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...
New Zealand Alpine Lavender

New Zealand Alpine Lavender

New Zealand Alpine Lavender New Zealand Alpine Lavender is located just a short drive (approximately 800 metres) from Mt Cook Lakeside Retreat, and is the largest organic lavender farm in the Southern Hemisphere. The lavender blossoms in summer, from approximately...