A Writer’s Retreat, Katoomba, Australia

Dear Visitor,

This story was a labor of love and, as you can tell by the comments, did once appear here in its full glory. Somewhere along the way, it simply vanished, and I haven’t discovered why yet. Still examining the HTML for clues. And I hope it’s not a database issue.

Apologies for the inconvenience! I hope you’ll stay a while and enjoy reading some other stories at Milliver’s Travels. If you’re a writer, I highly recommend Travel Writer’s Notes (and not just for travel writers).

Warm Wishes ~ Milli

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  1. Oh, Milli – I get it about the crying – I nearly cried about the end of this post ABOUT your lovely retreat. I think I could listen to (or read!) stories about your Australia for days!

    And love, love, love the accompanying photos!

    • Karen,

      Thank you for reading this rather looooong post and I’m thrilled you loved my Australia story. The photos were not of the quality I like to present on Milliver’s (they were taken back in 2002 with an el cheapo digital camera, long before I thought of doing a travel blog) but the story would not have been right without them. So I’m pleased you loved them!

  2. What a picture of delight you painted with words and photos Milli. It sounds like every writer’s dream come true to go and stay in a place where you can do “Nothing to do but write and eat like kings.” I agree with you when you say, “This was the life!”

    I can imagine how hard it was for you to be on that Quantas flight headed back to the U.S. after such an alluring experience. I sure hope you get the chance to do that again some day.

    And I wouldn’t mind that kind of event – being fed by someone else while writing all day long between walks and fun outings!

    ciao, catherine

  3. Al McCartan says:

    Talk about not seeing the forest for trees. I’m just a hoop and holler from the Blue Mountains and Katoomba. As for Varuna, I knew it existed but I was diffident in trying for a place. I now must rethink. Thanks, Milli for bring the ‘tree’ into focus.

    • Al, you’re not the only one. I used to live right in Leura, only a few miles from Varuna House – but at the time (1995) I had such low self-esteem as a writer I didn’t see myself as worthy enough to cross the threshold. Ironic that I had to pay to fly overseas to go back to Varuna for a writer’s retreat. But, ya live and learn. 😀

  4. Sounds absolutely wonderful – you just keep adding to my list of places to visit 🙂

  5. Wow this sounds wonderful…I have always wanted to go to Australia! You make it sound just the way I picture it. It must have been so hard to leave it again, after getting to re-visit it!
    Great article!

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