Situated 100 km north of Brisbane - the capital city of
Queensland, Australia - Avatar’s Abode is just 6 km inland on the
Sunshine Coast, a popular holiday destination with surfing beaches and beautiful
countryside. View maps.
Sub tropical, with temperatures ranging between 10-24 Celsius in winter
and 25-35 in summer. Rainy season is in January (summer) through April with an
annual rainfall of 1500-2000 mm (60-80 inches) per year.
Visiting Avatar’s Abode
People interested in learning more about Avatar Meher Baba and His
place are welcome to visit the property during the hours of 9 am to 6 pm. There
are toilets and tea/coffee making facilities but no food is available. Phone Bill
Le Page (07) 5442 1248, or Ros or Roy Hayes (07)5442 1544, or Bernard Bruford (07) 5442
1487 to arrange your visit.
Accommodation on the Property
In the Pilgrim Quarters there is limited basic
accommodation with share facilities. The bedrooms, bathroom and kitchen are shared
and visitors provide and cook their own food.
The Sunshine Coast is a holiday destination and there are
nearby motels and caravan parks at a range of prices. (Note that camping is not permitted on Avatar's Abode).
How to get there
From Brisbane electric trains and buses are available to travel to Woombye
(about an hour and a half to two hours travel). Commuter buses (Sunair.com.au,
costs Aus$33 one way) travel from Brisbane to Sunshine Coast every hour (6am -
Avatar’s Abode is situated 4km from the village of Woombye which
has a rail and bus service to towns in the area and Brisbane. However, as
Avatar’s Abode is in a bush setting and is isolated, hiring a car is an
advantage. The surrounding country is very beautiful and has many lovely areas
to visit. But they are not well serviced with public transport. Sometimes
local Baba Lovers can help out.
When to visit?
All year round. A special time to come is for the
Anniversary of Meher Baba’s visit to the property.
The Anniversaries are held on the Queen’s Birthday three-day weekend in June
— this is held on weekend with the second Saturday in June. Accommodation
on the property at this time is generally only available to volunteer workers at the
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