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The Rest and Relaxation Retreat at B&B @ The Redwoods

We are operating in unprecedented times post Covid and with our borders closed and overseas travel limited you may be looking for a unique escape to rejuvenate, revitalise and get more connected with our natural environment of peace and tranquility. We have created a retreat for our corporate clients looking to reward staff for their performance or simply to accentuate their creativity, our 5 day, 4 night plan may just be the package you are looking for. Or you may just want to get some friends together to do something new that you have never done before and leave all the planning to us. Indulge yourself with our uniquely one and only R&R Retreat in NZ!

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3 Day Retreat Itinerary

Depart Auckland, Wellington or Christchurch Airport, cost of flight at own expense.

Arrives at Rotorua Airport 9am Auckland, 10am Wellington, 11am Christchurch. Meet/greet by Shuttle driver and checkin to B&[email protected] Redwoods accommodation.

Morning Tea/Refreshment & Orientation of Programme.

11am – Breeze guided walk into the Redwoods Forest for a bit of Forest Bathing with an experienced meditation teacher.  Short walk to Terrace Kitchen café in Scion for lunch at 1.00pm

3pmRedwoods Altitude Tree Top Adventure – up to 25m high to experience the spectacular Redwoods Forest

6pm – Drinks and Nibbles

6.30pm – Dinner – 3 course meal prepared by a local chef at the B&[email protected] Redwoods. Please see Welcome Dinner menu for details.  Wine will be served.

8.30pm – After dinner Glow-worm walk in the Redwoods Forest, a short 30 mins walk (optional).

8am – Breakfast at B&[email protected] Redwoods

9.30am – Shuttle pickup to Buried Village for start of 11km Tarawera Trail. Allow 3 to 4 hours for this walk with a packed lunch.  Soak in hot water pools at end of walk before getting pick up by Hot Water Beach Taxi at 3.30pm.  Togs to bring.

3.30 – Water taxi pick up to return to Landing Café.

4pm  – Shuttle driver will pick up at Landing Café

6pm – Drinks and Nibbles

6.30pm – Dinner at Good Eastern restaurant, a 5 min walk.  A choice of 3 course dinner served with wine

8pm – Walk to the Redwoods Treewalk for Night Walk.  Allow 1 ¼ hour for this walk

8.30am – Breakfast at B&[email protected] Redwoods

10am – Leisure morning/own time

11.30am – Early Lunch at B&[email protected] Redwoods

1pm – Shuttle pick up for guided tour of Mt Tarawera with Kaitiaki Adventures. Trip time of 4.5 hours.

6pm – Drinks and Nibbles

6.30pm – Dinner – 3 course meal prepared by a local chef at the B&[email protected] Redwoods. Please see Farewell Dinner menu for details.  Wine will be served.

8.30am – Breakfast at B&[email protected] Redwoods

10am – Departure – Shuttle will drop off at Rotorua Airport

Duration of Stay: 3 nights and 4 day

Price: $1499

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4 Day Retreat Itinerary

Depart Auckland, Wellington or Christchurch Airport, cost of flight at own expense. Arrives at Rotorua Airport 9am Auckland, 10am Wellington, 11am Christchurch.

Meet/greet by Shuttle driver and checkin to B&[email protected] Redwoods accommodation.

Morning Tea/Refreshment & Orientation of Programme.

12pm – Breeze walk into the Redwoods Forest to experience the Redwoods Treewalk and a short walk to Terrace Kitchen café in Scion for lunch at 1.30pm

3pm – Forest Bathing, a guided walk and meditation session with an experienced teacher

Please allow 2 hours for this session

6pm – Drinks and Nibbles

6.30pm – Dinner – 3 course meal prepared by a local chef at the B&[email protected] Redwoods. Please see Welcome Dinner menu for details.  Wine will be served.

8.30pm – After dinner Glow-worm walk in the Redwoods Forest, a short 30 mins walk (optional)

8am – Breakfast at B&[email protected] Redwoods

9.30am – Shuttle pickup to Buried Village for start of 11km Tarawera Trail. Allow 3 to 4 hours for this walk with a packed lunch.  Soak in hot water pools at end of walk before getting pick up by Hot Water Beach Taxi at 3.30pm.  Togs to bring.

3.30 – Water taxi pick up to return to Landing Café.

