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The Pines - Tuross Head

The Pines is located in Tuross Head which is south of Moruya and is able to accommodate up to 100 people at one time. The Pines is owned and operated by St Edmund's College Canberra with all St Edmund's boys having the opportunity to experience some time at Tuross. Years 4 to 9 have an annual camp at the Pines as part of their studies and this time is designed to give the boys the experience of community living and to engage in field studies in a coastal environment. Students also attend Tuross for retreats as well as the specialised excursions and is currently being developed as an off campus field studies centre. The Pines is also used and available to Old Boys, current family groups, community and sporting organisations, retreats, as a relaxing holiday venue or conference facility.

The Pines offers affordable accommodation and conference facilities in an idyllic setting in beautiful Tuross Head. 

For further information please contact Mark Todd Manager at The Pines on (02) 44738122

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Tuross Head

Tuross Head is surrounded by water with Coila Lake to the North, Tuross Lake to the South, the Pacific Ocean to the East and the mountains to the West. The area is famous for fishing, fresh oysters, water sports and it's wildlife particularly whales and birds. Tuross Head has a 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

The Pines is located on three acres of land just a short stroll from Tuross Lake and the beautiful beach of the Pacific Ocean.

Features include

  • Independent Main building which was once The Pines Private Hotel balcony and views of the Pacific Ocean
  • The Main Building has a Commercial kitchen and Dinning hall, seperate Lounge television room, eleven bedrooms with shared bathrooms and shower facilities
  • Two independent bunkhouses each with fortyone beds, bathrooms and laundry facilities
  • Recreation Hall
  • Basket ball court, Volley ball court and Sporting field
  • A small Chapel 
  • The Edmund Rice Centre Conference Facility

The Pines primarily caters for schools camps of up to 100. A program can be developed covering a range of activities to suit individual schools needs and a range of budgets.

The Pines is also available for smaller catered camps, non-catered groups, old boys and current family groups, reunions and weddings. 

Linen hire is offered for each bed in the main building and the bunkhouse staff rooms.

The Main Building

The main building can accommodate up to thirty guests with ten rooms containing a mixture of two or four single beds and one room has a double bed.

All the bedrooms have close access to the two sets of bathrooms and showers independently marked for male and female use in the main building.

The dining room will comfortably seat 80 to 100 people at one sitting.

The lounge room in the main building can seat approximately 20 people offering a nice quiet spot to retreat too and a television.

The Bunk Houses

The 'Fingleton' and 'Kelly' bunkhouses can each accommodate fortyone people with 40 in the bunk accommodation (mattress only provided) in five seperate cubicles containing four sets of double bunks and one single bed in the staff bedroom with a pillow, linen and doona provided. Guests staying in the bunkhouse cubicle areas are required to bring their own bedding ie a sleeping bag, pillow, bottom sheet, doona/blankets and towels. Each bunkhouse has six showers and three toilets and a laundry. We require that all children staying in the bunkhouses are to be supervised at all times. The Pines policy requires a responsible adult to sleep in the bunkhouse whilst in use.

Edmund Rice Centre (ERC)

The Edmund Rice Centre is a conference facility that can accommodate 80 people.

A TV, OHP and sound system are provided. This room is used for Mass for the local community on Sundays between 7.30am and 9.00am.

The Pines Contact Details

The Pines
Education and Retreat Centre
36 Craddock Road
Tuross Head NSW 2537

Mark Todd Manager

Phone: 02 44738122

An enterprise owned and operated by St Edmund's College Canberra
ABN 45 551 557 285