of it organic), tasty satisfying recipes & nourishing tastes for the body, mind & spirit . When the lodge is hired a group has the option of having catered meals which can be designed around group & individual dietary preferences and needs.
The Waihōanga `Wild Things' Forest Ropes Course offers people of all ages an opportunity to take ones self out of the `everydayness' & embrace the ecstasy of facing fears, delighting in adventure and letting your `Wild Thing' fly through the forest. Experienced adventure professionals create a great atmosphere & ensure this to be a safe and exhilarating experience for all, including business groups, families & schools.
Waihōanga offers a fantastic selection of activities for all ages and range of abilities, bringing together the natural environment teamed up with local community & professional knowledge. From our own 'Wild Things" Forest Ropes Course to meandering through the forest participating in an Edible Weed Walk/Talk, rafting down the Otaki River or having a group meditation, we have a great variety of experiences that can enhance your groups stay.
The Waihōanga community consists of a group of committed individuals that live both on & off site who hold a vision for collective well-being on many levels. We have no rules, religion or definite ethos that bind us, rather a sense of creativity, clarity, direction & trust which brings us together & guides us step by step.