Galong is located 55 klms north of Yass and 21 klms south of Harden; and lies 2 klms to the east of the Burley Griffin Way. St Clement's Retreat and Conference Centre is a further 5klms on from the village. Allow 40-45 minutes travelling time from Yass.
Eighteen klms north of Yass (and thirteen klms on from the Yass Service Centre) on the Hume Highway turn right into the Harden exit on Burley Griffin Way (State Route 94), which has been re-routed around Bowning. Drive on through Binalong and for a further 10 klms towards Harden to the Bouyeo - Galong crossroad. Take the right hand turn to Galong. If travelling from Melbourne along the Hume Highway, exit 10 klms north of Yass at Bowning and follow the above directions. In Galong follow the signs marked Monastery and/or Retreat Centre. Allow a minute or two to download illustrated directions.
Important: St Clement's staff will meet trains in Harden - only if sufficient advance notice is given. Please telephone St Clement's on 6380 5222 to arrange transport at least 14 days prior to commencement of event - fare $20.00 per person return. Transport to and from Galong buses can also be arranged.
A daily service leaves from the Jolimont Centre, Canberra at 9.47am, arriving at Galong village, 5klms from St Clement's at 11.45am. An afternoon service leaves Galong at 3.35pm and arrives at the Jolimont Centre, Canberra at 5.22pm. Please confirm times, fares and bookings with Countrylink on 132 232.
By train from Sydney
The 7.42am XPT from Sydney arrives at Harden (the nearest station) at 12.18 pm. The return Sydney train leaves Harden at 3.13pm arriving in Sydney at 7.54pm. Please confirm times with Countrylink.
By train from Melbourne
The 8.30am XPT arrives at Cootamundra at 2.37 pm and transfer to coach service to Galong arriving at 3.35pm. For the return journey take the coach from Galong at 11.45am and transfer to the XPT at Cootamundra at 12.49pm arriving in Melbourne at 6.55pm. Please confirm times with Countrylink.
This page last updated: 11 June 2013