Nunyara New Church Retreat 2020

(The New Church Retreat is a new name for the previously named yearly camp, sometimes referred to as a summer camp or family camp. There will be no difference in content or the fun level, just a different name.)

The 2020 New Church Retreat will be held from Monday January 6th to Sunday January 12th 2020 at the
Nunyara Conference Centre.

Nunyara is a camp, conference and retreat centre situated 20 minutes from the Adelaide CBD, on spacious grounds in the Adelaide Hills, with an enviable view of the city. ‘Nunyara’, means ‘place of healing’ according to the Kaurna people.

More information on the location can be found at:


The cost of the retreat includes the full weeks accommodation and full catering. Accommodation is in either an air-conditioned room separated into two twin rooms with single beds and a shared bathroom or a shared room with bunk beds and shared facilities. Rooms will be allocated dependent upon bookings, the twin room price below is for a guaranteed twin share room, subject to availability. Unfortunately we are not in a position to offer single rooms.

Bookings are subject to availability and a deposit will need to be paid before specific rooms are confirmed in writing.

A pillow and a blanket is provided, other linen including a towel can be hired on request with your booking.

Adult (18+) …………………. $500
Twin Room …………………. $550 (per person)
Student (14-17) ………….. $440
Young People (9-13) …… $375
Children (3-8) …………….. $250
Pre-School (0-2) …………. Free

A pensioner holding a current Australian Government issued Pensioner Concession Card will be eligible for $45 off the adult or twin share rate per pensioner.

Extras and other costs are as follows:
Linen Hire (includes sheets, a pillow case and a towel) .. $20.00
Day Visitors (with no meals) ………………………….. $0
Day Visitors (with lunch) ……………………………….. $35
Day Visitors (with lunch & dinner) …………………. $55
Day Visitors (with breakfast, lunch & dinner) … $60

The following non-refundable deposit is required to secure a booking for the Retreat (please note the new $ value of the deposit):

$123 per person
$369 for a family group

Deposit and final numbers are required by 1st September 2019.

Final payment will be required by 1st December 2019 and can be paid by the same method as the deposit.

To confirm your booking a deposit should be made either by Bank Transfer to the following account or by cheque made payable to THE NEW CHURCH IN AUSTRALIA and preferably deposited in the bank account below or posted to Chris Kendrick at the address below:

ANZ Bank
Chifley Square

BSB: 012-019
Account no: 2264 17589

PAYID: The New Church in Australia

*** If electronically sending the deposit you need to fill in SURNAME and RETREAT DEPOSIT in the reference. If depositing a cheque please advise Chris Kendrick by email of the amount and date deposited.***

The booking form can be found here.

The day visitor booking form can be found here.

An expression of interest form is here.

If you have any booking queries please contact Chris Kendrick at:

Chris Kendrick
PO Box 3074
Alice Springs NT 0871
Phone: 0427 397 701


Some are available and the amount will be offset against the total cost. To get a subsidy you need to apply in writing by 1st September 2019 to either:

NCIA Board
c/o Chris Kendrick
PO Box 3074, ALICE SPRINGS, NT, 0871
Phone: 0427 397 701

Mr Murray Heldon
35 O’Brien’s Rd, HURSTVILLE, NSW, 2220
Phone: (02) 9579 5428


You should aim to arrive at the Nunyara Conference Centre after 4.00pm, if you are before that time the site may not be open or ready for us.

The retreat will conclude with a closing service on Sunday 12th January, lunch is not provided on the last day.

If you are arriving by car, directions will be included within the Retreat Booklet.

If you are traveling by public transport you will need to arrange your own transport to and from the Airport.


The New Church Retreat is a nut free event and so attendees need to be aware that any supplementary foods they decide to bring to the Retreat must not contain nuts.

If you have any other queries about the Retreat please contact:



Information in relation to options for the outing day will follow.

Welcoming all people to be part of a living community serving the Lord and encouraging personal development