Back Forest Retreat


Back Forest Retreat has two beautiful mud brick cottages close to the Shoalhaven River, Seven Mile Beach and Berry – just two hours south of Sydney.

Feast your eyes on cows grazing in green paddocks, put your boat in at the ramp several hundred metres away or walk for miles along a deserted beach. Features include self-contained, passive solar design, photovoltaic power system, wood-lined cathedral ceilings, wheelchair-accessible, native animal sanctuary, solitude, games room, gas stove, rainwater, instant hot water and washing machine.

While staying at Back Forest Retreat you can fish, canoe, walk, ride, visit wineries, surf, golf, enjoy drives, markets, National Parks, Berry, Bundanon, Shoalhaven Zoo and the Fleet Air Arm Museum.

For further information please see the operator’s website.


Alarm Clock Barbecue Barbeque Birdwatching Blankets Canoeing/Kayaking Caters for limited mobility CD Player DVD/Bluray Player Electric Blankets Fishing Games or recreation room Gas Hairdryer Heating In-room movies Laundry Lounge/Dining Area Microwave Non Smoking Not Available Open Fireplace Refrigerator Tea/Coffee making facilities Television Washing Machine


The cottages are snug because they were built along passive solar principles. Most of the windows face north to let in the winter sun and there are wide eaves to block out the summer sun. Mudbricks give them a high thermal mass to store heat and smooth out the day-night temperature variation. Timber venetian blinds and wall-length curtains are also used to control heat loss and gain. The large posts and beams are made from termite-resistant native cypress and the ceiling from plantation pine. The views are rural and very, very relaxing.

Alarm Clock Barbecue Blankets DVD/Bluray Player Electric Blankets Refrigerator Hairdryer Heating In-room movies Lounge/Dining Area Microwave CD Player Tea/Coffee making facilities Television Washing Machine


From AU$160.00

Subject to change and availability

Trading Times

Check In: 3:00 pm
Check Out: 12:00 pm

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