Hectare of land forms Cockscomb Veterans Bush Retreat. Had
it not been for Bruce Acutt and his dedication
it would not exist. Bruce Acutt is a local Consultant Psychologist
and contactable at 4927 9070. Cockscomb was part of a parcel
of land originally called Cockscomb and owned by Bruce and
his ex wife.
has been on the go since July 1997, built by Veterans for
Veterans.† Donít think that because you havenít had any
input into the construction that you donít have a place
in the Cockscomb community.†
Cockscomb is open to all Veterans and Serving Members of
all Defence Forces and their Families and to all Emergency
Services and the more who use it the better the place will
Local Veterans or visiting Veterans, you are ALL most welcome
to visit, stay over night, or stay for a maximum of 5 days.†
remember to do the right thing by the signing the register
on the railway camp wagon bench.
accommodation is provided in Uc Dai Loi House a
Log Cabin for overnight stays.
Cooking can either be done on an open fire or in the kitchen.
A new gas heating system has improved the amenities by providing
hot water 24 hours of the day.
tables and chairs are available to eat at and there are
plenty of log seats to sit on.
There is no reticulated electricity, but there is a solar/battery
system providing lighting and limited 240V power in the
main camp site. There is also an onsite generator.
There is 3G digital mobile phone access in some areas on
While water is a available, it is limited. Bulk storage
in three 15,900 litre poly tanks and various smaller poly
You are asked to be careful with and conserve water.