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Prana Eco Retreat

Prana Eco Retreat
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750 Ohui Rd, Opoutere
+64 (0)7 865 7669
http://www.prana.co.nz
Available for:
  • Retreats,
  • Festivals & Events,
  • Weddings,
  • Workshops 
  • Music Recording. 
The location at Prana is exclusive. No noise, no connection to community except its own, totally devoid of any pollution or population. A magnificent setting of land/bush and beach. A unique natural environment of park like setting close to an unpopulated, just 5 minutes walk iconic untouched-by-man beach.

The large 100-acre natural site and coastal positioning is magnificent. Nestled between rock faces covered in magnificent ancient Pohutakawa's and a pristine dune beach with 165.25 million sq.km of the Pacific Fresh Air System in front of it.

If you are looking for a place where you can run training's, events, group activities, creative exploration, self-development or healing workshops, you will find this an ideal and supportive venue for such activities.
We offer a nurturing, creative and sustaining environment that is at once friendly, welcoming, relaxing and meditative. Meditation is the foundation of our daily life and work. It brings a sense of quality to all that we do here.
This haven encompasses camping, low, medium and high budget eco-lodge accommodation, plus large space for events, meetings, workshops and music festivals.

Environment Friendly Action

We conserve heat We conserve water We reduce/limit oil/gas carbon emissions 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

Dietary Selections: We offer

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

Organic Meals

Available upon request

Facilities

Prana Spiritual Eco Retreat offers Rustic Barn: well-equipped sized kitchen. 16-channel PA sound system, sprung wooden Dance floor. Seats around 60 Ė 90 depending on setting desired. * Prana Retreat a top location for Multi Media projects like: * TV- Film sets * Weddings * Fashion Shows * Art Exhibitions * Recording/Writing * Festivals & Events

Total Capacity

1500

Electronics

Bigscreen TV VCR Hi-Fi with CD & DVD player Phone & Broadband Satellite TV

Activities

Since 1993 PRANA celebrates a New Year Festival of Music, Workshops, Arts & Dance, bringing together artists from New Zealand and around the world. Once again the 21th PRANA Festival 2014 will be held on the Eco Estate of 100-acre natural site, coastal positioning. This year's four day event of music, workshops and shopping will start on 9am Monday 30 Dec. 2013 to Friday 2 Jan. 2014 (departure date Saturday 3 January 2014). In secured, isolated privacy, Prana Eco Spiritual Retreat is within walking distance of a 5-km pristine beach with 155 million-sq. km. of Pacific Fresh Air system in front of it. The Coromandel is a world renowned holiday destination for deep sea and big game fishing as well as sailing and cruising throughout the many picture perfect islands, bays and coves. It is also known for its dolphin and whale watching, its secluded beaches, lush native bush walks and historic attractions. The location is exclusive. No noise, no connection to community except its own, totally devoid of any pollution or population. A magnificent setting of land/bush and beach. This iconic festival, now more than 20 years old, is a gathering of the like minded and friends in a quintessentially New Zealand holiday time.

Directions

PRANA ECO RETREAT is located just north of Whangamata at Opoutere. From Auckland about 2 hours driving * Take the State Highway -1- to the south. * Over the Bombay hills turn left and take the -2- for Coromandel - Peninsula. * Turn left and take the -25- for Coromandel/Thames. * From Kopu take the -25a- to Whangamata. * Over the hills turn right to take the -25- to Whangamata. * Turn left at Opoutere. * Once you turn off at Opoutere follow the Opoutere Rd. which turns into Ohui Rd. (gravel road, drive slowly). * Near the end by the sign 'PRANA' turn right, enter, and follow the signs and register at the designated point. From Tauranga about 1 1/2 hours driving * Take the State Highway -2- to Waihi. * From Waihi take the -25- to Whangamata. * ast Whangamata, direction Thames/Hikuai, turn right at Opoutere. * Once you turn off at Opoutere follow the Opoutere Rd. which turns into Ohui Rd. (gravel road, drive slowly). * Near the end by the sign 'PRANA' turn right, enter, and follow the signs and register at the designated point. From Hamilton about 2 hours driving * Take the 26 to Morrinsville, Te Aroha, Paeroa and either choose Kopu (see From Auckland) or Waihi (see from Tauranga) to reach the turnoff Opoutere. * Once you turn off at Opoutere follow the Opoutere Rd. which turns into Ohui Rd. (gravel road, drive slowly). * Near the end by the sign 'PRANA' turn right, enter, and follow the signs and register at the designated point. If you donít have a car you should inquire at the Intercity bus company on 09 6231503. There is a bus route running to Hikuai, stopping at Prescott Garage. This is the nearest bus stop to the festival. From there you will need to hitch a ride to Opoutere in the direction of Whangamata. Have a safe journey.
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User Reviews

There are: 2 reviews, with an average rating of 5.0 out of 5
Absolutely amazing I would recommend it to anyone and everyone !
Posted by Anon on 2014-09-17 12:22:42
this is a lovely lovely setting. i went to prana festival this new year and it was fabulous. the beach is beautiful, sandy, surfy, very long...the pine trees around the main buildings are lush, reminding me of scotland...do take a look and maybe stay a while...x
Posted by rosie balyuzi on 2009-03-29 19:43:12