Bay of Islands retreats
Looking for something different? Or just a chilled time away from the crowds? These retreats offer all that and usually much more besides, if you're up for it. Often providing an interesting location (try teepees or asian pagodas for size!) in which to get back to nature, you'll find offered things like meditation and yoga courses, detoxing courses, artistry and artists, natural foods, and more.
Smoker? Check first - some of these places have a 'no smoking anywhere on the property' rule