Book Your Next Getaway!

Crosslands Youth & Convention Centre is an affordable campsite and conference retreat located just one hour’s drive from Sydney’s CBD, in the beautiful and secluded Berowra Valley Regional Park.

Nestled alongside the Berowra Creek in the tranquil Galston gorge, Crosslands provides a range of accommodation options for large and small groups - from camping (with hot showers!) to ensuited cabins to self-contained cottages. We have wide open spaces, meeting rooms, a commercial kitchen – and even a heated swimming pool!

Recreation and adventure for all tastes and ages:

  • Camping, bushwalking, hiking, wildlife, bird feeding
  • Kayaks, canoes, river cruise, fishing
  • Swimming pool, tennis, basketball, volley ball, sports field
  • Flying fox, high ropes, abseiling, water sports, bouldering wall
  • Picnics, gas BBQs
  • Great North Walk
  • Bush chapel, campfire bowl

Crosslands is a Christian facility owned and operated by the Seventh-day Adventist Church. Our goal is to help you switch off and renew – physically, mentally and spiritually. Our healthy environment is drug, alcohol and smoking free.

About Crosslands

Crosslands Youth & Convention Centre is a Christian Campsite owned and operated by the Seventh-day Adventist Church which provides a natural environment for all ages to enjoy while participating in spiritual, physical and mental re-creation. Crosslands Youth & Convention Centre is so near the city yet so far from the rush and pressure of everyday life, making it an ideal place for individuals, groups, churches, schools or families to come for a weekend, a week, or longer. Accommodation for 155

  • 21m heated Pool
  • River Cruises
  • Canoes/Kayaks
  • Tennis, Volley ball & Basket Ball Courts
  • Picnic areas/Gas BBQs
  • Flying Fox, Abseiling & Rope courses (qualified instructors required)
  • Bush Chapel & Campfire Bowl
  • 2 Large Tenting areas with shower/toilet facilities



Location and Contact Details

100 Crosslands Rd, Galston NSW
Phone: +61 2 9653 1041
Email: bookings@crosslands.org.au
Postal Address: PO Box 7 Galston 2159

Please note: Larger Coaches need to use Somerville Road via Hornsby Heights, you will need to make arrangements with our office to organise our ferry to transport your group across the river. Smaller buses such as Coaster and Rosa can access the site.

Office Hours

Monday-Friday: 8am-6pm
Sunday: 8am - 2pm

Our office is usually attended during these hours. However, due to the unique nature of our business we may be called out to the property. You are welcome to leave a message on our phone and we will get back to you as soon as possible. If you are visiting and our office is closed, please follow the contact instructions on the office door. Please note that our office is closed on Saturdays.


Crosslands Area Map

Edilong Complex (105 beds)

Get back to nature with your group or club!

Every room close to gorgeous green bushland.

Edilong Complex is our largest venue and caters to groups and clubs wanting to get away from it all and relax in the beautiful Australian bush. This venue suits groups such as churches, schools, summer camps, Pathfinders, Scouts, Girl Guides, university Study groups and community groups.

Edilong Complex has 105 beds in 15 ensuited bedrooms; conference/meeting/lounge areas; a commercial kitchen and large dining hall. It also has a stage with PA and additional public amenities. Crosslands boasts plenty of car parking.

Facilities include:

  • 105 bed in 15 ensuited rooms (room configurations vary – please see attached floorplan)
  • Large dining hall/meeting hall
  • Reverse cycle air conditioning in lounge room & main hall
  • 16 channel Yamaha mixer & amplifier
  • PA equipment (please bring own microphone and leads)
  • Data projector
  • Lounge TV/DVD room (60-inch TV with HDMI connection)
  • Large well-equipped kitchen
  • Self-catering
  • Cooks’ room
  • First aid room
  • Covered outdoor work/recreation area
  • Pay phone (mobile phone coverage is limited – good for getting away from it all!)
  • Plenty of car parking
  • All Crosslands activities are included (except flying fox and ropes). See Activities for more details.

NOTE: Please bring your own pillows, bedding, towels and personal items.

Your group will love Crosslands!

Enquire today.


Edilong Complex Floorplan

Activities at Crosslands

Have more fun!

