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Solscape Eco Retreat

Solscape Eco Retreat
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611 Wainui Road, , Waikato
Tel: (0)7 825 8268 or Mob: 027 294 3451
http://www.solscape.co.nz
Solscape is a 10 acre property nestled at the foot of Mt Karioi, overlooking the Tasman Sea and just a bush walk away from Ngarunui Beach and world famous surf break Manu Bay. Situated just a few kms from Raglan township on New Zealand’s beautiful westcoast,  we are 2 hours south of Auckland and 40 minutes west of Hamilton.
 
Our lodgings are consciously designed to fit within our primary goals of minimizing our ecological footprint and inspiring our visitors with many working models of sustainable living.
 
This year we are excited to be stepping into our long held vision of creating an educational space hosting a myriad of courses, workshops and retreats in practical sustainability and holistic well-being.
 
Our special features include;
 
* Courses, workshops and retreats
* Weddings
* Tipi Retreat
* Earth Domes
* Eco Baches
* Recycled Railway Carriages
* Camping/Campervan
* Solsurfer Surf School
* Yoga classes
* Massage
* Earth oven and BBQ 
* Food gardens
* Beautiful location
* Spectacular sea views
*On-site cafe from Nov-Apr

Environment Friendly Action

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 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 participate in community environmental initiatives We use principles of permaculture and/or biodynamic method of farming

Dietary Selections: We offer

Vegetarian Locally sourced food

Organic Meals

Solscape on-site cafe; The Conscious KITCHEN is open from Nov-Apr. Some organic produce available for purchase @ the reception area.

Facilities

6 Fully self-contained studios & cottages. Train caboose rooms with shared facilities. Twin,triple share,Dormitory & Doubles Off the grid tipi retreat with shared facilities: twin,doubles & family tipis. Earth ovens and BBQ area Onsite massage room Onsite surf school & rentals

Total Capacity

80

Electronics

Phone & Broadband

Activities

Onsite surf school & rentals Onsite massage Bush/beach walks Onsite Yoga classes Kite surfing Kayaking

Tariff Includes

Accommodation only

Directions

Take SH23 to Raglan. Drive into the township and turn left onto Wainui Road. Continue on this road for 6km, which takes you over the one way bridge and out to the surf breaks and beaches. We are number 611 on the left hand side. Our address is 611 Wainui Road.
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