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The cabin is the ideal getaway and the view from the deck at sunset was amazing! -Annette

Really secluded, private and a great mini break. - Caitlin

Fosterton House



Perfect house for 3 families with kids. pool & spa were very child friendly with a ledge within the pool....perfect for young kiddies. - Monica


The natural and tranquil setting at Fosterton lends itself to moments of reflection on the verandah which surrounds the main house... Bronwyn & Max are generous hosts who share their knowledge and experience with those who are keen to explore. - Sande

Our dream


A place of connection, re-creation, restoration and transformation via nature, 

creativity and place. 


Fosterton Retreat is located on the Fosterton Loop, nestled in the foothills of the Barrington Tops. It is only 10 minutes drive from Dungog, an hour from Newcastle and two and a half hours from Sydney travelling north via the M1 Pacific Motorway (formerly F3 freeway). The location is also convenient to those travelling from the mid north coast through Stroud on the Bucketts Way.


The property of 100 acres overlooks a pristine rainforest valley and the Barrington Tops. The House and Cabins are conveniently located, with easy access, breathtaking views across the valley to the Barrington Tops and a short stroll to the pristine “Die Happy” creek. The picnic and swimming holes along the flowing Williams River are only a 2km drive away.


The Fosterton Loop provides all weather roads, is well signposted and forms part of the network of tourist drives in the area. Fosterton Retreat makes a perfect place to take in the beauty of the area as it provides uninterrupted relaxation, leisurely walks, and good old fashioned peace and quiet.  Only the wallabies and abundant birdlife will be sharing your view of the beautiful Barrington Tops National Park.


We offer two self-contained one-bedroom spa cabins for their guests. For larger groups such as birdwatchers, painters, photographers, or family and friends, homestead accommodation (with spa and pool) is available in Fosterton House, set up for 10-12 people.



Just 12 minutes from Dungog, a thriving community which provides the most convenient access point to the Barrington Tops World Heritage areas for visitors with a range of activities and experiences to enjoy. Here there is a local supermarket, shops, cafes, churches, art gallery, hotels, and a tourist information centre.



Max & Bronwyn Greive

We are privileged to have taken over this lovely property and are discovering more things about it every week. Walks are being set out on the property with a list of native Australian flora and fauna compiled. You can learn more and add to this list. It is three years in before we sighted (with much excitement) our first koala. We are hoping to discover more about the history of this land, stories from Indigenous people and those who settled it after them. You might meet us when you stay & don't be scared because while Max looks like a pirate he's really quite lovely.


Bronwyn and Max Greive are both artists with decades of experience in creativity, spiritual and personal growth and developing creative and interactive practices which feed your soul. Bronwyn and Max have been community workers, pastors, and counsellors, as well as parents and grandparents. We like to help people in their quest to find a greater depth, meaning, peace and enjoyment in life. We also like to facilitate opportunities to deepen people's self-awareness and sense of being by nurturing their soul, strengthen their connections with nature and the divine.

We look forward to meeting you one day,

Max & Bronwyn Greive

Max has training in: Choice Theory, Spiritual Direction, Labyrinth Facilitation and an Associate Diploma in Welfare,

Bronwyn has training in Choice Theory, The Enneagram, a Bachelor of Natural History Illustration and is currently a PhD candidate

& in Spiritual Direction formation.

We hope you enjoyed your time at Fosterton Retreat, please go to our Feedback page to get a discount on your next booking (conditions apply).