Former Superintendent, Rev Alan Walker had a dream to give people who couldn’t afford a holiday, the opportunity to get away from it all in a natural setting.
The search for a suitable place began around 1969. When a property in Arcadia emerged that sparked our interest. With 73 acres of picturesque bushland and a valley running through the property, we could see more than enough potential in this space.
The generous gifts of many
Amongst others who supported the project was Ken Thomas, the founder of TNT in Australia. Ken donated $25,000 toward the purchase of the property and other individuals and groups pitched in. The State Government also contributed $10,000 and construction work began. In 1972, Wesley Vision Valley officially opened.
Wesley Vision Valley proudly served this vision for over 40 years. The conference and recreational facility welcomed groups from all over the world. Specialised camps for disadvantaged children, young people and families were also held at Wesley Vision Valley. Through this unique bush retreat many lives have been impacted and positively changed.