Outward Bound Tharwa has 142 beds for school excursions, church, sporting or cultural groups, weekend escapes and conferences where you want to stay in a peaceful bush setting close to Canberra.
Tharwa is on the outskirts of the ACT, just 30 minutes from the heart of AustraliaÂ’s Capital City. Surrounded by rolling hills and long, sun-soaked valleys, Outward Bound's National Campus sits on the banks of the Murrumbidgee River at the foot of Mt Tennent with resident kangaroos, wombats and countless birdlife. Your accommodation options: Cabins: - 6 self-contained cabins sleep up to 122 people in total. Each cabin has four bedrooms, sleeping between 4 and 6 people per bedroom for a maximum of 24 people per cabin. Each bedroom has an en-suite shower and toilet, and each cabin has a communal living area with kitchenette. Self-catering: from $49.50 per person/night - Catered: from $70.40 per person/night. Bunkhouses: 20 beds across three rooms, each has a large table and chairs to plan your Canberra excursion and ensuite with shower. Two bunkrooms have 8 beds each, another has 4 beds. Not as luxurious as the cabins, but much more comfortable than camping. Self-catering: from $38.50 per person/night - Catered: from $59.40 per person/night. Camping: - Campsites for over 100 people across the property, ranging from large open fields to secluded, private campsites. Suitable for campervans, caravans and tents with toilets and hot showers for all. Open-style bivvies, mats and sleeping bags can be hired or you can bring all your own camping gear. Fire drums and fire pits can be used for cooking. $22.00 per person/night. Catering possible on request for large groups. Additional Facilities: - Conference/ recreational hall (comfortably fits 60 people) - Dining hall / veranda - Commercial kitchen - High Ropes activity course. - Mountain bikes for hire - Fire pits
Accommodation Details: Bunkhouse (> 12 beds per room), Cabins (up to 12 beds), Ensuites, Bathrooms under same roof as accommodation, Heating, Separate staff / teacher accommodation, Tent / caravan sites available
Catering Details: Both Full and Self Catering Available
Attractions Nearby: Namadgi National Park Australian Alps Walking Track Orroral Valley Tracking Station
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