Visiting

The monastery is open daily from 10.00am to 1pm.
Lunch offering is at 10:45am daily. (It is recommended to come earlier, such as at 10:00am, if you have food items to prepare or set up.)

Gender Segregation

Please adhere strictly to the gender segregation boundaries.

No smoking

Smoking, alcohol, drugs and music are prohibited on the monastery grounds. NBM is strictly a Non Smoking Environment.

Proper attire

The following list contains items of clothing or fashion styles that are unsuitable within monastic environments:

• No bare shoulders
• No tank-tops or mid-riffs
• No tight or transparent clothing
• No short skirts or shorts
• No sleeveless shirts
• No revealing clothing
• No ripped or otherwise improper attire

How to Get to NBM

By Car

Address (use this address in GPS):

107 Beaches Lane, Newbury Victoria, 3458 Australia.

Old signage (& Google Maps) will list: “Katemmingga Lodge”.

Ways to get here:

Two ways, the Northern (via Calder Freeway highlighted in red), or the Western (via Western Freeway highlighted in blue) route.

Northern Route from Calder Freeway: Woodend-> Tylden-> Tylden South-> Trentham-> Newbury.

Western Route from Western Freeway: Greendale-> Dales Creek-> Blackwood-> Barry’s Reef-> Newbury.

The maps indicate both 107 and 109 beaches lane.

The second map that has 109 Beaches lane indicates a better reference for where the retreat buildings are (more so than 107 beaches lane). For GPS, 107 Beaches lane is more likely to return a useful reference point for car-navigation.

The location is found at the end of Beaches Lane (which is a dirt road). The dirt road is usually in good condition and does not require a 4WD vehicle.

For more details, click on the maps .

To download a printable PDF copy of the map, please click here.

Avoid Yankee Road

Some GPS units (Tom Tom and Navman etc.) and iphone map will guide visitors to "Yankee Road" near Newbury and ask people to walk 500 metres to get to 107 Beaches Lane (the Newbury Buddhist Monastery location). This is due to the fact that Beaches lane is THEORETICALLY linked to Yankee Rd. On the maps it goes all the way through, but in reality, it's nothing but a rough road with trees and shrubs on it. Please AVOID Yankee Road...it will only lead to suffering should you wish to get to Beaches Lane and NBM.​ A rough map is included here to demonstrate where Yankee Road is, and where you should be going instead (Beaches Lane ​via Blackwood-Trentham Rd).

Avoid Yankee Rd.
Avoid Yankee Rd.

By Public Transport

From Melbourne City

If coming by train we can try to arrange a lift from the Trentham bus stop. The closest Train Station is at Woodend (30 mins drive from Newbury). There are two services that connect Woodend to Trentham by bus. Please check the PT Victoria timetable so that you can arrive/depart from Trentham on the bus.

There are no taxi services in Newbury and the walk to the monastery from Trentham takes around 1.5-2 hours (approximately 7 kilometres). Subject to driver availability, we can try to pick you up from the Trentham bus stop located at the front of the Milk-Bar in Market street Trentham.

The below are 2 recommended services - with minimal waiting time (subject PT Victoria and V/line website timetable variation)

Monday  - Friday

Morning Trip

 

Southern Cross Station > Woodend

Duration 1h 5min & reservation required

7:42 AM From Southern Cross Station - Take the V/line train towards Swan Hill
8:47 AM Get off at stop Woodend Railway Station
 

Woodend train station > Trentham

Duration 22 min

9:00 AM From Woodend train station - Take the coach towards Daylesford
9:22 AM Get off at bus stop (the Milk Bar) located in Market St in Trentham

Evening Trip

 

Southern Cross Station > Woodend

Duration 1h 13min & reservation required

5:03 PM From Southern Cross Station - Take the train towards Kyneton
6:16 PM Get off at stop Woodend Railway Station
 

Woodend train station > Trentham

Duration 22min

6:25 PM From Woodend train station - Take the coach towards Daylesford
6:47 PM Get off aGet off at bus stop (the Milk Bar) located in Market St in Trentham
Saturday - Sunday

Morning Trip

 

Southern Cross Station > Woodend

Duration 1h 5min & reservation required

9:36 AM From Southern Cross Station - Take the train towards Echuca
10:39 AM Get off at stop Woodend Railway Station
 

Woodend train station> Trentham

Duration 22min

10:45 AM From Woodend train station - Take the coach towards Daylesford
11:07 AM Get off at bus stop (the Milk Bar) located in Market St in Trentham

Evening Trip

 

Southern Cross Station > Woodend

Duration 1h 5min & reservation required

5:56 PM From Southern Cross Station - Take the train towards Bendigo
6:56 PM Get off at stop Woodend Railway Station
 

Woodend train station> Trentham

Duration 22min

7:05 PM From Woodend train station - Take the coach towards Daylesford
7:27 PM Get off at bus stop (the Milk Bar) located in Market St in Trentham
How To Get To Newbury - Northern & Western Routes
Map of Northern and Western Routes to Newbury
How To Get To Newbury - Detail Beaches Lane
Detail Map of Beaches Lane Access