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Looking for a no-frills retreat venue for your family or group of families?

Sine Cera is owned and operated by Dharma Care Inc., a small charity registered in NSW and established in 1981. Sine Cera was built in 1987 to provide a low-cost recreational venue for families – an opportunity to escape the pressures of daily life and reconnect with each other and the wonder of nature.

Bush Walking

Sine Cera Offers:

  • a low-cost venue in a magical natural setting
  • 200 acres of rainforest creeks and dramatic ridges to explore
  • a spectacular secluded location only 2 hrs from Brisbane, Gold Coast and Byron Bay , 1 hr 15 mins from Lismore and 40 mins from Kyogle
  • beautiful secluded rainforest settings beside our rock-strewn creek for activities
  • large activity rooms for games, powerpoint presentations or slide shows
  • accommodation for up to 100 (30 twin share & 70 bunks)
  • well-maintained bathroom & kitchen facilities
  • self-catering or recommended caterers
  • large commercial kitchen with walk-in cool room and freezer rooms, gas stoves, cooking equipment, crockery and cutlery for 100 people
  • lounge with TV & DVD, hot water urn, bar fridge, sink and slow-combustion fireplace
  • games room with table tennis table and billiard table
  • walks in ancient rainforests
  • indoor and outdoor fire places
  • ridge walks with spectacular views
  • swimming in pristine creek waters
  • 20 mins drive to the World Heritage Border Ranges National Park
  • abundant wildlife
  • friendly and helpful staff willing to work with you in planning your day
  • flexibility in arriving at a set of options that will suit your needs


  • A large commercial kitchen is available for self-catering or we can provide contact details for experienced caterers who have previously catered at Sine Cera.


Please note: The following prices represent a 30% reduction on standard prices for our accommodation rooms.

  • Twin Share Accommodation (for up to 30 people = 15 rooms each with two beds):$56 per person per night
  • Bunk Accommodation (for up to 70 people = 7 rooms each with 10 beds): 6 to 10 people, $315 per room per night, 5 people or fewer, $158 per room per night. (each room has a bathroom and a separate toilet). Children under 6 years of age are free.
  • Chalet Meeting Room: $140 per day
  • Cleaning Fee: $35 per room, minimum $300
  • Dining Room, Fahr House Lounge & Activity Room: included in all options.
  • Kitchen Hire: $91 per day (all equipment + gas)
  • Firewood: $50 per day (for 2 slow combustion fireplaces)
  • Linen Hire: $20 per person per week or part thereof
  • Day Guests: $25 per person per day
  • Discounts: may apply for longer stays
  • Flexibility: always open to discuss a set of facilities that suits your needs and budget

Booking Process:

  • First non-refundable deposit to secure booking: 25% non-refundable deposit
  • Second non-refundable deposit: 25% of total booking fee is required 6 weeks before booking date
  • Final non-refundable payment: 50% to be paid one week prior to booking date
  • Booking Numbers: No changes to numbers are accepted after the final payment
  • Bond: $500 (or $1,000 if a large event where alcohol is consumed) – refundable upon post-stay review with no cleaning issues, breakages or loss