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Tutukaka Coast Retreat

Arrive in Tutukaka in the evening to your bach style accommodation and enjoy the welcome nibbles and drinks provided. Start day two with a flat-water Standup Paddleboard (SUP) lesson followed by a leisurely paddle to a lovely beach for lunch. Take a short hike to a great view point and finish your paddle with a ride on some small waves. Your day ends with a delicious dinner at one of our local restaurants, Schnappa Rock or Wahi.

On day three, choose from a range of local activities including a dive or snorkel trip to the Poor Knights Islands Marine Reserve, a horse trek from Sandy Bay, a SUP Yoga class or a surfing lesson. For a more relaxed day, choose one of many great coastal walk ways or visit romantic Whale Bay for a picnic. Optional activities not included in the tour cost.

Summer dates for this retreat are December 11-13, January 22-24 and February 19-21.

Social Protocols

  1. Be a great listener - Have fun and stay safe by following instructions carefully.
  2. Stay safe in the outdoors - Your guides know the environment better than anyone and are there to keep you safe; listen to ALL their instructions, ALL the time.
  3. Be sun smart - Make sure you bring sunblock to protect yourself from the Kiwi sun (even on cloudy days!)
  4. Respect the environment - You will be out in nature for this experience so please help protect our environment by taking all your rubbish with you.

Cultural Protocols

  1. A chance to relax - This experience is one way Kiwis like to relax and enjoy life so it will seem very relaxed. Have fun, enjoy slowing down (away from work or study) and relax!
  2. Don't be shy - Kiwis are very friendly, open people so this experience is a great opportunity to not be shy, smile lots and make some new friends.
  3. Outdoor eating - You can expect to be eating in the outdoors, which means finding a spot on the ground to sit and enjoy your meal - make the most of this ‘el fresco’ experience!
  4. Sharing kai (food) - You will be sharing food as part of this experience, so please wait until you are invited to eat. There may also be a prayer (karakia) to bless the food before it is eaten.
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