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I would like to make a booking, how do I do this?

Please book via our website.


    1    On our website, select Reservations from the top menu

    2    Select your date and click Book Now

    3    Choose your quantity of tickets, click checkout

    4    Please complete your personal & payment details

    5    Your booking is confirmed upon receipt of payment 


Following your booking:

You will receive a retreat invoice, confirmation pack, packing list, travel directions and draft retreat schedule from us by email. We will keep in contact with you via email leading up to the retreat. We are contactable at any stage with any questions you have.

If you have any trouble during the booking process, please contact us: +61402351155

What is included?

The River Retreat delivers a replenishing, enlightening and empowering program tailored for women’s transformation. All meals and refreshments, are included, as well as shared accommodation and use of The River House 50 acre grounds. Transfers included for those travelling to/from Coffs Harbour Airport.


What are my payment options? 

We know coming on a retreat is a big commitment for many people financially. We are determined to help people who have made a commitment to their wellbeing–please let us know if you’d like to discuss an arrangement which suits you.


Credit card: An online credit card facility is available for your convenience, fees apply. 

Paypal: Simply checkout via the secure paypal system 

Direct Transfer: Make a direct deposit using the bank account details provided. Please use your Surname as a reference.


What time should I arrive?

Our guests come from far and wide to attend The River Retreat, so we are flexible with arrival times for those who have a long distance to travel or are catching a flight. Your retreat program begins after dinner on Friday. To allow yourself time to settle in and familiarise yourself with the property we recommend arriving around 4pm.

Remember, we offer complimentary pick up from Coffs Harbour Airport. For those who wish to utilise our transfer service, please advise by email two weeks prior to your retreat start date. Alternatively, you can arrange an Uber or Taxi service. 


What should I bring?

Clothing should be practical, functional and comfortable. 

Suggested packing list:

  • In warmer months bring light clothes. You may wish to include your swimwear.

  • In cooler months bring warm layers. You may like to include a jacket, and beanie.

  • Essential underwear, socks

  • Active wear 

  • Light raincoat

  • Hat, Sunscreen, Sunglasses 

  • Personal Toiletries and Personal Items

  • Any essential prescription medication 

  • Flat comfortable shoes for indoors

  • Runners/Walking Shoes

  • Notepad & Pen

Do you cater for specific dietary needs?

We can assist with a variety of dietary needs and are more than happy to find menu alternatives for you to enjoy. During the booking process, we ask you to notify us by email of your specific requirements. 


Where is The River Retreat and how do I get there?

The River Retreat sits among 50 acres of private, tranquil, unspoilt beauty within the lush hinterland of the Orara Valley, in Karangi which is just a short drive from Coffs Harbour. Karangi is a 6 hour drive from Sydney and 4.5hour drive from Brisbane. Download our brochure for directions.  


Direct flights to Coffs Harbour Airport operate from Sydney, Melbourne and Brisbane. We offer complimentary pick up from Coffs Harbour Airport. For those who wish to utilise our transfer service, please advise by email two weeks prior to your retreat start date. Alternatively, you can arrange an Uber or Taxi service. 


What is the weather like at Karangi?

As part of the Coffs Harbour Region, Karangi has a sub-tropical climate with plenty of sunshine year round. Summer temperatures range from 19.5 to 27 degrees Celsius. Winter temperatures range from an average of 7.6 to 19 degrees Celsius


Do many people come on their own?

Yes! It is an opportunity to reconnect with your authentic self and focus on your needs. If you travel alone you will be well taken care of and will have the opportunity to meet like-minded individuals. The River Retreat is also an ideal escape with friends!



How many people attend the retreat?

We host intimate groups (of up to 10 at a time) on our women-only retreats, this allows us to get to know each and every one of you. 


Can I use my mobile device?

To truly escape, and reconnect with yourself, we encourage a low tech environment. You may wish to reduce your use of mobile devices and be mindful of disturbing other retreat guests during times of use. 


Are there Laundry Facilities?

Complimentary self service laundries are available near all guest accommodation.



What else should I be aware of?

The River Retreat is a non-smoking property. Smoking in your room, or any of the property buildings is strictly prohibited. Please let us know if you would like to be directed to areas where smoking is permitted.