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Karekare, West Auckland

About Karekare:

Karekare is a small coastal settlement in the Auckland region of northern New Zealand, nestled between the Waitākere range and a large black sand surf beach.

It is situated 35 kilometres (22 mi) west of the city centre of Auckland, south of the larger beach of Piha. It is situated north of Whatipu, south of Piha and west of the Centennial Memorial Park and Water Catchment area, which covers most of the native Waitākere ranges.

Karekare is a popular summer destination for the Aucklanders, but receives fewer visitors than the nearby Piha, partially because the road is narrow and only recently sealed. There's a beach patrol in the summer.

The track to the base of Waitakere's waterfall — Karekare falls — is a short walk from the road. The track to the top of the falls is now closed to help avoid the spread of the incurable Kauri disease.

The settlement was immortalised in Crowded House's song on their 1993 album Together Alone, much of which was recorded in Karekare; the well-known Dub / Reggae band, Salmonella Dub, also used the name on their album Feel the Seasons Change-Live with the NZSO. The place would also be familiar to viewers of the film The Piano, which included beach scenes shot at Karekar and Piha.

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I spy with my little eye, a happy, earthy lil pais 🌞🌱 breathing in the magnificence that surrounds me, dancing in rapture from mama earth’s beauty. All I know is the melody of my inhales and exhales 🌊
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Inhale: abundance 🌟
Exhale: doubt
Humbled by our mama 🌏🌞
thank you jessyraspiller (highly recommend participating in one of her Power Meditations accompanied by her teacher, James— life changing stuff) for always reminding me the importance of surrendering to nature for nature will surrender in return. Giving thanks to the trees, the bees, and everything in between 🌱
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New YT vid is up if you’re curious on what I’ve been getting up to here in NZ 🌻 surfing, meditation, waterfalls, and thrift finds— what more could a girl want? .
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✏ Its all in the planning. ✏

My 'office' for today - loving planning the delicious sunrise and restorative classes for next weekends sistatrio3 retreat - may the sunshine stay!

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#whyitravelnz: "Why do I travel NZ? It’s simple. It’s (arguably) the greatest county in the world to explore. There’s a little bit of everything in such a small place - and that’s truely unique. Plus, with so much natural beauty no two experiences are ever the same."
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Photo & Quote: kylemyburgh
Pic taken: Karekare, NZ
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That's a wrap Blockhouse Bay!
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Onto to Karekare and sacredearth_nz next month for the Deep Dive into Sustainable Well-being Weekend Retreat. 💛🗯💛
Link in bio for more deets and how to book. 18 - 20 Oct.
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Feels like a rainbow kind of day! 🌈🌈 .
Pic by our very own Sista tonipaltridge taken at a Sista Trio Retreats Weekend Retreat location.
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1 of 3. No more space!
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Sista Trio Weekend Re-Connect Retreat is FULLY BOOKED. 😍
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Exciting!🤩😍 There are a few spaces left on the next Weekend Retreat. 18 - 20 Oct.
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Tag a friend in the comments, that you think would like one of these spaces. If they book, then this wee gift is all yours!
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Nourish You with Nourish me Programme

A 14 day programme - nourishing mind and body

This programme, designed by Sista Trio Coryn of Nourish me will help balance your hormones, stress and blood sugar levels plus increase metabolism through food and mindfulness.

Valued at $99

You will receive a 14 day meal plan plus naturopathic health tips to optimal health with a mindful practice guide that takes you through journaling, breathing, meditation and exercise.
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3 of 3. Sold out
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Sista Trio Weekend Re-Connect Retreat is now FULLY BOOKED!
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2 of 3. Fully Booked
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Sista Trio Weekend Re-Connect Retreat FULLY BOOKED 😍
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😵 F**k Shit! 😵
Two cancellations on the Sista Trio Weekend Retreat later this month, 15/17 March. Come on!! Fill these spots.
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We don't want two people (possibly you!) missing out on this rockin' unplug-from-stressful-crappy-stuff retreat!!
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✏ Its all in the planning. ✏

The Adaptive Yogi's 'office' for today - loving planning the delicious sunrise and restorative classes for next weekends retreat - may the sunshine stay!
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🍃 Here's an example of some of the simply stunning food being served on the Sista Trio Weekend Re-connect Retreat. 🍃
Thanks to pahekolivingfoods this is what the Retreat guests will be enjoying for one of the lunches:
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Botanical Salad
Quinoa Root Vegetables, Red Sauerkraut, Pea Shoots with Aioli Dressing.
Raw Crackers or Flat Bread with House Hummus and Pesto.
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💖 Stickers arrived!! 💖

Getting Weekend Re-connect Retreat ready. 💖
Countdown has really begun!! 8 days to go.... and still one room left.
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It's yours for $450 all inclusive. Flick us a message to secure your place.
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