At Tuross Head, south
of Moruya, the College has a property with facilities to accommodate
up to 100 students and parents for a number of purposes. The Pines
is owned by the Christian Brothers and operated by St Edmund's
College Canberra. Its primary purpose is for school camps and
retreats. Special interest groups also use it for focused retreats
or simply relaxing weekends. The Pines provides budget accommodation/conference
facility in an idyllic setting in beautiful Tuross Head.
Tuross is used for
retreats, community-building experiences, father-son camps, holiday
experiences, and by various sporting teams. It is being used and
further developed as an off-campus field studies centre. All boys
have the experience of some time at Tuross. All years except 10
and 12 have an annual camp at the Pines as part of their studies.
This time is designed to give them the experience of community
living and to engage in field studies in the coastal environment.
Students also attend Tuross for retreats as well as the specialised
Tuross Head is surrounded
by water on three sides; with Coila Lake to the north, Tuross
Lake to the south and the Pacific Ocean to the east, and the mountains
to the west. The area is famous for fishing (including fresh oysters),
water sports and wildlife (particularly whales and birds). Tuross
Head has a thriving shopping village with nine food outlets ranging
from first class restaurants to take-a-way cafes. The award winning
Tuross Country Club has bowling greens and a golf course.
The Pines, located
on three acres a short stroll from Tuross Lake and the Pacific
* the main building
(once The Pines Private Hotel - the original engraved glass is
still in some of the glass doors) which includes the kitchen,
dinning hall, TV lounge, 11 bedrooms, toilets and showers;
* two bunkhouses (41 beds each) with their own ablution and laundry
* a recreation hall;
* basket ball court, volley ball court and sporting field;
* a small chapel; and
* the Edmond Rice Centre conference facility.
The Pines primarily
caters for schools camps of up to 100, family reunions and large
A program can be developed covering a range of activities to suit
individual schools needs and a range of budgets. The Pines is
available for smaller catered (minium of 20) camps or small un-catered
camps and retreats.
The main building can
accommodate up to 30 guests, depending on the sleeping arrangements,
in 10 rooms of 2 to 4 single beds each and one room with a double
bed. All rooms have shared facilities. There are two sets of toilets
and showers for both male and female in the main building.
A full set of linen
(sheets, towel, doona and pillow) is provided for each bed in
the main building and the bunkhouse staff rooms. Our tariff assumes
that all of the guests staying in those rooms will strip and remake
their beds (with the spare linen provided) prior to their departure.
The Pines operates
a commercial kitchen that must be maintained in an acceptable
state of cleanliness and hygiene all times and is therefore subject
to random inspection by the Eurobodella Shire. While self cater
groups can make use of the kitchen, it must be left in same clean
state as found; otherwise an additional cleaning charge may be
The dinning room can
seat 80 - 100 at one sitting (depending on ages).
There is also a small
TV room in the main building which can seat approximately 20 people.
The Bunk Houses
The 'Fingleton' and
'Kelly' bunkhouses can each accommodate 41. 40 in the bunk accommodation
(mattress only provided) of 5 cubicles of 4 sets of double bunks
and 1 in the staff bedroom of a single bed (pillow, linen and
doona provided). Guests staying in the bunkhouse cubicle areas
are required to bring their own bedding I.e. sleeping bag, pillow
and doona/blankets and towels. Each bunkhouse has 6 showers and
3 toilets. There is also a laundry room. Any children staying
in the bunkhouses must be supervised at all times. The Pines policy
requires a responsible adult sleep in any bunkhouse in use, a
staff room is provided for this purpose in both bunkhouses.
The Edmund Rice Centre
is a conference tactility that can accommodate approx 80 people.
It has a large TV, OHP and sound system. This room is used for
Mass for the local community on Sundays between 7:30 and 9:00
Education and Retreat Centre
36 Craddock Road
Tuross Head NSW 2537
Phone: 02 4473
Fax: 02 4473 8346