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Creating bespoke retreats and events for people inspired to lead healthier and happier lives. Our retreats are holistic in approach, every event and retreat covers our four pillars of wellness – physical, mental, emotional and spiritual.

Our retreats are completely about YOU. Giving you the opportunity to slow down, relax and recalibrate. Be inspired by some of New Zealand’s leading health and wellness practitioners. Gather some practical tips to take away and incorporate into your daily routine. And get a little bit closer to achieving a sense of balance and wellness in your life.

Yoga, Wellness, Fitness & Adventure in Niue

24th – 31st October 2020 (Labour Weekend)
8 day/7 night retreat for men and women

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Say YES to new adventures…

Join Wellness Retreats Founder, Retreat Host and Yoga Teacher Mel Carroll, alongside special guests Integrative Nutritionist Kaytee Boyd and Personal Trainer Paddy Flavell for our week-long life-changing tropical escape to Niue, the Pacifics best-kept secret!

The Scenic Matavai Resort is situated on the cliffs with panoramic 180-degree sea views. All rooms and suites face the ocean with clear views across Avatele Bay. The retreat includes options for outdoor yoga and meditation guided by Mel Carroll. Outdoor sunrise fitness will be tailored for all levels by our guest personal trainer Paddy Flavell. Daily wellness workshops hosted by our guest nutritionist Kaytee Boyd will be set in a fully operating conference centre.

Other activities include therapeutic massage, snorkelling, sunset cocktails, afternoon excursions, bush walks, personal chef and connecting with like-minded people. Surrounded by nature and designed to enhance the tropical bush, the retreat is a relaxing destination to enjoy some time out from your fast-paced lifestyle.

Allow us to pamper YOU! As time stands still, you will be nurtured, nourished and pampered. Take in the lush views, swim in the pure waters, digital detox, reconnect with nature, and yourself.

The trip:

    An exclusive wellness experience, maximum of 15 retreat guests

  • Leaves Auckland Saturday 24 October at 09:10 and arrives Niue Friday 23 October 13:35 (flight duration 3 hours 30 minutes)
  • Departs Niue Friday 30 October at 14:55 and arrives in Auckland Saturday 31 October 17:40 (flight duration 3 hours 30 minutes)
  • While flights are not included in your package there are two flights a week to Niue direct from Auckland, all guests will be required to travel on the same flight unless you’d like to extend your stay.

Retreat package includes:

  • 7 nights ocean view accommodation at Scenic Matavai Resort
  • Healthy wholefood cuisine and personal chef (three meals not included)
  • Daily sunrise group fitness for all levels with PT Paddy Flavell
  • Daily sunset yoga (flow and yin) for all levels with Mel Carroll
  • Wellness, nutrition and cooking workshops with Kaytee Boyd
  • 60 minute remedial massage with essential oils
  • 30 minute one-on-one personal training session
  • Guided afternoon adventures (exploring Niue and hiking)
  • Plenty of time to relax and chill by the pool
  • Transport in Niue
  • Deluxe goodie bag
  • 60 minutes free wifi daily (the perfect opportunity to disconnect from technology, extra wifi can be purchased if required)
  • Recipes and wellness tips post-retreat
  • Optional: Snorkelling at one of the most clear and pristine coral atolls in the world, golf and diving (all additional cost)

About Niue:

Niue is a Pacific Island paradise like no other, one of the smallest countries in the world and one of the largest raised coral atolls on earth. The fresh air, the azure blue waters, lush tropical forests, the dirt roads. A place where living is simple and the locals are friendly. It’s a place where nature hasn’t been broken and things are ‘the way they used to be’. Learn more about Niue here.

Booking & Pricing:

Twin / Double Packages From $3,695 per person (plus flights)
Single Room Packages From $4,495 per person (plus flights)

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This is an exclusive retreat experience and spaces are limited to 15 guests
We have engaged the services of BCD Travel to make all travel bookings for this retreat. For all bookings and enquiries please contact our agent directly.

