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About Us

WaiOra Beach Retreat  


'Waiora' in Te Reo - Maori language - simply means the 'Waters of Wellbeing' and perfectly describes our Aotea, Great Barrier Island Holiday Retreat.

We are located only 50 miles or 90 kms N.E. of Auckland City in the Pacific Ocean, yet it feels a million miles away from the hustle & bustle of city life, traffic, pollution & busy-ness.

Our paradise island is truly 'A World of it's Own',  and our welcoming Retreat is a home away from home, situated right on the beachfront of the highly desirable Medlands Beach.

Our logo is a combination of a wave and fern frond sitting within a droplet of water, symbolising the spiral of New Life, Wellbeing & the rejuvenation of Healing Waters 

We provide Self-contained, Homestay or B&B hosted accommodation.
Enjoy the full freedom of the Retreat with additional Garden Chalet available, or be looked after by your hostess Vicky with her boutique Homestay and  B&B options - including healthy catering for special diets if required.. 

We can also help arrange all your holiday activities - from local transport to sight-seeing tours, fishing charters and many other local must-dos, including Waiora Wellbeing holistic Nature Therapies for your rest, relaxation and total wellbeing.

Vicky will make sure you have a truly relaxing holiday you never forget  ....... and you will want to return!

How to get here


Fly to Claris with Fly My Sky or Great Barrier Airlines from Auckland Airport, Domestic Terminal or NorthShore Airfield, Dairy Flat - approx 35 mins.

Vehicle and passenger ferry to Tryphena with Sealink from Wynyard Wharf, Brigham St, Freeman's Bay, Auckland - approx. 4.5 hrs

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