High Country Writers Retreat


Minimum requirements: 5 writers x 5 nights

Starting at $3,550 per person*


Designed for writers in search of an intensive dedicated writing and authorial experience in the company of other writers, known or new to you  

Retreats include ample time to relax and explore the myriad locations at Waterloo Station while maintaining an atmosphere that will help you further your writing project

For all enquiries, contact retreat director Virginia Eddy using the form below

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

The individual’s program is married with group activities where appropriate. To achieve this goal, Virginia Eddy has a pre-retreat conversation with each retreater, whose responses to a series of questions will inform their ultimate program. 

Writers Central’ at Waterloo Station – Shearers’ Lodge common room 

Program development and mentoring – Daily programs will be facilitated by writer and business mentor Virginia Eddy based on tailored one-to-one sessions; choice of writing workshops and other challenges.  

Mentors or guest authors – Meet other writers who can assist you further your writing project.

Writing time and challenges – Retreaters will be offered optional guided walks on Waterloo Station’s picturesque pathways, and an optional program of writing challenges… or be inspired to find their own way!

Accommodation – In addition to the Shearer’s Lodge, retreaters may select from a range of lovingly-renovated rooms or cottages on Waterloo Station, all well-equipped with quality bedding, quiet, climate-controlled quarters and ensuite facilities (some offer shared bathrooms).

Meals – All locations have well-equipped kitchen facilities.  Self-serve catered meals from a regional chef are recommended and on offer.

On-station attractions – Beautifully and creatively restored century-old buildings; deep permanent creek adorned with locations to relax, write or picnic; New England nature from the top of Waterloo Range to the base of the Matheson Valley; fine Merino wool-producing sheep, black Angus cattle, horses and stables; fossicking, tennis court and croquet lawn. 

* Starting price as at January 2023, may be subject to situational changes