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124 Camms Road Cawarral


Contact President Herbie 0419662987


04 7559 1027

Slide Show from Cockscomb below
$8 PER PERSON PER OVERNIGHT STAY staying in your own tent or van
and $10 PER PERSON PER OVERNIGHT STAY in one of the cabins



Historical Chronicles

Set in the hills on the southern side of Mt Wheeler. Road access via two-wheel drive and only 30 minutes from Rockhampton.
Cockscomb provides a quiet place away from the city, away from all mod cons, a quiet relaxing place to go when you want to get away and get back to some basic living and quality time.
When staying overnight, you will require your sleeping bag, camp stretcher, swag or hammock if you intend to sleep outside and a torch, matches, food and a rubbish bag, mosquito repellent and your medication

Sign the visitors book, ask the caretaker about camp standing orders and make a donation to help keep the running costs down.

After staying we ask you to clean up any rubbish and ask the caretaker where you should deposit it, replace firewood used, clean up the kitchen and the toilet / shower facilities you may have used before you leave.


Travelling try Wiki Camps
RA Engineers Tunnel Rats



GPS Camp Info
South 23degrees 14minutes 13seconds
East 150degrees 40minutes 49seconds

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One 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.

Cockscomb has been on the go since July 1997, built by Veterans and other volunteers and it is now open to all Veterans and Serving Members of all Defence Forces and their Families and to all Emergency Services and their families and the more you use it the better it will be.†† Donít think that because you havenít had any input into the construction that you donít have a place in the Cockscomb community.†

Local Veterans or visiting Veterans, you are ALL most welcome to visit, stay over night, or stay for a maximum of 5 days or make arrangements with the committee.

Please remember to do the right thing by the signing the register on the railway camp wagon bench.

Fixed accommodation is provided in Uc Dai Loi House a Log Cabin and Andawakey cabin for overnight stays.

Cooking can either be done on an open fire or in the kitchens.
A new gas heating system has improved the amenities by providing hot water 24 hours of the day.

Various 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 the site.

While water is a available, it is limited. Bulk storage in 15,900 litre poly tanks and various smaller poly tanks.
You are asked to be careful with and conserve water.

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