Hunter Region 

Newcastle

Raymond Terrace

Our respite home in Raymond Terrace is a highly sought-after space in the Hunter Region, purpose-built to support people with high physical support needs. Staff at Raymond Terrace have specialist training to work alongside participants who need additional support, helping you feel safe, confident and content during your stay.  

Features: 

  • 5 bedrooms  
  • All rooms have ceiling hoists and individual air conditioners 
  • Full kitchen facilities 
  • Staff on-site 24/7 
  • 2 accessible bathrooms 
  • 2 large living rooms and a sunroom 
  • Undercover outdoor area 
  • Beautiful gardens with two covered areas for relaxing 

 

The Lakehouse, Eleebana  

The Lakehouse at Eleebana is a beautiful property just minutes away from Lake Macquarie, Australia’s largest coastal saltwater lake. At the Lakehouse we specialise in supporting children and teenagers to relax and spend time with new people of a similar age and interests, creating independence (and fun!) away from home.  

Features: 

  • 4 bedrooms 
  • Air conditioning 
  • Full kitchen facilities 
  • Staff on-site 24/7 
  • 2 accessible bathrooms, one with a shower bed 
  • Playground 
  • Outdoor covered area with BBQ and space for dining and lounging 
  • Large secure backyard with a Liberty Swing 

Being so close to Lake Macquarie, you can also do outdoor activities like fishing, kayaking and water skiing. There are also trendy cafes, restaurants, a cinema and art galleries nearby. 

 

 

 What can I do in Newcastle? 

You are minutes away from the stunning beaches in Newcastle and around 40 minutes from the dunes and national parks of Port Stephens. Being a major city, you also have access to great shopping and social activities, such as: 

  • Check out the beaches – there are too many amazing spots to count! 
  • Take a dip at Newcastle Ocean Baths 
  • Visit the Newcastle Museum or Art Gallery 
  • Go for a wander along Fernleigh Track 
  • Try the latest in culinary delights by visiting Newcastle’s café and restaurant scene 
  • Explore the great outdoors at Lake Macquarie 
  • Picnic to your heart’s content 
  • Shop at boutiques or large, centrally located shopping centres 
  • Go for a day trip to the Hunter Valley vineyards 

 

Maitland

Ashtonfield and Grevillea

We have two respite homes located side-by-side near Maitland. The site is in the heart of the Hunter Valley, close to local shops and beautiful wine country. These fully accessible respite spaces with well trained staff are particularly suitable for participants who need additional supports. 

Ashtonfield features: 
  • 5 bedrooms 
  • Air conditioning 
  • Full kitchen facilities 
  • Staff on-site 24/7 
  • 1 accessible bathroom 
  • 2 large living rooms 
  • Undercover outdoor area 
  • Trampoline and sandpit are a part of the well-established backyard 
Grevillea features: 
  • 5 bedrooms 
  • Air conditioning 
  • Full kitchen facilities 
  • Staff on-site 24/7 
  • 3 accessible bathrooms 
  • 3 large living rooms 
  • Undercover outdoor area 
  • Trampoline and sandpit are a part of the large spacious backyard 

What can I do in Maitland? 

Maitland is a charming town known for its history, arts community and up-and-coming food scene. You can: 

  • Take a stroll along the East Maitland Heritage Walk 
  • Visit the Maitland Regional Art Gallery 
  • Grab a coffee and something sweet or savoury at one of the local cafes 
  • Picnic at Maitland Park which also has a liberty swing 
  • Go for a day trip to the Hunter Valley vineyards 
  • Check out the boutique shopping and dining precinct in Morpeth 
  • Visit the Purple Pear Farm – a small biodynamic permaculture farm 

 

Mid-North Coast

Port Macquarie

Seabreeze

Port Macquarie is an amazing spot for a getaway, and our Seabreeze home is one of its best kept secrets. This five-bedroom, purpose-built house, with accessible spaces and equipment, will leave you feeling safe and comfortable as well as relaxed and rejuvenated!

Features:

  • 5 bedrooms
  • Air conditioning
  • Full kitchen facilities
  • Staff on-site 24/7
  • 3 accessible bathrooms
  • Soft play area, BBQ and picnic area on half an acre of landscaped grounds

What can I do in Port Macquarie?

  • Water sports on the beach
  • Rainforest walks
  • Whale watching
  • Port Macquarie Koala Hospital
  • Surf School

Coffs Harbour

Bonville

Bonville Respite Home is a five-bedroom, purpose-built house that sits on half an acre of land, offering respite services to guests who want to take a break on the Mid-North Coast. The property features a play area, outdoor BBQ and picnic area, where you can relax, meet new people, and explore your new surroundings.

Features:

  • 5 bedrooms
  • Air conditioning
  • Full kitchen facilities
  • Staff on-site 24/7
  • 2 accessible bathrooms
  • A bright common lounge room with a wall mounted TV
  • Outdoor play equipment, including an enclosed trampoline, table tennis table and basketball hoop

The property is only 15 minutes away from the centre of Coffs Harbour, where there are a range of activities to do. Our trained and experienced support staff are ready to make your holiday experience a memorable one at Bonville.

 

What can I do in Coffs Harbour?

  • Big Banana Fun Park
  • North Coast Regional Botanic Garden
  • Coffs coastline with beaches and sea views
  • Forest Sky Pier
  • National parks, walking tracks and nature reserves

 

Nambucca Valley

In-home respite

If you’re a carer in Nambucca who needs a break, we offer in-home respite services, where we can support your loved one in your home while you are away. Using our service provides you with peace of mind, so you can take some time out from your role as a carer, while still maintaining support at home.

In-home respite can include:

  • Accessing the community
  • Report to parents/guardians/carers at the completion of the respite period
  • Diverse number of staff who can cater to each individual’s needs and who share similar interests
  • Group outings
  • Stay flexibility
  • Group or individual care

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