Just a short flight from most major Australian cities, and a direct flight from many Asian-Pacific countries, The Retreat NZ is an attractive destination for those looking for an effective residential alcohol rehab in Auckland, New Zealand. Nestled on 12 lush acres close to pristine beaches, our facility provides a discreet and supportive environment to help you focus fully on your recovery journey. 


  • Alcohol only (we don’t treat people with drug addiction)
  • We’ve been around since 2013 and have a <60% success rate. Our programmes are modelled off the highly successful The Retreat Wayzata which has been operating in Minnesota USA for over 30 years
  • Private, secluded, and discreet
  • Close to home, yet far enough away to focus entirely on establishing a solid foundation in recovery
  • Set on 12 acres of lush native New Zealand bush, close to pristine beaches
  • Affordable compared to many other facilities both in Australia and New Zealand
  • Access to our 30-Day recovery programme based on the 12 Step principles of Alcoholics Anonymous – proven to be the most effective long-term solution to alcohol addiction
  • All expenses covered including lodging, all meals, outings, and full access to our 30-Day alcohol programme (flights not included)
  • We offer a free pick up and drop off service from Auckland International Airport

Discover more about The Retreat NZ’s 30-day alcohol rehab programme


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  • Visas – Australian citizens or permanent residents do not require a visa to visit, work or live in New Zealand. If you’re from a visa waiver country, you will need to request a New Zealand Electronic Travel Authority (NZeTA) before you travel
  • Health Insurance – we strongly recommend that you take health insurance before you travel to New Zealand. If additional healthcare is required while you are in New Zealand, you will be responsible for the cost
  • Payment process – all guests are required to pay a deposit once they have completed a pre-registration assessment and pay in full before they arrive
  • What to bring – comfortable clothes, swimmers, clothes suitable for exercise, toiletries (please note, perfume, cologne and mouthwash containing alcohol are not permitted), mobile phone/personal technology and chargers, spending money for incidentals
  • Prescription medication – please bring a doctor’s note and ensure all medication is in its original packaging
  • Flights and transport – We are located just an hour away from Auckland International Airport. One of our friendly team will meet you when you land and ensure you arrive safely at our Warkworth facility

Our Programmes

30-Day Programme

Get the support you need to overcome alcohol addiction in our greater Auckland residential rehab centre.

Social Detox

If you or a loved one is unable to stop drinking, a social detox may be needed as the first step on the road to recovery.

Where You’ll Stay

Explore our tranquil, modern Warkworth property, set in the native New Zealand bush, an hour north of Auckland. 


Some of our past guests share candidly about their time at The Retreat NZ and how it helped them find recovery.