WHY Retreat for the perfect self care holiday

Looking for Whangarei Heads accommodation? WHY Retreat offers a range of accommodation options from all-inclusive Yoga Retreats to holiday rental and access to facilities and services for your well being to heal body and soul.

Relax at our streamside meditation area. Sunset, full moon and the milky way are best viewed while soaking in our spa pool. A far infrared sauna is also available for you. Guests enjoy the privacy of their own lounge and deck, kitchen and fully equipped BBQ and outdoor dining area. There's plenty of comfortable seating and stunning views everywhere you look. Choose your package -

  •  All inclusive holistic Yoga retreat for 2 to 6 nights. 

  • 200 hour Yoga Teacher Training

  • Whangarei Heads accommodation (B&B) during holiday periods

Manaia Suite

The Manaia suite is our deluxe Queen room with ensuite bathroom.  Enjoy expansive views of the bay from your private deck and sunrise over Mount Manaia from your bed.

Wake up to a symphony of birdsong, sunrise over a skyline of rocky spires, and a panoramic view of the bay. The scenery is constantly changing as the tide ebbs and flows across the sandbank, and lighting plays on the rocks of the mountain

Bayview Room

The Bay View room overlooks McLeod Bay and is a light and comfortable double room which offers a stunning ocean view from your bed.  Choice of twin singles or king bed is available.

Its private deck is the ideal place to sunbathe and rejuvenate your soul as you gaze over the water.

Rosella's Nest

The Rosella’s nest is named after the parrot found in Northland and that lives in the area surrounding the Yoga Retreat. Single beds perfect for one or two guests.

The tiled bathroom with Italian shower is shared with one other room. Its private deck is the ideal place to meditate and relax in the shade of our grape vine.

What we offer

Local activities

Allow time for local walks and hikes, exploring the nearby pristine beaches, contemplation beside our stream surrounded by native bush, or a visit to one of the local cafes, art galleries or special events. Read more about local activities>>>

What past guests have to say


"I enjoyed my week at the WHY very much, the place is amazing, beautiful rooms, the view from the deck over the bay is amazing to relax in the afternoon or evening, plenty of walking trails around in stunning scenery and healthy delicious meals every day." 


"I attended a 6 day retreat at WHY. Hiking and yoga are two of my favorite things and this retreat combined both beautifully and exceeded my expectations. Jo has a wealth of knowledge regarding food and nutrition, and I was able to gain valuable insights into this area of my health. I am still feeling the positive benefits of my time there nearly one month later. A truly wonderful experience – I would thoroughly recommend the WHY retreat and I would go again! "



"What a perfect little place to rest and recover! Wonderful hosts, and the location is paradise. Food, ambience and good books to read. Be as energetic or as relaxed as you want."



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