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Enjoy your Canberra accommodation just 30 minutes from the heart of Australia’s Capital City in the only country town in the ACT, Tharwa, home to Outward Bound Australia. Surrounded by rolling hills and breathtaking valleys, our ACT accommodation is a bush home away from home like no other.

Centre-Based Accommodation

If you are visiting Outward Bound Australia in Tharwa to undertake a program, ask us about our Centre-Based accommodation. Spending your nights tucked away in our bush cabins provides a different experience to our expeditionary style accommodation. This style of stay is greatly suited to corporate events, adult programs or programs that provide the variety of expedition based with a little extra comfort knowing you have a bed waiting for you after a night out camping.

All-inclusive programs or accommodation only

  • We work with you to create a bespoke package that suits your needs.
  • Cabin accommodation for 110 people.
  • Camping capacity for 100 people.
  • Full catering with hot, healthy meals and dining room.
  • Teaching spaces and conferences spaces free to use with bookings.
  • No minimum stay.
  • Abundant in wildlife and birdlife.
  • On the doorstep of Namadgi National Park.

Contact us to enquire about our Cabin-Style Accommodation

Canberra Accommodation for School Excursions

Experience pristine Australian surrounds while visiting Canberra- just 30 mins from Parliament House

Our six self-catered cabins offer 4 multi-bed rooms, each room with a private ensuite. A central lounge joins the bedrooms and is equipped with heating and cooling for comfortability across all seasons. Each cabin sleeps 12 comfortably, with an overall capacity of 120. Two of these cabins are specifically suited to leader/teacher accommodation with double rooms, private ensuites, basic kitchen facilities and comfortable central lounge.

We take the hassle out of organising school trips

  • Working with large numbers is second nature to us.
  • We work with you to create a bespoke package that suits your needs.
  • 1 FREE teacher with every 16 students
  • We create bespoke programs to suits your unique needs and outcomes.
  • Teaching spaces and conferences spaces free to use with bookings.
  • A unique property surrounded by wildlife with a private swimming area on the Murrumbidgee River.

