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WAOKU LODGE, RAGLAN, NEW ZEALAND

Luxury Surf & Yoga Retreat

All-inclusive surf and yoga holidays on the magical west coast of New Zealand.

Swap your hectic schedule for a luxury surf and yoga retreat in Whale Bay, Raglan.

Spend unhurried days riding the waves, immersing yourself in healing yoga practice, and soaking up the powerful energy of the rugged west coast. Encompassing five-star, ocean facing accommodation and heavenly dining, this is the ultimate care package for your fast-paced, high stress, always-on-the-go lifestyle.

luxury surf and yoga retreat at waoku lodge
magical sunsets at a surf and yoga retreat in raglan
Waoku Lodge: your accommodation during your luxury surf and yoga retreat
yoga on the deck surrounded by beautiful bush and birdsong

The Setting

Dramatic black sand beaches. Show stopping sunsets. An easy-going, laid-back vibe. There’s something truly magical about the little, west coast surf town of Raglan. Surfers have been coming here for decades, lured by three world-class point-breaks (first made famous in the 1960’s surf classic The Endless Summer), consistent swells and expertly-brewed coffee.

The ocean, however, is just one of Raglan’s charms. This spectacularly scenic landscape is also home to empty beaches, gentle harbour waters, and a colourful township brimming with independent boutiques, art galleries and cosy cafes. Small enough to retain a warm, friendly atmosphere, but diverse enough to feel fresh and vibrant, it’s little wonder that many people find it hard to leave!

Surf, Yoga & Adventure

Surf
When you’re flying down a green face of water under a cloudless sky, nothing else matters. Catching a wave has a way of clearing the mind – deadlines no longer matter, worries cease to exist and stress melts away.

For all these reasons, surfing makes the perfect salve for the stresses of everyday life and Raglan, with its point-breaks and beginner-friendly beach break, is the ideal location to immerse yourself in this exhilarating sport.

Never surfed before? Nervous about jumping in the ocean? You’ll be in the capable hands of local surf instructors Ryan, Bing and Zennor, from Green Wave Raglan. They’ve been surfing, competing and coaching in these waters for years, and have a knack for building up confidence and imparting the basics in a fun and friendly manner.

If you already have some surf skills under your belt, your sessions will focus on refining your technique and challenging yourself to take on bigger and more powerful waves. No matter what your starting ability, your lessons will be tailored to your needs and designed to leave you with a real sense of achievement (as well as beaming from ear to ear).

Yoga
To ease stiff, surf-sore muscles, your retreat includes daily yoga sessions. We base our schedule around the local conditions, so if the surf’s looking good first thing we’ll head out for a wave and wind down with gentle yoga later. Alternatively, if the morning’s blown out and bumpy, you’ll start the day with an energising yoga sequence, and hit the breakers at a more surf-friendly time.

Whether you’re completely new to yoga, or have many years’ experience, your yoga sessions will enhance your energy levels, uncoil tension and revive your spirit.

Adventure
If you’re looking to experience even more of Raglan’s stunning outdoor scenery, choose our Surf, Yoga & Adventure Retreat, which includes a bush and beach horse trek along nearby Ruapuke Beach, a kayaking excursion deep into the heart of Raglan Harbour, and the opportunity to scale the local limestone cliffs under the experienced eye of local rock-climbing expert Gareth Jones. If a more relaxing Raglan experience appeals, with time to lie around, daydream and explore at your own pace, choose our Surf and Yoga Retreat.

Upcoming Dates

Friday 9 June to Thursday 15 June
Sunday 2 July to Saturday 8 July
Friday 21 July to Thursday 27 July
Friday 25 August to Thursday 31 August
Sunday 12 November to Saturday 18 November
Friday 1 December to Thursday 7 December

Accommodation & Cuisine

Accommodation
Your home for the week is Waoku Lodge, one of New Zealand’s top-rated lodges. Perched high above the ocean and nestled in 12 acres of bush, our peaceful, private location offers the perfect setting to clear your head and refresh your soul.

You’ll be staying in a five-star, self-contained apartment, which features two Queen bedrooms, a spacious living area, kitchen facilities, a well-appointed bathroom and a private deck and spa pool – the perfect spot for curling up with a book or basking in the glow of a west coast sunset.

