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Luxury wellness retreat Aro Ha opens in New Zealand

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Aro Ha is a new wellness retreat that promises the ultimate elixir for those seeking optimal health and well-being. The purpose built, self-sufficient, luxury resort is set to open on 12 January in gobsmacking surroundings near Queenstown, New Zealand.

Aro Ha was a three year design to build project – construction was completed in December 2013 – and has a maximum 32 guest capacity. Each of the 11 retreats have been architecturally designed with sustainability and environmental awareness in mind.

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The new luxury resort is an immersive detox retreat designed to encourage physical and emotional well-being. Aro Ha takes a holistic approach that has been refined over the last 10 years, and is based on vinyasa Yoga, sub-alpine hiking, functional strength training, meditation, therapeutic massage and detoxifying vegetarian cuisine.

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Designed and constructed by a team of New Zealand’s leading consultants, Aro Ha caters for living in balance with nature while meeting a modern lifestyle. Localised food production from permaculture gardens is used to provide a signature menu designed by chef Suzie Bohannon. Off-grid power generation, Passive Haus building techniques, and New Zealand’s first renewable distributed heating scheme all ensure the retreat treads lightly on the local environment.

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A typical day at the luxury eco-resort begins before 6am with sunrise Vinyasa Yoga followed by a 3-4 hour sub-alpine hike, dynamic strength training, meditation, therapeutic massage and other featured programming. Remaining time is spent with sessions in the contrast hydro spa, which includes infra-red or Finnish saunas and outdoor hot and cold pools.

The luxury wellness retreat is located in New Zealand’s ethereal Southern Alps and is only a 35-minute drive from Queenstown and five minutes from the Glenorchy township.

Aro Ha, Station Valley Road, Glenorchy, New Zealand, 9197, aro-ha.com

Images courtesy of Aro Ha

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Assif is a luxury travel and design aficionado currently working as a BBC content producer. He holds an MA in journalism from the University of Leeds. He is partial to tea and cake - Yorkshire Tea Gold Blend please. His favourite trips include island hopping in the Seychelles, a mountain escape in Kashmir and getting lost in Hong Kong.

Assif is the current editor of Adelto Magazine. Follow him on Twitter and Instagram: @journolista.

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