Christine Westerby
BCD Travel
Phone : 04 891 1027
Email : Christine.Westerby@bcdtravel.co.nz

Secure your place with a $1,500 non-refundable deposit and your final payment is due two months prior to the retreat. If you are booking within two months of the departure date, full payment is required.



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  • Niue was the perfect place to relax and unwind. Wellness Retreats NZ hosts wonderful retreats, everything was so well thought out. The little touches really make you feel cared for. Such a wonderful experience, I would highly recommend this retreat to anyone needing a little time out and self love.

    Retreat GuestNiue 2017
  • I thoroughly recommend this retreat! It was a real treat and exactly what I needed to de-stress and revive myself. My favorite pastimes are yoga, fitness and learning about wellness so I was in my element. Mel is an expert at reading peoples needs and Kaytee and Paddy, a perfect combination to enhance the experience.

    Retreat GuestNiue 2018
  • Wellness Retreats NZ thank you so much for an incredible few days in Niue and for giving me the chance to reconnect by disconnecting from my hectic life. Everything was amazing - the setting, the food, yoga, workshops, adventures, snorkelling, the travel arrangements, the Scenic Matavai staff and most importantly the people. What an awesome bunch of humans to be stuck on an island with. Thank you.

    Retreat GuestNiue 2017
  • Such an epic five days, best island holiday ever! I’ll never just go to a resort again. There was the perfect amount and variety of activities. I snorkeled with dolphins - amazing!! The food was incredible and we were so well looked after and totally spoilt. Kaytee’s workshops were fascinating, Paddy has to be the best PT around and Mel ran the most blissful yoga classes. What a dream team. I can’t thank Mel, Kaytee, and Paddy enough, I’m floating home so light, so restored.

    Retreat GuestNiue 2018

About Wellness Retreats NZ

Wellness Retreats NZ is a premium retreat and wellness event company. We craft unique experiences of wellness, aligning with some of New Zealand’s most inspirational and talented wellbeing professionals, like-minded brands and fabulous venues. We specialise in creating bespoke retreats and events for people inspired to lead healthier and happier lives.

Our retreats are designed to empower and educate, nurture and nourish giving guests the knowledge and encouragement they may need for wherever they may be on their wellness journey. Our retreats and events are uniquely designed, highly specialised and executed with exceptional detail.

Set in luxurious surroundings, our retreats comprise of energising yoga, educational seminars, practical workshops, guided meditation and one-on-one consultations to help you nourish mind, body, and soul. We have sought out leading brands who provide eco-friendly, sustainable products and services to support and contribute to each retreat.

Our retreats are designed to be achievable for busy New Zealanders who want to live wholesomely inside and out.

Your Host

 “My journey to wellness following a life-changing experience with Chronic Fatigue/Adrenal Fatigue has fuelled my desire to share my story, educate, inspire and guide others on their journey to wellness. Through Wellness Retreats NZ my dream is to gather together key wellbeing professionals who have supported and helped me on my path to wellness. I feel truly blessed to be living every day following my passion and dream of helping others. What I have learnt from this journey is that putting health and happiness first is the most important thing in life. Love yourself and those around you.”

Melissa Carroll

Founder Wellness Retreats NZ & Yoga Teacher

Give the Gift of Wellness…

We offer gift vouchers at your choice of value, redeemable for any of our retreats.

Our retreats are a wonderful gift for those looking to re-kindle their wellness journey, those at the beginning of their wellness journey or the humble wellness warriors who are dedicated to their health and wellness.

The perfect ‘me time’ gift for a loved one. Email mel@wellnessretreatsnz.co.nz to find out more.

Corporate Wellness

A thriving business relies on the health and vitality of the individuals that keep it running. Keep your employees healthy, happy and motivated and they, in turn, will help keep you customers and clients loyal.

With modern day lifestyles, people do not often get the chance to unwind, de-stress or re-energise. Our goal is to provide a foundational skill-set to help support work/life balance. All of our programs are uniquely designed to empower people on an individual level, as well as increase the productivity of the business as a whole.

Some “Wellness in the Workplace” ideas include:

  • Weekly onsite yoga classes
  • Healthy snack workshops
  • Full-day wellness retreats
  • Wellness mornings – educational talks, guest speakers, Q&A sessions.