Offering just four apartments (and a maximum of eight rooms), your retreat will retain a intimate, personal feel. And while you’ve probably come away to escape your screens, Netflix and complimentary Wi-Fi is available in each apartment.

Cuisine
Wake to freshly-ground coffee and a laden breakfast buffet served overlooking the ocean. Linger over long, leisurely lunches. Swap surfing stories over magical dinners and generous glasses of wine. All your meals throughout your stay are included, leaving you with more time for ocean gazing and indulgent spa soaks.

Locally-sourced, seasonal food is our speciality: we have our own veggie garden, chickens and bees, and an organic farm right next door. Expect farm-fresh flavours that strike just the right balance between healthy and indulgent. Your retreat also includes a night-out at a popular local restaurant, a classic Kiwi barbecue hosted by your surf instructors, and a pizza night complete with open-air movie.

“Thank you Sarah, Tais, and the Waoku Lodge team for your amazing efforts, creative minds and professional skills in hosting this amazing yoga retreat. Waoku Lodge was the perfect place to stay, the meals were so delicious and the food was an abundance of wholesome goodness that always satisfied after a yoga and surf workout. It was a pleasure to experience Tais’ yoga classes, a great smiley instructor with a positive attitude. My mind and body feel rejuvenated, relaxed and full of positivity. I love meeting new people and it was a pleasure to have stayed and shared meals with such lovely, friendly and like-minded people. Overall, the retreat was a great experience that exceeded my expectations. I can’t wait to go back to Raglan and do it all over again.”

Rosalind McFetridge

Wholesome cuisine to fuel you after your surf and yoga sessions
Beaming smiles after a surf lesson in Raglan
Magical horse treks along Raglan's blacksand beaches

Choose Your Retreat

Surf & Yoga Retreat

Your week includes:
• Six nights in a five-star, self-contained apartment
• Daily buffet breakfasts
• Daily lunches
• Four family-style dinners at Waoku Lodge
• One dinner out at a popular local restaurant
• One Kiwi barbecue hosted by your surf instructors
• Daily yoga sessions
• Three surf sessions with experienced, local surf instructors
• One, one-hour complimentary massage
• Airport transfers to and from Auckland or Hamilton Airport (complete with cheese and wine)
• All transport to activities around Raglan
• Waoku gifts on arrival

From $2400*

Surf, Yoga & Adventure Retreat

Your week includes:
• Six nights in a five-star, self-contained apartment
• Daily buffet breakfasts
• Daily lunches
• Three family-style dinners at Waoku Lodge
• One dinner out at a popular local restaurant
• One Kiwi barbecue hosted by your surf instructors
• Daily yoga sessions
• Three surf sessions with experienced, local surf instructors
• One, one-hour complimentary massage
• Airport transfers to and from Auckland or Hamilton Airport (complete with cheese and wine)
• All transport to activities around Raglan
• Waoku gifts on arrival
• One, three-hour horse trek across beautiful Ruapuke Beach, followed by sunset burgers and beers
• One kayaking expedition in Raglan Harbour
• One rock climbing adventure

From $3400*

If swapping your frantic schedule for surf, scenery and sun salutations in the lap of luxury sounds like the getaway you’ve been dreaming of, get in touch today. Each retreat is limited to just eight people, so please book early to avoid disappointment.

MAKE A BOOKING

*Prices are in $NZ and exclude alcohol and air fares. Some retreats may include additional activities and experiences, depending on the season.

Commonly Asked Questions

Will alcohol be available?
Wine and other alcoholic beverages are not included in the cost of your retreat, but we have a handpicked selection available for purchase. Your retreat package includes unlimited teas, coffee and juices.

Can you cater for special dietary needs?
We certainly can! Simply let us know your requirements when you book.

Will I have to share a room?
You will have your own bedroom for the duration of your stay. Seven of our rooms offer Queen beds, while one offers two singles. You will be sharing your apartment (and bathroom) with one other person. Each apartment is spacious, with indoor living spaces, furnished decking and outdoor spa pool.

Am I able to come by myself?
Our retreats are ideal for solo travellers, since you’ll be dining, surfing and practicing yoga with your fellow guests. In fact, part of the fun is getting to meet new people from all over the world! You are also more than welcome to bring a friend.

Do you have internet access in the apartments?
Yes, there is free Wi-Fi available in all apartments.

