School camp

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School camp accommodation

If you’re a teacher, coach, or instructor searching for the perfect location for your next school or training camp, look no further! Catalina Lakeside Retreat offers the ultimate camp experience on the picturesque shores of Lake Macquarie.

Our single-level accommodation is suited for younger and older guests, providing a safe and immersive environment with plenty of indoor and outdoor spaces for activity and fun.

Large outdoor spaces

With a large grassed outdoor area, framing the breathtaking view of Lake Macquarie you’ll have plenty of space for training, group activities or just plain, old fashioned fun.

Spacious comfort for kids and adults

We cater to groups of all sizes. Our spacious rooms are clean, comfortable, and all on ground level, making them safe, and accessible to everyone.

Fully-equipped kitchens

If you prefer self-catered options, prepare your own home-cooked meals in our fully-equipped kitchens. Or, forget the hassle and let our team cater for your next retreat, conference or school camp.

Waterfront access and activities

Take a break and enjoy all that Lake Macquarie has to offer. Whether it’s swimming, kayaking, or simply strolling along the water’s edge, the lake is yours to enjoy.

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Our accommodation is simple, but spacious and comfortable, with many rooms having air conditioning and their own large ensuites.

Guest facilities

Guest Facilities

Facilities include a café-style dining area or the alternative of a covered all-weather courtyard if you prefer to dine alfresco.



Catalina offers a commercial kitchen, dining areas, and outdoor BBQ area which guests are welcome to use during their stay to self-cater.

John Ryan
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Fantastic hideaway for groups. Single or shared rooms all on one level
Judy Choi
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Had a church camp here. Very well maintained clean place with plenty of beds and bathroom, kitchen, BBQ facilities. You can go for a lake swim near the jetty and go for a peaceful walk just outside the building and there is a big oval across the road for group activities. This is a lovely place and is a place to go back. Big thanks to David who had been flexible and informative to our group.
Emade Yaghi
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A massive thank you to David and Denise. With one day notice, they were able to take on a group of 50 and every single one of us had an absolute ball. Communication from David was A+, kept us at ease about the fire nearby. Denise was a gem to deal with and made the check-in as easy as possible. Special mention to Laurie, always helpful and was full of local tips and great advise. Thank you again and look forward to seeing you in the future.
Kiel McGovern
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Good accommodation & perfect Location
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We just had meditation retreat over the late weekend with over 60 people. Excellent setup and clean, peaceful and friendly service. Very suitable for a big group of people, Highly recommended.
Ian Johnstone@username
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A relaxed and friendly place which encourages you to get out and enjoy the wonderful environment. Going for a walk or a bike ride round the waterfront parks, or having fun doing bearfoot bowling. The Staff are super friendly, polite and very helpful and the place has plenty of space to take small intimate groups or large roudy ones. Check it out you won't regret it.
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