The Abbey Raymond Island

Retreat and Lodges

The Abbey, a centre for spirituality and the environment, is situated on two hectares of open bushland in a magnificent location near Montague Point on Raymond Island.

Surrounded on three sides by remnant bush, on the shores of the Gippsland Lakes, The Abbey is home to koalas, kangaroos, echidnas, amazing bird life and resident tawny frogmouths.

When you stay at The Abbey you are immersed in the wonder of the natural environment. You can’t but hear the rustle of the wind in the trees, or stop to marvel at a Koala, or be caught up in the playful interchange of the dolphins. When you walk along the water’s edge the beauty, grandeur and fragility of the planet speaks.

The Abbey is a place for enjoyment and activity, or silence and rest: for pilgrimage, reflection, healing, learning and recreation.

There are eight modern motel style rooms with queen and single beds, small cottage, commercial kitchen and dining area, conference room and chapel.

The Abbey welcomes individual and group bookings.

And – its just a short walk along the Board Walk to the ferry, and into Paynesville for good coffee and fine dining.


Barbeque Broadband Internet Access Carpark Conference/Function Facilities Family Friendly Free Wifi Laundry Open Fireplace

Disabled Assistance

Disabled access available


Regional Tourist/Tourism Association/Organisation


Australian Tourism Accreditation Camp/Adventure Activity Accreditation Program


West Cottage is an old Raymond Island house offered for visitors’ accommodation at The Abbey. It is ideal for family or group bookings.

There are three bedrooms. Two bedrooms each have a double bed and one bedroom a double bed and a single bed.

West Cottage is a self contained cottage with full eat-in kitchen, bathroom, and a small lounge area opening onto an out door landing.

Most afternoons the Kangaroos can be seen near West Cottage and some of the favourite ‘Koala trees’ are just nearby.

Barbecue Blankets Broadband Internet Access Dining Area Full Kitchen Heating Internet Access Kettle Kitchenware Linen supplied Lounge/Dining Area Microwave Oven Private Bathroom Refrigerator Shower Stove Top Tea/Coffee making facilities Toaster Wi-Fi Internet Access

Eight motel style rooms, each sleeping three people.

The rooms can be booked individually or for group bookings.

Each room is large and welcoming, with good light and pleasant surroundings.

Each room is fitted out with a queen bed and single bed, sleeping three people. Nobo heating and ceiling fans are fitted. Widows can be opened to catch the cool breeze or kept closed to keep the room nice and snug even on cold days.

Table and chairs are in each room.

Each room has a small fridge, microwave, toaster, crockery and cutlery.

Bedding including linen and towels are provided.

Barbecue Blankets Broadband Internet Access Kettle Kitchenette Linen supplied Private Bathroom Refrigerator Shower Tea/Coffee making facilities Toaster Wi-Fi Internet Access

The A Frame stands some 20 metres tall with large glass frontage.

This is the main large dining hall equipped to cater for up to 80 people

Adjoining the main dining room is a large well equipped commercial kitchen – all part of the A Frame building.

Barbecue Dining Area Dishwasher Full Kitchen Kitchenware Microwave Oven Refrigerator Stove Top Tea/Coffee making facilities Toaster Wi-Fi Internet Access

A large room ideal for meetings or conferences is available for booking. Accommodates up to 40-50.

Balcony Broadband Internet Access Heating Kettle Kitchenette Tea/Coffee making facilities Wi-Fi Internet Access

The Abbey Chapel is a beautiful 100 + year old weatherboard chapel that overlooks Lake Victoria.

The Abbey Chapel is open and all are invited to use the Chapel for prayer or meditation.


From AU$110.00

These prices vary according to the seasons – off peak, shoulder and high

Trading Times

Check In: 2:00 pm
Check Out: 10:00 am

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