Aro Ha is perfect for solo travellers, couples, friends or anyone who is serious about making a difference to their well-being, my advice is to trust the programme, relinquish the decision making and come out the other side feeling better than you thought possible.
Surrounded by the stunning Southern Alps and beautifully rugged New Zealand landscape, Aro Hā is custom built to stimulate body and mind, the intention to create connectivity with yourself, your environment and those around you. Located just 35 minutes from Queenstown this intimate eco-friendly retreat accommodates only small groups with a maximum of 32 guests at any one time and the on-site team have created a warm welcoming environment designed to feel like being amongst friends. Offering nutrient dense vegetarian cuisine, exercise and mindful meditation practise, Aro Hā is unapologetically healthy, a sanctuary for the truly dedicated health and wellness aficionado or those looking for personal transformation.
Programmes at Aro Ha
Overlooking Lake Wakatipu, Aro Hā is located on 21 acres of beautiful sub-alpine terrace offering easy access to hiking in world heritage surroundings. 35 minute from Queenstown and 5 min from Glenorchy township, the Southern Alps provide a magnificent backdrop to your healthy holiday experience
Sought after retreat chef and author Suzie Bohannon designed the all-inclusive menu for Aro Hā based on locally produced organic ingredients from onsite gardens and the surrounding region, you can expect to enjoy taste sensations such as Petal Perfect Springrolls with Wasabi Ginger Dressing & Spicy Sesame Almond Sauce, the delicious and detoxifying vegetarian cuisine is also specially designed to provide necessary fuel for all the activities.
Facilities & Services
Aro Hā, by design, encourages shared space and this extends to the 8 accommodation units. These eco-friendly rooms are feature chic recycled timbers, luxurious bedding and linens designed to bring a sense of calm and all have breath-taking views.Each unit has generously sized shared bathroom facilities including separate shower, bath and toilet areas.
Eco-Suite Private Room
Monastic Eco Singles
- Sub-alpine hiking
- Functional fitness classes
- TRX strength training
- Healing Body Work
- Contrast Spa Therapy
The purpose built massage and treatment rooms are located alongside the spa, sauna and plunge pool, offering both daily massage and contrast spa therapy known to promote healing through the use of alternating temperatures through the use of the spa amenities to stimulate muscle tissue and the perfect way to recover after challenging yourself physically, and a sauna or hot spa to recover post hike.
Combining multiple aspects of wellness into one condensed experience, offering a life affirming fitness adventure through Vinyasa yoga, sub-alpine hiking, functional strength training, meditation, therapeutic massage and purifying vegetarian cuisine, eco retreat Aro Hā delivers a holistic wellness concept based on mindfulness and connectivity to oneself and nature in its purest form. Guests support each other, are challenged together and bond over shared success.