Solrise Gathering Jan 10 – 12 2020

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Solrise Gathering

Solscape, Raglan

Jan 10 – 12 2020


A gathering of joyful heart-centred community over three magical days and two mystical nights.
This collaboration will be a place to explore a rich selection of workshops on local arts, culture, environmental initiatives and movement.
Let’s spark the action needed to benefit our greater ecology and dance in the present to an eclectic mix of groovy beats. Before a spectacular backdrop, overlooking the Tasman Sea.
Join us in Raglan, NZ on January 10-12th, 2020.
Let’s give rise to a powerful decade.

Solrise will take place at Solscape Eco Retreat in Raglan. Nestled at the base of the majestic Mt Karioi with breath taking views overlooking the ocean and a short bush walk to Ngarunui Beach and the famous surf of Manu Bay.

This is an all-ages family friendly event with an extensive range of inspirational zones and activities during the day and a spectacular array of night time fun; from circus performances, full moon drumming circles and an exciting mix of live and electronic music under the stars.

There will be a delicious array of garden to plate wholesome vegan food, coffees and beverages available to purchase from our Conscious Kitchen café. Most of our produce is seasonal and comes from our organic permaculture gardens on site.

World Fusion Music Stage / Circus Zone / Yoga / Permaculture / Meditation / Eco Building / African Dance / Wisdom Circles / Drumming / Native Plant Medicine / Ayurvedic Cooking / Fermentation / Sound Journeys / Healing Tipi / Face Painting / Kids Zone / Environmental Initiatives /

There is a range of accomodation onsite from Camping, Van Sites, Belle Tents, a Tipi Forest, Train Cabooses, Earth Domes and Self Contained Baches.

– Accommodation cost is additional
– Bookings must be made by contacting Solscape Reception directly, either by email or phone
PHONE:+64 7 8258268 // EMAIL:

Tickets $175 children under 15 free

See Official Website Here

Purchase Tickets Here

Parking only available to those with onsite accomodation. Shuttles will be running.

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Labour Day Ecstatic Dance

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Ecstatic Dance Monday 28th October (Labour Day)

Welcoming back our Ecstatic Dance sessions with DJ Herman Saiz!

Escape with us for 2 hours of free dance and self expression. Beginning with an opening ceremony from 12pm, leading into an immersive journey of sound ending with shavasana and meditation with acoustics by Bruci Jordan.

12pm – 2pm
Suggested Koha – $15

Open to all – no previous dance experience required!
Ecstatic dance is all about creating a safe and vibrant space to let loose, embrace and discard any unwanted thoughts, feeling and emotions.


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Pizza Oven Building Workshop – Sat 12th & Sun 13th Oct

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Pizza Oven Building Workshop – Sat 12th & Sun 13th Oct


Are you interested in building your own backyard wood-fired Pizza Oven?
Join this 2 day HANDS ON workshop taught by Paul Peterson and learn the process of building and creating a working Earthen Oven at Solscape!


Dates: Saturday 12th & Sunday 13th October

Times: 9.30am – 3.30pm

Cost: Suggested Koha $20


This workshop is open to all ages – It’s a great opportunity to get your kids involved and learning these school holidays!


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Ecstatic Dance with DJ Herman Saiz – Sunday 8th Sept

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Ecstatic Dance with DJ Herman Saiz

Sunday 8th Sept

Escape with us for 2 hours of free dance and self expression. We will begin with an opening ceremony and movement meditation from 11 am, leading into an immersive journey of sound with DJ Herman Saiz, ending with shavasana, acoustic finale with musician Bruci Jordan.

Suggested Koha $15

Open to all – no previous dance experience required!
Ecstatic dance is all about creating a safe and vibrant space to let loose, embrace and discard any unwanted thoughts, feelings and emotions.

PDC Scholarship

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Permaculture Design Certificate Scholarship

A kind, community active person has offered to pay all the fees for TWO passionate attendees to participate in the up coming Permaculture Design Course offered by Raglan Permaculture community (with partnership by Solscape)

Please nominate any individual (including yourself) you think would benefit from attending this course and why they might benefit.

