The Details

LTTN Venue

Light to the Nations will take place under a massive marquee in the grounds of the Mt Carmel Retreat Centre, Varroville, near local bush and farmland

Mt Carmel Retreat Centre is in Varroville, which is sitting on the edge of suburban Sydney, only one hour from Wollongong, NSW and 2.5 hours from Canberra. (Open in Google Maps)

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LTTN becomes ‘tent city’ with hundreds of people camping in the grounds of the Mt Carmel Retreat Centre.

  • Bring your own tent – either for yourself or to share with friends (there are separate male and female camping areas)
  • Bring your family and camp in the family area


Bring your own sleeping bag, sheets, pillow and book a space on the floor – the following options are available:

  • For singles – A floor space in a male or female dorm room (classroom) with others (limited places) – $100 Additional

Please note that the LTTN team will allocate you to a space in male and female rooms (this accommodation option is limited so book early).

If you are single it is recommended you camp. Alternatively, you can check out other accommodation options in and around Varroville or Sydney!

Please note that if you sleep out of the venue it will not change the price.



All meals will be provided and tea/coffee will be available all day. If you need to know the menu for dietary requirements, please email the catering team here and they can send you a menu or assist you. Please note that the following dietry requirements will be provided for and alternative foods/drinks will be provided for you. You just need to let us know when your register!

  • Vegetarian
  • Gluten Free
  • Dairy Free
  • Fish Free



You can catch a train to Minto Train Station, a LTTN van will be collecting pilgrims every half hour on Holy Thursday starting at  2.30pm till 7.00pm.

You can also catch the LTTN van back to the Minto Train Station on Easter Sunday departing LTTN at Midday.

LTTN Junior
(and Toddlers n bubs)

Young people in high-school will participate fully in the LTTN program!

LTTN Junior stream is for children in Primary School, and is available for your child to attend during services at no extra cost. Each parent with a child attending LTTN Junior will be rostered on for at least 1 time hour slot during the course of the event.

There will be two age groups for the LTTN Junior stream:

  • 4 y/o – Year 2
  • Year 3 – Year 6

Toddlers aged up to 3 years of age are asked to stay with their parents throughout the weekend.

There will be an allocated tent for Mums n bubs and/or Dads n bubs for you to feed, to chill or simply take time out and rest!