We have passed the half way point of the year, Solstice and the shortest day/night here in the southern hemisphere, the point where we begin the journey back to warmer months and the light. The first half of this year has been every bit a challenge as the infamous 2018, it just seems to get more hectic as we are asked to grow in ways unfathomed.

As we enter into the season of Autumn here in Spiritual Seekers home of Arrowtown, we are reminded to take stock of ourselves and prepare for the colder months ahead. We slow down and start to dig out the woolly hats and scarves. The trees are ablaze with layers of rust golds, fiery oranges and deep plum reds.

Luminate, set atop a crystal mountain called Canaan Downs half way between the Nelson region and the magical Takaka and Golden Bay, is New Zealand’s largest festival of its kind. The kind which offers a sustainable way of creating an event on a huge scale, with hundreds of wellness workshops, epic worldwide musical acts running continuously over three stages from dawn till, well dawn, celebrating the time of the year known as Lughnasadgh or Lunasa in the southern hemisphere which is the point midway between the summer solstice and the autumn equinox.

Tis the season to be festive and Spiritual Seekers Guide to Queenstown & Surrounds has the low down on the South Islands top Summer Season Wellness and Spiritual Festivals…..
Hit the trail these warmer months to lose yourself and then come back around again!
These festivals are about connection, going back to our true selves in harmony with the planet, with ourselves and with each other.

Spiritual Seekers Guide to Queenstown & Surrounds has a new sister business! Seeker Content has been borne out of the need found in the Well Being industry for quality content and marketing services. As Queenstown’s only dedicated spiritual and alternative directory, events calendar and blog space – working with businesses in the Wakatipu and surrounds, it has become clear that while there are so many incredible individuals, services, events and movements popping off – the people behind all of this momentum are juggling all aspects of a thriving business.

As the winds turn warmer and wilder, surprise snow and plenty of rain show us that Spring has arrived here in the mountains. We reach the point in the year where day and night share equal hours, breathing a sigh of relief as the Light makes it return. The light lengthens out the day so that we breathe a little lighter, enjoy a slowly setting sun. The darkness a little kinder.