Crosslands has a range of exciting and engaging activities that will suit all tastes and ages. All activities (except flying fox and ropes) are included in your booking fee, so there’s no extra cost! If you’re interested in the flying fox and ropes, please enquire about rates and conditions.

Bush walking and hiking

  • Four designated tracks on our property, ranging from 20mins to 1.5hours return
  • We can help you access the Benowie Walking Track, part of the Great North Walk
  • Make your own discoveries in the surrounding bushland (always notify us if you intend to deviate from designated tracks)

Swimming (must be supervised)

  • 21m solar-heated swimming pool – open from September until end of April
  • Berowra Creek
  • Still Creek

Water activities (must be supervised)

  • In the pool or the river, conditions permitting

Canoes and kayaks (must be supervised)

  • 20 three-seat ‘Bushranger’ canoes
  • 10 Barra kayaks
  • 8 single-seat Blackhawk sit-on kayaks
  • 2 double-seat Blackhawk sit-on kayaks
  • Personal floatation devices (PFDs) and paddles

Sports oval

  • Suitable for soccer or football
  • Bring your own balls and equipment

Basketball

  • Basketball court with practice hoops and flood lights
  • Bring your own balls

Tennis

  • Tennis court with flood light
  • Bring your own racquets and balls

River cruise

  • 40-seat river barge
  • Cruise to Berowra Waters and back, tides permitting
  • Bookings at the office essential

Volleyball

  • Beach volley ball with sand court
  • Bring your volley ball

Abseiling

  • Abseiling sites for beginners to experienced
  • Approved and certified instructors required

High ropes

  • Conquer your fears! Jump from the ‘Leap of Faith’ or walk the ‘Multi-Vine’
  • Low ropes
  • Team building and group challenges
  • Approved and certified instructors required

Rock climbing

  • Approved and certified instructors required

Flying fox

  • Challenging and exciting – an experience you will never forget!
  • 20+m high!
  • Approved and certified instructors required

Bouldering wall

  • Climb the wall from one end to the other

Wildlife and nature observations

  • Spend time in the bush and reconnect with nature
  • Spot lyrebirds, wallabies, goannas, owls, diamond pythons and more
  • Find wildflowers and other beautiful flora

Bird feeding

  • Hand feed wild birds
  • King Parrots, galahs, crimson rosellas and others

Fishing

  • Bream, flathead, flounder, blackfish, and others
  • Bring your fishing license and own fishing tackle

Rates and conditions apply for ropes and flying fox. Please enquire at our office if you are interested in these activities. River cruise must be booked at the office.

Kent Lodge (40 beds)

Your group will have fun at Kent Lodge!

The perfect venue for your small church, club, community group or extended family.

Situated beside both the Still and Berowra Creeks, as well as the heated swimming pool, you’re never far from the water and fun at Kent Lodge.

Kent Lodge has 40 beds, a kitchen, dining/meeting room, covered gazebo and shared bathrooms (male and female). Each bedroom has four bunk beds (eight beds) and cupboard. A large meeting room is only a short walk away.

Facilities include:

  • 40 beds in five bedrooms (heaters and fans in each room)
  • Male and female shared bathrooms
  • Well-equipped kitchen
  • Self-catering
  • Small dining/meeting room
  • Large meeting room with data projector, screen, TV, DVD player and pool table (just a short walk away)
  • Covered Gazebo
  • Shelter/Activities/Eating area
  • Close to swimming pool and creek
  • Plenty of car parking
  • All Crosslands activities are included (except flying fox and ropes). See Activities for more details.

NOTE: Please bring your own pillows, bedding, towels and personal items.

Your group will love Crosslands!

Enquire today.


Kent Lodge Floorplan

Self-contained units (4-10 beds)

Family or Friends – A Great Escape!

River views. Gorgeous nature. Relaxing getaway.

Crosslands has four lovely self-contained units, in two different locations.

Two of our self-contained units face the tranquil Berwora Creek and are the perfect location for your next family or friend holiday. Each of these units has five beds plus a sofa-bed, a well-equipped kitchen, bathroom and living area. The bedroom has a double bed with single bunk above (3 beds) and the living room has a bunk bed (2 beds) and sofa-bed. These units also have a TV.

