Accommodation at Ern Halliday

Ern Halliday offers a wide range of accommodation areas, meeting facilities and dining areas for all group types and budgets.

It’s separated into five distinct areas that include: Commodore, Spinnaker, Port and Starboard, Windmill and the Cardinal Meeting Hall.

Our accommodation areas have a standard check–in time of 2pm and a check–out time of 10am, Monday to Saturday. On Sunday and public holidays check–in time is 5pm and check–out time is 2pm. An earlier arrival and later departure time may require booking additional facilities at the applicable rates. This can be discussed by contacting the Camp directly prior to your arrival.

Commodore Dormitory and Dining Area

The Commodore Dormitory and Dining Area contain the largest set of accommodation dormitories within Ern Halliday Recreation Camp.

The Commodore Dormitory and Dining Area:

  • sleeps up to 138 people in bunks and single beds in six dormitories
  • has 23 people for dormitory with 11 bunks and one single bed
  • has 2 showers and 2 toilets per dormitory (all 6 dormitories have wheelchair access, 2 dormitories have modified bathrooms and toilets)
  • does not allow self-catering
  • has a minimum stay of two nights except long weekends and public holidays 3 nights.

Pricing and more information on the Kookaburra dormitories.

Commodore dormitories

Commodore Leaders Cottage

The Leaders Cottage is usually available for groups utilising the Commodore Dormitory area to add to their booking at the applicable rate. 

The Leaders Cottage:

  • sleeps eight people in trio bunks and trundle beds with an extra two in the lounge
  • has 3 rooms including two bedrooms and one lounge
  • has 4-5 people per room, one trio bunk and one bunk bed per room
  • has ensuites in each bedroom, one is wheelchair accessible
  • does not allow self-catering
  • has a minimum stay of two nights except long weekends and public holidays 3 nights.

Pricing and more information on the Commodore Leader's Cottage.

Commodore leaders cottage

Spinnaker Dormitory and Tent Area

Spinnaker is the most used camping area on the Ern Halliday site. It consists of both dormitory and tent accommodation with access to a 50–person dining hall. 

The Spinnaker Dormitory and Tent Area:

  • sleeps 50 people in the dormitory in bunk beds (plus 6 additional beds for camp leaders near the kitchen) or up to 120 people in tents (must supply own tents)
  • has one large room with five smaller rooms, 1 large room and 5 smaller rooms. Large room—11 bunk beds and 1 single bed;  Smaller rooms—2 or 3 bunk beds in each
  • two toilets at dormitory for night time use and a large ablution block located near the dining room/kitchen
  • Self-catering available
  • a minimum stay of two nights except long weekends and public holidays three nights.

Pricing and more information on the Spinnaker Dormitory and Tent Area.

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Spinnaker dormitory

Port and Starboard Dormitories

Port and Starboard is the newest accommodation area on site. The facility consists of two identical dormitories, Port and Starboard which hold 28 people each and both are fully accessible by wheelchair. 

 
The Port and Starboard Dormitories:

  • sleeps 56 people including camp leaders in bunk beds
  • has two large rooms and one leaders room in each dormitory
  • is configured with 12 beds per large room, 4 beds per small room 
    (camp leaders)
  • has five toilets and showers located in each dormitory building including modified toilets and showers
  • does not allow self-catering
  • a minimum stay of two nights except long weekends and public holidays three nights.

Pricing and more information on the Port and Starboard Dormitories.

Port and Starboard dormitories

Windmill Tent and Picnic Area

The Windmill Tent and Picnic Area is a grassed area on two separate elevation levels, with an undercover patio and large seated camp–fire area.

The Windmill Tent and Picnic Area:

  • sleeps 50 people tenting (including camp leaders) and 100 day use (tents not supplied)
  • has toilets and showers located near camp site including wheelchair accessible facilities
  • has self-catering available (no kitchen facilities available—gas barbecues only)
  • a minimum stay of a day

Pricing and more information on the Windmill Tent and Picnic Area.

Windmill tent area