Travelling by Train

The train journey from Sydney city or the airport is easy and comfortable. The Sydney CBD to Otford trip is a direct line, and takes approximately 75 minutes. The Sydney airport to Otford trip requires one change, and takes approximately 65 minutes. We are located just a ten-minute walk from Otford Train Station. For more information on train times please download the ‘Opal Travel’ app or visit sydneytrains.info.

+ FROM NORTH (SYDNEY)

  1. Take the South Coast line towards Wollongong (be sure to check that the train passes through Otford Station).
  2. Depart the train at Otford Station and cross the platform to the other side.
  3. Turn left out of the station. Walk down the road and take the first right at Lady Carrington Road. Note the Govinda Valley sign on the corner.
  4. Walk across the weir and take the driveway to the left.

+ FROM SOUTH (WOLLONGONG)

  1. Take the South Coast line towards Sydney (be sure to check that the train passes through Otford Station).
  2. Depart the train at Otford Station.
  3. Turn left out of the station. Walk down the road and take the first right at Lady Carrington Road. Note the Govinda Valley sign on the corner.
  4. Walk across the weir and take the driveway to the left.
 

 

Travelling by Car

Heart & Soul Retreats is located approximately 70 minutes by car from the Sydney CBD, and 50 minutes by car from the Sydney airport.

Please note: If navigating via GPS, type "Heart & Soul Retreat" into the app, rather than our actual address. This will result in the most accurate directions.

+ FROM NORTH (SYDNEY)

  1. Take the Princess Highway (Highway 1) south towards Wollongong.
  2. Take the Stanwell Park/Helensburgh exit.
  3. Drive straight through the roundabout along Lawrence Hargrave Drive.
  4. Follow this road for approx. 5 - 10 minutes.
  5. Drive straight through the T-intersection, and pass Bald Hill Lookout on the right.
  6. Turn left at Otford Road - note the Govinda Valley sign.
  7. The road will be signed all the way to the retreat. If you require, follow these detailed directions:

    1. Follow Otford Road as it winds down into the valley.
    2. Cross the railway bridge.
    3. Take the first right at Lady Carrington Road.
    4. Take the first left (continuation of Lady Carrington Road).
    5. Cross the weir.
    6. Take the driveway on the left into Heart & Soul / Govinda Valley.

+ FROM SOUTH (WOLLONGONG)

  1. Take the freeway north towards Sydney.
  2. Take the Helensburgh exit.
  3. Turn right as you exit the freeway.
  4. Turn right at the roundabout onto Lawrence Hargrave Drive.
  5. Keep driving for approx. 5-10 minutes.
  6. Drive straight through the T-intersection, and pass Bald Hill Lookout on the right.
  7. Turn left at Otford Road - note the Govinda Valley sign.
  8. The road will be signed all the way to the retreat. If you require, follow these detailed directions:

    1. Follow Otford Road as it winds down into the valley.
    2. Cross the railway bridge.
    3. Take the first right at Lady Carrington Road.
    4. Take the first left (continuation of Lady Carrington Road).
    5. Cross the weir.
    6. Take the driveway on the left into Heart & Soul / Govinda Valley.

+ FROM SOUTH WEST (CANBERRA)

  1. Take the Hume Highway (Highway 31) north towards Sydney.
  2. Turn right onto Picton Road.
  3. Turn left onto Wilton Road.
  4. Turn right onto Appin Rd (69).
  5. Turn left onto the Princess Highway towards Sydney.
  6. Take the Helensburgh exit.
  7. Turn right at the roundabout.
  8. Keep driving for approx. 5-10 minutes.
  9. Drive straight through the T-intersection, and pass Bald Hill Lookout on the right.
  10. Turn left at Otford Road - note the Govinda Valley sign.
  11. The road will be signed all the way to the retreat. If you require, follow these detailed directions:

    1. Follow Otford Road as it winds down into the valley.
    2. Cross the railway bridge.
    3. Take the first right at Lady Carrington Road.
    4. Take the first left (continuation of Lady Carrington Road).
    5. Cross the weir.
    6. Take the driveway on the left into Heart & Soul / Govinda Valley.