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YACKANDANDAH, VICTORIA

DISCOVERY CAMP

School Camps, Church Events and more…

 

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Affordable Group Accommodation and facilities in a stunning location
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Discover A SPECIAL PLACE…

Enjoy a change of scenery – the views here are AMAZING. Wake up to fresh air, birdsong and a peaceful country setting. Enjoy group activities, visit local attractions or just take time-out to rest and refresh… BBQ with friends and see the sunset or the awesome stars at night!

Thank you for visiting our new website introduction. Please feel free to call us to discuss your next school camp, church event or inspiring retreat etc. – or to book an inspection…

DISCOVER YACKANDANDAH

Welcome to Yackandandah, an attractive, tree-lined town famous for its friendly community, music and arts – and arguably the best coffee (and pies) in Victoria! It even has a cool swimming pool, a beautiful park with BBQs (and lots of covered seating) – and a great kids’ playground!

Its easy to find and very convenient; not far from Beechworth and the Hume Highway (Albury): A scenic and historic location with lots to see and do…

A SPECIAL PLACE...

Take a break in the beautiful countryside of North-East Victoria.

The camp is surrounded by hills and nature, close to Yackandandah shops and next to the Stanley State Forest.

REST AND REFRESH

We specialise in affordable group accommodation (from 10-110 guests) for churches, schools and families.

There’s lots to see and do or just bring your group for a refreshing country retreat…

LOOKING FOR INSPIRATION?

If you’re looking for a venue with wide open spaces and an ideal location, we can help.

Not far from Beechworth, Albury Wodonga and the Hume Highway – between Melbourne and Canberra.

CONTACT US TODAY

Drop us a line in the enquiry form and we’ll get back to you. Or, if you have questions, why not call us today? We’re happy to help.

See you soon in beautiful Yackandandah!

Our facilities

A warm welcome awaits… on our beautiful 15 acre site with amazing views of the hills and plenty of space for you and your friends to enjoy a great time together…

HUGE Events Hall

Huge 600m sq metre barn-style hall with large stage, kitchen and rustic stone fireplace

CHOICE OF Meeting rooms

Various sizes to suit your needs. Outdoor spaces, decks and a covered patio with tables and chairs.

2 DINING ROOMS

120 sq metre main dining room.  PLUS 55 sq metre dining room with lounge room and outdoor covered deck 

For the cOOKs...

Choice of 3 Kitchens including a commercial kitchen for large groups: BBQs also available…

LARGE SPORTS OVAL AND VOLLEYBALL COURT

Perfect for outdoor activities and team challenges. Great fun!

RECREATION HALL

Basketball hoop, table tennis, pool table etc – or BYO team games and learning activities.

Wet weather?… Not a problem! Plenty of space to meet and play…

We think you’ll discover we’re

great for …

Training

Events

Country Retreat

Discovery Church

AND MOST IMPORTANTLY…

Our guest comments 

We’ve had a wonderful time, thank you for having us! The camp facility has been perfect for helping us connect!

Loved our stay; great facilities located in a particularly beautiful part of God’s Creation.

It is a fantastic venue for the camps we run, so well done to you all in keeping it as you do and making it available.

Thank you for the use of your amazing facility. People were blown away by the location, facilities and hospitality of everyone.

Accommodation

Choice of spacious, clean and comfortable rooms to suit small or large groups (10 – 110 people) 

Ensuite rooms with a cosy lounge, dining area, deck and patio with shady verandahs

 Plus 2 self-contained units with double and single beds, kitchen and laundry

families and groups

CAMPING

You can even bring your caravan, swag or tent (or horse float!) and sleep under the stars. Please phone for details

BUNK ROOMS and adjoining shower block

Additional space for larger groups up to 110 people. Newly refurbished rooms with brand new bunks and mattresses.

DISCOVER VALUE

  • Planning a visit with your group? Come and see our wonderful venue and town; If its a long drive, you could even stay the night on us! -Subject to availability.
  • Large groups have EXCLUSIVE USE of the camp facilities
  • Ask about special rates and group discounts Eg: Leader stays for free! *Conditions apply
  • If you have dates in mind, why not call us for details…
  • AFFORDABLE GROUP ACCOMMODATION in beautiful Yackandandah, Victoria.
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Nearby Attractions

STANLEY FOREST

5 minute walk to Stanley State Forest. Bush-walking, mountain biking (Yack Tracks), swimming, kayaking or 4WD.

ALLANS FLAT RESERVE

15km to Allans Flat Nature Reserve. Swimming, fishing, kayaking, picnic, BBQ.

BEECHWORTH

20km to Beechworth; popular historic goldrush town.

Visit the gorge, waterfalls, shops, cafes or swim/kayak at Lake Sambell (pictured)

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Spectacular Scenic Drives

LAKE HUME

30 mins to Lake Hume and Tallangatta via the beautiful Kiewa Valley.

Mount Beauty and BRIGHT

45 mins (via Myrtleford) to the mountain villages of Mount Beauty and Bright.

Alpine BEAUTY

45 mins to experience the Alpine Region’s majestic scenery.