Email mel@wellnessretreatsnz.co.nz for more details about how we can craft a unique wellness plan for your team today! 

  • Mel and her team did an amazing job creating a “Wellness sanctuary" at our recent Deloitte Festival of Fast Growth, held at Villa Maria. Along with inspirational speakers and topical panel discussions, our guests were treated to informative sessions with Mel around the importance of wellness, movement and nutrition in the work-place. Several of the 250 attendees listed Mel’s session as the highlight of the entire day. Perhaps swayed by the blissful head and shoulder massages provided by Mel’s team! The day went completely as planned, due mainly to Mel’s thoughtful and professional approach. We can’t wait to have her back.

    Mark Talbot, DeloitteCorporate Wellness Event, November 2015

Our Guest Speakers

  • Kaytee Boyd
    Kaytee BoydHolistic & Integrative Nutritionist, Professional Athlete & Founder The Boyd Clinic

    Kaytee Boyd has been involved in the Health and Wellness industry for over 20 years. Using diagnostic testing and genetics, as well as nutrition and herbal support Kaytee offers an all-round wellness resolution for her patients.

    Kaytee specialises in complementary cancer therapy, adrenal fatigue and chronic fatigue syndrome, weight loss, hormone imbalance, gut health and food allergies.

    A professional athlete herself, Kaytee has competed for New Zealand in BMX, and mountain bike racing. She has also been a professional road cyclist and a World Cup gold medalist in track cycling, PLUS Kaytee was a New Zealand representative at the Commonwealth Games!!


    • Melissa Carroll
      Melissa CarrollYoga Teacher & FOUNDER WELLNESS RETREATS NZ

      Mel is all things Wellness! A certified yoga teacher Mel teaches weekly at Auckland based studios Urban Ashram, Positive Balance and Biba Boutique. She is also a regular guest teacher at lululemon in Ponsonby and Takapuna as well as offering corporate and private classes for those looking to bring wellness into their every day.

      Mel completed her 200YTT in 2013 in Spain with Frog Lotus and in 2014 she returned to New Zealand and launched Wellness Retreats NZ. Since then she has completed teacher training courses to support and aid her teaching journey.

      Wellness Retreats NZ has been created on the backbone of Mel’s personal wellness journey. Her journey to wellness follows a life-changing experience with chronic fatigue and adrenal fatigue syndrome. Her personal experience has fuelled her desire to share her story, educate, inspire and guide others on their journey to wellness.


      • Sarah Laurie
        Sarah LaurieBest-selling Author, International Speaker, Coach & Columnist

        Sarah is a best-selling author, speaker, and has been a columnist for magazines throughout Australasia for over 10 years. Sarah’s success in her field started in 2007 when she wrote her first 12-month lifestyle programme, Change your Life. It was syndicated across several international magazines and then published by Random House into the first of her best-selling books. Her next book From Tired to Inspired followed, and most recently Stress Less was published after time spent with neuroscientists at UCLA, Berkeley.

        Her most recent work has been a collective of research, insight and expertise from authorities around the world. She has aggregated the work of neuroscientists, cell biologists, psychologists and industry leaders to sharpen the lens of the extraordinary potential of people.

        Sarah’s mission is to educate and inspire people to be happier, families to shine and workplaces to thrive so that we can live in a more vibrant world.


        • Paddy Flavell
          Paddy FlavellPersonal Trainer

          Paddy Flavell is one of New Zealand’s leading personal trainers. He’s been with Les Mills Auckland for 16 years, which has seen him win personal trainer of the year five times.

          Paddy’s background as a representative rugby player means he’s perfectly suited to help his clients achieve the upper limits of their personal goals. But beyond that Paddy also works extensively with groups of teenagers, children and major Kiwi companies to help them better understand the value of fit and healthy employees.

          Having a diverse mix of clients in terms of ages and gender means Paddy is always considerate of not pushing people too far, training should be fun as well
          as rewarding.

