Join us for the opening of Stargate Forest on Friday from 2pm 31 March 2023 for the weekend at our beautiful retreat centre with a unique energy. No agenda just lightwokers, a special group of healers and spiritual guides supporting each other.

Here, you can melt into the feeling of nature and connect with other like minded soul. The retreat is surrounded by hundreds of acres of forest. Its our own privately-owned 40 acres, mostly covered with New Zealand native bush, starts at the top of the ridge and runs down the valley. You will find beautiful bird song, rare native species such as the giant New Zealand snail, large waterfalls, a beautiful lily pond with friendly frogs, and an open grass glade surrounded with incredible trees.

Our Story

 Rob Robertson, owner of Stargate Forest, had the dream of building a unique retreat space for over 20 years. In March 2021, this dream came alive when he started  the journey of making a three bedroom home into a special transformed energy space with the purpose of growing people. 

Not much happened in 2021 with this beautiful land apart from a large amount of gorse removal and the invigorating task of working out what was on the 40 bush-covered acres of land that traversed a steep hill. 

A big moment came in late 2021 with the purchase of the Stargate mini digger, which enabled the beginning of the creation of beautiful pathways leading through the steep slopes of incredible native bush. That year was full of lockdowns and Rob’s long history of inner self-doubt reared its head, resulting in his not fully understanding or being in harmony with the land. Some significant challenges occurred that year, but in the first half of 2022 everything changed with the first ever target retreat in July 2022. A huge energy shift removed the self doubt blocking action and empowered Rob to be in sync with the land. 

Exploring the land became a source of great enjoyment – especially as the previous owner of 13 years had indicated there was a waterfall hidden in the bush that she had never found. The discovery of an incredible series of waterfalls, after bush-bushing the steep terrain,  was an incredibly exciting moment for the Stargate team. 

While Rob runs his own retreat, there is a space available for other retreat leaders to host and to enjoy the incredible tranquility and energy of the powerful forest portal.