Flora & Fauna

The Hunter Valley Retreat & Conference centre is a natural haven for beautiful bird life, kangaroos, wallabies, possums, wombats, echidnas and goannas. Situated on 200 acres of pristine bushland at the foot of the Watagan Mountains the centre provides the perfect backdrop to relax, de-stress and let go of the busyness of everyday life and begin to regenerate in the simplicity of nature.

Wake up to the beautiful call of the Kookaburras who according to Aboriginal legend their laughter in the morning is a signal for the sky people to light the great fire that illuminates and warms the earth by day. You can hear them when dawn is just breaking and at sunset.

While you are here take the time to enjoy the beautiful bush walk up to Miracle Mountain and enter a wonderland of native fauna, beautiful banksia’s, various varieties of gums and other exquisite native trees . See beautiful wild flowers dotted through the native bushland as you amble along the tranquil sandy trail. Feel like you could be the only person on the planet. Enjoy the open vista from the back of the property as you look across to majestic Mount Myall and the superb Watagan mountains.

You may like to take the kids to explore the old wombat holes or if your taste is more to introduced species, you may like to give one of the resident Great Danes a cuddle.

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Dog Friendly Stays

What could be better than a holiday with your best friend? We are dog-friendly here at the Hunter Valley Retreat so don’t miss your pet when you take your trip – let them share it with you!


Hunter Valley Retreat offers a diverse range of accommodation styles throughout our 200 acre estate. Whatever you need we are sure to have something to suit your group. All our rooms have crisp white sheets and fluffy towels and include Queen or Twin beds...


The Hunter Valley Retreat Garden Restaurant is intent on creating delicious, mouth-watering, country style meals. Catering to all tastes and dietary requirements our resident Chef takes great pride and care in making sure everyone is well sated.

Local Activities

There is so much to do in the Hunter Valley region. Whether you are visiting us for a conference, family getaway or a romantic escape you will be spoilt for choice.You can go for a bush walk on our property up to Miracle Mountain or visit the Watagan National Park. Whatever your needs there is something for everyone.

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