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Aio Wira Centre

Retreat Booking Information and Terms & Conditions

 

Retreat Bookings


By placing a booking with us you agree with the booking terms and conditions.
If you have any questions about booking with us, please contact us before confirming a booking.


Aio Wira is a charitable trust and we keep our fees as low as possible to allow all types of groups
to hold retreats at the Centre. Our fees enable Aio Wira to continue to provide the service it has
been doing happily since the early seventies as well as maintenance and any upgrades.

Our facilities include:
 
  • Ruru Room - A cottage with bathroom ensuite and 2 king single beds
       The following bedrooms share bathroom facilities:
  •  Kereru, Kiwi, Piwakawaka & Kokako Rooms – 4 bunk rooms with 4 single beds in each room
  •  Pukeko & Kaka Rooms - 2 single rooms
  •  Kotare & Tui Room - 2 twin rooms
  •  Cabin Korimako- 1 single bed, full power
  •  Cabin Whare-Iti - 1 single bed with solar lighting, no power points are available. Not used in winter 
Bedrooms come equipped with pillows, blankets or duvets, and heaters for winter comfort. However, participants are kindly asked to bring their own  pillowcases, sheets (or sleeping bags), and towels.  Additionally, we recommend bringing a torch and hot water bottle for added convenience. 
 
Four shared bathrooms with toilets, showers and bath.
  •  Dining hall and cozy guest lounge with fireplace 
  •  Hall used for retreat, wananga, workshops, yoga, dance, etc.
  •  Meditation Sanctuary
  •  Library with a large selection of books
  •  Onsite sauna and spa 
  •  Peaceful, quiet environment with our river only 2 minutes walk away and Bethell’s beach a short 10 min Drive

Catering:
We offer the Centre as self-catering venue and can recommend a great vegetarian caterer.
Organic herbal tea is a complimentary welcome for your group.
Please let your caterer know that the venue is strictly vegetarian.

Practitioners:
We can refer you to our massage therapists to be available for appointments during your retreat.
Room hire charges for Practitioner hireage is the responsibility of the hirer (unless it is already in use by a paying guest).
Payment for practitioner appointments are made directly to the therapist.

Minimum numbers:
A minimum booking is the equivalent of 10 attendees per night, you may wish to run a smaller retreat but the charge for a minimum of 10 per night still applies.

Hireage of linen/towels:
Linen and towel hire subject to availability at the time of booking. 

Bookings and Payment:
On confirming your booking we invoice the minimum booking amount.  To secure your booking we require a non-refundable deposit to be paid on receipt of the invoice. To be fair to all we prioritise groups with a paid deposit,  If no deposit is paid then the booking status is not guaranteed. The balance is due 12 weeks prior to the event.
Final retreat payment is due within 7 days of receipt of our invoice after the Event/Retreat.
Payments can be made by direct deposit online to Aio Wira bank account.
Our Aio Wira bank account number is 02 0152 0309533 00.


Koha/Donations:

 
Aio Wira operates as a Charitable Trust managed by dedicated volunteers. Our pricing structure is designed to be accessible to all communities while covering the maintenance expenses of the Centre. We deeply appreciate any additional donations beyond our operational costs. Guests are encouraged to become part of our community and join the Friends of Aio Wira Group.

Cancellations & Non-Arrival Conditions

Bookings and Payment please refer to the Aio Wira booking terms and conditions for payment amounts

Advertising your retreat
The details of all your event may be placed on our web site, this intended to give visitors an indication of what is taking place at Aio Wira. 
We are happy to share the Facebook event you have to reach a wider audience.
The responsibility for all retreat/event advertising and ensuring that there are sufficient
participants to make an event successful remains the sole responsibility of the event
 organisers.


Wi-fi and Mobile Phones

Most retreat facilitators do not wish their participants to have Internet connectivity as it detracts from the retreat they are on, but it is up to the facilitator.
Please be aware that the Centre is in limited mobile phone range and Wi-Fi is available for facilitators. We suggest you enable wifi or internet based calling on your mobile phone if you require phone service.
You may wish to share Aio Wira’s contact details with your participants before they arrive.


Aio Wira Centre
 P.O. Box 95033, Swanson, Auckland 0653
Physical address: 8 Aio Wira Road, Waitakere, Auckland
Phone 09 810 9396, diverts to message service
mail@aiowira.org.nz
www.aiowira.org.nz

https://www.facebook.com/AioWiraCentre/
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