About Our Permaculture Camp

The Crossing Land is a not for profit registered charity with deductible gift recipient status (gifts over $2 are tax deductible)
Most of the year we work with tertiary and secondary students. In December & January we are open for Airbnb.

Our mission is youth leadership for sustainable living. We involve young people in permaculture, landcare and habitat connection.

 find out about our permaculture camp in this 2 min film: ‘sustainability in action’

The Crossing Land Education Camp from the air
The Crossing Land Camp is a permaculture camp next to the Bermagui River.

The permaculture design continues to evolve with help from thousands of students who have contributed to improving the camp for future students.

The Board of Directors are immensely proud of the efforts of our wonderfully talented and highly professional staff and their incredibly positive approach to student education for sustainability.

About The Crossing Land Camp

The Crossing Land Camp has the feeling of a remote bushland property, but the great thing about our permaculture camp is that it is only 15 minutes drive from the vibrant coastal town of Bermagui. The 24ha (50acre) property is perfectly located; adjacent to farmland (the site of our large Landcare Project) and between coastal National Parks with direct access to the Bermagui River.  Spectacular wilderness coastline walks are also a close drive away or accessed as part of 2 or 3 day walks from the camp.

Biamanga National Park adjoins the property. The Crossing has the support of the Park’s Aboriginal owners for camping and research.

Our property is a traditional crossing place on the Bermagui River.  Young people make a crossing into adulthood here; learning ways to contribute to sustainable design, landcare and habitat connection.


28 student bunkbeds in 4 rooms in a converted train carriage

4 adjacent staff rooms for teaching staff

Food & Catering:

Provided with whole foods & local organic produce where possible and students are involved in all aspects of food harvest and  preparation with staff supervision.

The Board of Directors:

The Crossing Land Education Trust is a not for profit registered charity with deductible gift recipient status (gifts over $2 are are tax deductible and assist our education and conservation work).

Teacher accommodation

(adjacent to our converted train carriage bunkhouse)

Bedroom four (above, bottom right with bunkbeds) can be converted into a twin (two single beds like bedroom three bottom left).

There are more photos and info on our Airbnb site.  Click the button above to see them

The Crossing Land camp is open to Family Groups bookings on Airbnb in December & January each year

Student accommodation

(in our converted train carriage bunkhouse)

Our converted train carriage bunkhouse is great example of recycling!

The carriage was on the old Gippsland line from Melbourne to Bairnsdale, and dates to the 1930’s!  We know because we found an old ticket in one of the rooms.

The bunkrooms are cozy and comfortable with verandah access and heating powered by our wood-fired hydronic system.

The three 1930’s train carriage bunk rooms each sleep eight students, with an additional bunkroom of four students next to the train carriage.

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The Crossing Land Education Camp with Biamanga National Park behind 2018

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