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Retreats & Accommodation

Places for Veterans and Families

Retreats are usually designed by Veterans for Veterans and families to assist in healing, relaxing, health and well-being within peaceful or activity driven environments.

Accommodation for Veterans & Their Families

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Veteran Accommodation

Short term or long term Accommodation

ACT Hospital Stay

NSW Rent Choice Veterans

QLD - Government Veterans Support

QLD - RSL

QLD St George's Veterans Stay

QLD War Widows Apartments

Veteran Housing Australia

Sad on Couch

More Travel & Retreats for Veterans & Their Families

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APOD Travel & Accommodation Discounts

APOD has partnered with Hotels and Travel to offer an exclusive deal to the Australian Defence community, inclusive of current and former Defence personnel

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Aussie Veteran & Emergency Services Retreat Register

This Facebook site is a register of Veteran and Emergency Service Retreats, and other venues which offer targeted, free and or reduced rate retreat / camping options to Veterans and Emergency Services Personnel (including volunteers such as Surf Lifesaving / SES etc)

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National - Army Holiday Accommodation

Discover quality, discounted holiday accommodation in great locations for Australian Army members and their families.

NSW - Bulwarra, Terrigal

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Eligible for serving and former serving of ADF and Allied Defence Forces and Defence Public Servants.

NSW - Murraguldrie Veterans Retreat 

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The retreat is located in the Murraguldrie State Forest area. The signposted entry is 6.5km east of the Hume Highway on the Wagga Wagga-Tumbarumba Road and the retreat itself is about 100m off the main road. The retreat is available to veterans and their families and provides good bush camping with basic facilities for both caravans and tents. There is TV and mobile reception at the site.

NSW - Ramon Deed Veterans' Retreat 

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A Retreat for all Veterans, Peacekeepers, Peacemakers, Serving and ex-service personnel and their families..  The retreat is a non profit organisation managed and maintained by members and volunteers

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QLD - Air Force Holidays Gold Coast 

A Not-For-Profit who provide Discount Holiday Accommodation to Current and Former Serving Members of the Australian Defence Force, their families and Defence Australian Public Servants.

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QLD Cockscomb Veterans Bush Retreat

Cockscomb is open to all serving and Ex military (Army, Airforce and Navy) and all Emergency Services and their families. Cockscomb offers two x 4 bed cabins, an on site caretaker, tank water, septic toilets and gas hot showers. There is space for caravans and tents. There is no electricity and limited mobile reception. It is not a caravan park and doesn't provide caravan park facilities.

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QLD - Defence Holidays NQ

Defence Holidays NQ works with a number of tour and accommodation providers around Australia to provide discounts to the following affiliations: Defence Force Personnel and their families, Former Serving members, Veterans, War Widows, Police & Emergency Services, Correction Officers and Defence Contracted Personnel, Defence Public Servants and International Allies. 

QLD - St Georges Defence Suites

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St George's Defence Holiday Suites at The Garland are for Service and ex Service Personnel, their Spouse and dependent school age children. St George's Defence Holiday Suites are operated by the Service Personnel Anglican Help Society Ltd, an independent and charitable organisation. Exclusive for Military

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QLD Veterans Retreat  Mothar Mountain

Veteran’s Retreat is a registered charity care farm owned by 20 year Army veteran Kylie and her young family. The retreat is 100% volunteer run and is open to all serving members, veterans, first responders and their families/carers.   They offer day visits, overnight stays, animal therapy, holistic wellness events, emergency and respite accommodation, homeless veteran care and more. 

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QLD - Camp Gregory Veterans Retreat

Camp Gregory is a place for all current and ex-service personnel,  VETERANS & FIRST RESPONDERS FROM FIRE RESCUE, POLICE AND AMBULANCE  & THEIR FAMILIES TO CAMP, RELAX OR JUST GET AWAY FROM IT ALL.