          Paddy’s passion for his clients and their own life stories is what makes him one of New Zealand’s most sort after trainers. He is happily married and is the proud father of two really cool kids. He’s a living, breathing example of having a great life balance PLUS Paddy comes with a bigger than life smile!

          • Lesley Colcord

            Having been in practice for 15 years, Lesley is one of New Zealand’s most experienced Executive Coaches. Most of her current clients are senior executives who are suffering from some form of burnout and stress. Which is something all too common in our modern, 24/7 lives and lifestyles.

            Lesley works under the radar, receiving great referral business from a wonderful network of established clients and connections. Her work is mostly involved in coaching around confidence, creativity, career and lifestyle shifts, and “next step” ideas and strategies.

            Often her clients are unsure of “what next” and she has the experience and ability to unpack the real issues and play to their strengths in order to clarify and get a hold of what it is they truly want.


            • Tarryn Bellingham
              Tarryn BellinghamHealth & Lifestyle Coach

              Tarryn is a health and lifestyle coach, presenter, wife, mum, yogi and self-care advocate. Previously from a corporate marketing background, Tarryn discovered first-hand how long-term stress can affect your health and happiness. After struggling to conceive, coupled with bouts of anxiety and unhealthy habits, Tarryn made a decision to take back the reins to her life.

              She now helps women find their power heels with unapologetic confidence. Tarryn presents on the importance of Internal Balance. She explains it as getting back to basics through the practice of nurturing your mind, body and soul. Tarryn believes your outer world reflects the state of your inner balance. If life is hard, exhausting and overwhelming, or relationships, success and health goals are not falling into place ……. It’s time to invest in yourself. Quickly!


              • Erin O’Hara
                Erin O’HaraNaturopath, medical herbalist, yogi & inspirational speaker

                Qualified Naturopath and Medical Herbalist Erin O’Hara has spent over a decade gathering knowledge and qualifications in health and wellness through study, scientific research, personal illness, racing as a professional athlete, and an intrinsic passion for health naturally.

                Drawing from this experience and knowledge Erin focuses on prevention, education, yoga, nutrition, and natural medicines. She takes an integrative approach looking at physical, mental, and spiritual health to bring people to a place of inner harmony and happiness.

                Erin also guides people to grow spiritually with the teachings of Kundalini Yoga and Mediation. Her classes guide you on an inner journey to experience your true self and potential. Erin is the founder of Golden Yogi, an upmarket yoga, health and wellness studio located in Takapuna on Auckland’s North Shore.




                • 10/10 - what an incredible 5 days. The attention to detail was fabulous and everything was so well thought out - a wonderful experience. Thoroughly appreciated all the work, effort and time that had gone on behind the scenes to prepare for this life-changing retreat. As guests, we were able to arrive, relax and enjoy ourselves with not having to think about a thing. Pure bliss! Thank you, thank you, thank you.

                  Retreat GuestNiue 2017
                • The variety of all the pieces of the puzzle are all hugely valuable to have in one day.  All elements arm you with a complete toolbox to be healthy – making it easier to make changes for life.

                  Retreat Guest
                  Retreat GuestMatakana, June 2014
                • Great to see so many passionate people who have used their own experiences to educate others. Very inspiring.

                  Retreat Guest
                  Retreat GuestMatakana, September 2014
                • A totally inspiring and decadent day - I thoroughly enjoyed every moment and have a toolbox full of fresh new ideas and utensils to ensure 2015 is a great year!

                  Retreat Guest
                  Retreat GuestBiba Boutique Salon, February 2015
                • Niue Wellness Retreat was INCREDIBLE! Amazing location, yummy food, the perfect place to disconnect to reconnect. Incredible seminars with Kaytee, great yoga, loved the afternoon adventures, the snorkelling. Mel makes sure every need is catered for. She’s a wonderful host, organiser and beautiful soul!

                  Retreat GuestNiue 2017
                • For me, a retreat is all about the people. We were so lucky to have an amazing team of Mel, Kaytee and Paddy enlightening us, training us and guiding us through the five days. Loved every minute and would recommend to anyone that wants to have a lot of fun and take care of their wellness.

