Dune Lakes Retreat and Equine Centre is situated on the beautiful South Kaipara Head Peninsula only an hour from central Auckland.
The Kaipara South Head is a massive, ancient sand barrier that separates the South Kaipara Harbour from the Tasman Sea. A long line of interdune hollows runs up the Kaipara South Head, parallel to the coastline. These interdune hollows are lower than the groundwater level so they fill up with groundwater to create fresh water lakes.
Lake Ototoa is the largest of these interdune lakes. Lake Kereta is another smaller example, as shown in the photo below.
To the West
The wild coastline and spectacular sunsets over the Tasman Sea and 65 kilometres of Muriwai/Rangatira Beach.
To the East
The sheltered waters and sunrises over the Kaipara Harbour and Shelly Beach to the east.The Kaipara is the largest harbour in the Southern Hemisphere. It is a pristine and peaceful environment as well as a highly valued recreation area.
Bringing people together to experience the potential of what is being deeply held within themselves, deeply within the present moment and deeply within the community of the retreat. Working with the horses in groups, meditating, walking in nature, staying together in a supportive environment. Free time for quiet reflection in a retreat-like atmosphere and the opportunity to share your thoughts and ideas in a group setting if you so choose.