Who We Are


Kalinya Estate is a luxury award-winning five-star private venue nestled at the gateway to the Southern Highlands of New South Wales, hosting bespoke functions, corporate events and stays.

The private Estate is proudly owned and operated by Chris and Mandy Barnes, who will warmly welcome you like long-time friends. They’re deeply passionate and go above and beyond to deliver a personalised service. No matter the size or occasion you’ve come to celebrate, be it private or corporate, you’re in for a treat.

Tucked away from the world, you’ll find peace, comfort and plenty to do as you spend your time amongst the breathtaking beauty of Kalinya’s sprawling manicured gardens, character-filled accommodations and seemingly endless facilities.

With a diverse selection of hosting spaces, Kalinya quickly becomes the ultimate backdrop for masterminds, creative discussions and entertaining business colleagues.

No matter your preference, the Estate boasts ample opportunity for everyone to kick-back, unwind and savour their time here.

Escape with us, then stay awhile.

Indulge in Luxury Accommodation

As you wander from room-to-room through the Estate’s extraordinary spaces, you’ll appreciate how every area is individually styled and decorated. From luxurious bedding and linen to high-end eco-friendly body products provided for each guest, you’ll immediately feel pampered with all your needs and comforts attended to.

We care deeply about the planet, your health and our staff, so you’ll love that all cleaning and laundry uses environmetally-conscious products.  It’s these thoughtful finishing touches and our attention to detail that won Kalinya Estate the most Outstanding Accommodation and Tourism Award in 2019 and 2020 consecutively.

Garden Soirees to Remember


For three years running our gardens have been awarded the region’s Best Commercial Garden award, and we’re proud to say they’re our pride and joy. The lush settings of the Estate set the tone and cater perfectly for lunchtime soirees, proposals, engagements, wedding ceremonies and photoshoots.

We invite you to walk through the stunning wisteria-covered walkways, bask on a picnic rug by the trees, and enjoy the ornamental dam and duck pond. Oh, and yes, you can stop and smell the roses—hundreds of them!








Make Memories That Matter

Kalinya Estate is not your standard accommodation, Wedding or Corporate Retreat Venue—think of it as sophistication with a twist. What’s the twist? Whatever lights you up, we’ll create it.

As  forward thinkers with big imaginations, we’ve filled the Estate with an inviting selection of activities. You can cool off in the spectacular pool or soak away in our therapeutic hot-tub. Unleash your competitive spirit and throw a few hoops, play tennis, or master the oversized outdoor chess. If you’re staying a while, our newly refurbished gym will keep you fit. Rekindle your youth with air hockey or challenge your friends to a game of table tennis or billiards. There’s even a squash court!

Our hidden and exclusive venue keeps your escape private and  allows you the freedom to create memories with the special people in your lives.

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Acknowledgement of Country

When you come to stay with us at Kalinya Estate, you will be welcomed and cared for on the land of the Dharawal people. We acknowledge that we work, rest and play on the land of the oldest known civilisation on earth. We honour their culture and love for our environment and we pay our respects to their elders past, present and future.