Berrigan is a traditional small country town with a population around 1000 residents.
The Donnybrook Eco Retreat is located right in the heart of the Hunter Valley, a little more than a couple of hours' drive north of Sydney.
Travel 90 minutes north on the M1 from Sydney and you'll find yourself in the Hunter Valley, a place of such bucolic perfection that you half expect to see hobbits crowning the horizon.
Tree Fern Lodge is a hidden oasis 20 minutes from Berry.
Perched 1100 metres above sea level in the Oberon Shire, these four attractive cabins sit in the middle of 40 hectares of classic Blue Mountains bush and farmland.
The three spa cabins in this secluded bush retreat sit on a mountain range on the outskirts of Vacy just north of the NSW Hunter Valley.
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Kate Cox pursues inner peace in the Southern Highlands.