Discover What’s On

ANNUAL MENS’ CAMP

  • JULY (Previously called Farmers’ Camp).
  • Great food, music, giant bonfire and BBQ.
  • Guest speakers. This year, former government minister, John Anderson.
  • Meet people from around Australia, or around the corner!

LEADERS RETREATS

  • Take time out to rest and refresh.
  • Short stays: 1 or 2 nights or ‘Day Hire’. Ask for details…
  • For Church ministers, leaders, teachers, volunteers, etc..
  • Ideal for ‘team building’ or ‘character building’!

DISCOVERY CAMP

  • Training
  • Events
  • Group Accommodation
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A Change of Routine?

  • EARLY-MORNING SUNRISE or.. Late start/Lie-in.
  • WAKE UP TO BIRDSONG. Even spot a pair of eagles?
  • CRISP MORNINGS – BRIGHT DAYS. Enjoy getting ‘rugged up!’
  • AUTUMN LEAVES AND COLOURS. Bring a camera?
  • BREAKFAST ON THE VERANDAH… Breakfast in bed!?
  • SNOW ON THE HILLS Snow play in Beechworth, Stanley or Big Ben.
  • RELAX WITH A HOT DRINK IN A COSY CAFÉ Brunch or lunch…
  • CHAT TO FRIENDLY LOCALS Yack is famous for its ‘community’.
  • SEE THE SIGHTS WITHOUT THE CROWDS Visit museums, galleries etc..
  • WALK ALONG THE CREEK Discover gold mining history.
  • BUSHWALK in the forest.
  • CYCLE OR MOUNTAIN BIKE on the extensive ‘Yack Tracks’.
  • ENJOY A PICNIC AT THE PARK There’s lots of bakeries, shops, take-aways.
  • SWIM OR KAYAK. There are 4 swimming locations: ask for details…
  • BBQ DINNER ON THE DECK WITH FRIENDS Watch a colourful sunset.
  • EXCELLENT TAKE-AWAY FOOD. Eg. Grace’s Thai or the famous Gum Tree Pies.
  • BOOK A TABLE At one of our friendly hotels or restaurants.
  • STARRY NIGHTS. On a clear night the views are truly AWESOME.
  • PEACE AND QUIET No stress, deadlines or pressure.
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Affordable Group Accommodation

  • IDEAL FOR CHURCHES, SCHOOLS, CLUBS, FAMILIES, RETREATS Etc.
  • ACCOMMODATION AND FACILITIES FOR SMALL OR LARGE GROUPS (100+) 
  • Discounts may apply for large groups. Contact us for a competitive quote.
  • NO OVERCROWDING HERE. Large groups enjoy exclusive use of the camp!
  • SELF-CATERING But we can work with your catering team (There are 3 kitchens!)
  • SPECIAL EVENTS We also host conferences, family reunions and special functions.
  • Contact our friendly team to discuss your ideas
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About us

Discovery Church, Yackandandah

NOT JUST A BUILDING: We believe the church is the people... Loving God, following his word (the Holy Bible) we 'trust and obey' - daily. Helped by the Holy Spirit and thankful for all His blessings and the promised hope of Heaven... [click for more]

Regular Sunday Services continue meeting either at the camp, or at another venue in town when the camp is full. People also meet in homes, cafes, picnics and at sports throughout the week

We aim to honour and serve God by…

  • Welcoming visitors
  • Loving fellowship with each other
  • Music-led worship (hymns and new songs)
  • Learning together from the Bible and each other
  • Receiving forgiveness. Forgiving others
  • Prayer for a wide range of issues
  • Inspired, relevant messages, short talks and videos
  • Shared lunches (great food!)
  • Good conversation over tea and coffee
  • Connecting with people – listening
  • Making friends

And by

  • Relying on God’s help throughout the week
  • Community activities
  • Telling (and living) the good news of Jesus
  • Helping people – locally, interstate and overseas
  • Seeking God’s plan and purpose

 

Discovery Camp, Yackandandah

Thousands of people have stayed and been inspired by good food, friendship and fun. Many groups visit regularly. At DISCOVERY CAMP we can see God's wonderful creation in nature and the awesome stars at night. We can also see God at work in the lives of others - and importantly - have time to reflect on what our own response might be... [click for more]

A JOURNEY OF DISCOVERY

Millions of people have discovered purpose, meaning and a future in Jesus: God’s only son who lived a perfect life. He loved us so much he even suffered and died to save us from death! Now RESURRECTED he offers LIFE and forgiveness to those who ask – and follow him. A REAL HOPE in difficult times.

“I have come that you might have life and have it to the full.” Words of Jesus (John chapter 10).

AND “Those who wait upon the Lord will renew their strength…” 

(See Isaiah chapter 40 verses 28-31.)

If you have any questions, or would like to know more, please feel free to contact us.

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Call today or click on the enquiry button below

 

DISCOVER WHY PEOPLE LOVE IT HERE…

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0410 329 371
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Visit us

95 Schmidt Lane, Yackandandah VIC

EASY TO FIND – And very convenient!

Mid-way between Canberra and Melbourne

Even the drive here is pleasant!

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