“Waiora translated from Maori means ‘Waters of wellbeing’ and the name is inspired by both my respect for traditional cultural values and my connection to Nature and especially the shores of this beautiful island I call home. It is an appropriate expression of how it feels to live in this wonderful and wild coastal environment. Since the first waka graced our shores – Aotea Great Barrier Island has been honoured as a place for healing, wellbeing and restoration. Our unique environment holds many keys to Mother Nature’s healing secrets.”
What We Offer
WaiOra Wellbeing offers Nature-based, Eco-therapies for your total R&R….
Give yourself the relaxation experience you deserve – spend a few days here by the Pacific Ocean and feel the difference.
A variety of Wellbeing options, Island adventures and activities are available here - from nature walks, tramping/hiking, yoga, massage, sauna, natural hot-pools, surfing, fishing, diving, snorkelling, kayaking, deserted beaches, to glorious bush and mountain vistas....or just relax with a good book.
There is something here for everyone.....without the crowds!
Treat yourself and/or your team to a WaiOra Wellbeing package specially designed to meet your individual needs.
Nature and Forest Therapy/Shinrin-yoku style guided walks
Vicky is Australasia's first certified Forest Therapy Guide through the Association of Nature and Forest Therapy Guides and Programs. She will lead you into an experience with Nature that feels both totally new and refreshing, yet also very familiar…
Shinrin-yoku translates literally from Japanese as ‘Forest bathing’ and is an easy way of walking in Nature, based on ancient Shinto and other indigenous practices. This inviting and exciting new Eco-therapy is life-changing, and is catching the world’s awareness. It is backed by thorough medical and scientific research – and the variety of health benefits are wide-reaching for all age groups.
“Come exploring with me on a gentle 3 hr Wellbeing Wander and join in sensory-based invitations that will help bring you into relationship with the present moment and provide opportunity to notice what is really going on all around you, both inside and out – It’s fun, it’s inspiring, it’s connecting and it’s truly rejuvenating!”
This is a truly unique experience ......smell, see, touch, listen, feel and experience the majestic surroundings of Aotea Great Barrier Island. A variety of beach and bush walks available. Each environment offers uniquely special and memorable qualities.
Wellbeing Walks include Tea Ceremony and light snacks.
For bookings and more information on Nature Bathing
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Flower Essence Therapy
Personal 1:1 Consultations and 'Ready to go' Emotional Remedies
With over 30 yrs practice in hands-on and Nature-based healing modalities and Holistic coaching, Vicky has extensive experience working in the fields of Wellbeing and Mentoring, and chooses to work with Native NZ plant remedies for client support.
Using First Light Flower Essences of New Zealand ®, Vicky creates personalized blends that gently and powerfully provide insight and support through all life’s ups and downs, stresses and 21st Century living
>> Book in for a personal consultation with Mother Nature’s healing treasures.
1:1 consultation including remedy from $80.00
First Light Natural Health ® - a range of 100% Natural Native NZ ‘ready-to-go’ Emotional remedies - are also available for everyday holistic support and wellbeing. $25.00 +p&p