The Francis Retreat

Group Retreats and Conferences

Stepping away from the distractions of the office into the tranquillity of the natural surrounds allows teams to achieve a clear focus and successful outcomes

The Francis Retreat has facilities fully equipped to host meetings, conferences, group retreats and team building events.

Our conference facilities boast contemporary conveniences of WiFi, audio and sound system, data projector, acoustic ceiling, heating, cooling, breakout room, kitchen and bathrooms.

The naturally beautiful setting and relaxed atmosphere make The Francis Retreat a perfect venue for your next group activity, with catering available for groups over 30 people, all a short 15 minute drive south of Port Macquarie.


  • 88 bunk beds in dormitory style accommodation each with ensuite (8 bunks per room)
  • Coastal Cabins – self contained
  • Leader/Supervisor Rooms
  • Disabled Facilities
  • Conference/Meeting Hall
  • Romero Chapel
  • Swimming Pool
  • Tennis Court
  • Volleyball Court
  • Basketball Hoop
  • Beach Access


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  • Minimum Commitment
    • Cancellation within 60 days of camp commencement 50% of expected total fee
    • Cancellation within 30 days of camp commencement 75% of expected total fee
  • Confirmation & Payment:
    • Bookings will be held, upon receipt of this application form for a period of 30 days, thereafter dates may be offered to other groups. Bookings will be confirmed upon receipt of a deposit of $500. Please forward all payments to; The Francis Retreat; BSB: 062-592; A/C No: 10826698; Ref: Organisation Name
    • The balance of all charges are to be paid prior to arrival, upon receipt of final numbers and a tax invoice. Any additional charges (extra beds, breakages etc) will be invoiced and payment is requested within 14 days.
  • Booking Agreement
    As group leader I have read and agree to the ‘General Conditions of Hire’ included herein and accept full responsibility for ensuring that all group members are made aware of, and abide by these conditions. If you have any queries about you stay then please email us at: [email protected]
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  • The information provided by participants is obtained for the purpose of supporting employees and providing high quality program. It will be used to meet the duty of care and child protection responsibilities of the organisation and to support the information needs of the employees and participants. The information will only be disclosed for purposes directly related to the purpose for which it is collected.