5 Easy Steps to Planning Your Own DIY Wellness Retreat in Queenstown

Embarking on a wellness retreat in Queenstown this autumn is the perfect way to rejuvenate your mind, body, and spirit amidst the stunning landscapes of New Zealand’s South Island. 

Whether you are looking to enjoy a wellness week with your girl gang, a chance to reset and  reconnect with your significant other or a retreat in peace with your bestie, with a bit of careful planning, you can create a memorable and revitalising experience that leaves you feeling refreshed and renewed. Here are five easy steps to help you plan your own DIY wellness retreat in Queenstown: 

Step 1: Choose Your Accommodation

Start by selecting accommodations that offer the perfect blend of comfort and tranquillity. Consider options like Relax it’s Done, Elements Escapes, or Queenstown Luxury Property Management, each catering to different group sizes, providing unique amenities and breathtaking views to enhance your retreat experience. Many accommodation options include a private hot tub and some even a sauna to aid in your wellness experience.

Step 2: Book Your Wellness Experiences

Massage/Day Spa

Book daily recovery massages or immerse yourself in a full day spa experience.  Queenstown luxury mobile day spa service Indulge Mobile Spa will transform your space into a sanctuary of tranquillity by bringing the spa experience directly to you. With treatments ranging from therapeutic massages to organic facials and detoxifying body masks, the expert therapists will deliver a tailored treatment that is second to none, enhancing restoration of body and mind.


Schedule your tailored private pilates classes with physiotherapist Aimee at the premier boutique reformer Pilates studio Form to strengthen and restore your body. With safe, evidence-based methods you are sure to be rewarded with that signature burn.


Center your mind with a yoga class led by Fierce Grace, tailored to your experience level and personal goals. The classes are designed to deliver fitness, health and vitality while keeping you motivated, interested and challenged.

Step 3: Plan Your Outdoor Adventures


Explore the natural beauty surrounding Queenstown with invigorating hikes to Queenstown Hill, Sawpit Gully, Wye Creek, Jacks Point Loop, Ben Lomond or the Mount Crichton Loop Track. These scenic trails offer opportunities to reconnect with nature and enjoy breathtaking views of the surrounding landscape while increasing heart rate and leaving your body full of those feel good endorphins.  Try a different trail each day to see the full beauty of Queenstown from all angles – some hikes are shorter so you could squeeze two in one day depending on your fitness and motivation levels


Feeling even more adventurous?  There are so many bike trails to explore from a casual hour to a full day challenge. Hire an ebike to explore with a more leisurely vibe from ChargeAbout Queenstown or Around the Basin if you prefer a guided tour.


Queenstown is renowned for its picturesque world class golf course.  You can’t go past Arrowtown Golf Club, Queenstown Golf Club or a round at Jacks Point.

Step 4 – Confirm Dinner Reservations

Arrange a nutritious and delicious meal with Private Chef Ainley Rose who comes to you.  Pick up some tips and tricks in preparing a healthy meal while being served in the convenience of your accommodation.  Book an intimate dinner for two or host a dinner party for you and your pals.  The right food is medicine for your body. 

Step 5 – Pack Mindfully

As you prepare for your retreat, pack essentials such as comfortable clothing with layers for yoga and hiking, a reusable water bottle to stay hydrated, and any personal items that will enhance your relaxation experience. Consider bringing a journal or sketchbook to reflect on your journey and capture moments of inspiration along the way. 

By following these five easy steps, you can plan your own DIY wellness retreat in Queenstown this autumn with ease and confidence. Embrace the opportunity to reconnect with yourself and the natural beauty of the region, and savor every moment of your transformative journey.

Queenstown local?  Why not plan your own 1-3 day Wellness Staycation?  It’s all at your fingertips – you just need to make the commitment….