If you’re looking for the perfect place to get off the grid and away from the hustle and bustle, strip back to simplicity and take yourself away on a digital detox to Te Moata. Enjoy walking trails, birdlife, glow worms and the rustic simplicity of a stay at one of Te Moata’s independent retreat cottages, situated within 344 hectares of regenerating native forest.
Te Moata Retreat Centre , just ten minutes drive north of Tairua, was built in the late 1980’s and originated as a Buddhist meditation centre. The centre’s property includes five streams, several waterfalls and a number of sacred circular spaces where people can come and contemplate. Bird life is plentiful, including kiwi, which can often be heard in the still of the night.
Te Moata hosts a variety of community events and a programme of retreats and residential courses. Over the last 30 years this has included a range of meditation retreats, yoga, Gi Gong and dance retreats, traditional contemplative retreats, Breath-work conferences, Dances of Universal Peace gatherings, Permaculture Design Certificate courses, Search and Rescue training courses, seasonal celebrations, women’s and men’s gatherings, and personal and professional development groups.
Te Moata is a flourishing sanctuary where we celebrate life, nurture the human spirit and encourage personal responsibility through stewardship of the natural environment.
We provide opportunities for the deepening of well-being through connection with self, community and nature, and a safe haven for native flora and fauna.
We offer this sanctuary for the benefit of generations to come.