We also have two self-contained cottages nestled alongside Still Creek, deep in the Crosslands bush. These cottages are versatile with flexible sleeping arrangements (we can add or reduce the available beds to suit your needs – up to 10 beds in Unit 2) – perfect for larger or smaller groups or families. Each unit has beds, ensuites, basic kitchen equipment and peaceful verandas facing the water.

Chat to us today about which self-contained unit will suit your needs.

Facilities include:

  • Bedrooms with double beds and single beds (configurations vary)
  • Shower, toilet, basin
  • Kitchen
  • Air conditioning
  • Veranda overlooking the water
  • Plenty of car parking
  • All Crosslands activities are included (except flying fox and ropes). See Activities for more details.

NOTE: Please bring your own pillows, bedding, towels and personal items.

You will love Crosslands!

Enquire today.


Self-contained units floorplan

Camping (maximum 400 people)

The ultimate return to nature – with hot showers!

Our camping areas provide the best of both worlds! Rough it a little with nature. Relax with the comfort of hot showers and flushing toilets.

We accept camping groups of all sizes, to a maximum of 400 people. Bring your church, club, group, family or friends for a fantastic getaway in the gorgeous Berwora bushland.

Our camping areas are flat and clear, making camping so easy. Set away from the main buildings, your camping will really take you back to nature.

Facilities include

  • Camping for up to 400 people
  • 40-ha of natural bush land in the Berowra Valley National Park
  • Flat and clear tent sites
  • BBQs
  • Fire pits
  • Electricity for powered sites
  • Quick access to bushland and activities areas
  • Shared toilet/shower blocks nearby (male and female)
  • Plenty of car parking
  • All Crosslands activities are included (except flying fox and ropes). See Activities for more details.

NOTE: Please bring all of your own equipment and supplies, such as tents, bedding, kitchen/living equipment/supplies and personal items.

You will love camping at Crosslands!

Enquire today.


Crosslands Area Map

Log Cabin (6 beds)

Glamp it up a little!

Deep in the Crosslands bushland, our log cabin is a step up from tenting.

This rustic cabin has an open fire, six beds (3 bunks) and chairs. It also has a gas BBQ and camp fire right at the door! Toilet and shower blocks (male and female) are just short stroll away. Walk out the door and into nature!

Facilities include:

  • Six beds (3 bunks)
  • Open fire
  • Gas BBQ
  • Camp fire
  • Shared toilet/shower blocks nearby (male and female)
  • Plenty of car parking
  • All Crosslands activities are included (except flying fox and ropes). See Activities for more details.

NOTE: The log cabin is almost like camping. Please bring your own pillows, bedding, towels, kitchen/living equipment/supplies and personal items.

You will love Crosslands!

Enquire today.

Cottages (55 beds)

River-side. Camp-side. Tree-side.

Cottages 1, 2, 4 & 6 are self-contained, with kitchens and living spaces, and can be rented as individual cabins. Cottages 3, 5 & 7 can be rented individually as sleeping quarters to enhance your camping experience. Our cottages can be hired by individuals and groups. Chat to us today about the best Crosslands venue for you.

Our charming cottages are deep in the Crosslands bush, with lovely river views.

Facilities include:

  • Maximum of 55 single beds in seven bedrooms (can be configured to meet your group’s needs)
  • Two self-contained units with kitchen and lounge (can be configured to meet your needs)
  • Four self-contained Cottages with kitchen and living space
  • Air conditioning in all bedrooms
  • Ensuites in all bedrooms
  • Close to shared amenities blocks (male and female)
  • Close to camping areas, making it perfect for camp leaders accommodation
  • Plenty of car parking
  • All Crosslands activities are included (except flying fox and ropes). See Activities for more details.

NOTE: Please bring your own pillows, bedding, towels and personal items.

You will love Crosslands!

Enquire today.


Cottages floorplan

Packages

Edilong Complex, Kent Lodge and Tenting combined package

  • ELong $38
  • Kent $36
  • Children 5-12 (with families) $23
  • Tenting adults $19
  • Tenting Children 5-12 (with families) $12

The cost of staying in Kent Lodge or Tenting while the main group is using ELong increases because all are using the ELong facilities such as the Kitchen and hall etc.

