Aio Wira Centre

Retreat Booking Information and Terms & Conditions


Retreat Bookings

By placing a booking with us you agree to the following 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
  •  Whare-Iti - 1 single bed with solar lighting, no power points are available. Not used in winter 
Please inquire here for our room rates
All bedrooms have pillows, blankets or duvets and heaters in winter but participants need to
bring their own pillowcases, sheets (or sleeping bag) and towels, torch and in winter
maybe a hot water bottle.

A single room (sometimes 2) are required for use of our volunteers so please check to see
what rooms are available at time of booking.
  •  Four shared bathrooms with toilets, showers and a 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 – use of the Spa and Sauna is $30 each a day
  •  Peaceful, quiet environment with our river only 2 minutes walk away and Bethell’s beach a short 10 min Drive

We are currently only offering the Centre to self-catering groups.
However, we can recommend a great vegetarian caterer should you require.
Herbal tea, tea, milk and coffee is complimentary.

We can arrange for one of our massage therapists to be available for appointments during your retreat.
Room hire for the day for Practitioner use is $35
Payment  for practitioner appointments are made directly to the therapist

Minimum numbers:
A minimum of 10 people is required to hold a retreat however if you choose to go ahead with less
than 10 people you will still be charged for 10.

Hireage of linen/towels:
$1 towel/day,  $2 linen/day

Bookings and Payment:
To secure and confirm your booking, a non-refundable deposit of NZ$300 is required.  If no
deposit is paid then no booking is held. Full payment must be made 3 days prior to your 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.
Please use your name as a reference, name of event as a code and event date as particulars.

Any charges raised against us by our banks for handling bank transfers or any other payments,
must be reimbursed by the facilitator within seven (7) days of any request to do so.

Aio Wira is a Charitable Trust run by volunteers. Prices are kept to a minimum to allow access for
all community to use as well as pay for the upkeep of the Centre.
Donations over and above our costings of any amount are greatly appreciated.

Cancellations & Non-Arrival Conditions

Retreat cancellation is the responsibility of the retreat organiser.
Cancellation made less than three (3) months of the booked date will result in loss of the deposit.
Cancellation of the retreat within one (1) month  prior to the retreat start date or non-arrival of guests,
either who are unable to attend or fail to attend the retreat for whatever reason forfeit their deposit
paid and the full amount of the booking will be due.

Advertising your retreat

Although the details of all seminars taking place at Aio Wira are placed on our web site, this is
simply intended to give visitors an indication of what is taking place at Aio Wira.
However, it may well lead to people booking your seminar.
The responsibility for all retreat/seminar advertising and ensuring that there are sufficient
participants to make a seminar successful remains the sole responsibility of the seminar organisers.
We are happy to share any Facebook posts you have to reach a wider audience.

Wi-fi and Mobile Phones

Please be aware that the Centre is not in mobile phone range and Wi-Fi is available for
facilitators only if they need it.
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.
Family/friends can call the Centre if they need to reach anyone in case of emergencies. Please
make sure you share Aio Wira’s contact details with your participants before they come.

Aio Wira Centre
P.O. Box 95033, Swanson, Auckland 0653

Physical address:
8 Aio Wira Road, Waitakere, Auckland
Phone (09) 810 9396