The borders are starting to reopen

With promises that there won’t be anymore (at least not complete state lockdowns)…

It’s taken longer than expected, but we’re seeing retreats opening up again from November, some earlier. Quite a few are already booked out but here’s a list of some that are still offering places for November.

Best to get in quickly…


‘Me Time’ Retreat November Retreat New Zealand - Retreat Me Happy

Friday, 19th – Sunday, 21st November, Upper Hutt, Wellington, New Zealand

“Me time” retreats are the perfect short getaway when you need a break, a re-set and some time to reflect. Whether you have some goal setting to work on, some stuff to release that no longer serves you – or you are working on discovering and defining a whole new you: you’ll find the right guidance for you.

All “Me time” retreats can be booked on demand, are customizable and modular and can be combined with your preferred accommodation options, ranging from budget to semi-luxury. They involve 2 or more hours of focused one-on-one or small group coaching a day, leaving you lots of time for personal reflection, to work through stuff – and enjoy long walks in the surrounding area, hang out in the garden, go for a river swim (or a cold plunge!), do yoga on the deck or detox in the steam sauna. “Me time retreats” are unpretentious, un-apologetic and unforgettable!

Find out more here.


Women-Only Photography Escape – Birds on Bruny

Friday, 19th – Sunday, 21st November, Tasmania November Retreats - Retreat Me Happy
This is an opportunity to slow down, observe more and tune into the natural behaviour of the diversity of birdlife on the Inala Private Conservation Reserve, Bruny Island.
From your female photographer guide, you’ll learn bird photography skills and techniques for birds perching, singing, in flight and more, as well as explore a range of photographic approaches and settings for bird and wildlife photography
Experience the thrill of capturing beautiful photos of the tiniest of birds to regal raptors. Find a sense of peace and calm at the same time as being perceptively aware of your surroundings. Then, imagine how fulfilled you’ll be while admiring your bird photography triumphs.
Find out more here.


Home Grown: An Introduction to Permaculture Weekend Retreat Me Happy - an introduction to permaculture

Friday, 26th – Sunday, 28th November – Southern Highlands, New South Wales

Explore a more sustainable and regenerative way of life with Home Grown at Springfield.

Learn about the basic concepts of permaculture as you benefit from Farmer Pete’s 30 years’ experience as both an inspirational leader and a passionate hobby farmer. Home Grown is co-facilitated by the extraordinary Moss Vale Community Garden Guru, Jill Cockram.

You’ll be part of a small group, with your hands in the dirt during the day, whilst enjoying luxury accommodation and food direct from the garden prepared by our incredible Chef Eilish.

Find out more here.


Yoga Retreat Yoga Retreat November - Retreat Me Happy

Friday, 26th – Sunday, 28th November – Torquay, Victoria

This weekend escape is centred around yoga, self-love, healing and community. No previous yoga experience is necessary.

You’ll stay at the luxury Summer House in Torquay, Victoria, located on Victoria’s surf coast. Wwim in the heated pool, indulge in a luxurious bath or simply sit back and relax on the verandah with a glass of wine watching the waves roll in.

You will be treated to nourishing plant-based meals all prepared by our private chef, using only the freshest, seasonal produce. And of course, there will be yoga which you will enjoy in the fully equipped, light-filled yoga studio.

Find out more here.


Retreat. Connect. Breathe Retreat New Zealand Retreat - Retreat Me Happy

Friday, 26th – Sunday, 28th November – Raglan, New Zealand

A women-only, weekend retreat all about holistic health, relaxation, mindfulness, and meditation.

Gift yourself two nights of magical connection with like-minded ladies, yoga, lots of learning about yourself and your health, relaxation, fun movement, quality me-time, and lots of laughs plus a bit of chocolate too!

Sista Trio Retreats delivers a retreat full of kindness, creativity, and uniqueness. They are very experienced and passionate retreat facilitators with a unique fusion of skills.

Find out more here.


If you’re not ready for a retreat in November, you’ll find quite a few listings for 2022 on our website – Retreat Me Happy.  And there are more new listings each week.

Hoping you get the chance to escape!


The Retreat Lady
Author: The Retreat Lady

Sarah Willmott, founder of Retreat Me Happy is passionate about making Retreats accessible to everyone. She specialises in helping Retreats reach a wider audience by creating this online platform. By day Sarah sends care packages to help people feel better (she owns Feel Better Box) and by night she builds this website to help you find your perfect retreat.