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About me.

Kia Ora,

I’m Gina – the founder of Wanderlust Solo Women Tours.

I am passionate about ensuring our tours and retreats are a wealth of information, while building connections, new friendships and making sure you have a good laugh along the way!


How it all began:

I was nearly 40. Yes, 40 years old. Where did the time go?! Wasn’t I supposed to have figured it all out by now?

I had a house, I had a job, I had my own business, yet I wasn’t happy or fulfilled. I felt the lack of what I “should” have in my life.

Then it all changed over night. A bad long term relationship breakdown left me reassessing everything, wondering why I had all the material things yet felt so empty. I had worked hard and made sacrifices. I had the dream house and a good business, but a huge mountain of debt after the separation and a lot of unresolved emotions. This left me craving for more.

A whirlwind romance saw me visit Thailand for the first time where I fell in love – with travel. This trip was a catalyst for me – travel was what made my heart beat faster, travel inspired me, travel made me feel alive! Most of all it re-built my confidence.

I sold up, downsized and booked a one-way trip to Paris with barely any money, plenty of nerves, and loads of determination.

That dreaded 40th birthday was amazing! I celebrated in France with newfound friends and lots of wine. My fortieth year was spent wandering through bazaars in Turkey, sampling tagines in Morocco, cathedral-gazing across Europe, and wandering quaint cobbled English lanes. It wasn’t all holidays and cocktails – I worked and volunteered my way around Europe, as I had very little money. But this enabled me to really get beyond just the tourist attractions, form lasting friendships, and truly absorb the atmosphere and culture of these new locations.

Not only did I experience a plethora of scents, textures and tastes, see wonders of the world and nature, and meet amazing people, but I also learnt so much more about myself, and my approach to life. I learnt that improving my life wasn’t only about changing my location, but also how I approached things. As I discovered my own happiness and the world, I appreciated where I came from and what I had at home.

I learnt that my life wasn’t stagnant, or over at 40 just because I hadn’t followed the same path as others. I didn’t need to settle for something I didn’t want.

It’s been a few years since that first trip to Thailand, and since then I’ve explored, holidayed, worked and volunteered in more than 23 countries, and have no intention of stopping. I realized how to turn my passion into a living – by founding Wanderlust Solo Women’s Tours, with the aim of encouraging any and all women to find confidence, and friendships through travel and experiences. I knew I wasn’t alone in feeling the way I had, and my goal is to empower women to live their lives to the fullest.


The last thing I learnt?

Nothing is certain. We don’t know what will happen next week or next year. So with that philosophy in mind, I try to live in the moment, or at least try to! Whilst keeping my eye on long-term goals, making sure I have someone to love – and yes, sometimes that is myself! – something to do, and something to aim for.

Dream big ladies!




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Today here in New Zealand, we are celebrating MATARIKI.
As this is a time to remember those no longer with us, reflection and new beginnings it’s also an opportunity to say thank you to everyone who often finds these moments while on retreat. I hope this is a special day for everyone, and sending out many blessings no matter where you are in the world!

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The appearance of Matariki (star cluster) in the morning sky in mid-winter marks the Māori New Year, or Te Mātahi o te Tau.
It signals a time to remember those who have passed, celebrate the present and plan for the future. It’s a time to spend with whānau and friends – to enjoy kai (food), waiata (song), tākaro (games)


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Want some tips on how to apply for your holiday visa to Bali? And take advantage of the new E-Gate system?
Follow the video and have these documents ready:
This is for a B1 visa on arrival, a 30-day visa.
👉🏼A clear-Head shot photo
👉🏼A clear-Photo of your passport
👉🏼Address in Bali with postal code
👉🏼PDF copies of your passport and return flight itinerary
👉🏼Credit/debit card for payment.
👉🏼Note: when checking your final details your nationality might show in Indonesian
👉🏼Download a receipt of your payment
👉🏼Cost is 500,000idr approx = $51NZ, $47AU and & $31US (plus transaction fee)

You will also need your tourist levy code and customs declaration all done online to enter Bali.

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As I prepare to head to Bali next week the first access for the 2025 retreat is available for pre-registration to my online and email community. This means YOU get the first opportunity to secure a space once booking mode is turned on. This is not yet available on the website
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Embark on a journey like no other, where the vibrant tapestry of Bali’s spirituality and culture unfolds before you.

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Your journey begins with personal support from myself, ensuring you can relax and savor every magical moment. This is not just a retreat; it’s an experience designed to REST, RECHARGE, and RECONNECT.

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Experience the positive transformation that a journey to Bali can bring to any woman. From soulful connections to rejuvenating self-discovery, Bali Bliss Retreat is an opportunity to nourish your inner self and embrace a renewed sense of purpose.

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