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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.


Finding out who you are isn’t always that easy!
Some people find their way earlier on in life, exploring experiences and themselves.
Others, like myself get side tracked.
Work, family, life in general takes over and mould us.
But is this who we really are?
Sure it is part of you, but there is so more more to explore!

#bethebestyou #bethebestversionofyou #knowyourworth

And would you share it with others?

I am still working out what my gift is.
A bit like knowing what you wanted to be when you grew up, I’m still not sure.
Some of us are still searching!

I wanted to be an archeologist when I was little, I loved anything old, history , mythology and digging things up.
But as I grew older that dream faded.
Then I just drifted.
Falling into jobs that I didn’t necessarily enjoy and even owning a business because it was the one thing I did know how to do, not because I loved it.

It’s only now I am finding my purpose, and sharing that journey with you.

#liveyourbestlife #wanderlust

I am so looking forward to getting back to @laughingpottery. A highlight of the Escape Weekend Retreats.

Not only do you get to make your own wonderful pottery creations, but you also learn how to relax, feel into the clay and most importantly BREATHE.

We unintentionally sometimes carry so much stress and tension we don’t realise it. This creative process is a great way to reduce stress and have fun.

#liveyourbestlife #getcreative #stressless

Looking forward to getting back into it and hosting the next Escape Weekend Retreat in February!

I have been having a break from work over Christmas to get my mojo back after a family bereavement, which has had its difficult moments, as you can appreciate.

But, I am now refocusing on the next retreat and the fun activities we do, like visiting @kaimai_distilling for a private gin tasting!
Just one of the fun local experiences we have while you are on the escape weekend retreats.
There is one spot left for March’s date.
Get in touch if you would love to join us.

#weekendgetaway #weekendescape #girlsweekend #coromandel #goodforyoursoul

Set your INTENTION ~ 2022

Thank you for a wonderful year with some amazing women!
I was very privileged to host space for women to come on retreat, rest, and recharge, but also to get out of their comfort zones and try new experiences.
And they ALL did that with open arms and embraced it.
I look forward to being able to hold space again for more women in 2022 on retreat.

To remind them it’s never too late to rediscover yourself, try something new, and have fun!
That age is not a barrier.
Or when life and family circumstances change, it can be a great opportunity to reinvent yourself.
Here’s to WANDERLUST and all the life adventures it brings.

#intentions #wanderlust #womensupportingwomen #womenempoweringwomen

What adventures are you up to these holidays?
Exploring the stunning Karangahake Historical Reserve is one of my favourite places to visit and share with the ladies on retreat.

With different, accessible tracks to choose from it's a great way to spend a day with the family and take a dip to cool off while there.

The Windows Loop Walk is my favourite which takes you across the Ohinemuri River and over the lower Waitawheta River.
The old train tunnel loop is another great option to explore taking you through the 1100m tunnel and past historic gold mine sights.

#karangahakegorge #haurakirailtrail #coromandelpeninsula

So that’s a wrap 2021.
What a crazy year, yet again.
I’ve had highs and lows. Just like many of you.
HIGH- I’ve hosted 12 magic retreats here in New Zealand
LOW-lockdowns and travel restrictions continued, making it hard to plan anything.
HIGH-I’ve met some pretty EPIC women on retreat, that stepped outside their comfort zones and gave it their all.
LOW-said goodbye to my Bella dog after just over 14 years of being my best friend.
HIGH-took a leap of faith and went after my own retreat centre property.
LOW- just missed out on the above property
HIGH-have two more magic retreats already booked for 2022
LOW- the biggest low, farewelling my mum for the last time at the start of this month.

I’m ready for a change in the biggest way, and I hope the universe shows me the way.
Wishing you all magic new beginnings in 2022, and a very happy holiday season.
G x

#happyholidays #newbeginnings #makethemagichappen

Have you ever tried yoga?
Maybe you went to a class and felt like you couldn’t keep up or you couldn’t get into the positions the instructor was teaching?
Or you might have felt totally out of your comfort zone and didn’t try it again?
You know what? That’s OK.
On my retreats, I give you a safe, private space to experience gentle yoga, where you go at your own pace and listen to what your body tells you.
If you just want to lie down and use your breath, that ok too.
The benefits of yoga are well known and vast.
• Improves posture.
• Increases flexibility.
• Builds muscle strength.
• Boosts metabolism.
• Helps in lowering blood sugar.
• Increases blood flow.
• Keep diseases at bay.
• Increases self-esteem.

It can just be a case of finding the right fit for you.
This is an opportunity to explore yoga 🧘‍♀️ on one of my weekend escapes, no matter your experience.

#tryyoga #yogainspiration

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