Overnight accommodation can be booked by Friends, or those with Quaker connections, at Meeting Houses in the cities listed below. Costs and arrangements vary and may be found by contacting the individual Meeting House. Please provide sufficient information in your request to establish your bona fides as a Friend or as a person connected with Friends.
Bed and breakfast accommodation is available at 10 Hampson Street, Kelvin Grove, Brisbane, QLD, at a modest tariff to travelling Friends. The bedroom, bathroom and shared kitchen downstairs at the Meeting House in a cool rainforest setting minutes from the heart of Brisbane city. The Meeting House is also used for meetings and other activities. For a list of current events and activities, go to www.bqmh.org.au.
Contact: 0466 968 234 Email Contact
Friends House, 119 Devonshire Street, Surry Hills, NSW, is a tranquil place in the inner city. Less than five minutes’ walk from Central station, close to the business district, shops, restaurants, cafes and all forms of transport yet imbued with the calm you would expect in a heritage building that has held Meeting for Worship for over a hundred years. Fully refurbished in 1999, there are four guest rooms available: one single, two doubles and a twin single. The modest room tariffs include a continental breakfast.
UPDATE: Friends House, like many other parts of Sydney, is being affected by the construction of the Light Rail, which will run up Devonshire Street directly outside the building. This means there is a higher level of noise and of dust than usual. Construction in Devonshire Street will continue throughout this year and schedules of work for the Light Rail continue to be unpredictable. If you are particularly sensitive to noise, or have a respiratory condition please do not hesitate to contact us to discuss how the construction is unfolding and what the status might be during your intended visit.
Contact: 02 9698 7158 Email Contact
Silver Wattle, NSW
Silver Wattle Quaker Centre welcomes visitors and sojourners at any time. Accommodation is simple, affordable and comfortable. Visitors are welcome to join with others in the daily rhythm of worship, meals, activity, reflection, and community life. For more details, see: https://www.silverwattle.org.au
Blue Mountains, NSW
Quaker Cottage, 4 Oakura Avenue, Woodford NSW, in the beautiful world heritage Blue Mountains. The Cottage has 2 bedrooms (one with double bed, the other with two single beds). A folding cot, suitable for babies or toddlers, is available. Enjoy sunny living areas, library, lovely garden with birdsong. Close to national park, bushwalks, train station / highway. Holiday or retreat venue. Cottage priced at $65.00 per night for one or two adults, and $12 for any extra adult. Accompanying children free. Sheets and towels for an extra $12 to cover laundry.
Contact: 0429 469 610 or 02 4751 4947 Email Contact
Werona, Kangaroo Valley, NSW
Basic 'Youth Hostel' style accommodation is available in a wilderness valley three hours drive south of Sydney. Click here to learn more about Werona.
Contact: (02) 9660 6171 Email Contact
Accommodation is available at Friends' House, 35 Clifton Crescent, Mt. Lawley, at a modest cost. The Meeting House has a library, meeting room, kitchen, dining area, bathroom and one twin bedroom. There is no resident Friend at the Meeting House. Prior bookings are essential and accommodation is available for short term stays.
Contact: 08 9272 1268 Email Contact