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Byron Bay Hinterland Atelier & Workshops





​Our signature 2 day retreat ignites your visual senses and stills your mind. Experience a unique photography retreat at Karinya, our exquisitely landscaped, 25 acre tropical gardens with a fully equipped art studio, darkroom and luxury accommodation, located in the stunning Byron Hinterland, just 15 minutes from Byron Bay. The retreat is designed to allow you to fully immerse yourself in nature and the creative process, guide you to develop a practice of mindful presence and deepen your connection to the beauty of the natural world around you. Over 2 full days and 2 nights you will uncover creative potential in every mindful moment as well as inspiring your creative photography practice to the next level. You will feel more connected to yourself and your world through your photography. This is an experience full of artful experimentation, conversations with nature and food for the creative soul.


For all levels of photography skill. All you need is a digital camera and an open heart and mind.  

$2499 + GST includes tuition, two nights 

accommodation & meals  

Girl Behind the Lens



So much more than just your basic photography course, this 2 day workshop ignites your passion for making visual images in an exquisitely landscaped 25 acre tropical studio retreat and luxury accommodation located in the beautiful Byron Hinterland, just 15 minutes from Byron Bay. The workshop introduces you to the early beginnings of photography to exploring contemporary photography today through a series of lectures and discussions, as well as developing your ability to master the basics of digital photography to allow you more freedom and control top create the images you really want! Over 2 full days and nights, we will explore how to get more out of your camera, composition, lighting, and basic post production work to fine tune your images. We will finish with getting those images off your hard drive and turning them into a unique keepsake, creating beautiful fine art photo prints for you to take home. 

$2299 + GST 

includes tuition, two nights 

accommodation & meals  

Life Photographs



Now for something completely different! This introductory workshop explores the origins of photography through an informative and practical introduction to early 19th century historic photographic print out processes. Set in an exquisitely landscaped 25 acre tropical studio retreat and luxury accommodation located in the Byron Hinterland, just 15 minutes from Byron Bay, this experience is unique and hands on. You will learn about the history of some of these beautiful early processes and then create your own hand crafted, one of a kind photographic artworks. All materials are provided, just bring your imagination and be ready to experience the creative freedom of the hand crafted image.

$2699 + GST 

includes tuition, two nights 

accommodation & meals  

Studio Atelier


We offer a series of unique photography workshops & mindfulness retreats. 

Immerse yourself in a creative experience at our tropical lparadise with 25 acres of tropical gardens, a fully equipped art studio, darkroom and luxury accommodation.

Our photographic workshops and retreats are designed to allow you to connect with yourself and nature through the creative process of image making, and to take your photographic skills to a whole new level.​


Only a short drive from Byron Bay, the studio atelier is located at Karinya, one of the most exceptional privately owned properties in theByron Hinterland. Exquisitely secluded on 25 acres of subtropical rainforest setting, this luxury haven in a coveted hillside enclave has been masterfully tailored for a truly unique experience. With views across the valley of the mystical old  growth rainforest of Wilsons Creek, which represents more than 70% of the rainforest in the Byron Shire, coupled with a spectacular ocean vista, Karinya is a prestigious yet intimate escape that enchants and indulges the mind, body and senses. Karinya is the perfect location to connect with creativity, artistic exploration and nature.

Studio Atelier

Our studio is a unique purpose built space that boasts a custom designed timber, light filled interior with handcrafted hardwood bench tops and extensive facilities, looking out onto stunning tropical rainforest gardens and breathtaking coastline views. The studio is equipped with a wet and dry darkroom, open work spaces and a comprehensive art and photographic library. The stunning grounds and architecturally designed gardens provide a natural creative space to explore, play and learn in. We believe creative experience should be inspired and enhanced by beautiful and natural surrounds that delight the senses and allow the artist to relax and fully absorb themselves in the creative process.

Private viewings and atelier visits for buyers and collectors are available

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