Piha Eco Sanctuary


Couples or Honeymooners
Group - Land Based
Learn to Surf
Surf and Yoga

Uncrowded Waves

Surf Skill

Learning - Advanced

Star Rating



January, February, March, April, May, June, July, August, September, October, November, December


Piha Eco Sanctuary is your perfect surf & wellbeing retreat in the beautiful New Zealand. Surf great waves in Piha, eat healthy organic food, indulge yourself in massage, get your health & wellbeing assesment and do beach and bush walks - or just relax, have BBQ and surf... South Piha has a quality left hand bar break, which can be very hollow and has long workable walls. North Piha’s river mouth can produce quality sandbanks with long rippable walls and inside barrel sections, while caves at the far north of the beach can have amazing tubing peaks. Piha is also a great place to learn to surf
Quick Facts
      • just minutes from surf
      • eco retreat
      • organic food
      • yoga & meditation
      • relax & detoxify

Whether your goal is to detoxify, get some fun waves, treat a specific health issue or learn healthier eating and exercise habits, Piha Eco Sanctuary is the place for you. Simply take some well-deserved time out which will make the changes that will bring you a happier, more energised and more balanced life. Relax and unwind in a totally private and magical setting, stroll to the beach for a surf, take a guided yoga session, have a day of detox juices or just cool off in the stream.  Piha Eco Sanctuary is only 5 minutes easy walk to Piha beach for a surf, swim or sun bathe, there are a range of awesome cafés and bars, forest walks to amazing waterfalls and rivers. Or you can just enjoy the peaceful environment.

This boutique sanctuary has one main house and three tranquil eco units in a magnificent forest setting with bird song, a crystal clear stream and organic garden. A piece of paradise awaits you.

Eco Retreat:

The central building is a completely renovated cottage set amongst tall native trees. The main cottage is where the majority of cooking and socializing occurs has 2 bedrooms, toilet and a large open plan kitchen, dining and lounge area.

Treetop Studio:

The first of three eco studios has an amazing tree house feel, with a beautiful loft design you really get the sensation of sleeping amongst nature. The deck is perfect for having your morning coffee and watching the amazing bird life in the forest.

River Retreat:

The river retreat situated on the banks of a tranquil and idyllic stream that runs through the property. Having a different atmosphere to the other studios, the river studio is fully self-contained offering its own cooking, shower and toilet facilities.

Garden Studio:

Overlooking the large organic garden, this studio is located on the lawn area where it catches all-day sun. You will love being able to open the blinds, look out over the amazing garden and watch the sunrise.

Surf & Other Activities

Surfing at Piha Beach

Piha Beach is located on Auckland's west coast, a beautiful rugged coastline that offers consistent quality and often very hollow beach breaks. Winter brings constant south-west storms producing solid ground swells for weeks, while summer offers smaller cleaner offshore conditions. Piha’s black sand beach is set amongst rugged cliffs and dense bush valleys, resulting in an inspiring and magical backdrop while surfing. South Piha has a quality left hand bar break, which can be very hollow and has long workable walls. North Piha’s river mouth can produce quality sandbanks with long rippable walls and inside barrel sections, while caves at the far north of the beach can have amazing tubing peaks. Piha is also a great place to learn to surf or increase your surfing skill level. There are 5 different surf schools in the local area that cater for group lessons, equipment hire and individual coaching


Health, Wellbeing and Activities

Health and Wellbeing assessments are available with qualified nautropath, herbalist and Iridologist on call. All their food is nutrious and 100% organic and where possible, is taken fresh from their own garden and orchard. Detox juice plan and soul guidance is also available for those who want to go deeper into their body rejuvenation. They have a range of activities on offer, ranging from walks in the native bush through to yoga and massage.


Professional Services

  • Naturopath
  • Herbalist
  • Iridologist
  • Soul Guidance Counsellor
  • Massage Therapist
  • Detox Juices


Extra Activities

  • Meditation
  • Yoga
  • Surf Lessons
  • Beauty Treatments

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Weekend Recharge Retreat

Designed to recharge your batteries, this retreat is for anyone who feels like they’re constantly running on empty. Combining nutritious food, exercise, relaxation, soul guidance and stress management techniques you’ll leave feeling switched on and motivated to continue new self-supportive behaviours at home.


  • organic meals and snacks,
  • health and wellbeing assessment,
  • soul guidance and energy optimisation seminars,
  • daily guided meditation,
  • sunrise or sunset walks on the beach or in the bush.


Cleanse and Renew

5 days of healthy eating, gentle movement, body therapies and fresh air to move toxic matter out of your system. Head home refreshed and rejuvenated with new-found knowledge on how to take care of your body from the inside out.


  • Organic meals and snacks,
  • health and wellbeing assessment,
  • personalised nutritional and herbal supplementation recommendation to enhance your detox (All products available from on-site dispensary),
  • lymphatic drainage massage,
  • daily guided meditation,
  • daily health and lifestyle education seminar.

Disclaimer - This surf trip is an independent surf operator and is not part of or in partnership with The Perfect Wave Travel Co. The Perfect Wave acts as an agent only. We sell various travel related products on behalf of numerous transport, accommodation and other service providers, such as airlines, land based accommodation and boat charter operators. The Perfect Waves obligation is to make travel bookings on your behalf and to arrange relevant contracts between you and travel service providers. The Perfect Wave has no responsibility for these services nor do we make or give any warranty of representation regarding their standards. All bookings are made subject to the terms and conditions and limitations of liability imposed by these service providers.

Other Surf Experiences

Tara (April 2016)
I had an amazing trip. The eco lodge was just as pictured...I even got use to having to walk outside to the separate bathroom, ha ha! The surf coach was great, super friendly and helpful and knowledgable and also flexible with my jet lagged schedule. We went out several times! The water was rough but he had me in a perfect spot to practice.