Aro Ha Wellness Retreat

33 Station Valley Rd, Wyuna, Glenorchy 9350, New Zealand

At Aro Hā, a wellness retreat in New Zealand’s Southern Alps, you’ll find that being in a remote wilderness makes everything more appealing— even raw food and hours-long hikes. The day begins with the hum of Tibetan singing bowls, which rouse you for sunrise yoga. After a delicious gluten- and dairy-free breakfast, you can take part in vegetarian cooking demos, enjoy a therapeutic massage, practice meditation, or head out on a three- to four-hour hike through Mount Aspiring National Park. By dinnertime you’ll be asking for seconds of carrot tacos with “living” green chile corn chowder. Five-day stays from $2,970, all-inclusive. This appeared in the Jan/Feb 2016 issue.

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At Aro Hā, a wellness retreat in New Zealand’s Southern Alps, you’ll find that being in a remote wilderness makes everything more appealing— even raw food and hours-long hikes. The day begins with the hum of Tibetan singing bowls, which rouse you for sunrise yoga. After a delicious gluten- and dairy-free breakfast, you can take part in vegetarian cooking demos, enjoy a therapeutic massage, practice meditation, or head out on a three- to four-hour hike through Mount Aspiring National Park. By dinnertime you’ll be asking for seconds of carrot tacos with “living” green chile corn chowder. Five-day stays from $2,970, all-inclusive. This appeared in the Jan/Feb 2016 issue.

Off-grid rejuvenation

The Aro Ha experience isn’t for the faint hearted. A diet of raw vegan food will leave many with cravings and the intense hikes around some of New Zealands magical tracks can be tough. But there’s twice daily yoga and massages on tap. It’s a 5-7 day experience that will leave a positive impact on you for life.

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