Recovery Starts Here


At Wairua, our mission is to improve the quality of life for individuals, families and communities affected by alcohol and drug dependency. We welcome guests from throughout New Zealand into a safe and caring environment led by highly experienced employees, providing an effective educational service grounded in the Twelve Step principles of Alcoholics Anonymous. 


Guests are introduced to a community of people with similar alcoholic or addiction experiences with whom they can relate. Through awareness and education the person sees the need for change and Wairua shows them precisely the steps to take. Firmly grounded in the 12 Steps, our programme fosters honesty, integrity, accountability and change.


Nestled in a quiet rural setting just south of Cambridge, the Wairua facility is a purpose built five-star resort. The complex consists of 45  standalone accommodation chalets of approx. 59m² each, crafted from timber and local stone


From the gracious stone entrance gates through the broad, tree-lined private driveway every detail of Wairua has been designed and finished to a very high standard, including extensive landscaping, planting and quality chattels


Our main building incorporates a heated indoor swimming pool, a pool side gymnasium area, spas, saunas and a steam room, a restaurant area with stone fire place and numerous consultation rooms and administration areas designed to provide services to Wairuas guests and ensure their comfort.


The property provides an outdoor floodlit tennis court, and is conveniently located only a few minutes' drive south of Cambridge, less than 30km from Hamilton International airport, or approximately 150km south of Auckland; New Zealand's largest city.


At a glance:

  • Intensive individual and group therapy;

  • Detoxification options available;

  • Twin share or private chalets;

  • Ensuites with spa bath and double shower;

  • Lounge, dining, kitchen and office in each chalet

  • Sky TV;

  • Yoga, mindfulness and meditation guidance

  • Exercise /Tennis Courts / Indoor heated pool

  • Adventure therapy, kayaking, equine therapy

  • Art and music therapy

  • Day trips