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Aniwaniwa Yurt Stay

Aniwaniwa Yurt Stay
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820 West Bank Road, Motueka 7196
Tel: 03-5268557 Mobile 0220434002
Aniwaniwa - a healing space in nature

An ideal place to retreat, take time out, reflect,
rejuvenate, reconnect.

Qigong tuition and healing availble

Soak up the breath taking Bush, Mountain, Sea and River views

Unwind and dine on the yurt deck while listening to the birds.

Bush walking on and around the property.

Swimming at Motueka river (3 min drive) Beaches (10 min drive)

Central location with easy driving distance to Motueka,  Kaiteriteri and
other beautiful beaches, Kahurangi and Abel Tasman National parks.

To unwind after a day out or to make the most of your retreat we also
offer Qigong classes/healing/counseling services.



Environment Friendly Action

We conserve heat We conserve water We reduce/limit oil/gas carbon emissions We employ alternative energy resources: wind/solar/water We recycle where possible We compost food waste We use sustainable toilet/grey water waste disposal We use bio-degradable cleaning agents We use reclaimed or low embodied energy building materials We use renewable natural furnishings We instruct staff in green practices We mention green/eco issues on our website We conserve/care for wildlife in our area/ natural pest eradication We participate in community environmental initiatives We use principles of permaculture and/or biodynamic method of farming

Other Environment Friendly Initiatives

We regenerate the bushland on the property

Dietary Selections: We offer

Vegan Vegetarian Organic Food Locally sourced food Home-grown spray-free produce

Organic Meals

We do meals if required but mostly it is self catering


Fold out double futon, comfortable latex/wool mattress 2 extra futon single mattrasses/more available if required 2 bean bags 6 large cushions coffee table covered kitchen on the deck with double gas burner, sink, plates, cutlery and cooking ware electrically powered cool box Outside table with 4 chairs for dining bookshelf with small library stereo wood fire with wood supplied for cold evenings Outside compost toilet Bush bath with shower, hot water from gas califont . Shared inside bathroom facilities in cold or wet weather.

Total Capacity

1 bedroom/2 double 2 singles. Additional matrasses available.


Hi-Fi with CD & DVD player


- Daily qigong classes available - Qi healing/counselling - Unwind on the yurt deck and soak up the bush and sea views while listening to the birds. - Bush walking on and around the property. - Pizza oven in community space (under construction) The Motueka river is a 3 min drive down the hill, beautiful swimming sandy beaches and town 10-15 mins drive

Tariff Includes

linen and towels


From Motueka go towards Tapawera on the Motueka Valley highway. After about 8km, turn right over the "Alexander bluff" bridge and turn immediate right on west bank rd. After about 700m you will see a living roof mailbox on your left numbered 820. Take the driveway up the hill for about 1km. You will come across a sign saying "Aniwaniwa". Just park there and walk up to the house and we will welcome you.
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