Kent Lodge and Tenting combined package

  • Kent $34
  • Children 5-12 (with families) $23
  • Tenting adults $19
  • Tenting Children 5-12 (with families) $12

The cost of tenting while the main group is using Kent Lodge increases because all are using the Kent Lodge facilities such as the Kitchen and meeting room etc.

Booking Enquiries

If you would like to make a booking or have any general questions or enquiries we would love to hear from you. Please fill in the form below and we will contact you as soon as possible. If your matter is urgent, please feel free to call our office during office hours on +61 2 9653 1041. If you prefer, you can also email us on office@crosslands.org.au



Exclusive Bookings

  • Minimum hire charge $3000.
  • Other facilities may be opened if the minimum number requirement for that facility is met and or paid for
  • Exclusive booking deposit $1000
  • Exclusive Booking Bond $1000

Exclusive Booking: Offers groups the opportunity & privilege of enjoying private camps. No other groups in accommodation except managers family & Staff. To Select your Booking package please contact us with any questions you may have Phone: 02 9653 1041

Conditions of Hire

Crosslands is a Church-owned, multi-use facility

Dress Code

Dress, behaviour and language must be appropriate. Unless you have an exclusive booking there may be others using some of the facilities. Management will assist in co-ordinating shared facilities. (Pool, canoes, etc.)

Manager

The manager lives on site and can be contacted at the office or phone 9653 1041. Please limit late night calls to emergencies. The manger must have access to all, the camp site at any time.

Bookings

Weekend bookings are for 2 nights. Long weekend bookings are for 3 or 4 nights. Staying less than a full weekend, or for the period of time booked, will incur a surcharge. Definition of a weekend is Friday & Saturday nights.

Arrival

All group leaders must report to the office on arrival where a bond form must be completed before receiving the keys. Ensure all campers know the gate access code. Please allocate time in your initial orientation for management introduction & orientation. Familiarise all campers with emergency procedures and assembly locations. Overnight accommodation period is from 4.00pm until 2.00pm the following day.

Groups wishing to take advantage of an extra early arrival or later departure in order to extend activity time will be approved on a case by case basis. Groups choosing extended times are required to pay an extra charge as per the current per person day visitor rate.

Register

A register of all people staying on the property including day visitors must be lodged at the office on arrival.

To read more please download the conditions of Hire letter


Terms of Hire

Testimonials

Masada College

Our yearly camps are the most enjoyed and memorable event in our school calendar. The success of our camps depend heavily on the amazing support that Crosslands provides. Their know how, professionalism and kind accommodating way makes it a pleasure to work with them. Whenever something breaks (and with 200 students visiting the site something always breaks) within a few hours Bruce or Maxine have made a plan with a smile. I am looking forward to another successful year together. 

Thank you Crosslands for everything you do.

Rabbi Evan Widmonte

Co-ordinator of Informal Jewish Education

Masada College

Knox Grammar School

We have been conducting school outdoor education camps for large year 7 and 8 student groups for over 5 years at Crosslands. Crosslands suits our needs particularly well as it provides us with access to a diverse range and level of outdoor education activities. These activities include bushwalking, flying fox, high ropes, canoeing, mountain bike tracks, rock climbing, abseiling, swimming and many more.  The site also provides good onsite facilities and campsites as well as access to a myriad of overnight camp sites and walking tracks within the national park.

To have access to such a picturesque riverside and bushland location so close to city and the school has been invaluable.

Crosslands is an excellent venue to start students on their journey into outdoor activities. Highly recommended.

John Starreveld

Dean of Outdoor Education, International Exchanges & Student Leadership | Knox Grammar School

Nick Rowe

Crosslands Youth & Convention Centre was a great location to host our annual church retreat. Surrounded by nature and enjoying the natural scenery truly made our stay worthwhile. Your facilities and friendly service accommodated all our group activities over the weekend. We will definitely consider returning for our annual church retreat.

Nick Rowe

Prices

Accommodation charges for January 1, 2016 to December 31, 2017

Fees are adjusted in accordance with the CPI each year from January 1

Once you have decided which package you would like to book, please feel free to contact our office.