What if I can’t make these dates. Will you be running more retreats?
We have surf and yoga retreats running throughout the year, as well as mini-retreats and wellness retreats. If you’d like to stay informed, please join our mailing list below, or see our Facebook page.

Got a question not addressed here? Please email sarah@waokulodge.co.nz.

BOOK NOW

waoku-lodge-whale-bay-raglan

WAOKU LODGE, RAGLAN, NEW ZEALAND

Luxury Surf & Yoga Retreat

All-inclusive surf and yoga holidays on the magical west coast of New Zealand.

Swap your hectic schedule for a luxury surf and yoga retreat in Whale Bay, Raglan.

Spend unhurried days riding the waves, immersing yourself in healing yoga practice, and soaking up the powerful energy of the rugged west coast. Encompassing five-star, ocean facing accommodation and heavenly dining, this is the ultimate care package for your fast-paced, high stress, always-on-the-go lifestyle.

The Setting

Dramatic black sand beaches. Show stopping sunsets. An easy-going, laid-back vibe. There’s something truly magical about the little, west coast surf town of Raglan. Surfers have been coming here for decades, lured by three world-class point-breaks (first made famous in the 1960’s surf classic The Endless Summer), consistent swells and expertly-brewed coffee.

The ocean, however, is just one of Raglan’s charms. This spectacularly scenic landscape is also home to empty beaches, gentle harbour waters, and a colourful township brimming with independent boutiques, art galleries and cosy cafes. Small enough to retain a warm, friendly atmosphere, but diverse enough to feel fresh and vibrant, it’s little wonder that many people find it hard to leave!

Surf

When you’re flying down a green face of water under a cloudless sky, nothing else matters. Catching a wave has a way of clearing the mind – deadlines no longer matter, worries cease to exist and stress melts away.

For all these reasons, surfing makes the perfect salve for the stresses of everyday life and Raglan, with its point-breaks and beginner-friendly beach break, is the ideal location to immerse yourself in this exhilarating sport.

Never surfed before? Nervous about jumping in the ocean? You’ll be in the capable hands of local surf instructors Ryan, Bing and Zennor, from Green Wave Raglan. They’ve been surfing, competing and coaching in these waters for years, and have a knack for building up confidence and imparting the basics in a fun and friendly manner.

If you already have some surf skills under your belt, your sessions will focus on refining your technique and challenging yourself to take on bigger and more powerful waves. No matter what your starting ability, your lessons will be tailored to your needs and designed to leave you with a real sense of achievement (as well as beaming from ear to ear).

Yoga

To ease stiff, surf-sore muscles, your retreat includes daily yoga sessions. We base our schedule around the local conditions, so if the surf’s looking good first thing we’ll head out for a wave and wind down with gentle yoga later. Alternatively, if the morning’s blown out and bumpy, you’ll start the day with an energising yoga sequence, and hit the breakers at a more surf-friendly time.

Whether you’re completely new to yoga, or have many years’ experience, your yoga sessions will enhance your energy levels, uncoil tension and revive your spirit.

Adventure

If you’re looking to experience even more of Raglan’s stunning outdoor scenery, choose our Surf, Yoga & Adventure Retreat, which includes a bush and beach horse trek along nearby Ruapuke Beach, a kayaking excursion deep into the heart of Raglan Harbour, and the opportunity to scale the local limestone cliffs under the experienced eye of local rock-climbing expert Gareth Jones. If a more relaxing Raglan experience appeals, with time to lie around, daydream and explore at your own pace, choose our Surf and Yoga Retreat.

Accommodation

Your home for the week is Waoku Lodge, one of New Zealand’s top-rated lodges. Perched high above the ocean and nestled in 12 acres of bush, our peaceful, private location offers the perfect setting to clear your head and refresh your soul.

You’ll be staying in a five-star, self-contained apartment, which features two Queen bedrooms, a spacious living area, kitchen facilities, a well-appointed bathroom and a private deck and spa pool – the perfect spot for curling up with a book or basking in the glow of a west coast sunset.

Offering just four apartments (and a maximum of eight rooms), your retreat will retain a intimate, personal feel. And while you’ve probably come away to escape your screens, Netflix and complimentary Wi-Fi is available in each apartment.

Cuisine

Wake to freshly-ground coffee and a laden breakfast buffet served overlooking the ocean. Linger over long, leisurely lunches. Swap surfing stories over magical dinners and generous glasses of wine. All your meals throughout your stay are included, leaving you with more time for ocean gazing and indulgent spa soaks.

