Kioloa Coastal Campus

The Kioloa Coastal Campus is one of the university's research facilities and field stations, providing a range of accommodations, teaching, research as well as meeting, conference, performance and workshop facilities. The field station can accommodate up to 88 visitors.

Kioloa Coastal Campus is a great place to learn, teach, write and conduct research in a relaxed yet energizing environment away from busy campus life. Find out more about how the research station can help meet your needs, visit the Campus homepage.

Accommodation on campus consists of two dormitory buildings as well as several cottages with a total capacity of 86 single beds and one double bed (Collins). For groups that exceed the 88-bed limit or have specific accommodation needs local bed & breakfast accommodation or caravan parks are available.

The two dormitories, Packard and Kumasi, can each accommodate 20 visitors in shared bunk rooms with adjacent female and male bathrooms. Other accommodation includes eight 3-bedroom cottages (mostly twin share), which have their own fully-equipped kitchen, bathroom and dining area.

The accommodation and facility buildings are primarily used in terms of Lower field station and Upper field station.

The Upper field station consists of:

Walkers Community building – kitchen and dining area

  • Walsh's cottage
  • Collin's cottage
  • Frankel's cottage
  • Barwick's cottage
  • Nix's cottage

The Lower field station consists of:

The Mess Community building – kitchen and dining area

  • Packard's (dormitory)
  • Kumasi (dormitory)
  • School house
  • Gropers cottage
  • Peter's cottage

Plan your trip

Step 1 Get in touch

To make a booking request please submit this online enquiry. Please note, that the booking is not confirmed until you have received an email confirmation from us.

Step 2 Finalise booking and visitor numbers

To finalise your booking please return the completed confirmation form and rooming allocation.

Step 3 Campus induction 

All visitors are required to complete an induction BEFORE arriving at the station. It is the group leaders’ responsibility to ensure that all group members have completed and understood the information provided in the induction modeule.

ANU staff & students will be able to access the site induction module through Pulse.

Non-ANU users can view a PDF version of the site induction module.  

The site induction acknowledgement should be completed, signed and returned to us by the group organizer prior to arrival.

Step 4 Laboratory use

If you have booked the field and/or PC2 laboratory please get in touch with our Program Coordinator to discuss your project and needs.

STEP 5 Packing checklist

Campus life is all about the great outdoors. In order to be comfortable in any weather and at any time of the day we recommend you pack the following items for your stay:

  • sun protection i.e. hat, sun glasses, sun screen/block, long sleeve tops
  • bathers
  • beach towel
  • warm clothes for the evening including long pants and a jacket
  • wet weather gear
  • sturdy walking shoes
  • small carry-bag or daypack for excursions
  • water bottle and snacks to tie you over
  • mosquito repellent

Remember – if you haven’t booked a ”linen pack” don’t forget to bring your own bottom sheet and pillow cover (mandatory) and a sleeping bag or doona.

Step 6 Collect your keys and a field station manual from the office and enjoy your stay!