Kioloa field research station

The Kioloa Coastal Campus is a research facility and a field station, providing a range of accommodation, meeting, conference, performance and workshop facilities as well as research facilities and opportunities. The field station can accommodate up to 90 people in a range of accommodation facilities.

Kioloa Coastal Campus encourages groups to use local bed and breakfast accommodation or caravan parks for groups that are over our 90 bed limitation, or if some group members have specific accommodation needs.

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

Making a booking

The KCC accepts bookings for teaching, research and cultural activities only, as per the Deed of Gift under which this property was bequeathed to the ANU.
Kioloa Management reserves the right to alter accommodation/facilities and to utilize any empty bedrooms for other groups to maximise bookings.

Bookings are made on a 'first come-first served' basis; with ANU groups having ability to make bookings more than 12 months in advance. To enquire about making a booking, we advise you first call the field station office on 02 4457 1118 or email  Booking prodecure can be found on the Conditions page.

    Please be considerate of the environment and of other people when using the field station.

    Long stay research

    Special discounts apply for long stay/research purposes over 14 nights.

      KCC Mountain bikes

      The Kioloa Coastal Campus has 10 mountain bikes available for use by field station users, a very popular activity. The mountain bikes will be made available to KCC users free of charge. Please give staff plenty of notice to ensure bikes are ready for your use. The bikes allow field station users to explore the field station property and surrounding Murramarang National Park, whilst also providing an environmentally friendly transport option for travel to the local beaches and shops. Enquiries for use, please contact the KCC Office.

      Safety guidelines

      All individuals and all group leaders/field leaders coming to stay at the field station must familiarise themselves with the ANU Fieldwork Health and Safety Guidelines.

      Please also note guidelines in Water safety at Kioloa (PDF, 701KB) - rips are common at local beaches.

      Also see SOS Fact Sheet - Rip Currents (PDF, 111KB).