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Luxury retreat berry South Coast NSW


Proudly perched high atop the rolling green pastures of Mt Hay lies Mt Hay Retreat, a truly private and tranquil haven in the most spectacular location.  Boasting unrivaled facilities, stunning accommodation and a genuinely warm welcome, it is only a few short minutes from the beating heart of exclusive Berry Village, yet a world away from care.

Mt Hay Retreat is a rural escape like no other, enjoying a majestic natural setting on New South Wales famed South Coast – ensuring the experience of a lifetime.

At Mt Hay Retreat we are committed to welcoming all guests equally.  If you have any particular needs or concerns, please just reach out.  We are happy to help.

Our commitment to our guests has been recognised with the prestigious Gold Award for 5 Star Luxury Accommodation at the Qantas Australian Tourism Awards in 2022, and a Tourism Star Judges Choice Award for Sustainability at the most recent NSW Tourism Awards 2023!

We look forward to being able to welcome you soon.

Louise and Anthony, Mt Hay Retreat



What our guests say


We stayed in the Escarpment Suite that has a huge square bath. Loved it. This is the 2nd year in a row that we stayed at Mt Hay, in this suite, for our anniversary. It has fabulous views across the valley and to the ocean. There is also a huge indoor pool with jacuzzi, it was lovely. Anthony and Liz are very welcoming, it is a quiet place to unwind.
Simon AnkusSimon Ankus
07:41 29 Jun 24
What an exceptional experience. No detail is overlooked. Amazing architect designed lodging with views to die for. A little piece of heaven on earth! A special occasion place or just an escape that we will keep coming back to..
Elizandra MercadoElizandra Mercado
02:04 22 Jun 24
5/5 ⭐️Me and my partner celebrated our 3rd year anniversary in this paradise! We’ve spent 2 nights here.Anthony, the owner, made us feel so welcomed and even helped us with our packed bags and luggage into our suite.He also gave us a lot of recommendations of where to eat and go!Our room, the king suite is so beautiful and has a very nice breathtaking view. The room is huge even the toilet.We’ve been provided with fresh fruits and milk too. The amenities inside the room are complete (some of them you have to ask, free if charge)The pool is hugeeee! We enjoyed our swim! They also have a jacuzzi which is good for relaxing after the swim!All in all our stay is superb! Highly recommended and we’ll definitely come back to this place!
Monique MunozMonique Munoz
09:58 09 Jun 24
We just spent an amazing two nights here, the rooms, views, facilities are all spectacular, so relaxing and peaceful. The hosts are super accommodating, the rooms are so spacious, clean and comfortable, we couldn’t fault a thing, highly recommend for a romantic getaway.
Chelsea RyanChelsea Ryan
09:28 24 May 24
10/10 suites, location, facilities! We couldn’t fault it and will definitely be back!
Marianne GiulianoMarianne Giuliano
00:55 13 May 24
We stayed in the Big Blue Room at Mt Hay Retreat over the weekend, and it was just amazing. Louise and Anthony really go out of their way to make you feel welcome and the accommodation was just spectacular. Very clean, comfortable and inviting. The views are out of this world and the peaceful atmosphere was incredible. Thank you Louise and Anthony. We have already been telling everyone about this gorgeous place. Until next time. Marianne and Anthony.
Kristina BishopKristina Bishop
09:38 28 Apr 24
Wow! What a lovely, relaxing place to rest and recharge. Mark and I had a wonderful stay from the wonderful views, to feeding the giant Koi, to sleeping in the bed from heaven and having a relaxing bath. We loved the location and the grounds. Anthony and Louise were helpful and most accommodating. We will be going back. Thank you for looking after us.
Jordana McLeodJordana McLeod
23:02 16 Apr 24
Absolutely stunning getaway. My partner and I booked one night here after our wedding and it is the most relaxing accommodation we have been too. Anthony met us on arrival and showed us to our beautiful room, the pool and spa were wonderful and the views of Berry and gardens from the room were amazing. We will definitely be back!!
Jordan CantrellJordan Cantrell
04:18 09 Apr 24
What a wonderful retreat! The Luxury Suite not only provided a beautiful view but everything you would need or want for your stay and then some. They have taken time and care to look after the little things including super soft bath sheets, lovely bath products that smell very nice, large comfy bed and sheets and the list goes on!The hosts are super nice, make you feel at home and are around if you happen to need anything.The grounds at Mt Hay Retreat are beautiful and immaculate. I went on a couple of walks and always found something new to admire. This also included the large swing - what a lovely way to admire the view.I highly recommend and hope to visit again soon!
Belinda ChidiacBelinda Chidiac
21:51 02 Mar 24
Such a beautiful place and location. Could not have asked for a better place to spend a weekend away with my husband!The pool and spa were amazing, definitely a place we would love to come back to.Local cafes and restaurants were just a nice, could not fault anything!Anthony and Louise were so beautiful. Thank you for helping make a say so enjoyable
Brenda YimAUBrenda YimAU
05:52 02 Feb 24
Great place to stay for relaxing and soaking in the nature. Wonderful service and room is very big and comfortable. There is a beatiful garden walk around the site. The swing at the top of the mountain is a must to try. The view is magnificent. This place also has a beautiful swimming pool and a spa (forgot to take some photos). Mt Hay is a place worth to come again when possible 🙌
Andrew ChryssavgisAndrew Chryssavgis
21:43 30 Jan 24
Lovely tranquil spot just 10mins up the mountain from Berry. Rooms are decently allocated size-wise and modern (green room was in any case). Well run and staff as annoying or out of the way as you need. Made the stay most enjoyable.
Chris JamesChris James
04:20 30 Nov 23
Secluded and peaceful, amazing views, close enough but far enough to nearby towns. Gorgeous gardens and surrounds, couldn't have been more relaxed if I tried. Room exactly as described, super friendly and helpful owners.
Erica WuErica Wu
02:15 29 Jul 19
Amazing location to spend a weekend getaway, the view from our room was breathtaking, would definitely come back!
Emma LevettEmma Levett
11:15 27 Jul 19
Amazing! The perfect location for a relax and to unwind. Views and accommodation to take all your worries away.. 10/10! We are going back.
Richard GolgowskyRichard Golgowsky
11:32 17 Apr 19
My wife and I stayed at Mount Hay for four nights and we couldn't have been happier. Our room had amazing views of Berry while the room itself had everything we needed. We went for walks, made use of the indoor pool, enjoyed breakfasts in town, there was plenty to do and help us relax and recharge. Our hosts Anthony and Louise couldn't have been more accommodating. They were very friendly and were full of recommendations for the local area. We left Mt Hay with plenty of great memories and I have already recommended this getaway to friends. Great place to getaway from city life and recharge.
Jennifer KwonJennifer Kwon
02:24 17 Mar 19
We had an absolutely amazing time at Mt Hay Retreat!! The feeling of serenity being the only place up in the mountains, a giant swing overlooking the valley, amazing spa facilities and of course the view from indoors. Anthony and Louise were lovely hosts, making sure we had a comfortable stay. I also got to see a wild echidna so that brings it to a 5.5 stay... Highly recommend
Ariel YamAriel Yam
20:57 04 Dec 18
Wonderful weekend getaway destination! Absolutely lovely service provided by Anthony and the accommodation was spacious, calming and accentuated nature. Everything we needed was provided in the room and we were always asked if we needed anything when we ran into Anthony. The views through the floor-to-ceiling windows were amazing and so relaxing. We were personally given a tour of Anthony's place and were shown to his many animals which was a delight and made the trip even more special. The room provides a map of all the features to see on the property which was such a great idea with the must sees being the pond and giant swing. The massages we ordered beforehand were also excellent and punctual which we had done in the living space! Beautiful resort, host and area.




