Luxury Short Term Accommodation For NDIS Participants

Experience unparalleled comfort and care with Mandala Care Group’s luxury short-term accommodation packages designed specifically for NDIS participants. Our premium services ensure that your stay is not only comfortable but also aligns with your specific needs, preferences and goals.

Why Choose Mandala's STA Respite

  • Personalised Care: It is our priority to provide a respite experience that is directed by you and personalised to your unique goals.

  • All Inclusive: Your respite package is all inclusive of accommodation, support, activities (chosen by you), meals and travel.

  • Modern Amenities: Enjoy beautiful facilities and amenities, including spacious living area, accessible bathrooms, and stunning outdoor spaces designed for relaxation and leisure. You will have access to the swimming pool and heated spa during your stay.

  • Engaging Activities: Participate in a variety of engaging activities that promote well-being, social interaction, and personal growth. From art therapy sessions to recreational outings, there's something for everyone.

  • Delicious Meals: Savour delicious meals catered to your requirements.

  • Support: We have an incredible team of support workers that will support you 1:1 each day with your goals.

Accomodation Included

Luxurious and serene accommodation

Support Worker

Our support workers are available to assist you throughout your stay

Meals Included

Delicious local food included to make your respite extra special

Activities & Travel Included

Enjoy stress-free respite with inclusive activities and travel

Respite Duffys Forest (Northern Beaches)

Mandala Respite is set in the picturesque semi-rural suburb of Duffys Forest on Sydney's Northern Beaches tucked behind Terrey Hills, just 40 minutes from Sydney's CBD.  You'll experience a relaxing haven like no other, where horses grace the streets and paddocks, you'll feel a million miles away from the hustle and bustle.

Set on acreage, you will be accommodated in a modern 2 bedroom, 2 bathroom residence overlooking the shared swimming pool and heated spa. You will have private use of the residence during your stay with your support worker.

Offering a unique experience centered around self & connection. Our most important resource in our journey towards personal empowerment.

As part of your respite package we have included activities that nourish and support deeper self awareness. We offer these activities within 5 key areas:

Wellness // Therapies // Nature // Adventure // Creative


We will work with you to create a respite plan that is aligned with your interests and moves you closer to your goals. Choose from the activities below or let us know if there is anything we are missing that you would like to try, we will always do our best to accommodate.


  • Day Spa treatments - facial, massage, pedicure, manicure
  • Personailsed yoga or laughing yoga
  • Mindfulness & Meditation
  • Sound bath with singing bowls


  • Foot Reflexology
  • Equine Assisted Learning
  • Ocean therapy - A surf experience
  • Reiki energy healing or sound healing


  • Nature connection & immersion
  • Taronga Zoo
  • Explore Northern Beaches
  • North Head Sanctuary walk


  • Horse riding
  • Mini golf
  • Indoor rock climbing
  • Kayaking
  • Surfing
  • Swimming
  • Snorkelling
  • Stand Up Paddle Boarding


  • Manly Art Gallery & Museum
  • Art workshops
  • Pottery I Wheel throwing or hand building
  • Mandala art session
  • Drumming session

Book your STA respite today

Discover the Mandala Care Group difference. Book your luxury short-term accommodation package today and experience the best in care and comfort. For more information or to make a reservation, please fill out the form below

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Mandala Care Group STA Respite FAQs

What is STA respite?

STA respite, or Short-Term Accommodation respite, is a temporary stay designed to provide a break for both participants and their primary caregivers. It offers support, activities, and care in a comfortable setting.

Who is eligible for STA respite?

STA respite is available to individuals with an NDIS plan that includes funding for short-term accommodation. Eligibility depends on individual needs and circumstances.

How long can I stay in STA respite?

The duration of your stay can vary based on your NDIS plan and individual needs. We offer flexible stay options to accommodate different requirements.

Are the accommodations accessible?

Yes, our accommodations are fully accessible, with features such as wheelchair-friendly entrances, accessible bathrooms, and other necessary modifications to ensure comfort and safety.

How do I book an STA respite stay?

To book an STA respite stay, please contact us directly at complete the form below and our team will be in touch.

Is transportation provided?

Yes, transportation is included as part of our STA respite, ensuring you can travel to and from activities and appointments with ease.