Excursion: Dapto Community Farm

Dapto Community Farm

Dapto Community Farm is a non-profit association operating a fully certified organic vegetable farm located in the southern suburbs of Wollongong NSW. Approximately 55 members grow a variety of vegetables according to the rules laid down by the National Association for Sustainable Agriculture (NASAA).

The property consists of 2ha of formed concrete garden beds 30-80 metres long, a pump house which delivers irrigation water from the creek around the property via underground pipes, wash & packing rooms and a cool room.

The aim of Dapto Community Farm is to involve the community in growing organic food and provide them with the opportunity to find out about the environmental, personal and community benefits.

Excursion: Nan Tien Temple

Nan Tien Temple

The Nan Tien Temple is the largest Buddhist Temple in the Southern Hemisphere. "Nan Tien" in Chinese, literally means "Paradise of the South"

Since the opening of the temple in October 1995, Nan Tien has so much on offer - The visual delights of grandeur architecture, art and culture including unique exhibitions and festivals, Buddhist festivals, vegetarian culinary delights, educational and healthy lifestyle classes and retreats, accommodation, top class conference and auditorium facilities. There is also the spiritual and religious experience that is unforgettable, and even life changing for some.

Located in a quiet, peaceful environment, overlooking Mount Keira and Mount Kembla, Nan Tien Temple has now been recognised as a wonderful place to visit. and has received a number of awards.

Excursion: Community Sensory Room

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A Multi‐Sensory Room is an environment where the primary senses are stimulated through the use of sensory based materials. Sensory rooms provide a safe, non-threatening environment for people with cognitive, behavioural and physical impairments to engage in a range of sensory experiences. Controlled sensory experiences can both calm and stimulate the primary senses using sensory-based materials such as fibre optics sprays, bubble tubes, music, colour, lighting and aroma.

The CareWays Community Sensory Room is available for the whole community to use - you do not need to have any disability to enjoy our sensory room! The room is available during the week, after hours and on weekends, so you are welcome to use the room with your loved ones at a time that’s suitable to you. Bring a friend or family member to enjoy the relaxing and calming space.