Small group, guided walking weekend getaway in Piha led by Women for Women. Soak up the stunning and rugged scenery on a guided 3-hour morning walk over hilltop ridges, through native bush and stopping to soak in the scenic ocean views.
All levels of fitness can be nurtured and challenged with hikes ranging from flat beach walks to 3 hour mountain trails. Choose your balance of solitude and activity for your retreat.
Led by experienced guide and Te Wahi Ora staff member Dace Kalnina.
Our themed retreat weekends continue to be so popular that we have added various retreat weekends featuring hiking, walking, surfing and creative activities. Below are the new confirmed dates for 2021. Places on these weekends do sell out quickly so please, if you are interested in participating in one of these wonderful creative weekends please book early.
WALKING WEEKEND DATES:
April 9-11, 2021
December 10-12, 2021
WALKING WEEKEND PROGRAMME
DAY 1 – FRIDAY – Arrive at Te Wahi Ora (before dinner if possible)
6PM DINNER After dinner we`ll watch the sunset from the upstairs deck or stroll across the road to the beach to immerse ourselves in natural beauty. By witnessing the beauty and awe of the sunset, you can slow down and unwind ready for the weekend.
DAY 2 – SATURDAY
A 20min introduction into the Walking Weekend programme. The route (weather
dependent), practical information, responsible hiking and logistics.
10:00AM DEPARTURE 2-3 hours guided walk in New Zealand native bush, walking in the Waitakere ranges while absorbing the scenic ocean views. A brief encouragement to explore our Wild surrounds to ‘capture’ the outward experience: eg a photo, view, symbol or natural ornament.
12:30PM LUNCH ON THE TRACK
2:00PM RETURN TO PIHA
TIME TO DIP YOUR TOES IN THE OCEAN OR TOTALLY FREE TIME TO DO WHATEVER YOU FEEL LIKE
3:00PM GENTLE YIN YOGA STRETCH IN THE GARDEN OR MORE FREE TIME
6:00 PM DINNER – conversations on transformational power of nature, photo sharing on the TV screen
DAY 3 – SUNDAY
9:30AM 2Hrs HIKE OR FREE TIME
1:00PM LUNCH – healthy nourishing meal with final sharing of the weekend
2:30PM – … DEPART – Leave relaxed and nourished, and therefore with more resilience and patience that can accompany us all in daily life. Perhaps with new goals, a fresh outlook on your life and feeling motivated with a healthy dose of inspiration.
Book in for the weekend – The things you need to know
Cost will be our usual weekend prices (depending on your accommodation choice)+$30 KOHA
Seaview Suite and Daisy Lounge: $520 for 2 nights. All meals included.
Standard Accommodation: $360 for 2 nights. All meals included.
Beneficiary Rate: $280 for 2 nights. All meals included.
Once your booking is accepted a deposit of $75 is required. The deposit needs to be paid into the Te Wahi Ora Trust A/c 12-3232-0135899-00 to secure your booking.
If a cancellation must happen, your deposit can be transferred to any other weekend retreat.
When booking please advise us of any special dietary requirements you have.
Your walking experience
Please tell us what is your average daily walking distance? We want to pick the right track for all.
Make a Booking
To book a Women’s Walking Weekend, please complete the booking form on our website and add ‘Women’s Walking Weekend‘ into the comments box.
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Our top walking picks…
Piha is surrounded by the Waitakere Ranges Regional Park so there are plenty of walks in all directions and for all levels.
Tasman lookout + the Gap
40 min return, 600m
Start at Te Wahi Ora and head to southern end, where the path takes you on a short, steep climb to the ridge where great views await.
Comans – Ahu Ahu track
1h 45 min one way, 3.2km
Wonderful views that will remind you of the film “The Piano”. We`ll be taken to the end of the Log Race Rd and we walk downhill into Karekare. We are then collected and transported to Te Wahi Ora.
Marawhara – White – Laird Thomson Track Circuit
2hrs return, 3.5km
This circuit has some of the west coast`s best views. Marawhara Track follows the stream before joining White Track and climbing to Anawhata Rd. Side diversions can be made either to Whites beach or out to Te Waha Point. Laird Thomson track completes the circuit back to the north end of Piha beach.
Some steep climbing is involved.