Aro Ha Wellness Retreat
The Aro Ha Wellness Retreat is located near Glenorchy and overlooks the magnificent Lake Wakatipu.
Aro Ha involved the construction of a significant number of architecturally designed buildings set amongst a comprehensive landscaping regime. Aro Ha has become an internationally recognised model for environmental sustainability and self-sufficiency in terms of how the overall development was constructed and operated from an energy perspective.
Aro Ha provides guests with the opportunity to foster and reinvigorate the connection between nature, wellness and humanities need for transition to a regenerative existence. Guests are provided with a transition space for those interested in nature, organic practices, adventure, self-development, alternative health and results orientated fitness.
From a resource management perspective, SPG undertook a lead role within a large consultant team in terms of gaining the necessary (and sometimes complex) statutory approvals for Aro Ha.
SPG obtained a significant number of non-notified approvals in relation to the Queenstown Lakes District Council’s District Plan, the Otago Regional Council’s Water Plan, and finally a number of concessions from the Department of Conservation via the Otago Conservation Management Plan.