Welcome to Watagan Forest Retreat


A perfect place to relax and unwind....

Watagan Forest Retreat is conveniently located to explore the many attractions of the Watagan National Park and Lake Macquarie. The B&B is set in the foothills of the Watagan Mountains. Close by in Morisset there is a magnificent 18-hole golf course, add to that there are numerous wineries and restaurants which are just an easy 30 minute drive to the famous picturesque Hunter Valley or Shadows Wine Tours pick-up from the Retreat door. If water is more your scene then just a short drive in the opposite direction will find you at the scenic shores of Lake Macquarie. Lake Macquarie offers you its own assortment of activities including boat cruises, sailing, swimming, fishing and water sports, the latest attraction for the adrenaline junkie - Jet-Buzz jetboat rides.


But there is no need to travel anywhere as right on our doorstep we have the magnificent Watagan Mountains with some of the best walking tracks that Australia has to offer. Hike, ride or peacefully wander one of these magnificent trails - they provide you with many great photo opportunities and are a serene and peaceful way to spend a couple of hours.

Close by in Dora Creek, Morisset and Cooranbong there is an assortment of restaurants & cafes for your dining enjoyment.



The local area also boasts a myriad of arts and craft stores including the renowned “Elephant shop”. There are a number of talented artists offering an array of unique products. For weekend visitors you have the Morisset Mega Markets less than a 5 minute drive away - shop till you drop!


If you are after a bit of adventure then the local stables will take horse riders along spectacular bush trails suited to either the beginner or experienced rider

Awabakal Mountain Bike Riding Park is only the second of its kind in Australia.  The Park has only just been completed and offers the bike-riding enthusiast a mountain-riding heaven.  The Retreat is one of the closest accommodation to the AMBR Park.

At the retreat, refresh yourself with a swim (resort style pool approx. 25mtrs from the Cottage) and then laze in the sun; grab a book and head for the hammock; or spoil yourself with a massage (professional masseuse on call). In the evening sit on the verandah and enjoy your complimentary bottle of champagne while taking in the awesome night sky display. The Martinsville Valley is a scenic rural wonderland. Take a picnic and bicycle along winding country tracks skirted by the magnificent Watagan Mountains taking in the fresh mountain air and listen to music of nature (Bicycles are complimentary).

Experience fine hospitality, spectacular scenery and a wide range of activities. Do as little or as much as you desire!

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