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Paws and Relax Retreat
A Wellness Escape for You & Your Furry Friend

An escape for you and your best furry friend.

Holidays can be tricky when you’re a dog owner.  Should you organise a pet-sitter?  Send your dog to a boarding kennel?  Call in a favour with friends and family? 


It would be so much easier if you could just take your dog with you. After all, dogs are part of the family, dogs are the family's fur babies. You wouldn’t leave your baby at home alone, would you?


Revitalise Escapes founder Jo Surkitt has come up with a solution for dog-lovers and their pets: Paws and Relax Wellness Retreat.

So, what is a doggie retreat? 

 Well, it isn't just for our pets, it is for their owners too.  It will allow you to take a break away from your day-to-day life to recalibrate, rejuvenate, rest and relax with your best fur buddy by your side.  It's been a crazy few years and now is the time to schedule in some well-earned self-care time for you.

This 3 day  Wellness Retreat for dogs and their owners is an opportunity for you to experience a transformational wellness retreat holiday for your dogs and yourself.  This is perfect for pet owners that need an escape from the city and take a break outdoors immersed in nature’s beauty. 

This escape will allow dogs and their owners to spend quality time together, strengthening their bond and creating lasting memories, along with providing socialisation opportunties with other dogs on the retreat.  It will allow you both time to relax and unwind, along with indulging in some wonderful wellness activties and sessions.  It is the perfect way to disconnect from the normal daily grind.  You will come home feel refreshed, relaxed and invigorated.

The 4 star brand new R Hotel and apartments on Geelong's waterfront is the perfect location for a retreat. At your doorstep we have Eastern beach and the Geelong Botanical Gardens which have an array of dog friendly tracks, parks and gardens.  Only an hour from Melbourne and at the beginning of the Great Ocean Road you will instantly feel relaxed and at peace.



Location: R Hotel Geelong. Deluxe self-contained apartments

What's included:

  • 2 nights accommodation in a beautiful deluxe self-contained large apartment, car parking, a full kitchen, bathroom and large living space. Bicycle parking is also available.

  • Delicious and nutritious meals: 2 breakfasts, 1 lunch, 2 dinners, grazing platter, snacks and some beverages

  • Retreat host

  • Equipment provided: Yoga mat, journal, water bottle

Retreat activities included:

  • Special welcome with host Jo Surkitt 

  • Welcome gathering

  • Massage, reflexology or healing session for the guests

  • Grooming session for the dogs

  • Mindful walk with their pets

  • Morning yoga

  • Tai chi

  • Meditation sessions

  • Mindful art therapy 

  • Wellness session including topics around (Health & wellbeing, Sleep, Managing stress)

  • A range of therapeutic sessions available for the dog including: Pet osteopathy, acupuncture, physiotherapy, massage, reiki and other outdoor activities. 

  • Nourishing, healthy and delicious meals

  • Wellness gift pack

  • Free time to rest and explore the region

It is important to note that all activities are optional.  You can do as little or as much as you like.  Whatever works for you.

Retreat prices:

Twin share:        $1489.00 in one bedroom apartment

Twin share:        $1559.00 in two bedroom apartment

Single share:      $1689.00 in one bedroom apartment


Book 60 days prior to the retreat and receive a 1:1 specialised personal Wellness session with Wellness expert Jo Surkitt and welcome gift at valued at $250.

For more details or to book email or call 0417 549218.

Limited spots available.

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