Health and Wellness Retreats

Otago wellbeing immune boosting retreat

This is a brand new retreat, that takes a 100% personalised approach

  • To..
    Educating you on building and sustaining a strong immune system and daily wellbeing
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    Designing a 100% individualised nutrition and movement programme that works for you, immediately
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    Inspiring, supporting, nurturing and empowering you to make the necessary changes

Your 5 step retreat Health and Wellness journey for a
*Strong Immune system
*Daily balance and Wellness

5 steps retreat to health and wellness in Catlins, Otago, New Zealand

The Retreat Environment

Riverridge Retreat venue South Island for wellbeing retreats

The RiverRidge Retreat is simply a slice of paradise.

Located on beautifully groomed grounds beside the Catlins River, the retreat resonates peace and tranquillity – no distractions from busy city life – nestled amongst nature's paradise.

Situated beneath stunning native bush ridges and surrounded by the beautiful Catlins River.

It is a location that brings you back to nature.

Waterfall near Riverridge Retreat

The pure and rich fresh air, native bush, and green pastures, enables you to feel at one with nature. The Retreat is the Southern most retreat in the World!

The Catlins is an area of great contrasts and natural beauty – one of New Zealand's last 'best kept secrets'.

The Catlins is a magnificent mix of;

  • Coastal cliffs and headlands
  • Long white beaches
  • Coves and sandy bays
  • Waterfalls
  • River valleys
  • Beautiful rain forests
  • Hidden lakes

Wellbeing Retreat Gallery


Gary Dawkins on TVNZThe Health and Wellness retreats at RiverRidge Retreat are lead by Gary Dawkins (featured in TVNZ) – a renowned NZ Wellness expert. Gary and his team of professionals design their different retreats on the foundations of the four pillars of Health and Wellness…
1: Physical wellness leads to
2: Emotional wellness which leads to
3: Mental wellness which leads to
4: Spiritual wellness

Contact the team now to cement your spot and to receive a 40 percent discount on normal retreat prices (only 8 people per retreat).
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We are giving away the 40 percent discount as an appreciation of the current circumstances, thus enabling us to ‘give’ where we can.

Yoga at the beach for wellbeing retreat

To view other retreats held at RiverRidge retreat and designed by Gary Dawkins visit

Please note: All the retreats listed in our Body and Soul site are now fully booked but we do still have spaces in our new Wellbeing Retreats detailed on this page. Contact us now to ensure your place by emailing us at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..