About Sine Cera Rainforest Retreat
Sine Cera Rainforest Retreat was built and is operated by Dharma Care Inc. (DCI). Sine Cera has been created as a sanctuary – a place to rejuvenate the spirit. It has been operating since 1990.
The name Sine Cera consists of two latin words that are the origin of the English word “sincere”. In everything we do, we endeavour to work sincerely and harmoniously together and with others.
Sine Cera is located on 200 acres of spectacular rainforest gullies, pristine creeks and dramatic bushland ridges. It is home to the area’s most iconic flora and fauna, including rare and endangered species. Dawn at Sine Cera really is a symphony of birdsong.
Sine Cera adjoins the World Heritage Border Ranges National Park with its ancient Gondwana forests. These forests have survived since Australia was part of the ancient supercontinent of Gondwana that existed between 510 and 180 million years ago.
It is difficult to exaggerate the beauty and significance of these forests. They “include the most extensive areas of subtropical rainforest in the world, large areas of warm temperate rainforest and nearly all of the Antarctic beech cool temperate rainforest. Few places on earth contain so many plants and animals which remain relatively unchanged from their ancestors in the fossil record” (Department of Environment, 2014).
Over twenty-six years we have hosted school groups, family reunions, weddings, charities, business meetings, yoga and meditation groups, religious groups, bushwalkers, creative workshops, health retreats, personal development programs, conferences, carer support groups, child-adult transition programs and much more.
A visit to Sine Cera connects our visitors to some very ancient and important needs – the need to connect with the enormity and wonder of the natural environment and the need to connect with each other. It is through experiencing those connections and the friendships forged in such an environment that our guests are rejuvenated and group outcomes achieved.
No matter what the focus of your group, Sine Cera will add to the success of your endeavor.