Venue Hire and Centre Facilities

From the moment you enter the gravel drive, you begin to feel renewed, refreshed and inspired.

Set within 9 acres of country gardens in Bundanoon in the Southern Highlands, NSW our tranquil Quest for Life Centre is available for exclusive hire for your next event or retreat. The Centre comprises historic Killarney House with accommodation, two 4-bedroom lodges, two 2-bedroom lodges and beautiful tranquil gardens.

Accommodation and grounds are available to hire on their own or Quest can provide freshly prepared healthy, delicious food, activities and mindfulness support to complement your event to build emotional resilience and peace of mind.

The beautiful Southern Highlands is a 90-minute drive from Sydney or Canberra and our Centre is situated just 5 minutes from the train station, medical clinics, pharmacy and other shops. The nature and beauty of the area provide an escape from the stresses of everyday life and an ideal environment for walking, talking and connecting with each other and with nature.

Venue Hire and Accommodation

  • 19 spacious, comfortable en-suite rooms accommodating up to 30 guests on a single and shared basis

Conference Facilities

  • Air-conditioned function room – spacious, light, bright with comfortable relaxed seating
  • Casual break-out areas
  • On-site audiovisual facilities
  • Catering: Our chef can prepare delicious fresh organic menus using Seasonal, Local, Organic and Whole food and vegetables from our garden where possible

Dining Areas

  • Large dining room
  • Outdoor dining terrace

Other Features

  • Gardens & Gazebo – areas for inspiration, reflection, reading or quiet times including Ruth Cracknell garden, rose garden, vegetable garden
  • Fire-pit – ideal for post-dinner gatherings. Enjoy the magical quality of conversing around a fire (fire restriction block out dates apply)
  • Labyrinth – an ancient tool with a meandering but purposeful path. Walking the circuit of a Labyrinth uses the right brain and draws on our creative intuitive side in a search for possibility.
  • Abundant wildlife – birds, kangaroos, echidnas, wombats

Food, Activities & Mindfulness Support

  • Mindfulness facilitators –for single sessions or full days
  • Food – Delicious fresh organic menus prepared by our chef using our SLOW food method – Seasonal, Local, Organic and Whole
  • Massage therapists
  • Naturopaths
  • Bushwalking in Morton National Park
  • Yoga classes
  • Bundanoon village with great coffee shops and shopping (5-minute walk)


“I have no hesitation in recommending Quest and the dining option to anyone organising a small function. The rooms were comfortable and spacious. Your chef was fabulous, the food she prepared was wonderful. The Mediterranean chicken and quinoa salad were big hits! Thank you Quest.” – Jill

“Facilities were great and the food fantastic for our annual Board strategy meeting”. Marcus Blackmore AM

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Birdseye view of Quest

Contact us for more information or to make an enquiry.

Funding Options for Residential Programs


Quest subsidises all privately or self-funded places to ensure the cost of our programs remains affordable to individuals. This allows us to reduce the fee from $4,400 to $2,800.

$2,200 Shared room (Early bird* $2,100 – must be paid 30 days in advance)
$2,800 Single room (Early bird* $2,700 – must be paid 30 days in advance)

Fees effective 1 July 2023.

Subsidies and Financial Help

Through generous grants, donations and fundraising, additional subsidies and financial help is available for a range of circumstances and anyone experiencing financial stress will be considered. We review each case individually and we do not means test. All applications are conducted via phone with a friendly member of the Programs intake team.


Quest is a registered NDIS Provider. Residential Programs can be funded through plan-managed and self-managed NDIS plans.


We work with Department of Veteran Affairs (DVA) White Card or Gold Card holders to make applications to the DVA Health Approvals Board.

Worker’s Comp Insurance

Residential programs can be covered by workers compensation insurance on a case-by-case basis.

Call our Programs Advisers Today
1300 941 488