Shinrin Yoku ~ Forest Bathing

Shinrin Yoku ~ Forest Bathing

Shinrin-yoku (森林浴) Forest Bathing  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...
Explore the Estate

Explore the Estate

Explore our High Country Estate The Mt Cook Lakeside Retreat Estate covers 66 hectares of undulating and ancient glacial moraine in the heart of the Mackenzie Region. We have 5kms + of gentle walking tracks on the Estate linking our facilities and taking you close to...
Private Tennis Court

Private Tennis Court

Private Tennis Court Spend a quiet evening at the Retreat over a relaxed game of tennis with a chilled beverage and nibbles platter.  The Mackenzie has a long sunset in Summer with the muted colours of dusk slowly emerging.  Enjoy the expansive views over Lake Pukaki...
Massage

Massage

Massage Our wellness and massage menu draws inspiration from our indigenous land and culture. Based on holistic therapies connecting our guests to their Wairua (spirit) and to our natural environment, encouraging a sense of Hauora (wellbeing). Pamper your mind and...
Stargazing

Stargazing

Stargazing Stargazing is a totally unique, unmissable activity during your stay at Mt Cook Lakeside Retreat. We offer exclusive stargazing experiences from our private, on-site Pukaki Wine Cellar and Observatory. Enjoy a boutique stargazing experience in a luxurious...