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First Lineup Announcement at Wanderlust Great Lake Taupo 2018

September 20, 2017 Whats On No Comments Email Email

Wanderlust returns to Wairakei Resort Taupō, Great Lake Taupō, New Zealand on 8-11 March for the fourth-year-running, and announcing their biggest lineup yet—supported by partners Destination Great Lake Taupō, Taupō District Council, WhaiOra, Kono Wines and Eventbrite .

An all-out celebration of mindful living, the four-day transformational retreat hosts the world’s most outstanding yoga and meditation teachers, musicians, thought-leading speakers, performing artists, and chefs. Attendees can practice a smorgasbord of yoga styles at all levels, outdoor activities such as hiking, surfing, SUP yoga and indulge in wine tastings and organic delicacies.

“The line-up will excite our attendees who arrive as yogis, teachers, foodies, artists, travellers and seekers,” says Jared Kennedy, Brand Manager of Wanderlust Australia New Zealand. “Whether it’s your first experience, or you’ve been with us since day one, you’ll soon come to know that each Wanderlust experience extends beyond yoga. You come out feeling inspired, have new ideas and hold greater sense of yourself. To find your true north.”

The first wave of the 2018 roster includes: The Black Seeds (NZ), Shiva Rea (US), Annie Carpenter (US), Nickodemus(US), Gloria Latham (CA), Deven Sisler (US), Clicks (NZ), Lara Zilibowitz (AU), Andrew Sealy (US), Ciaran McMeeken (NZ), Ben Warren (NZ), Emma Mildon (NZ), DJ R.I.A (NZ), and Franko Heke (NZ)

Activities to fill the four days:

YOGA & MEDITATION—Connect to the sights, sounds and smells of the surrounding native landscapes. From beginner to advanced classes, join the globally recognised ‘goddess of yoga’ Shiva Rae, alongside pre-eminent “teacher’s teacher” Annie Carpenter, influential force in Kundalini Yoga, Gloria Latham, AcroYoga senior teacher Deven Sisler, and connection catalyst and artist Andrew Sealy—with more to be added soon.

MUSIC—DJ-powered yoga classes to acoustic musical meditations to the electric main stage performances. Live performances and soulful sounds by local favourites: the acclaimed The Black Seeds, the melodic, electronic craftwork of Clicks and Ciaran McMeeken on his guitarNew York City-based urban electronic DJ/producer Nickodemus is the first to be revealed on the international talent lineup, with more to come.

NATURE—Outdoor enthusiasts of all ages can explore the full range of adventurous activities from stand-up-paddleboarding, explorative hikes and runs, and bungee jumping over New Zealand’s longest river.

SPEAKERS & WORKSHOPS—Immerse yourself in the inspiring ideas of thought-leaders at the Wanderlust Speakeasy. Our intimate and casual lecture series covers topics ranging from holistic health, personal empowerment, to community betterment. Hear from scientific and holistic health advocate Ben Warren, and millennial mystic and best-selling author Emma Mildon.

DINING—Food lovers will rejoice at the Farm to Table Dinner, a one-of-a-kind dining experience, curated by a soon-to-be-announced guest chef, created with fresh, locally sourced, organic ingredients. Samplings of local and imported wine, beer, and libations feature as part of Uncorked—a unique post-yoga, and pre-party soiree.

MINDFUL MARKETPLACE— Start your day off by grabbing a coffee, and a bite to eat with friends at Wanderlust’s famed gathering place, the True North Café. Explore everything the Mindful Marketplace has to offer, from the latest yoga-wear and jewellery, wellness products, to bespoke food experiences.

Ticket prices

4 Day ticket from $NZD 450

3 Day ticket from $NZD 380 

1 day from $NZD 125 (on-sale from 31st October)

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