Our Permaculture Site

Developing Youth Leadership in Sustainable Design

Core Values: Community Contribution, Responsibility and Active Conservation

The Crossing’s Community Hall with developing permaculture garden overlooking the Bermagui River

The Crossing Land has all the feeling of a remote bushland property, but our camp is just 15 minutes drive from the vibrant coastal town of Bermagui. The 24ha (50acre) property is perfectly located; adjacent to farmland (the site of our Woodville Landcare Project), and Biamanga National Park, with direct access to the Bermagui River, and close to a spectacular wilderness coastline.

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 the environment and community.

Numbers: We can accommodate student group sizes up to 28 with four additional staff rooms for accompanying teachers.

Food and catering: Provided, with whole foods and local organic produce where possible.

Student accomodation in our converted train carriage bunkhouse (28 beds)

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.

Teacher accomodation

(adjacent to our converted train carriage bunkhouse)

Bedroom four (shown above with bunkbeds) can be converted into a twin (two single beds as shown in bedroom three, bottom left) depending on your needs. This room has access to the same verandah as the student bunkrooms.

You can find additional information and more photos of our rooms on our AirBnB site as large family groups often rent our site during the summer holidays.

Facilities include:

  • off grid solar electrical system
  • hydronic heating system for all rooms
  • solar hot water supported by wood stoves (so we always have hot water, even with a run of cloudy days)
  • organic kitchen garden and orchards, plus chickens
  • commercial kitchen
  • community hall with attached covered outdoor classroom
  • fire circle for evening gatherings
  • train carriage bunkhouse with wide verandahs
  • seperate teacher/supervisor rooms
  • canoe and bushwalking journey options 

Disabilities: The journey component of programs may prove inaccessible for some disabilities. Please contact us to discuss your needs further.

Adventurous journeys are a regular feature of programs at The Crossing. This is a happy crew of hikers!

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