The Deposit

Please note, the deposit is to be paid with your application.

The Bond

BOND is payable on arrival. This is to ensure that you leave the facility free of damage and clean, and that all keys are returned before you leave. Bond rates: Edilong – Kent – Units – $1000.00, Tenting and other – $500.00 per booking. We will accept credit card details merely as a paper transaction, which will only be charged in the event of damage, theft, or leaving the facility unclean.

Edilong Person/Night

  • General booking (minimum hire charge $2000)
  • Adult $39
  • Children 5-12 Yrs with family $23
  • Children under 5 with family $0
  • Day visitors with group $12
  • Day visitors with group (using Canoe & Kayaks) $20
  • Deposit $1000 To be paid with application
  • Bond $1000 To be paid on arrival

Kent Lodge Person/Night

  • General booking (minimum hire charge $700)
  • Adult $34
  • Children 5-12 Yrs with family $23
  • Children under 5 with family $0
  • Day visitors with group $12
  • Day visitors with group (using Canoe & Kayaks) $20
  • Deposit $500 To be paid with application
  • Bond $1000 To be paid on arrival

Self Contained Units Person/Night

  • General booking (minimum hire charge $80)
  • Adult $40
  • Children 5-12 Yrs with family $23
  • Children under 5 with family $0
  • Day visitors with group $12
  • Day visitors with group (using Canoe & Kayaks) $20
  • Deposit $75 To be paid with application
  • Bond $1000 To be paid on arrival

Log Cabin/Night

  • General booking (minimum hire charge $44)
  • Adult $22
  • Children 5-12 Yrs with family $10
  • Children under 5 with family $0
  • Day visitors with group $12
  • Day visitors with group (using Canoe & Kayaks) $20
  • Deposit $50 To be paid with application
  • Bond $500 To be paid on arrival

Cottages/Night

  • Cottage 1 - 1 Dbl bed, 4 Sgl beds, 1 Sofa bed, Ensuite Bathroom, Kitchen & Living area, Air Con $200 per night up to 6 people, extras $35 pn
  • Cottage 2 - 1 Dbl Sofa Bed, 2 Sgl (Bunk), Ensuite Bathroom, Kitchen & Living area, Air Con $150 per night up to 4 people, extras $35 pn
  • Cottage 3 - 10 Sg beds, Ensuite Bathroom, Air Con $200 per night up to 6 people, extras $35 pn
  • Cottage 4 - 1 Queen bed, 1 Sofa bed, 2 Sgl beds, Ensuite Bathroom, Kitchen, Air Con $150 per night up to 4 people, extras $35 pn
  • Cottage 5 - 8 Sgl beds, 1 Sofa bed, Ensuite Bathroom, Kitchen, Air Con $200 per night up to 6 people, extras $35 pn
  • Cottage 6 - 1 Dble 1 Sgl (Tri Bunk), 4 Sgl beds, Ensuite Bathroom, Kitchen, Air Con $150 per night up to 4 people, extras $35 pn
  • Cottage 7 - 10 Sgl beds, Ensuite Bathroom, Air Con $200 per night up to 6 people, extras $35 pn
  • Day visitors with group $12
  • Day visitors with group (using Canoe & Kayaks) $20
  • Deposit $1000 To be paid with application
  • Bond $1000 To be paid on arrival

Tenting Person/Night

  • General booking (minimum hire charge $30) to $150 depending on the size of the group
  • Hancock Reserve Adult $15
  • Children 5-12 Yrs with family $12
  • Children under 5 with family $0
  • Sandy Point $9.50 No Amenities
  • Day visitors with group $12
  • Day visitors with group (using Canoe & Kayaks) $20
  • Deposit $50 To be paid with application
  • Bond $500 To be paid on arrival

Price Estimator

Accommodation Type:
Number of Nights (minimum 2 for weekends)
Adults Children
Edilong Complex
Kent Lodge
Self-contained Units
Tenting
Log Cabin
Day Visitors
Estimated price $

Note to Remember when comparing pricing. All activities (except rope courses that require an instructor) are complimentary, i.e. Canoe/Kayaks, Pool, Tennis, Basket ball, Volley ball Courts etc.