The Retreat is located just over an hour to the north west of Sydney on the banks of the majestic Hawkesbury River and right in the heart of beautiful Wisemans Ferry village. It is an easy and interesting journey with great views on the way so you'll be relaxed when you reach us. You can get the full impact of the beauty of the valley from Hawkins Lookout, just as you start the steep descent into the village.
From the City
Cross the Harbour Bridge and follow the signs for Epping (do not take the Pacific Highway exit) along the Gore Hill Freeway. Continue through Lane Cove Tunnel (you need an electronic tag as there are no toll booths but you can phone in and pay). Then on to the M2 Motorway. Take the 2nd exit after the toll, sign posted to Castle Hill and turn right on to Pennant Hills Road. At Thompsons Corner turn left on to Castle Hill Road and turn right at the 2nd set of traffic lights on to New Line Road. Then follow the signs for Dural and Wisemans Ferry. The Retreat is right in the heart of Wisemans Ferry village.
From the North Shore
Make your way to the Pacific Highway and follow the signs to Hornsby (do not take the freeway to Gosford). In Hornsby follow the signs to Galston. You will travel a winding and picturesque road through the Galston Gorge. In Galston follow the signs to Wisemans Ferry. The Retreat is right in the heart of Wisemans Ferry village.
Follow Pennant Hills Road to Thompsons Corner. Turn left on to Castle Hill Road and follow the directions as above From the City.
Follow Pitt Town Road, Cattai Road and Wisemans Ferry Road. In Maroota turn left on to Old Northern Road to Wisemans Ferry. The Retreat is right in the heart of Wisemans Ferry village.
Follow directions to Sydney but before joining freeway, turn right at sign for Wisemans Ferry. The road is then sign posted to Wisemans Ferry. Cross the Hawkesbury River on the Wisemans Ferry. On the other side it is a 700m drive into the heart of Wisemans Ferry village and the Retreat.
About 8km south of the Ourimbah exit on the F3 take the exit at sign for Peats Ridge. Follow signs for Peats Ridge and Wisemans Ferry. You will pass through the villages of Central Mangrove, Spencer and Gunderman before you each the car ferry crossing. Cross the Hawkesbury River on the Wisemans Ferry. On the other side it is a 700m drive into the heart of Wisemans Ferry village and the Retreat.
From the South
Leave the Hume Highway on to the M7 (you need an electronic tag as there are no toll booths but you can phone in and pay). Leave the M7 at the Norwest Boulevarde exit (approx 36km). At exit turn left on to Norwest Boulevarde following signposts for Castle Hill. Continue to Windsor Road (approx 4km) and turn left. Almost immediately you must turn right on to Showground Road. After approx 1km turn left on to Gilbert Road (signposted to Dural). Continue to Old Northern Road (approx 4km) where you turn left and follow signs to Dural and Wisemans Ferry. You are now about 40 minutes from the Retreat. The Retreat is right in the heart of Wisemans Ferry village.
From the West
Leave the M4 on to the M7 and follow instructions above From the South. Northwest Boulevarde exit is approx 15km along the M7.