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Women’s retreats with a difference



Weekend Escape Retreats-NZ


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Are YOU dreaming of travel or a life change?


MISSION: Our aim to you

Many women find themselves with the following issues.

  • Don’t know where to start in your travel plans?
  • Nervous about travelling alone?
  • No friends that can commit to traveling with you?
  • Your partner just doesn’t have the travel bug?
  • Tired of living vicariously through travel bloggers and IG feeds?
  • Time for a change and a much-needed break?
  • Tired of not “fitting in” to an age bracket?
  • Want a new wanderlust women tribe?

You know what? That’s okay you are not alone and I can help you with your journey.

You also don’t have to be single to join us, just have a passion for travel, an open mind and we will take care of the rest.



Welcome to Wanderlust Solo Women Tours.

Empowering women to build confidence and friendships through travel.


Founded here in New Zealand by Gina, because she wanted to share her passion for travel, meeting people and self-empowerment..

After travelling the world solo later in life, Gina knew how this changed her, by building her confidence and developing life long friendships. She noticed how some women wanted to travel but just didn’t know where to start, either because they had no one to travel with or just lacked the confidence to do so, and that’s where WANDERLUST SOLO WOMEN TOURS was born.

Empowering Women through travel: this can be a life changing experience for some. Getting out of your comfort zone, testing boundaries, reconnecting with self and just having time to be the TRUE YOU!


Authentic, boutique travel.

Fun, flexible, bespoke small group women’s tours and retreats.

We aim to assist you to expand your horizons, build your confidence, and form enduring friendships, while having a fabulous time doing so! Women from of all walks of life are warmly welcomed and encouraged to join our tours and retreats while enjoying taking time out for themselves.

Take the road less travelled with us and travel like a local, not a tourist!

You’ll enjoy beautiful sights whilst tasting delicious locally produced food and discovering some great secrets only the locals know. We incorporate all things good, with fun and engaging activities, cultural connection, yoga and meditation, a little bit of pampering, as well as optional extras with plenty of laughs along the way. Where possible we also support a  “give back to the community day” with emphasis on Environmental and Social projects.

There is something for everyone! Treating your Mind, Body and Soul.

Our intimate, small groups allow for strong friendships and genuine connections to be made as well as allowing for flexibility.

Come and relax in Rarotonga, bliss out in Bali, reconnect in the Coromandel, NZ and Beyond!



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My journey

Kia ora, I’m Gina – the founder of Wanderlust Solo Tours.

am passionate about ensuring my tours and retreats are a balance of activities and relaxation, 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 time last year we were supposed to be heading to India. We then rescheduled to this September.
Now as our departure date looms we had to make the sad decision to cancel again a few months ago.
So many people are now having to postpone/cancel trips they had rescheduled from last year in the hope 2021 was the year travel would kick off again. Yet here we are.
Thanks to @i.deepal for this reminder of the beautiful sights we would have got to experience.

#solotravels #travelingheart #travelawesome #inspireyourtribe #girlsborntotravel #ilovetravel #solotravel #traveladdict #thetravelwomen #girlslovetravel #placestovisit #girlswhotravel #ladiesgoneglobal
#doyoutravel #womenwhoexplore #femmetravel #girlsthatwander #roamingwomen #wearetravelgirls #femaletravel #sheisnotlost #sheexplores #letsgosomewhere #lifeofadventure #liveauthentic

𝗘𝘅𝗽𝗹𝗼𝗿𝗶𝗻𝗴 𝗹𝗼𝗰𝗮𝗹
Repost from @cckneykiwi
She gets out and explores all that beautiful Aotearoa has to offer, like here at Rakaia Gorge.
Where was the last place you explored locally?

#travellocal #destinationnz #dosomethingnewnz #roadtrippers #exploremore #travellikealocal #staycations

RESILIENCE is what we all need right now!
I was so blessed the last retreat I held marked 1 year since my first Escape Weekend Retreat and I was starting to get some great momentum.

As this current lockdown puts a big PAUSE on all events, this doesn’t mean I won’t be back or that I’m not here for you NOW.
All retreats in Oct, and Nov are still confirmed, with an update on September’s date coming on Friday. Book with confidence, as you receive a 100% booking credit due to any changes due to travel restrictions.

Our WANDERLUST SOLO TRAVEL TRIBE FB group is still here for you for support and so am I.

I am still planning our fun DAY RETREAT, as we will all need a bit of light-hearted fun back in our lives.
I also appreciate the lovely messages of support during this time and your continued engagement. 🙏🏻
Stay strong-Kia kaha

#customerreview #womensupportingwomen #supportsmallbusiness

We all need to get pampered or treated to something special every now and then. And you know what?

💕𝙎𝙝𝙖𝙧𝙞𝙣𝙜 𝙩𝙝𝙚 𝙡𝙤𝙫𝙚 💕
Thank you for these beautiful reviews of the last ESCAPE WEEKEND RETREAT. This one especially made my heart sing and meant so much.

To know you all had this beautiful feeling and transformation makes me truly grateful.

Though we are all on PAUSE right now, we will come through this together.
And if you feel like you need to top up your batteries, reconnect and have fabulous new experiences once we move into a safe travel level get in touch.

G x

Well, yep we are back in lockdown after nearly 17 months of experiencing our first one.
What are some positive things you can take out of this experience?

Maybe pop in and have a virtual cuppa or wine with your bestie. Or that friend you haven’t caught up with in ages.
Check-in with family.
Treat yourself to all the stuff you are normally time-poor to do.
Pour yourself a fancy drink (mock-tails count too!) Do that facial. Learn to meditate 🧘‍♀️ Go for that walk you've been meaning to start.

These are stressful times, but if we can take a little positive out of it or develop one new healthy habit at least then this special time is not wasted 🙏🏻

Sometimes all we need is to find pleasure in the simplest of things.
Like strolling the beach collecting shells 🐚

I still find myself stopping and taking in all the beautiful things Mother Nature has given to us.
The way light falls on the hills, rainbows in the clouds, a stunning sunset, birds flying in unison or the amazing structure of a shell off the beach.

All these things cost nothing, all you need to do is take in your surroundings. Put down that phone for a moment, go outside of your office for a break, pull your car over at the next lookout.
The world around us is truly a beautiful place, all we need to do is take notice.

𝗔𝗿𝗲 𝘆𝗼𝘂 𝗰𝗼𝗺𝗶𝗻𝗴 𝗼𝗻 𝘁𝗵𝗲 𝗹𝗮𝘀𝘁 𝗘𝘀𝗰𝗮𝗽𝗲 𝗪𝗲𝗲𝗸𝗲𝗻𝗱 𝗥𝗘𝗧𝗥𝗘𝗔𝗧 𝗳𝗼𝗿 𝟮𝟬𝟮𝟭 𝗮𝘁 𝘁𝗵𝗲 𝗹𝗼𝗴 𝗰𝗮𝗯𝗶𝗻 𝘄𝗶𝘁𝗵 𝘂𝘀?
I’m squeezing in one more retreat at the gorgeous log cabin before Christmas, and what a great idea it’ll be to ESCAPE and get some RnR before the crazy season hits!
Spots are filling up and my retreats for September and October have already sold out.
Take some well deserved time out for YOU.
Try something different and make some magic new connections.
Get in touch or pop a comment below if you would love to join us-very limited spaces available.
November 26th
x2 nights

#goodforyoursoul #womensretreats #nzretreat #girlsweekendaway #coromandelpeninsula

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