4pm  – Shuttle driver will pick up at Landing Café

6pm – Drinks and Nibbles

6.30pm – Dinner at local Italian restaurant Giovanni.  A 10 mins walk to restaurant across rugby

8.30pm – Walk back to the B&[email protected] Redwoods

8.30am – Breakfast at B&[email protected] Redwoods

10am – Forest Bathing Session 2 with guide/meditation teacher

12.30pm – Picnic Lunch at the Redwoods Forest Sail

2pm – Adventure course up the Redwoods Altitude, fully harnessed and guided. Reasonable level of health and fitness is required.  Allow 2 hours

4pm – Free/Leisure time

6pm – Drinks and Nibbles

6.30pm – Dinner at Good Eastern restaurant, a 5 min walk. A choice of 3 course dinner. Served with wine

8pm – Walk to the Redwoods Treewalk for Night Walk. Allow 1 ¼ hour for this walk

8.30am – Breakfast at B&[email protected] Redwoods

10am – Leisure morning/own time

11.30am – Early Lunch at B&[email protected] Redwoods

1pm – Shuttle pick up for guided tour of Mt Tarawera with Kaitiaki Adventures.  Trip time of 4.5 hours.

6pm – Drinks and Nibbles

6.30pm – Dinner – 3 course meal prepared by a local chef at the B&[email protected] Redwoods. Please see Farewell Dinner menu for details.  Wine will be served.

8.30am – Breakfast at B&[email protected] Redwoods

10am – Optional – Biking in the forest, guided. Beginners/Intermediate level. Allow 1 to 1 ½ hour for this activity. Leisure time for those opting out

1pm – Packed Lunch/Lunch at B&[email protected] Redwoods. Shuttle pick up for departure 1pm Christchurch, 3pm Wellington, 4pm Auckland.

Duration of Stay: 4 nights and 5 day

Price: $1999

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A Unique Corporate & Personal Retreat in Rotorua

This uniquely designed retreat encompasses the Japanese concept of Forest Bathing, the immersion therapy taking in the atmosphere of the forest which has proven to reduce stress and improve immune function and well being.  Our guided walk will include mindful meditation amongst the secluded Redwoods and native plants.  Our adventure course includes both the day and night walk of the Redwoods Treewalk and Redwoods Altitude.  You will get the opportunity to walk the Tarawera Trail, one of NZ’s most stunning day walks taking in the beautiful lake edge forest and crossing natural flowing springs and be rewarded with a geothermal lake swim.

Our retreat will not be complete without the tour up Mt Tarawera, NZ version of the Grand Canyon.  You will be personally catered for in the ambience of a homey lounge, freshly infused local cuisines prepared by an expert chef as well as sampling the menu of local restaurants nearby.

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FAQ’s

Corporate Retreat/Getaway – to substitute conferences/seminars that many staff are not attending now due to Covid-19 pandemic worldwide as most are either on Zoom when they are working at home or operating from shorter days at the office.  Many staff are also reducing hours spent interacting with colleagues in the office environment and more time spent working alone at home. This also resulted in less community engagement and people contact due to encouraged social distancing.

The idea of this retreat is to reward staff for their productivity and individual work performance during these unpredictable times. This retreat will improve connectivity with their fellow colleagues in an environment that enhance their well beings.  They are also supporting NZ tourism businesses and economy by doing something New NZ.

Rotorua is one of the major tourism destinations of NZ, we have so much to offer in terms of infrastructure and natural beauty.  There are many off the beaten track escapes and retreats that Kiwis may not have experienced.  It is only a short flight away, less than an hour from Auckland and you are transported to a beautiful landscape of lakes, geothermal, forest, hills and mountains.

  1. Redwoods Forest – 1. Forest Bathing – how trees can help you to find health and happiness, it is healing, enriching and empowering. This will be guided by a person who understand the concept of forest bathing. Following the Japanese concept of immersion therapy ‘shinrin yoku’ – taking in the atmosphere of the forest.  The idea of the experience is to slow down and connect with the present moment or to simply be in the forest.  The health benefits of forest bathing include reduced stress and improved immune function, mood, creativity, mental health and cognitive function. The forest bathing session will also include some meditation, bringing attention to the body and our surroundings including wind, loud or substle noises, smells and tastes.  Everyone is encouraged to pick a tree, hug a tree or talk to a tree and to feel how incredibly calming the experience is. 2. Redwoods Treewalk – Day & Night Experience 3. Redwoods Altitude – an adventure course
  2. Mt Tarawera Tour – NZ version of the Grand Canyon. A fully guided walking experience that encompasses unique landscapes and history of the area.
  3. Walk the 15km Tarawera Trail with an experience guide.  Soaking in the hot pools and a ride back on the Hot Water Taxi
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