                  Retreat GuestNiue 2018
                • Being a busy mum to my 3 ½ and 2 year old I was yearning for some “ME” time. I was hesitant at first as we had been on a single income for years however I was stuck in an exhausting rut and needing a pick me so I bit the bullet and attend a wellness retreat. It was the best thing I have done for years. Money well spent, as I gained so so much out of the day from the speakers and practitioners, not to mention all the delicious foods and drinks on offer and an AMAZING goodie bag at the end of the day. If your nerves are getting the better of you don’t let them, Mel is so welcoming and everyone else there is just as excited, nervous and/or anxious as you. I thoroughly recommend it. Thanks Mel and all the other speakers/practitioners it was exactly what this busy mummy needed.

                  Retreat Guest
                  Retreat GuestSeafarers Britomart, May 2015

                Retreat info at a glance

                2017 Retreat Reviews

                We started the year on a lovely high with our Motivate & Move urban retreat at the stunning Sapphire Room, Ponsonby Central. Our lovely guests were motivated to move their body, set their goals for 2016 and find their inner spark with our inspirational speakers, yoga and movement workshops. This retreat was a short-format programme packed with fantastic speakers and practitioners who each had just 30-45mins to motivate and inspire. A perfect urban escape for busy ladies, without having to leave the city.

                Moving into May we hosted our new theme Nurture & Nourish retreat tailored boost immunity for the cooler month. Our guests nurtured their bodies and nourished their minds with our educational nutrition, wellbeing, movement, and meditation workshops.

                In June we enjoyed a fabulous day of learning and relaxation at the Tamaki Yacht Club for our Vitality Workshops Retreat, overlooking Auckland’s Waitamata Harbour. It was a perfect venue for a mid-winters day! Our guests spent the day doing yoga overlooking the ocean, learning key tools to help bring vitality back into their everyday lives from our inspirational speakers and indulging in delicious wholefood cuisine.

                In September we enjoyed an inspiring day of relaxation and learning at our Recharge & Reset, held at The Sapphire Room in Ponsonby Central. The venue was an urban oasis of calm, the perfect escape from the hustle and bustle of city living. The day-long retreat was designed around optimising digestion, infusing self-care, revitalising the immune system and re-setting after the cooler months.

                We closed the year with Motivate & Move back at our urban oasis, The Sapphire Room. A retreat on reflection, home practices, re-empowerment and healthy nutrition. At the end of each retreat, guests are gifted a deluxe take-home goodie bag full of treats from our amazing sponsors. Yet another unforgettable retreat year… lookout for some new themes next year!

                2018 Upcoming Retreats

                We are excited to bring you a range of event formats, themes and locations in 2018 including day-long retreats, weekend getaways and International packages.

                March 2018 – Motivate & Move, Women’s Urban Retreat

                This retreat is designed to motivate guests to move their body, set their goals for 2018 and find their inner spark with our inspirational speakers, yoga and movement workshops. This retreat is a short-format programme packed with fantastic speakers and practitioners who each have 45 – 60mins to motivate and inspire. A perfect urban escape for busy women, without having to leave the city.

                May 2018 – Yoga, Wellness & Adventure in Niue, 4 night/5 day Retreat for Women

                Enjoy daily sunrise and sunset yoga sessions, nutrition and wellbeing workshops with our nutritionist, healthy meals, a complimentary massage and time to explore an island that defines the phrase “chilling out”.

                May 2018 – Yoga, Fitness & Adventure in Niue, 4 night/5 day Retreat for Girls & Guys

                Enjoy sunrise yoga session with our personal trainer, nutrition and wellbeing workshops with our nutritionist, sunset yoga classes, healthy meals, a complimentary massage and time to explore an island that defines the phrase “chilling out”.

                Further details for one day and weekend retreats will be announced soon. 

                Register your interest here

                Our Beautiful Venues

                Castaways Resort
                Situated on the spectacular coastal cliff tops of Karioitahi Beach, Castaways Resort is our newest venue and perfect for an overnight escape. It is located within 70 kilometres from the Auckland CBD, international airports and 115 kilometres from Hamilton. Features include oceanview accommodation and cliff-top dining, this award-winning event venue is the ultimate blend of nature and luxury.

