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The Retreat is a heritage circa 1881's school on riverside gardened grounds.

The Retreat was awarded 'Best New Business' and highly commended for 'Tourism & Hospitality' by the District Chamber of Commerce. To quote the judges the Retreat is "above outstanding". Top ranking by all guests. Independently critiqued across over 500 luxury accommodations in Australia as being in the top 5%.

Boutique self-contained luxury stays for couples. The Retreat is liquor licensed with an in-suite diverse choice of beverages supplemented by bottled water all at a competitive price. By all means BYO.

With gardens to roam, fireplaces to relax by or tour the local historic townships, taste el vino, play golf and visit the world heritage Barrington Tops.

The Retreat is committed to environmental sustainability which includes the usage of solar power, energy efficient electricals and rain water having been awarded the advanced Ecotourism certification and endorsed by T-QUAL.


The Hunter Valley

The Retreat is nestled in the Hunter Valley. It is centred in the shire of Dungog between the vineyards of Cessnock and the recreational Barrington Tops reserve.

The surrounds are rural with families of platypus, kangaroos and diverse birds from rosella to kookaburra and hawk.

The Retreat is located within an easy drive of Sydney, Newcastle, Port Stephens and more.

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Deep swimming hole at the Heritage Retreat

The Vintage Golf course

The Vintage Golf Club – 8th hole

Jerusalem Creek Falls

Jerusalem Creek Falls is surrounded by lush flora in the Chichester State Forest

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Hunter Valley region

Newcastle Golf course

Newcastle Golf Course...
with its own challenges on a chilly day

St. Peters Church

St. Peters Church Bendolba


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