Mt Barney Retreat offers basic but comfortable facilities in keeping with our wilderness location. Being at 750m above sea level - the weather can get rather inclement at times and consequently we have designed a few more comforts to help you with your stay: a covered camp fire, wood heater and hot showers will ensue your stay can be warm and dry!
A functional kitchen provides all the necessary implements for you to cook with. The setup is simple yet functional: hot water sinks for washing up, six gas rings, fridge, freezer, food storage cabinets and a wood stove available for you to really get that wood fired flavour for your roast or pizza. There is an adequate supply of crockery, cutlery, pots & pans, kettles etc. suitable to cater for at least 20 people. We even have a small coffee machine for those of you who will yearn for a long black.
Up the steps from the kitchen is our bush hall – the cornerstone of our Retreat. It was built from timber milled off the property and recycled roofing iron from the old Wacol army barracks. The hall is large and houses a large timber banquet table which can seat up to at least 15 people. Close by is a recycled wood fired heater and a collection of comfy chairs just right for people to lounge about in when it gets clouded-in or when the rain comes down.
Go down three steps and walk out into the camp fire structure - it is fully covered from the elements and truly an ideal meeting place for all of us. - you get the heat without the wet!
Hot showers and flushing toilets are a must even in a wilderness place and though it compromises a true wilderness approach - it is well worth it. We have constructed a disabled toilet/hot shower facility situated beside the bush hall and another ablutions block beside the Mowburra cabin. All up we have available three flushing toilets and two hot showers for your use.