ACTIVITIES, Culinary culture & Lifestyle





I found the perfect cure for burnout, just two hours drive from Sydney


The next morning we wake to sunny clear-blue skies. Even from bed, I can see the lush mountains and valleys through the floor to ceiling windows which opens onto a spacious private deck and garden.


A Solo Midweek Break Saved Me From Burnout

I stood out on the deck soaking in the uninterrupted view which stretched all the way to the ocean, as the afternoon winter sun warmed my face. What school pickup?!


I’m not quite sure what I was expecting, but when I step through the front door the only word I can manage is, “Wow!” The view is staggering and it takes me a moment to process it.


Getaway: Mt Hay Retreat, a quiet luxury


The Escarpment Suite, …..exceeded our expectations. I was captivated by the large bath in the marble bathroom with views over the treetops. It was an oasis of serenity and indulgence.


This adults-only retreat in Berry is what all our romantic city-escape dreams are made of.

When I had an outdoor bath on top of a private mountain overlooking the rolling hills and wild Pacific coast, I thought quite clearly to myself – does it, actually, get any better than this?


Mt Hay Retreat – The Perfect Mid Week Escape!

Mt Hay Retreat is a true gem located on the South Coast of New South Wales, offering a luxurious and private escape for those seeking respite from the hustle and bustle of city life.