Accommodation and Venue Hire

Are you looking for a fresh space to teach, conference or workshop? Are you wanting a country escape for a few days, to enjoy some peace and quiet, to renew and refresh yourself.  Shanti Mission may have exactly what you are searching for 40 minutes south of Newcastle or 60 minutes on the M1 north of Sydney.  We have a number of spaces available at Cooranbong, surrounded by bushland and gardens, immersed in the pristine energy of rural settings in the Watagan Mountains.  From a bed to an entire house with full facilities.

Do you want to try something different to explore, inspire and repurpose yourself, your team or your community? Enjoy the peaceful and inspirational atmosphere of our venues and surrounds to nurture yourself, reconnect with each other and allow meaning and purpose to be re-energised.

Here are some of the comments from people who have used our venues:

“The Retreat Centre is the perfect place for reflection, peace and connecting with nature.  The accommodation and amenities are very comfortable and the beautifully maintained gardens and surrounding rural properties are a sanctuary for birds, kangaroos and horses.” – Bruce, Cairns, QLD

“The Retreat Centre at Cooranbong is ideal for small gatherings. We have used it for a weekend conference and a six day training workshop. The Temple space has a beautiful energy for meeting, training, being musical, yoga or just sitting quietly. We used the gorgeous outside grassed area for morning Tai Chi & Qi Gong. And people used it for quiet walking and simply being revitalised in the delightful gardens and nearby eucalypt bush. Booking the space was easy with Shanti Mission admin and the resident staff made sure we had everything we needed. We are looking forward to our next visit.” – Chris McGrath PhD PTP, Chair Australian Polarity Therapy Association

Abode of Peace Ashram CooranbongRetreat Centre, 213 Martinsville Road

Retreat Centre

Address: 213 Martinsville Road, Cooranbong, NSW, 2265

The Retreat Centre is located approximately 2 minutes drive from the Abode of Peace in a beautiful bushland setting.

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Full house and appointments (kitchen, laundry) with separate conference/teaching space, peaceful views and room to wander.

  • 4 rooms, total 12 beds (2 x twin share, 1 x triple share, 1 x 5 share)
  • 2 bathrooms (2 showers and 3 toilets)
  • All rooms air conditioned
  • Linen
  • Live in caretaker
  • Free wi-fi
  • Ample off-street parking
  • Full house package available $600 per night.  Please book directly on +612 4977 3300.

Please note: the Retreat Centre has a vegetarian food only and no drugs or alcohol policy as part of it’s booking agreement.  It also has a very friendly cat called Zeni.

Retreat Centre, Sandolphon RoomRetreat Centre

Retreat Centre photos by: Noni Carroll Photography

Avalon House

Address: 47 Kings Road, Cooranbong, NSW, 2265

Avalon House is located next door to the Abode of Peace and can be accessed by an easy 200 metre walk.

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Facilities & Amenities

  • 3 rooms, total 7 beds (2 x twin share, 1 x triple share)
  • Shared bathroom (3 showers and 4 toilets)
  • Linen
  • Live in caretaker
  • Kitchenette (fridge, oven/grill, stovetop, microwave, sandwich press and toaster)
  • Off-street parking
  • Communal area with wood fire and air conditioning

Please note: Avalon House has a vegetarian food only and no drugs or alcohol policy as part of it’s booking agreement.

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Please contact the Abode of Peace Reception on +612 4977 3300 or email Demeter on retreatcentre@shantimission.org to arrange bookings for more than 1 person.

For all accommodation:

  • We kindly request that you honour these venues as part of Shanti Mission and refrain from consuming: meat (beef, lamb, pork and poultry), fish and seafood products (including tinned products), drugs and alcohol.
  • We offer dorm-style shared accommodation, with two, three or five beds.  All bookings are per person per bed.
  • Please be aware that there is no segregation by gender in room allocation through this online booking system.  It is possible to book a private room by paying for all beds in the room.
  • Check-in is from 1pm and check-out is 10am.
  • Linen and bedding is provided.
  • As many of our guests are looking for spiritual and meditative experiences, we are unable to accommodate children under 16 years of age.
  • We invite quiet within and around the accommodation between 10pm and 7am for the enjoyment of all guests.
  • We request that guests strip their bed on the day of departure.
  • Accommodation prices are in Australian dollars and inclusive of GST.
  • Our live-in caretakers can guide guests to transport, Shanti Mission programs, local amenities and provide basic tourist information.

Discounts for long stays

Receive 15% discount for stays of 7 nights or more

Receive 20% discount for stays of 30 nights or more

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