In Japanese culture, Shinrin-yoku or forest bathing is practiced for relaxation and well-being. The Retreat has a Shinrin-yoku track which wanders through the earthy smells of the forest, passing a glacial mullein (mill), a remnant of the glaciers retreat from end of Lake Pukaki in 20,000 BC (approximately).
Take time to walk silently, slowly and gently. Look up and experience the forest though all your senses.
As our guest, take time to explore the Estate and other glacial remnants on our 66ha property. We are happy to help book other experiences during your stay at the Retreat. Feel free to contact us with any questions, or to make your activity arrangements.