Welcome to our Beautiful Mountain Retreat

Break Away ~ Relax ~ Revive

At Hillcrest it’s all about the stunning, beautiful location, the service, attention to detail, the peace, quiet and relaxation.
Located high on a hill in beautiful Upper Crystal Creek, Hillcrest sits on five landscaped acres in the middle of a 165-acre grazing farm.
Enjoy amazing views of Mt Warning to the Springbrook and Cougal Ranges.

Take a dip in the saltwater pool. Read a book in the gazebo overlooking the gardens, or completely unwind in the hammocks or Daybeds on the deck.

Excellent Location

12 minutes from Murwillumbah
45 minutes from Byron Bay beaches
35 minutes from Tweed Coast beaches
35 minutes from Gold Coast Airport
80 minutes from Brisbane

The Owners

Paul Catto came to Australia from the United Kingdom 20 years ago to work in some of Sydney’s top restaurants. A love of bold flavours, sustainable produce and the country way of life drives Paul to produce menus that offer the best the region has to offer.

Craig Holland brings his unique take on hosting to Hillcrest. Craig, who has worked front of house in many Sydney restaurants, is a bookkeeper by trade. Meeting and greeting people staying at Hillcrest is what he loves best.

Meet the Security Team

Our security team will ensure you have a safe stay here at Hillcrest Mountain Retreat.  They are all up for fetching sticks and balls and occasionally pestering our local cocky.