Our vision is that Mary MacKillop Place be a place of welcome, encounter and journey.
Hospitality is a core value of Mary MacKillop Place we live this by offering more than just a warm welcome, and a kind, helpful and professional experience during your stay. We are an oasis in the centre of North Sydney, inviting you to share with us our commitment to protecting and caring for the environment and respecting the dignity of all persons.
Temuka Apartments offers self-contained style rooms including studio, 1 and 2 bedroom apartments.
- Guests coming to Temuka Apartments must be double Covid-19 vaccinated.
- If you are exempt from being vaccinated, you must show a Medical Exemption Certificate when checking in.
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We are committed to being of service to you and meeting your needs throughout your stay in our quality accommodation.
We look forward to welcoming corporate groups, parish and friendship groups, family and individuals, to stay with us and enjoy the beauty and serenity of our gardens, take time in our Café and Gift Shop, or make use of local transport for easy access from the airport, to the Sydney CBD, and many of Sydney’s great wonders.
Covid Cancellation Policy
Should you test positive to Covid-19 at any time prior to arrival you will be able to cancel your booking without notice or charge if evidence is provided to the fact in support of a positive test.
If you test positive during your stay, you will be able to leave early and only be charged for the nights already stayed.
Paying it Forward – Supporting the Mission of the Sisters of Saint Joseph
Mary MacKillop encouraged, “never see a need without trying to do something about it.” Unlike when staying in commercial accommodation, by choosing to stay at Mary MacKillop Place, you are “paying it forward” with your funds contributing directly to the works of the Sisters of Saint Joseph. Some of our works include protecting the heritage site of Mary MacKillop Place, supporting women in Peru, working with indigenous peoples, promoting justice issues, supporting education, offering grief programmes, family care and more. We thank you for being a vital part in sustaining our mission.
How Temuka Apartments were named
The Temuka Apartments are named after a town on the South Island of Aotearoa New Zealand.
In 1883, three Sisters of Saint Joseph set out from Adelaide to begin a new foundation at Temuka. This eventuated after three years of persistent requests from a French Marist priest, Fr L Fauvel. Through Fr Julian Tenison Woods, Fr Fauvel learned about the Sisters of Saint Joseph and what this young institute had accomplished. What strongly appealed to him was their name, their spirit and their work of education in isolated settlements. St Joseph’s School was established and is still operating in Temuka today, there is now a Heritage Centre, and one Sister continues to live in the town.
Did you know we also have a range of conference, function, and event spaces, click here to learn more.