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By Stephen Heard
January 27, 2021
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By Stephen Heard
January 27, 2021
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Tie down the ceremonial candles — New Zealand's newest wellness retreat can be found sailing through the waters of the Hauraki Gulf.

Wellness tourism operator SailFit originated on the coast of Turkey with luxury multi-day retreats specialising in fitness, mindfulness and adventure. In February, 2021, the outfit is extending its reach to Auckland, offering one-day retreats and private hires onboard an 81-foot luxury vessel.

At the first two day retreats on Saturday, 27 February and Saturday, 27 March, 2021, those onboard will be treated to a full eight hours of rejuvenation, revitalisation and reconnection under the guidance of yoga instructors, personal trainers and physiotherapists. Each day's itinerary consists of a HIIT workout on Motuihe Island, beach yoga on Rotoroa Island, meditation at high sea and a resiliency workshop.

Between the balancing exercises are meal breaks filled with nutritious plant-based snacks and smoothies. Free time will provide an opportunity to try the watersports available both on and off-board, including snorkelling, kayaking, paddle boarding and the yacht's own giant inflatable slide.

The first two SailFit day retreats will depart from Auckland's Viaduct Harbour at 9.30am before returning at 5.30pm. There are limited spots available, but if you miss out there's the option to reserve your own private SailFit retreat.

For more information, visit sailfitretreats.com.

Published on January 27, 2021 by Stephen Heard

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