The Woolshed – a wonderful place for retreat

At The Woolshed we can be as ‘hands on’ or ‘hands off’ as you require. We can cook for you, provide nurturing with a massage or shiatsu (including an aromatherapy bath), facials and foot massages, help coach your life into joy, provide gentle meditation CDs and spaces, and provide bush walks and gorgeous views for your ‘time out’.

All meals are vegetarian or fish unless otherwise requested. We can cater for any food allergies or sensitivities – just let us know.

The Woolshed has two cosy retreat cabins situated in The Woolshed garden. They can accommodate one person or a couple.

For safety’s sake, no smoking, alcohol or non-prescription drugs are allowed. If you are staying overnight and would like a glass of wine with your evening meal, this can be provided.

Cancellation charges may apply if we are not notified 24 hours in advance. A lot of work and planning goes into your day!

Gift Vouchers are available for everything at The Woolshed and are very popular. Can you think of a more perfect gift than a retreat? (All vouchers are valid for 12 months).

LIFE COACHING / MENTORING – ONE ON ONE also available – click here to go to the page.

Please check The Woolshed Pricelist for current rates and booking contact details.


No room for visiting relations? Coming to Wellington for a Conference and would like a breath of fresh air or a walk in the morning? Would you just like to escape for a couple of days? The Woolshed offers a secluded Bed and Breakfast facility in a welcoming environment in the hills above Pukerua Bay, just 30 minutes from Wellington city.


This is one of our most popular retreats:

Arrive at 9:30 for morning tea or coffee and take in the stunning views over Kapiti Island. Your retreat starts with a 90-minute massage or shiatsu (Namikoshi), followed by an aromatherapy bath.

Rest in your room or cabin and have a delicious lunch brought to you on a tray.

Take time for a walk in the garden or bush; meditation; reflection; personal space, then wander back to The Woolshed for an all-natural facial and a 15-minute foot massage … float home!

Thanks to you and Verity for a wonderful pamper day. Your hospitality, food, aromatherapy bath, massage and the rest at the retreat in lovely trees was healing, energising and very nurturing and then to complete the day with the facial and foot massage was heavenly. With gratitude, aroha and blessings until my next visit.

“Just thought I would let you know that two people at work commented on how good I looked on Friday [after TPD on Thursday]. Thanks so much – I do feel the re-energise process has been given a kick-start.”

“I must thank you sincerely for the most lovely healing and pampering day last Friday. My soul has been crying out for this for such a long time. I have already told quite a few friends of this wonderful experience.”

“Thank you so much for a wonderful retreat I have returned home restored and refreshed. Thank you for the lovely food and to Verity for the spa and shiatsu – it was such an affirming time for me and all the better for being in a receptive frame of mind enhanced by the healing qualities of The Woolshed.”



At The Woolshed you can creatively plan your own retreat. Stay for 24 hours, 48 hours, or several days if you wish. Just call to enquire. Your ‘Made to Measure’ Retreat could include:

Total Pampering

Life Coaching

‘I just want to stay in bed and have little things brought to me on a tray’

I just want to be left alone to think / grieve / contemplate / meditate / write / paint, etc.’

‘I need to finish my thesis, script, novel, etc.’

“I just wanted to thank you again for a wonderful weekend. Whilst you were doing yoga I had the most fantastic walk on your property, right through the native and pine forests and beyond to a big hill with an awesome view of Kapiti and the South Island and not a soul in sight. You have such a special place there and I appreciate how hard you must have worked to get it to where it is now. I will be spreading the word to other worthy souls out there who I think could benefit from a retreat at ‘The Woolshed’.”

“Thank you for the space you and Verity created. The healing and nourishing treatments for my sister and I were very beautiful and so very appreciated.”


Please contact us if you would like to talk about a post-operative Rejuvenation Retreat.

Download the Woolshed Retreats Pricelist