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Canberra Accommodation
Cabins
These 6 self-contained cabins are set up to house 88 people, with four bedrooms each, and two bunk beds in each room. Every room has a private en-suite shower and toilet. A common living room with couches is attached to a small kitchenette in every cabin.
Bunk Houses
The property has 3 bunk rooms for student and staff accommodation with picnic tables and beautiful eucalypt trees outside the rooms. The three rooms have a combination of bunk beds and single beds, comfortably sleeping up to 20 people.
Camping Grounds
Camping equipment and space for 100 people across our property, ranging from large open fields to tucked away established campsites. There is a large toilets and shower block on the property for campers. Open style bivvies, mats and sleeping bags can be hired or you can bring your own equipment. Fire drums and fire pits can be used for cooking.
32 Acres of Expansive Space in All Directions
Our Canberra Accommodation Cabins are located on 32 acres of Tharwa property, nestled between Mount Tennent and the Murrumbidgee River. Offering splendid views to the mountains and surrounding regions, you also have direct access to Namadgi National park and Tidbinbilla Nature Reserve, filled with walking tracks and adventures. The property has large fields and areas for sports, initiatives and games, boasting expansive space in all directions. The array of the undercover areas provides wet weather shelter for all group sizes and means activities can go ahead rain, hail or shine. In all, this is ideal accommodation for large groups travelling to see Canberra's sites and add meaningful activities to their itinerary.
32 Acres of Expansive Space in All Directions
Our Canberra Accommodation Cabins are located on 32 acres of Tharwa property, nestled between Mount Tennent and the Murrumbidgee River. Offering splendid views to the mountains and surrounding regions, you also have direct access to Namadgi National park and Tidbinbilla Nature Reserve, filled with walking tracks and adventures. The property has large fields and areas for sports, initiatives and games, boasting expansive space in all directions. The array of the undercover areas provides wet weather shelter for all group sizes and means activities can go ahead rain, hail or shine. In all, this is ideal accommodation for large groups travelling to see Canberra's sites and add meaningful activities to their itinerary.
The Natural Surrounds
Outward Bound Australia is an independent not-for-profit educational organisation that helps people discover, develop and achieve their potential. The national base is situated in the locality of Tharwa on the outskirts of the ACT surrounded by the expansive Australian bush. The Murrumbidgee River runs alongside the property, curving beautifully around a hidden swimming oasis with bubbling rapids and huge Gum trees lining the bank. Nestled at the base of Mount Tennent, Outward Bound’s National Base looks directly onto Tennant Peak and its distinct rocky ‘scar’. On clear nights, the constellations and stars stretch to the horizon and present incredible opportunities for star-gazing.
The Natural Surrounds
Outward Bound Australia is an independent not-for-profit educational organisation that helps people discover, develop and achieve their potential. The national base is situated in the locality of Tharwa on the outskirts of the ACT surrounded by the expansive Australian bush. The Murrumbidgee River runs alongside the property, curving beautifully around a hidden swimming oasis with bubbling rapids and huge Gum trees lining the bank. Nestled at the base of Mount Tennent, Outward Bound’s National Base looks directly onto Tennant Peak and its distinct rocky ‘scar’. On clear nights, the constellations and stars stretch to the horizon and present incredible opportunities for star-gazing.
Outdoor Adventures Available
Take the challenge on our high ropes circuit with six elements and the giant ladder for team building exercises. Tackle the 18m artificial rock climbing walls and abseil wall and then enjoy a range of raft building and water activities. Participants leave the programs having learned more about themselves, their capabilities, and their potential to create change in their own communities. This is achieved through the integrated learning approach of physical challenge, new skills and experiencing the Australian environment in an intimate way. These challenges create deep trust and friendship between the participants, to establish long lasting connections and support networks back at school. Outward Bound has been operating from Tharwa for over 30 years running programs; from 1 day to 4 months long. Talk with us today about creating your ideal program.
Outdoor Adventures Available
Take the challenge on our high ropes circuit with six elements and the giant ladder for team building exercises. Tackle the 18m artificial rock climbing walls and abseil wall and then enjoy a range of raft building and water activities. Participants leave the programs having learned more about themselves, their capabilities, and their potential to create change in their own communities. This is achieved through the integrated learning approach of physical challenge, new skills and experiencing the Australian environment in an intimate way. These challenges create deep trust and friendship between the participants, to establish long lasting connections and support networks back at school. Outward Bound has been operating from Tharwa for over 30 years running programs; from 1 day to 4 months long. Talk with us today about creating your ideal program.
Environment & Wildlife
Our campsites are frequented by quintessential Australian wildlife as they live in the surrounding regeneration corridors that Outward Bound participants have re-planted. While sitting around the campfire you might see a wombat or two coming curiously out of their burrow, possums climbing up trees and kookaburras heralding the sunrise. Vivid birdlife is abundant including crimson rosellas, wedge-tailed eagles and superb fairy-wrens. A popular hiking route for our programs goes through the Orroral Valley – which boasts the highest density of kangaroos in the world!
Environment & Wildlife
Our campsites are frequented by quintessential Australian wildlife as they live in the surrounding regeneration corridors that Outward Bound participants have re-planted. While sitting around the campfire you might see a wombat or two coming curiously out of their burrow, possums climbing up trees and kookaburras heralding the sunrise. Vivid birdlife is abundant including crimson rosellas, wedge-tailed eagles and superb fairy-wrens. A popular hiking route for our programs goes through the Orroral Valley – which boasts the highest density of kangaroos in the world!

Weekend Accommodation

Six self-contained cabins situated on the western side of the property provide stunning views of  Namadgi National Park, looking directly out onto Mt Tennant. Whether you are travelling from interstate, or just out of town for a weekend family escape, there is plenty to do in Tharwa.

Each cabin is equipped with a fridge, microwave and crockery. All cabins have central carpark access and a large shared fire pit, perfect for family nights around the fire. All guests are required to provide their own linen.

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