Rachel Hunter, The Cuban Brothers, And More Added To Wanderlust Great Lake Taupō 2018 line-up

Rachel Hunter, The Cuban Brothers, And More Added To Wanderlust Great Lake Taupō 2018 line-up

Even more to love, as an internationally acclaimed roster of yoga and meditation instructors, musicians, speakers, and chefs gather at the world’s most awe-inspiring geothermal location.


Wanderlust returns to Wairakei Resort Taupō, Great Lake Taupō, New Zealand on March 8-11, 2018 for the fourth-year-running, adding even more talent to the biggest and best line-up yet—supported by partners Destination Great Lake Taupō, Taupō District Council, Whaiora, Kono and Eventbrite.

With pre-sale, and earlybird tickets fully exhausted, Wanderlust Great Lake Taupō returns for 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 Jonnie Halstead, Director 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.”

Acts added to the line-up include: Rachel Hunter (US/NZ), The Cuban Brothers (CU), Ron Artis II (AU), Felicity Evans (AU), Josaine O'Rouke (CA), Courtney Durr (NZ), Dustin Brown (AU/US), Nova Brown (AU), Josh Blau (AU), Nik Robson (NZ)

Joining: 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.

MUSIC—DJ-powered yoga classes to acoustic musical meditations to the electric main stage performances. Joining the international line-up are eccentric party-starters, The Cuban Brothers, alongside New York City-based urban electronic DJ/producer Nickodemus. Plus, celebrate, with the soulful sounds of local favourites: the acclaimed The Black Seeds, the melodic, electronic craftwork of Clicks, crowd favourites The Sweet Mix Kids, and Ciaran McMeeken on his guitar.

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. Discover wellness, longevity and the meaning of beauty with international supermodel Rachel Hunter, hear from ascientific 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

Music-Only tickets from $NZD $20

For more information, the full lineup and tickets please visit: www.wanderlust.com/festivals/great-lake-taupo.

About Wanderlust:

Wanderlust is a global yoga lifestyle company. It encompasses Wanderlust Festival, the largest multi-day yoga and music festivals in the world; Wanderlust 108, a one-day “mindful triathlon” taking place in urban parks across the world; Wanderlust Media, a fully integrated multi-platform digital interface. The company was founded in New York City in 2009 as a joint venture between Velour Music Group, C3 Presents and Starr Hill Presents. It hosts multiple experiences across key resort locations, including such territories as the United States, Canada, Australia, New Zealand, Germany, Chile, and Mexico. For more information, please visit www.wanderlust.com.

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