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About Mt Hay Retreat

Mt Hay Retreat, Berry, NSW

Unique, private and ultra exclusive, Mt Hay Retreat is a boutique escape in Berry on the NSW South Coast that is, quite simply, second to none. With only a handful of individual suites to choose from, each is filled with natural light and has been meticulously designed as your own private escape.

Dominated by breathtaking views and offering a secluded and peaceful sanctuary well away from the cares and complexities of modern life, Mt Hay Retreat is still only minutes from the heart of world renowned Berry Village. Serenely set on 360 acres against the majestic backdrop of Broughton Head, this magnificent property is a working farm embraced by native bushland, lush green pastures and beautiful gardens.

Mt Hay Retreat offers a wealth of facilities to cater to every need including a decadent 33 metre indoor heated pool and spa, a giant chess set, established fruit trees, hidden glades, tranquil dams, a kitchen garden and our sky scraping swing “Cloud Swing” – all exclusively for your to enjoyment.

With views that stretch uninterrupted across the rolling hills of the South Coast and beyond to the distant ocean horizon, Mt Hay Retreat is a lifestyle destination of rare distinction.

Exclusively for guests aged 18 and over, we take pride in our commitment to excellence and are delighted to have been awarded Gold for 5 Star Luxury Accommodation at the Qantas Australian Tourism Awards in 2022. 

We are a Sustainable Tourism and EcoStar Accredited business.  Our efforts and dedication in this area were recognised at the NSW Tourism Awards 2023 where we were awarded the Tourism Star Judges Choice Award for Sustainability. 

Experience the epitome of luxury and sustainability at Mt Hay Retreat – where every moment is an escape into rarefied elegance.

About Berry

Nestled beneath green rolling hills, just a stone’s throw from the coast, the picturesque township of Berry oozes character, warmth and charm.

Conveniently situated just two hours south of Sydney and two and a half hours from Canberra, on the New South Wales South Coast, on Dharawal Country.

Berry is also the earliest settlement of the South Coast by Alexander Berry.  Experience the timeless allure of a town where old-world charm and heritage architecture meet great food, stunning accommodation, and the invigorating embrace of fresh country air.

Where a myriad of possibilities await, for those seeking a retreat from the hustle and bustle of city life.

Indulge in the rich history of the region, where the echoes of the past harmonize with the present. Berry is not just a destination; it’s a journey through time and tranquillity. Whether strolling through historic streets, savouring culinary delights, or relishing the comfort of a luxurious country stay, Berry offers a perfect escape.

For couples in search of a luxury country getaway, Berry is the perfect setting.  Providing a romantic haven amid nature’s beauty. Let the charm of Berry whisper sweet things to your heart.

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Our Commitment to Environmental Stewardship

Set against the dramatic backdrop of Broughton Head, Mt Hay lies in a protected escarpment area so nature and wildlife are a part of everyday life. At Mt Hay we have a simple and driving ethos – to look after Mt Hay for future generations by allowing others to enjoy this distinctive and extraordinary place.

We believe that we have a duty of care to maintain this special place and an obligation to do our upmost to minimise our impact on the broader environment so that it is sustained for future generations.

As a working farm, we understand the impact of humans on the environment and we are committed to sustainable and responsible habits and behaviours at all times.

From recycling initiatives to responsible and sustainable energy management, we constantly strive to reduce our potential impact on this beautiful place.  Our commitment to environmental excellence extends beyond compliance, we aim for continual improvement through an environmentally aware management system with objectives and targets to minimise our environmental foot print.

Our suites were designed and built using sustainable principles that include the native landscaping and gardens that surround them – offering year-round colour and diverse habitat for the native birds and wildlife that also call Mt Hay home.  These gardens help cool us in summer and protect us from bracing winds in winter.

Mt Hay Retreat is not just a retreat for our guests, it is a haven for a variety of native wildlife, including wombats, protected Brush Tailed Rock Wallabies, Echidnas, Lyre birds, Kookaburras, Wedge Tailed Eagles, Black Cockatoos and more.  Our diverse animal family includes Cows, Goats, Ducks, Dougal our tickle loving Irish Setter and Griffy our very wiggly Welsh Spaniel.

We welcome any thoughts you may have on how we can further improve our impact on this special environment. Our hope is that this beautiful escape will allow you to relax, refresh and connect with the natural wonders that surround you.

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