QLD - Veterans Retreat Columboola Country

Man's Silhouette

A 4 hours drive west of Brisbane, just off the main Warrego Highway between Chinchilla and Miles. Being only 2 hours north of Goondiwindi, the main crossing point from New South Wales into Queensland, Columboola Country welcomes your pets.  Has cabins, cottages, caravan and camping facilities.

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QLD - Veterans Retreat Adavale

Adavale Veterans Retreat  - Air-conditioned Single Rooms with ensuite Linen, sheets, doonas and towels are provided. Visitors need to bring their own food and drinks

The closest food shopping is in Quilpie, 98km from Adavale.  Adavale Accommodation is by donation only

As a guide, per night Veterans, Ex Service and First Responders $30.00, with Public $50.00

Booking recommended

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QLD - Veterans Retreat Banks Creek 

Owned and operated by Nicole and Grant as a not-for-profit incorporation and was established in July 2017. They established it to create a community of support for Emergency Service (ES) and Australian Defence Force (ADF) families.  Banks Creek Retreat is a 100 Acre property on the border of the D’Aguilar National Park in South-east Queensland. The property is available for day use and short term camping.

Relaxing Fishing Trip

QLD - Veterans Retreat Pandanus park

Pandanus Park War Veterans Retreat is situated on the northern bank of the Normanby River near Rinyirru (Lakefield) National Park, Cape York, Queensland. It is a place of healing and a place of mateship for all Veterans of the Australian Defence Forces.

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QLD - Veterans Retreat Quails Ridge 

Home to Diggers Rest - A Soldiers Retreat

A farm that features bush and cleared areas on undulating hills.   They are 100% off grid with fresh borehole water.

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SA - Camp Andrew Russell

CAMP ANDREW RUSSELL - Alawoona, SA
The camp was built by Veterans for Veterans in honour of Sgt Andrew Russell the first Aussie to make the Supreme Sacrifice in Afghanistan. The camp is for all that have served and their Families and friends (others).  contact John Hough mobile 0409 098 093 or Phil Scroop 0418835516 Tony Moody 0417824872

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TAS - Due South

FIRST RESPONDERS, VETERANS ACCOMMODATION AND ADVENTURES ULVERSTONE – TASMANIA

Delivers programs to help in the transition, personal development or wellness initiatives. operating three homes, and an off-grid adventure property, a farm and a community hub. Located in the town of Ulverstone, on the North-West Coast of Tasmania.

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VIC - Veterans Retreat  Goorambat

Goorambat Veterans Retreat Inc (GVR) is a registered not-for-profit organisation supporting Veterans and their families.  GVR is located at 21 Trewin Road, Goorambat about 20km north of Benalla in Victoria. The Retreat is established in a serene and natural environment with individual accommodation and campsites available, along with shared meals and community areas. 

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WA - Veterans Retreat Meentheena Marble Bar

Meentheena Veterans Retreat is dedicated to those who have served in the Australian military forces, as well as para-military veterans who have served in peace-keeping roles, police, fire and rescue, ambulance officers and state emergency service volunteers.  Situated in the heart of the Pilbara in Western Australia the outback.

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WA - Camp Heart - KULIN

Camp Hart was founded in 1999 as a place where Australian Defence Force Veterans, and their families and friends, could find solitude and /or friendship within the Veteran Community year round. More importantly Camp Hart, in conjunction with the Kulin Bush Races, brings together the Veteran Community and the local Wheatbelt Community.

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USA - Armed Forces Travel Club 
Overseas Travel available to ADF

The Canadian Armed Forces Vacation Club provides ADF current and former access to the program.  Eligible to current and former serving members of the ADF.  Prices are in United State dollars, including Australian accommodation, so ensure you convert back to Australian dollars to determine real cost to you.

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World - Hawaii - Outrigger Hotels

OUTRIGGER's Military Liaison office helps you book accommodations. Money-saving discounts are available to active duty and retired military from all branches of service from any country including U.S., Australia, Japan, Singapore and all other nations.

Summer Vacation

 Cruising

Veteran benefits may be applicable to guests booking a cruise holiday.

How your Long-term or holiday travel/accommodation Affects your payments

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