WaiOra Wellbeing

Great Barrier Island
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Sensory immersion in nature in Great Barrier Island

Since the first waka graced our shores, Aotea Great Barrier Island has been honoured as a place for healing, wellbeing and restoration. Learn the art of slowing down through sensory immersion in nature, inspired by Shinrin-yoku, the Japanese wellbeing practice of forest bathing. 


Starts from $75pp.

For more info visit:

WaiOra Wellbeing, Great Barrier Island


53 Sandhills Road
Great Barrier Island (Aotea) 0991


027 383 8300




Experiences can be tailored to individual needs.

For shorter weekend stays, it's a good idea to take a flight from Auckland with Barrier Air and hire a car on the island. By Sealink ferry, the crossing from Auckland is a relaxing 4 and a half hours, docking at Tryphena wharf 7 days a week in the summer and 3 days in the winter. The ferry is able to transport passengers', freight and vehicles.

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Matariki 2023

Observed 14/07/23

Matariki is a time where people, whānau, and communities gather together to remember the year that has passed, to celebrate the present, and to plan for the next year. It is a time to remember our loved ones who are no longer with us, to feast and celebrate with our relatives and friends, and to look towards the future and the hope of a season full of bounty.

Aotea Square Ice Rink

until 6th August

Whether you’re a seasoned pro or a fresh beginner, there is plenty of fun to be had by everyone. Get amongst all the spectacle with plenty of food trucks and frozen fun. This year, the rink features a stunning lighting installation that will leave you feeling like you’re skating underneath the magical starlit winter’s night.  Round up the whānau this winter, challenge your mates to a skate-off, or bring your colleagues for a bit of Friday night fun! Get amongst!

The Alembics Lab 

All year round

Designed for anyone who wants to learn the practical skills of distillation and extraction. The online Foundation courses are the gateway to working with natural flavour and aroma. The specialised courses will elevate your skills and enhance your practice. In person courses also available

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