                Five Knots, Tamaki Yacht Club

                Quiet, picturesque and exclusive. Nestled on the water’s edge, Five Knots is a destination that will play host for Wellness Retreats NZ in the year to come. A true escape, you can take in the entire magic of the Auckland Harbour with 180-degree views, looking over the unforgettable Waitemata Harbour and Rangitoto Island, with the skyline of Auckland City as your backdrop. Located only 7km drive from Auckland City, close to Auckland’s Mission Bay, our new venue offers you a tranquil setting without the travel. Five Knots is easily accessible by car, taxi and public transport, and offers complimentary on-site car parking.

                Te Toki Retreat

                Set amongst lush subtropical gardens in the heart of Palm Beach, Waiheke Island on Auckland’s sparkling Hauraki Gulf. Just 40 minutes by Ferry from downtown Auckland and 8 minutes drive to the Retreat. Te Toki Retreat provides tranquil surroundings large rain-forest palms, rare exotic plants and other natives for our retreat guests to enjoy.

                Biba Boutique

                Introducing our vibrant North Shore venue, Biba Boutique in Birkenhead. A fabulous hair salon by day, the venue transforms into a light-filled, open space for entertaining and events. Biba Boutique is the perfect venue for our urban retreat days – a blissful escape without leaving the city!

                The Sapphire room – Ponsonby Cenrtal

                Located in the heart of Ponsonby, The Sapphire Room is the perfect getaway within the city for our urban retreats.
                A striking venue that boasts high ceilings and an air of industrial chic with a gorgeous lush outlook over backyard canopies of Ponsonby.

                Wellness Investment

                We understand that life is all about juggling priorities, which is why our goal is to make our retreats affordable and achievable for busy NZ men and women. Put your health and wellbeing first. Gift yourself (or someone you love) a day to slow down, relax and recalibrate. And, your chance to see our highly sought after practitioners, all together on one day.

                Each retreat has different price points depending on the theme, speakers, venue and duration of the event, but ticket prices generally start from $299pp.

                Why not gift someone you love a Wellness Retreat?
                The perfect gift for busy people who deserve some ‘Me’ time. Perhaps they’re looking for the motivation to make some changes in their life, or maybe they could do with just a day to recalibrate.

                Vouchers start from $100 towards a retreat.  Contact us below to request.

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                General Terms and Conditions for Wellness Retreats NZ Guests 1. Booking and Registration fees Bookings will be accepted via the Wellness NZ Retreats website and via direct enquiry, but places will not be guaranteed until payment is received in full. All guests must pay the registration fee prior to arrival at the retreat venue. Participants are also advised to have a copy of their payment slip when going to the registration desk at the conference just in case they are requested to show proof of the payment on their arrival. 2. Cancellation Policy No refunds will be provided upon cancellation once payment has been received. 3. Liability Wellness Retreats NZ reserves the right to amend any part of the retreat programme if necessary at any time. Wellness Retreats NZ will not accept liability for damages of any nature sustained by delegates or accompanying persons, or loss of, or damage to their personal property as a result of the retreat or related events. In the event of industrial disruption or other unforeseen circumstances, Wellness Retreats NZ accepts no responsibility for loss of monies incurred by guests. Guests should make their own arrangements with respect to personal insurance. 4. Personal Insurance Wellness Retreats NZ cannot be responsible for healthcare and ambulance services during its retreats or events. Therefore, Wellness Retreats NZ and its local co-organisers accept no responsibility of any nature whatsoever for personal injury, death, loss or damage to property or participants however caused or arising. 5. Privacy In registering for Wellness Retreats NZ retreats, relevant details will be incorporated into a participant list for the benefit of all guests and partners. Normally this information would be: name, surname, company and email address. These details may also be available to parties directly related to the retreat including the venue provider. Wellness Retreats NZ may use these details to inform current participants of retreat updates or future retreats via email. Participants are responsible for advising Wellness Retreats NZ if they do not wish to have their email address included in Wellness Retreats NZ distribution list for future events.