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Secure on the banks of the McMillan Strait foreshore overlooking Lake Victoria, is The Abbey.

Integral and gracious, wrapped in red gums and native bushland. Awaiting your arrival.

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The Abbey’s Accommodation & Conference Facilities are available for individuals, families and groups to hire for short or extended stays.

The Abbey is an ideal venue for staff retreats, community gatherings, or family holidays with site facilities like a large commercial kitchen, common dining and meeting rooms as well as a self-contained cottage, units and dormitories.

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An image of The Abbey accommodation units, looking out of the unit to the garden


A unique and spiritual place, The Abbey has the ability to transform into exactly what is needed by whoever crosses its threshold.

The Abbey offers space for silence and rest or fun and activity, for pilgrimage, reflection, healing, learning and recreation.

Learn more about The Abbey’s spiritual history and vision.

An image of The Chapel at The Abbey, Raymond Island Australia


Before you even reach The Abbey you’ve already entered one of the most captivating regions of East Gippsland; the original homeland of the Gunaikurnai people.

From Paynesville, ride the ferry across the McMillan Strait to discover Raymond Island. The Abbey is set on several acres of open bushland where koalas, echidnas and kangaroos are frequent visitors and the birdlife chorus fulfills the island’s soundtrack.

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An image taken from The Abbey, Raymond Island, looking across Lake King toward The Grange