High Country Writers Retreat

Designed for writers at any stage of their writing development to experience a brief but dedicated writing and authorial experience in the company of other writers.

Located at iconic Waterloo Station, just 18 kilometres west of Glen Innes and 50 kilometres east of Inverell in the NSW New England region, the High Country Writers Retreat offers a ‘boutique’ experience where the program is developed to cater specifically to each writer’s most immediate want or need.

  • Mentoring – Retreaters will have access to writer and business mentor Virginia Eddy for tailored one-to-one sessions
  • Writing Time & Challenges – Retreaters will enjoy guided walks on Waterloo Station’s picturesque pathways, with a program of writing tasksor be inspired to find their own way!
  • Accommodation & Meals – Retreaters may select from a range of lovingly-renovated rooms or cottages on Waterloo Station, with quiet, climate-controlled quarters and ensuite facilities (some offer shared bathrooms) and linen. The retreat is fully-catered
  • Getting here – Head to our Location & Stays page for more information about travel options


WINTER: June 20-25
4 full days in residence at Waterloo Station’s homestead for memoirists and biographers.
Tailored programs for those ‘still thinking about writing’ to seasoned writers. Tutorials, discussions, guest author, micro challenges to stimulate the senses, ‘me’ time to review, plan and write. In-house chef, open fires, station tours. Strictly limited to 6 participants
Guest author: Michael Burge author of Questionable Deeds and Tank Water
BOOK NOW with Virginia Eddy on 0412 708 315

SPRING: October 5-10
4 full days in residence at Waterloo Station
during the High Country Writers Festival
(programs and bookings open mid-late July)   

Author walks have become a hallmark of the annual High Country Writers Retreat at Waterloo Station. In 2020, author D’Arcy Lloyd led a tour of the station’s wool shed on a blustery spring day, complete with heritage tales and work in progress! (Video: Captive Light Media)