Why Choose Us?
We support our guests to heal, grow and transform.
A luxurious, calm and therapeutic space.
A tailored experience customised to suit each guest.
Hand-picked expert support.
The right balance of relaxation, therapy, physical activity and life skills.
Treat your mind, body and heart to a luxurious and transformative experience.
Based in the stunning Bay of Islands, our therapeutic process starts from the moment you book your stay.
We learn about your needs and develop a personalised retreat plan. Our duty of care does not end when you go home.
We identify the follow-up support you need and book it in. And the retreat itself? As our guest you will receive delicious meals, luxurious accommodation, tailor-made experiences and our heartfelt dedication to your wellbeing.
Our retreats are limited in size and carefully managed to ensure guests staying around the same time have similar goals.
Managing Director, Personal Trainer, Wellness & Mindfulness Coach
The retreat is run by owner Philippa Cooper together with a team of support staff.
Philippa believes a balance of healthy food, support, nature, relaxation and exercise can help you to reset your mind and focus on future goals.
A former body builder and triathlete competitor, Philippa has run her own gyms for over 15 years. She knows the importance of looking after your body and your mind. Being a mum, grandma and running her own business also means that she knows how the daily stresses of life can become overwhelming and you just forget to look after yourself.
If you want to lose weight, Philippa will work with you to find out what has prevented you achieving your weight loss goal in the past. She will simplify everything for you and make achieving your goals not only possible, but enjoyable. Her many years in the health and fitness industry, and specifically the weight loss industry, means she knows how to get results using methods that suit the person. She will arm you with knowledge, recipes, meal plans and an exercise regime so you can carry on your new routine at home.
As a trained wellness and mindfulness coach, she can also support you through any emotional or physical issues which may be preventing you from achieving your goals - specifically wellness issues such as nutrition, mindfulness, stress, sleep, detox, hormonal balance, life balance, exercise, goal setting, motivation - planning your journey from here (plus providing ongoing support)
Philippa’s ultimate goal is for you to go away feeling like a better version of yourself and supported for future challenges.
The retreat is situated just outside of Kerikeri, within easy reach of cycling and hiking trails.
The property is surrounded by magnificent countryside and is set in a sub-tropical garden.
We offer a complimentary pick up service from Kerikeri Airport.
Bay of Islands Health Retreat
457A Wiroa Road
Places you can visit during your stay
Waitangi treaty grounds and museum - protected site of the signing of the first accord between the British Crown and the Maori people.
The Stone Store and Kemp House, Kerikeri - New Zealand’s oldest surviving stone building.
Rainbow Falls - a spectacular 27-metre waterfall with 2 hour walking track, with other waterfall walks in the area
Paihia coastal walk to Russell and the site of New Zealand's first capital in Okiato
Haruru Falls walking track through to Waitangi
Matauri Bay site of the monument to the Rainbow Warrior
Mahinepua Peninsula - rated as the second most beautiful coastal walk in New Zealand
Kauri Cliffs Golf Course - rated as one of the top 40 golf courses in the world
Waitangi Golf Course
Other activities we can organise:
Boat trips around the Bay of Islands
Bus tour to Cape Reinga and 90 Mile Beach
Cycling the Twin Coast Cycle Trail
Fishing and sailing trips
Mountain Biking at Waitangi Mountain Bike Park