Locally-sourced, seasonal food is our speciality: we have our own veggie garden, chickens and bees, and an organic farm right next door. Expect farm-fresh flavours that strike just the right balance between healthy and indulgent. Your retreat also includes a night-out at a popular local restaurant, a classic Kiwi barbecue hosted by your surf instructors, and a pizza night complete with open-air movie.

“Thank you Sarah, Tais, and the Waoku Lodge team for your amazing efforts, creative minds and professional skills in hosting this amazing yoga retreat. Waoku Lodge was the perfect place to stay, the meals were so delicious and the food was an abundance of wholesome goodness that always satisfied after a yoga and surf workout. It was a pleasure to experience Tais’ yoga classes, a great smiley instructor with a positive attitude. My mind and body feel rejuvenated, relaxed and full of positivity. I love meeting new people and it was a pleasure to have stayed and shared meals with such lovely, friendly and like-minded people. Overall, the retreat was a great experience that exceeded my expectations. I can’t wait to go back to Raglan and do it all over again.”
Rosalind McFetridge


Choose Your Retreat

Surf & Yoga Retreat

Your week includes:
• Six nights in a five-star, self-contained apartment
• Daily buffet breakfasts
• Daily lunches
• Four family-style dinners at Waoku Lodge
• One dinner out at a popular local restaurant
• One Kiwi barbecue hosted by your surf instructors
• Daily yoga sessions
• Three surf sessions with experienced, local surf instructors
• One, one-hour complimentary massage
• Airport transfers to and from Auckland or Hamilton Airport (complete with cheese and wine)
• All transport to activities around Raglan
• Waoku gifts on arrival

From $2400*

Surf, Yoga & Adventure Retreat

Your week includes:
• Six nights in a five-star, self-contained apartment
• Daily buffet breakfasts
• Daily lunches
• Three family-style dinners at Waoku Lodge
• One dinner out at a popular local restaurant
• One Kiwi barbecue hosted by your surf instructors
• Daily yoga sessions
• Three surf sessions with experienced, local surf instructors
• One, one-hour complimentary massage
• Airport transfers to and from Auckland or Hamilton Airport (complete with cheese and wine)
• All transport to activities around Raglan
• Waoku gifts on arrival
• One, three-hour horse trek across beautiful Ruapuke Beach, followed by sunset burgers and beers
• One kayaking expedition in Raglan Harbour
• One rock climbing adventure

From $3400*

Upcoming Dates
Friday 9 June to Thursday 15 June
Sunday 2 July to Saturday 8 July
Friday 21 July to Thursday 27 July
Friday 25 August to Thursday 31 August
Sunday 12 November to Saturday 18 November
Friday 1 December to Thursday 7 December

If swapping your frantic schedule for surf, scenery and sun salutations in the lap of luxury sounds like the getaway you’ve been dreaming of, get in touch today. Each retreat is limited to just eight people, so please book early to avoid disappointment.

MAKE A BOOKING

*Prices are in $NZ and exclude alcohol and air fares. Some retreats may include additional activities and experiences, depending on the season.

Commonly Asked Questions

Will alcohol be available?
Wine and other alcoholic beverages are not included in the cost of your retreat, but we have a handpicked selection available for purchase. Your retreat package includes unlimited teas, coffee and juices.

Can you cater for special dietary needs?
We certainly can! Simply let us know your requirements when you book.

Do you have internet access in the apartments?
Yes, there is free Wi-Fi available in all apartments.

Will I have to share a room?
You will have your own bedroom for the duration of your stay. Seven of our rooms offer Queen beds, while one offers two singles. You will be sharing your apartment (and bathroom) with one other person. Each apartment is spacious, with indoor living spaces, furnished decking and outdoor spa pool.

Am I able to come by myself?
Our retreats are ideal for solo travellers, since you’ll be dining, surfing and practicing yoga with your fellow guests. In fact, part of the fun is getting to meet new people from all over the world! You are also more than welcome to bring a friend.

What if I can’t make these dates. Will you be running more retreats?
We have surf and yoga retreats running throughout the year, as well as mini-retreats and wellness retreats. If you’d like to stay informed, please join our mailing list below, or see our Facebook page.

Got a question not addressed here? Please email sarah@waokulodge.co.nz.

BOOK NOW