Facilities

Everyone is welcome to experience the peace and tranquility of the Baha'i House of Worship. Visitors are welcome to sit and meditate, or walk in the gardens. You can view the display in the visitors centre, browse in the bookshop or make yourself a cup of tea or coffee in the covered open-air picnic area.

The grounds

The area of the grounds is approximately nine hectares. The Temple site is the highest point in the area and the Temple itself is often used by aircraft and ships for navigational purposes. There are a number of other buildings located on the site including a visitors centre, bookshop, picnic area, hostel, caretaker's cottage, and the administrative offices of the Australian Baha'i community.

The gardens

The gardens contain a number of interesting native plants including waratahs, several grevillea including the unique caleyi, the native pea, wattle and wooody pear, plus three species of eucalypts. The gardens attract a large number of horticulturalists and nature enthusiasts every year.

The visitors centre

On the way to the House of Worship, you will see the nine-sided visitors centre. Volunteer guides are available to show you around or answer any questions you may have. Here you may watch a video program, view colourful exhibits and learn more about the history and teachings of the Baha'i Faith. Everyone is welcome to browse through the books or just sit and relax.

The bookshop

The bookshop offers a wide range of books, CDs, videos, cards and posters from all over the world. Apart from the sacred scriptures of the Baha'i Faith itself, titles stocked cover topics such as spirituality and meditation, life after death, children's education, virtues, and the history of the Baha'i Faith. Opening hours are from 9.00 am to 5.00 pm from Monday to Friday, and 10.00 am to 2.00 pm on Saturday and Sunday. You can call the bookshop on (02) 9998 9220