South Australia – Australian Retreats


largs-baySisters of St Joseph

The Sisters of St Joseph run a program of guided retreats from their convent overlooking Largs Bay, north of the Adelaide city centre. Early bookings are advised as guest numbers are limited. Six-day guided retreats commence with an evening meal and end with breakfast on the last given date. Spiritual direction is available for those desiring it.

Sisters of St Joseph
1 Everard Street
Largs Bay SA 5016
Tel: 08 8130 5900

Photo: ©”Largs Bay Beach (14447553153)” by FotoSleuth

The-Monastery,-AdelaideThe Monastery

The Monastery is a conference and function centre which was once home to Passionist priests. Today the members of the order live in a smaller adjacent building. The monastery caters for group bookings only and the single and twin guestrooms all have ensuite bathrooms. Parking is available.The venue is an ideal setting for small conferences and meetings and provides full onsite catering. The Monastery is located on the edge of the city on the road to the vineyards. The Monastery is fully equipped with disabled and wheelchair facilites.

The Monastery
15 Cross Road Glen Osmond, Adelaide, SA 5064
Tel: +61 (0) 8 8338 8700
Fax: +61 (0) 8 8379 8751


Sevenhill-Retreat-Centre2Sevenhill Retreat Centre The Sevenhill Retreat Centre is part of an extensive rural estate burrowed into the rolling green hills of the Clare Valley. The Jesuit owned Sevenhill Vineyard and Cellars, the oldest winery in South Australia, forms part of the complex. This peaceful place is open to those of all faiths (and none) for days of silent meditation and live-in retreats of up to 30 days. All meals are served and car parking is available. Limited access for wheelchairs. Please discuss before booking.

Sevenhill Retreat Centre
Sevenhill SA 5453
Tel: (08) 8843 4062
Fax: (08) 8843 4235

Victor Harbor

encounters-camp-and-conference-centreSalvation Army Encounters Camp & Conference Centre

We are a Christian camp-conference centre with on-site accommodation for up to 150 guests.The Encounters Conference Centre is located in Victor Harbor (80 km south of Adelaide) and set beside Encounter Bay, with its beaches, shopping arcades and attractions long favoured by Australian families. The centre, an alcohol free site, seeks to provide excellent value accommodation which is clean and comfortable with appropriate facilities for guests to enjoy spiritual retreats, recreation, learning and enrichment, Bible conventions, School camps music retreats or just relax in a safe and caring environment. The Centre consists of a dining room seating 180 guests comfortably, our sleeping capacity is currently 150 most are bunk beds however we do have four rooms with 7 single beds, and all of our rooms have ensuite toilets and showers. We have 6 separate meeting rooms available to our guests all varying in dimension, we are confident we have something to suit all our guests camp, conference and tourist needs. Ask our friendly staff how we can help with programming to suit your groups needs

Encounters Camp & Conference Centre
Bartel Boulevard
Victor Harbor SA 5211
Tel: (08) 8552 2707
Fax: (08) 8552 2707

Photo: © Salvation Army

American River

kingsgate-havenKingsgate Haven

Kingsgate Haven is a private Christian Retreat, Conference and Prayer Centre open to Christians of all denominations who are looking for a place to relax, rest and spend time with the Lord. The property is located at the end of the quiet township of American River, Kangaroo Island in South Australia. All guestrooms are ensuite and the Riverview Restaurant serves breakfast and dinner. Free Wi-Fi and guest laundry. Kingsgate Haven is a place of refreshment and renewal with affordable yet comfortable accommodation, friendly staff and a peaceful Christian environment. The centuries owned and operated by Australian House of Prayer for All Nations.

Kingsgate Haven Christian Retreat & Conference Centre

2 Wattle Ave
American River SA 5221
Tel: (08) 8553 7080

Photo: © Australian House of Prayer for All Nations

Beetaloo Valley

mary-knoll-retreat-centreMary Knoll Retreat Centre

Mary Knoll is a purpose built retreat centre – a restful haven for young and old. The mission of the Mary Knoll retreat centre is to provide a place that fosters Catholic/Christian faith development in an atmosphere conducive to prayer, rest and reflection. Its location is an ideal setting for use by small or large groups for retreats (including personal retreats), diocesan or parish groups, interfaith groups, school staff meetings, school leadership formation, diocesan group meetings, education conferences and spiritual-directed retreats.

Mary Knoll Retreat Centre
653 Beetaloo Valley Road
Beetaloo Valley SA 5523

Tel: (08) 8636 2535

Photo: © Mary Knoll Retreat Centre



Nunyara is situated on spacious grounds in the Adelaide Hills – only 20 minutes from the Adelaide CBD.  With an enviable view of the city, it is no wonder this Conference and Retreat Centre was named ‘Nunyara’, meaning ‘place of healing’ according to the Kaurna people.   Uniting Venues SA is a leading provider of school camps, program camps, church camps, conferences and retreats. We seek to build temporary communities and lasting memories through exceptional Christian hospitality. Total capacity is 126 (more by negotiation with management).The Main Building accommodates up to 90 guests mostly in bunk beds (four single beds for leaders) in 18 bedrooms.   Most rooms have an ensuite bathroom.

5 Burnell Drive, Belair SA 5052
Tel: 08 8278 1673
Fax: 08 8278 4117
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Photo: © Uniting Venues SA