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Shambhala Eco- Retreat. A Guesthouse - Retreat on the coast in Golden Bay.The guesthouse is open from October - May, and open for groups/retreats in the other months.We provide backpacker style accommodation with dorms and private rooms,all with shared kitchen and bathroom facilities.Situated elevated on the coast with its own beach and magnicient sea views of Golden Bay.
We offer yoga and guided meditation for guests during the summer months,the hall being available for guest use when free.
Shambhala is solar powered ,both electric with solar voltaic cells and solar water heating (backup with a wet-back and gas).It has its own clivis-multrum composting toilets aswell as organic gardens.
Central for exploring Golden Bay and very handy for those music nights and dinners at the renowned Mussel Inn.
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User Reviews

There are: 2 reviews, with an average rating of 5.0 out of 5
One of my most favourite spots in three years of travelling. Simply beautiful.
Posted by Hannah on 2013-05-29 20:23:04
What an amazing place. Takes your breath away. I went there for one night, ended up staying there for two weeks. Incredible atmosphere - yoga room & the garden to the beach. A great rest away from computers & TVs. An absolutely perfect place for retreat.
Posted by Janet on 2011-09-30 11:20:27