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)


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. Please check out the menu here or email the catering team here for any further assistance. Please note – there will be options of:

  • Gluten Free
  • Soy milk available

Most meals should be adaptable to suit most diets.



You can catch a train to Minto Train Station, a LTTN van will be collecting pilgrims from the station every hour on the hour on Holy Thursday starting at  2.00pm till 7.00pm. Look for the white van with an orange balloon on Somerset St side of the station.

You can also catch the LTTN van back to the Minto Train Station on Easter Sunday departing LTTN grounds at 1.00pm and 2.00pm.

LTTN Junior

LTTN Junior

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

LTTN Junior is for children in Primary School, and is available for you and your child to attend in the non-liturgical sessions.

There will be planned activities such as sport, easter egg hunt, movie, youth session (games, input and prayer) and a circus show!

LTTN will provide these activities, however LTTN will not be providing supervision.

All children must be fully supervised by their parents during each activity AT ALL TIMES.

Alternatively, your child might like to sit with you in the big tent.

There will be an allocated ‘Under 5’s’ play room in the retreat centre for you and your child and/or baby. There will be toys, a chair for you to sit and relax and other mums and dads to meet. All children in this room must be accompanied and supervised by their parents AT ALL TIMES!