Feel Relaxed. Feel Inspired. Feel Motivated.

Reconnect with your best self

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, Fitness
& Adventure in Niue

Retreat for Girls & Guys
26th October – 2nd November 2019
Scenic Matavai Resort, Niue
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Escape to paradise for a luxury immersion into the nature and tranquillity of Niue Island’s azure blue waters and pollution free air with leading New Zealand wellness experts.

Melissa Carroll Wellness Retreats Founder and Yoga Teacher 
Kaytee Boyd Holistic and Integrative Nutritionist 
Paddy Flavell Personal Trainer 

We are excited to announce our brand new 8 day / 7-night package. This Yoga, Fitness and Adventure Retreat has been mindfully designed for those wanting to change habits and increase knowledge and understanding on nutrition, functional movement and find their way through the traditional practice of yoga.

Allow us to pamper YOU! As time stands still, you will be nurtured, nourished and pampered, while enjoying daily strength and power training, nutritional workshops and seminars and embark on a transformational yoga experience.

Retreat package includes:

  • Accommodation for 7 nights at Scenic Matavai Resort in an Ocean View room
  • Healthy wholefood cuisine (three meals not included)
  • Daily sunrise fitness classes with Paddy Flavell for all levels
  • Wellness, nutrition and cooking workshops with Kaytee Boyd
  • Daily sunset yoga classes with Melissa Carroll for all levels
  • One hour remedial massage with essential oils
  • 30 minute one-on-one personal training session
  • 30 minute personal nutrition consultation
  • Guided afternoon adventures (exploring Niue and hiking)
  • Deluxe goodie bag
  • Transport in Niue
  • 60 minutes free wifi daily
  • Recipes and wellness tips post-retreat
  • Optional snorkelling trip, golf and diving at an 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. Niue is a place where it’s normal for complete strangers to wave at each other. 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:

The first 9 bookings will receive a complimentary room upgrade to the Deluxe Cliff Top rooms valued at $600.

Twin / Double Packages From $3,599 per person
Single Room Packages From $4,439 per person

Book now

This is an exclusive retreat experience and spaces are limited to 15 guests
Secure your space with a $1,500 deposit by 30th June 2019
If you have any questions please contact our agent or phone Sammie on 04 891 1027.


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Vitality Workshops

A day retreat for men & women
23rd June 2019
Tamaki Yacht Club, Auckland

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Are you exhausted despite eating well and exercising regularly? Do you find it difficult to get out of bed or seem to lose your temper at the drop of a hat? Do you ever get that feeling you’re just not right?

Our fast-paced daily life, stress or a series of stressful events, poor nutrition and exposure to toxins are some of the many things that contribute to burnout.

Drawing from our four pillars of wellness – physical, mental, emotional, spiritual – we can help you take control over fatigue, stress, depression and anxiety with breathing, yoga and workshops from leading medical and integrative wellness practitioners.

Our goal is to provide knowledge, understanding and a toolkit of practical strategies you can take away with you, to find vitality in your every day.

You will hear from:

Mel Carroll Founder Wellness Retreats, Yoga Teacher – Mindful Flow ~ yoga for all levels
Sarah Laurie Author, Coach & Columnist – Anxiety in Disguise
Jason Shon Bennett Speaker, Health Researcher & Author – Happiness is an Inside Job
Kaytee Boyd Holistic Nutritionist – Energy, Mood  & Stress
Nik Magerkorth Naturopath Medical Herbalist & Yoga Teacher – Creating Healthy Habits

You will leave this day feeling nourished, restored and inspired!

Retreat package includes:

  • Five wellness workshops by our expert practitioners including yoga, nutrition, mindfulness and lifestyle
  • All day refreshments including morning and afternoon tea, herbal teas and cool refreshments will be provided
  • Fresh cuisine is an integral part of our retreats – real whole, locally sourced lunch will be offered
  • Goodie bag

Tickets are priced at $325pp and spaces are limited to 30. This includes all the workshops and seminars, a delicious wholefood lunch, snacks and a deluxe goodie bag filled with luscious products from our wonderful sponsors.

We are now taking bookings, contact us to reserve your space.


  • 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

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



  • 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.

Retreat bookings & enquiries


Please complete the form below to enquire about our retreats, Corporate wellness programs, or to secure your place on one of our retreats. All emails will be answered within one working day. Or you can call Mel on +64 (0)22 680 2186 for more details.

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Terms & Conditions / Privacy

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.