About the Quest for Life Foundation

The Quest for Life Foundation provides practical skills and strategies for people to create peace and resilience in their lives.

The Quest for Life Foundation acknowledges the traditional owners of country throughout Australia and their continuing connections to land, sea and community. We pay our respect to them, their culture and to elders past and present.

The Quest for Life Foundation was established in 1989 by Petrea King. Up until 1995 the Foundation was based in Sydney where it hosted hundreds of support and meditation groups for people living with cancer, grief, AIDS, depression, anxiety and other traumas as well as teaching programs. In 1995, Petrea and the work of Quest for Life moved to Bundanoon in the beautiful Southern Highlands of NSW.

In 1998, generous benefactors made it possible for the Foundation to purchase the longest established guesthouse in Bundanoon and after undergoing major refurbishments the Quest for Life Centre opened in May 1999. Set in nine acres of landscaped gardens, the Centre provides an oasis for time out and an ideal environment for reflection, healing and the learning of new and valuable life skills.

Ruth Cracknell was the Centre's first Patron and was an avid supporter of the Foundation's work. Ruth's garden is a tranquil garden centred around a water feature in memory of her loving support of Petrea and the work of the Foundation. A place for quiet reflection enjoyed by visitors to the Centre.

Thousands of people journey to the Centre to find a safe haven in which to begin or continue their healing journey. The Centre also provides an opportunity to intensively train facilitators, therapists, counsellors, nurses, doctors and other professionals from around Australia.

The Quest for Life Foundation provides intensive educational support programs and community-based workshops that encourage, educate and empower people with the tools to create emotional resilience and peace of mind. Assisting people from all walks of life we provide a proven, effective and holistic approach to physical, mental, emotional and spiritual wellbeing. 

In addition, highly trained health professionals and facilitators offer training in resilience and healing principles in rural, regional and metropolitan areas throughout Australia.

Your tax-deductible donation or bequest enables the Quest for Life Foundation to continue and expand its many planned services. Please consider supporting Quest so that its valuable work can continue to make a positive difference in people's lives.

About Petrea King

About our Patrons