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The Good Earth Retreat

The Good Earth Retreat
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23 Orua Lane, Whitianga

The Good Earth Retreat is a place to experience well-being and awareness of ourselves in the natural environment. We are located behind the sand dunes and hot pools at Hot Water Beach in the Coromandel on 3 acres of native and organic gardens.

Guests can choose from Bed and Breakfast style accommodation or use the kitchen facilities and select their own produce from the gardens.

There is also a cozy caravan as a budget-accommodation alternative.

All guests are invited to join the early morning yoga sessions for no extra charge. Art materials for painting, music lessons and sessions, swimming and bodysurfing tuition and private yoga in the rammed-earth studio can be arranged.

With breaking waves and abundant birdsong as soundscape, we are a peaceful and delightful retreat from the ordinary.

Welcome to The Good Earth! 

Other Environment Friendly Initiatives

Along with all the efforts we make towards conservation and sustainability, we also give house concerts and produce art that helps raise awareness of these issues. Some of the art is exhibited and is for sale at the retreat.

Dietary Selections: We offer

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

Organic Meals

Organic meals can be arranged with much of the food coming from our orchard or organic gardens


One queen and one single bed, modern bathroom, outdoor patio area, linen provided, tent kitchen can be set up if requested.

Total Capacity



We offer personalized yoga sessions, music lessons and activities, art projects, high level swim coaching and escorted swims, nature walks


From Auckland drive to Thames, then to Tairua and turn off the highway at Whenuakite towards Hot Water Beach. Turn onto Orua Lane from Hot Water Beach Road and go to 23. There is a sign for The Good Earth.
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