Nunyara is a camp, conference and retreat centre 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’, an Aboriginal world meaning ‘restored to health’. The centre can host up to 130 guests in two distinct accommodation styles - bunk beds in dormitory style or single bed in retreat style. With arguably the best meals in the industry, the fully-catered centre offers convenient accommodation for rural schools needing to be close to Adelaide, relaxing conference facilities for corporate planning days and unforgettable urban camping experiences.
Why not set your next school camp, church camp or community group retreat in the foothills of Adelaide at Nunyara? Nunyara is ideal for primary school camps requiring camp accommodation in Adelaide.
Location: Belair, Adelaide, South Australia
Nunyara is situated on spacious grounds in the Adelaide Hills - only 20 minutes from the Adelaide CBD.
Nunyara offers two distinct choices in accommodation. Total capacity is 126 (more by negotiation with management).
Camp Accommodation. The Main Building accommodates up to 90 guests mostly in bunk beds (four single beds for leaders) in 18 bedrooms. While most rooms have an ensuite bathroom, guests also share male and female ablutions.
Retreat Accommodation. Symons Retreat Centre accommodates up to 36 guests in single beds in eight air-conditioned rooms. Our five apartment-style rooms accommodate four / five guests in two adjoined rooms; our hotel style rooms accommodate eight guests in three separate rooms. Apartment rooms contain their own bathroom while hotel rooms share male and female ablutions. All beds are made up with high quality linen for increased comfort.
Nunyara offers an exceptional menu. Our highly skilled cooks and kitchen staff can cater for groups of up to 150 people in our elegant Dining Room where you can dine in comfort while appreciating the breathtaking views. We pride ourselves on providing fresh, nutritious home style meals all prepared daily by our capable kitchen team who appreciate and understand the importance of your visit and who will do all they can to make your visit to Nunyara a special experience. We can provide anything from platters, a two or three course meal or a packed lunch. Our freshly baked biscuits and scones are always a favourite for morning tea. Our head cook is experienced in choosing menus to suit the needs of each group. Feel free to speak to our friendly staff if you require a specific menu.
Our staff understand that each event is important and different, so our facilities are easily transformed to create the setting that is just right for you. Nunyara is perfect for all occasions including team training and development seminars, birthdays, weddings and end of year functions. Our well equipped meeting rooms and tranquil surroundings provide the perfect atmosphere for a productive event without the distractions of the workplace. Audio visual equipment, whiteboards, extension cords, catering and refreshment facilities are available upon request.
Nunyara has seven conference rooms available for use. Each meeting room varies in size and layout.
- The Chapel - 150 people (note: 2sqm per person capacity is 84) (sound restrictions apply)
- Wayirrirti - 100 people (note: 2sqm per person capacity is 67) (sound restrictions apply)
- Turkindi - 70 people (note: 2sqm per person capacity is 44)
- Nioka - 60 people (note: 2sqm per person capacity is 42)
- Leal - 15 people (note: 2sqm per person capacity is 14)
- Bailey - 15 people (note: 2sqm per person capacity is 14)
- Lounge Room - 15 people (note: 2sqm per person capacity is 11)
Equipment available for use includes:
- Data projector
- Sound system
- White board
Are you looking for affordable and comfortable accommodation for visitors to Adelaide? We have 5 self-contained apartments located on the first floor with superb views over the suburbs and coastline.
Located at 5 Burnell Drive Belair, just 10km from the heart of Adelaide, the apartments are set in the spacious and natural grounds of Nunyara Conference Centre. Each apartment is self-contained with kitchen facilities, reverse cycle air-conditioning, and linen is included in the price. Each apartment can accommodate up to 5 people.
Nunyara Holiday Apartments are located in Belair close to:
- Public transport
- Belair National Park
- Restaurants and cafes
- Children's playground
- 15 – 20 minutes to the city centre
Programs and Activities
School camp programs, run by our own Beyond Limits Outdoor Education team, are available at Nunyara and provide excellent growth opportunities for participants. Beyond Limits provides curriculum-based programs for all year levels and are very happy to tailor a specific program to meet your needs and expected outcomes. Alternatively, you may choose to visit any number of local attractions and incorporate them with a part-program by Beyond Limits staff.
Through the fun of experimental learning, participants undertake a number of fun yet challenging activities to explore the dynamics of effective team work.
Participants work together in teams to construct a billy cart and to race in a technical, timed course on our flat outdoor space.
Participants are subjected to a series of team activities that require 'out of the box' thinking if the group is to be successful.
Bush Cooking with Shelter Building
Participants learn how to build and start a fire in a controlled environment, cook some delicious food and work in small teams to construct a shelter (hopefully waterproof).
In groups, participants navigate their way through a series of challenging activities that require teamwork and initiative to achieve success.
Participants are placed into small teams as they work their way around a frisbee golf course.
Finding balance in life can be difficult particulary when working with a team of others. Initiative Plus requires participants to use their balance, communication and teamwork skills to sucessfully undertake a number of elements including alsan's table, the skinny log and toxic swamp.
Riders undertake a bike riding competency skills test followed by a challenging ride along one the the local bike paths.
Participants engage in a series of challenging obstacles including low ropes, the wall, tires and spiders web. Success is dependant upon the group's level of teamwork, cooperation and encouragement.
Participants are taught how to read a map, use a compass and to pace out distances. With these skills, they navigate their way through either an on-site or a more challenging off site course.
In teams, participants undertake a number of activities designed to encourage participation as well as maximise teamwork - a great way to start camp.
Participants engage in a series of team games where teamwork and cooperation is a must.
Participants are challenged to climb to the top of the 12 metre high tree climb whilst trusting the belay team below. Will they face their fears and climb to the limits?
Water Obstacle Course
In teams, participants engage in a series of water based activities each requiring a high level of initiative and enthusiasm to complete the overall course.
Floor Plan - Main Building.pdf (4mb PDF)
Floor Plan - Symons Retreat Centre.pdf (317kb PDF)
Information - Nunyara Activities.pdf (292kb PDF)
Information - Nunyara Holiday Apartment.pdf (684kb PDF)
Information - Nunyara Leaders Handbook.pdf (284kb PDF)
Policy - Nunyara Risk Management Plan.pdf (503kb PDF)
Policy - Terms and Conditions.pdf (103kb PDF)
Site Plan - Nunyara.pdf (1mb PDF)