Imagine a blissfully quiet and peaceful location, perched on the very edge of a deep, deep valley. Surrounded by rainforest, birds, and clear, crisp mountain air, Woodleigh Retreat is a comfortable and therapeutic getaway for anyone wanting to get stuck into their writing.
Brisbane authors from YON Beyond – will spend a winter’s weekend at Woodleigh Retreat. The views are magnificent and very inspirational. They call this area in the Gold Coast hinterland, the ‘green behind the gold’, and our views directly down to Surfers Paradise on the Gold Coast, then south to Mt Warning and the border ranges, then west up the valley to Springbrook, were breathtaking.We will cater for ourselves, although a bacon, eggs and toast breakfast is provided (cook yourself in the well-equipped kitchenette). If we get sick of writing, we can visit the many wineries, antique stores, art galleries, artisan shops, plant nurseries, chocolatier, and coffee farm. For the active writers out there, go for some of the many rainforest walks to get your head around the plots and characters of your book.
Locals will know that it can get quite cold up in the mountains in winter, and Woodleigh has a log fire in each cabin, plus a spa bath big enough for two. In the summer months, there is a lovely swimming pool, barbecue area and acres of lovely lush green lawn and gorgeous gums to relax under.
We all achieved the writing goals we set ourselves, plus got to look around at the many interesting shops and galleries.We can recommend this type of therapy for any writers who are short of time and unable to find the tranquillity and inspiration at home. Subscribe to our blog for a heads up on the 2014 YON Writing Retreat.