Residential Wellbeing Retreat

Tauhara Retreat Centre

Thurs 05 Nov - Tues 10 Nov 2020 

Acacia Bay, Lake Taupo

We invite you to journey with us on this unique retreat designed for anyone facing the challenges of a cancer diagnosis.

Carers are invited and encouraged to come as well.

This 5 day retreat is for people at any stage of the cancer journey, recently diagnosed or years in remission, who are interested in learning lifestyle medicine to to support optimal physical and mental health.  Become empowered with knowledge and skills to help you build resilience and  bounce back from health challenges.

In this retreat you will learn about:

  • Organic plant-based nutrition

  • Mindfulness meditation

  • Addressing core beliefs

  • Releasing past emotions

  • Forgiveness

  • Creating an environment for healing

  • Techniques to calm the mind


You will leave this retreat with more lifestyle choices, understanding how they  affect well-being, along with the knowledge and motivation to incorporate these practices into your daily life. 

Facilitators are Liz Malusching, Susan Brown, Britta Norske, and Tove Jensen-Munroe.  Biographies of the facilitators can be found on the About page. 

Accommodation Options

We hold the retreat at the beautiful, tranquil Tauhara Centre. Located in the picturesque Acacia Bay,  Lake Taupo.

We offer a range of accommodation from bunkrooms through to Premium B & B. 

  • The bunkrooms are fresh and clean (some have single and/or double bunk beds) they come complete with linen/towels and the use of nearby shared bathrooms. $695.00 for your own bunkroom.

  • There are four cute self-contained cottages available, each can sleep 2 people, either in a double bed or 2 beds. These are $795 per person - best for couples, families or 2 friends. 

  • We have premium B&B accommodation available at the Acacia Heights Garden. Located 500 mts from the retreat centre. Share a premium room with my support person - off-site private 'B&B' Accommodation  $850pp (or as a single $1,130pp).

  • There are two powered sites available for caravans or campervans. $595 per person.


All of the above prices include accommodation, delicious, tasty plant-based meals, daily juices and all additional costs included in the 5-day programme.

Aratika retreats offer


a sense of family connection and building relationships


a warm welcome for each person with generous hospitality


spiritual prayer and blessings to strengthen wellbeing


loving one another through empathy and compassion

We look forward to seeing you.

tauhara building.jpg
Subsidies may be available depending on our current funding. Please reach out and ask if a subsidy would make the difference for you to be able to attend.

Other helpful Information

Please be mindful Tauhara Centre is in Taupo. If booking flights we recommend flying into Taupo Airport. This is about 20 mins from the Tauhara Retreat. You can book a shuttle with Taupo Shuttle Service  - Some people choose to arrive the night before arranging their own accommodation or we can book you for an extra night at the Tauhara Centre - Please contact us directly around this.

To ensure a personalised, intimate and safe group experience we limit numbers to 24 attendees (including support people).

You'll need to be able to manage your own daily health including pain relief and bring any medications you require. We are 20 minutes from a doctor/hospital.


**Subsidies may be available depending on funding available to us. Please reach out to us if a subsidy would make the difference for you to be able to attend.

Contact Claire for further information ph/text 022 429 5063, register or email us. We look forward to hearing from you.

Cancellations and Transfer Policy

  • We require a $150 deposit to secure your booking. This includes a $100 non-refundable booking fee that is not refunded unless your retreat is cancelled by us.

  • If you attend a retreat and decide to leave during the retreat of your own violation, there will be no refund.

  • Less than 7 days prior to the retreat commencement date – 50% of your total payment will be refunded.

  • More than 7 days prior to the retreat commencement date – your total payment, less $100 non-refundable deposit will be refunded.

  • If you are unable to attend, you may be able to transfer to another Aratika Cancer Trust Retreat within 12 months.


022 429 5063‬

  • Black Facebook Icon
  • Black Instagram Icon