Are you interested in the environment, sustainable living, growing, garden design, alternative building, and permaculture?
If yes, you are a prime candidate for earning a Certificate in
Permaculture Design and Principle.

Course dates: Fri 27 Sept – Fri 11 Oct
Click here for more info on our up coming course.

Email submissions to:
Deadline for submissions: 27th August


Winter-Warmer Celebration – Matiu Te Huki & kai

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Ignite your Sol’ fire this Queen’s Birthday weekend with a winter-warming evening of kai and music at Solscape.


This will be an intimate event starting with a delicious, nutritious plant-based meal courtesy of our Conscious Kitchen, followed by a live-looping musical performance from Matiu Te Huki, and rounding off with a set from Dj Earth Beat.

Tickets / bookings are strictly limited and essential, as this will be taking place in our indoors function room!


DINNER SERVICE will run from 5pm – 6.30pm

Conscious Kitchen cafe serving a heavenly creamy beet risotto, with roasted fennel and garden green salad topped with a green pesto and toasted walnuts. Coffee, tea’s, kombucha and sweet treats will also be available on the night as additional purchases.

Music will run from 6.30pm – 9.30pm.
Featuring …

Singer and live looping artist of soul-stirring roots music, Matiu will be bringing to Solscape his powerful connecting presence and positively inspiring, unifying lyrical messages. Matiu’s music has a strong Maori flavour, using haka, chants and traditional Maori instruments, backed by grabbing grooves, deep, beautifully crafted bass lines, funky rhythms and magical melodies that will stay with you well after the show ends, all held up by a pillar of Pacific passion and top class technical precision. Matiu is well-known for creating the energy that opens portals of paradise.

(info coming soon!)

We hope you will join us for this magical night! Let’s soar into winter with dancing music lifting our wings and loving energy in our hearts.

BOOKING NOTE: Aswell as via Eventfinder, bookings can be made direct to Solscape via phone on (07)8258268 for anyone living locally. [Payment will be required at time of booking, by either credit card or bank deposit]

Jonah Lake Live Thursday 4th April

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Jonah Lake Live Thursday 4th April


We are very excited to have Jonah Lake returning to Solscape to play at the Conscious Kitchen’s pizza night Thursday 4th April.

Pizza will be serving from 6pm – 8.30pm where you can enjoy the live Acoustic Reggae and Folk tunes of Jonah Lake –


Home Garden Workshops

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Would you like to have a productive happy garden? Our expert gardener Shai has specially designed a spring/summer series of workshops perfect for extending your gardening knowledge and skills. The 4 workshops will cover a wide range of information and knowledge about gardening for food production. From home garden to big market garden practices, come learn and get your garden going.


Workshops run 10am – 1pm and are held by Shai here at Solscape

Please call (07) 825 8268 to book your space

Adults $25 per workshop – children free

Bring: Gardening gloves/tools (if preferred)


Sat 15th October – Starting a garden

Learn how to start a garden from scratch  – from lawn to a productive garden bed.

Sat 29th October – Compost making and worm farming

We will build a compost heap with diverse inputs of organic matter and learn about ratios and the importance of the “right” balance for your compost. Also we’ll look into the world of worms and how to utilize their gifts.

Sat 19th November – What’s in the green house?

How to grow your seedlings at home and look after them till they’re ready to go out into the garden.

Sat 26th November – Garden prep and planting

We will prepare a garden bed and plant seasonal vegetable plants and beneficial flowers.

14 Years of Solscape

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This Month we are celebrating our 14th birthday!

It is incredible how much Solscape has grown over the past 14 years.

We have had so many amazing people pass through who have really helped shape Solscape into what it is today.

We just want to thank you for being a part of our journey.

Winter Special: 3 for 2

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Take a break from the hustle and bustle and step into Raglan’s winter stride with our Winter Special:

3 for 2

Winter Escape Offer!
Stay for 3, pay for 2

Book any 3 consecutive nights up to August 31st and pay for just 2! 

*3 for 2 bookings must be made by email or phone, 07 825 8268
*Standard rates apply – Offer valid for bookings made by July 31st, 2015
*Cannot be used with any other discounts

Book your accommodation here.