The Drawing Rooms of Berry 2010


Please join me amongst rolling green hills, framed by the spectacular Shoalhaven escarpment at the Drawing Rooms of Berry.

Just 2 hours south of Sydney this 15 acre retreat is less than 10 minutes drive along Woodville Mountain Road to Berry. The estate includes four luxurious private lodges with the famous Drawing Room Rocks bush walk on its doorstep.


Berry Gardens



Tuesday 31 March

Depart Sydney by private vehicle (approx 2 hours) or by train from Central to Berry (approx 3 hours).  

Arrive at our accommodation early afternoon and relax in your lodge and around the 15 acre retreat.

Dinner on the terrace with our hosts Lissette and Nick, owners of the Drawing Rooms estate.

veranda Drawing Rooms of Berry 


Wednesday 1 April

Breakfast in your lodge. Unwind from the city pace with a day creating art in different locations on Berry Mountain with a picnic lunch.

Many choices for dinner at a local restaurant in Berry or you may prefer dinner delivered to your lodge.

Berry scenery


Thursday 2 April

Breakfast in your lodge. Explore Hampden Bridge, Kangaroo Valley with time to create en plein air or just relax and enjoy this beautiful area.

Late afternoon exploration of galleries, boutiques and history around Berry.

Group dinner in Berry.

Berry Bridge


Friday 3 April

Farewell brunch with Nick & Lissette before departing to explore the area around 7 mile beach.  

Return to Sydney early afternoon and avoid Friday evening traffic chaos in Sydney.

7 Mile Beach




  • 3 nights accom with breakfast Tue 31/3; Wed 1/4; Thu 2/4
  • 2 lunches Wed 31/3; Thu 1/4
  • 2 dinners Tue 31/3; Thu 4/4
  • en plein air art sessions in gorgeous environments


  • meals other than those listed
  • alcohol
  • NB: either self drive or join the private ‘people mover’ hire and split the cost (approx $200.00pp Sydney/return and around Berry environs). Exact cost quoted once number of passengers is known.
  • You may prefer to take the train $2.50pp for seniors

Gardens - The Drawing Rooms of Berry



  • layered casual clothing for warm, cool or inclement weather
  • toiletaries
  • sensible walking shoes
  • hat/sunnies
  • umbrella

WHAT TO BRING – art materials

  • any materials and surfaces you prefer (oils not recommended)
  • for beginners – 2b pencil / sketch book /rubber
  • optional: portable stool



  • Three private lodges (Lyrebird / Rainforest / Wattamolla). Each lodge has 2 bedrooms and 2 bathrooms; a fully equipped kitchen stocked with essentials and a private outdoor verandah with stunning landscape views.
  • One ultimate luxury private lodge (Treetops) has 1 bedroom and ensuite with a fully equipped kitchen stocked with essentials, a private outdoor jacuzzi and verandah set amongst the trees and stunning landscape views.
  • Lodges are set around the estate and offer total privacy.

Watamolla lodge


Lyrebird / Rainforest / Wattamolla Lodges :
$990.00 per room with ensuite (only 2 rooms remaining)

Treetops - The Drawing Rooms of Berry


 Lodge : Treetops  

$950.00 double or $550.00 single supp

This ultimate luxury lodge with private outdoor jacuzzi has only one large bed.

Lyrebird Lodge



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