Climb to the top of Mt Pukewhakataratara, one of the Peninsulas many volcanoes for stunning views of the Coromandel and Hunua ranges, the Firth of Thames and the Hauraki Gulf

Explore the many bush walks to see magnificent trees, streams,waterfalls and native birds
Swim in our private heated pool
Play petanque
Sauna & tennis (subject to availability)
Listen to the morning and evening bells from Tara Sanctuary
Walk a few hundred metres to see the magnificent hand-cut stone sanctuary and enjoy its timeless peace
Walk the labyrinth (photos)
Visit Mana Retreat Centre
Wander around the estuary at the bottom of the hill nesting sea birds, mangroves, magnificent sunsets

Your hosts, Sol Petersen and Penelope Carroll are co-founders and trustees of Mana Retreat Centre as well as professional practitioners. With more than 20 years experience, they are dedicated to providing you with a first class experience and treatments to suit your needs.

Sol Petersen,
with extensive training in Structural Integration, Watsu aquatic therapy, Trager, Aston Movement Coaching, Cranio-sacral therapy, Hakomi psychotherapy and Tai Ji, practices and teaches in Coromandel, Auckland and internationally.

Penelope Carroll is a body-worker and psychotherapist trained in Structural Integration, Massage, Cranio-sacral therapy, Watsu aquatic therapy, Aston Movement Coaching, Hakomi psychotherapy and Cognitive Behavioural Therapy. She practices in Auckland and Coromandel.

For more information, treatment or accommodation bookings at Waimana Spa, contact Sol or Penelope on 07 8668971, 021 893055 or 0274 316867; the Mana Retreat Centre office on 07 866 8972; or you can email