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124 Camms Road Cawarral

Our next dinner will be Camp Oven style done by the men
Friday 18th May 2018 6-7pm $10 per head
and Meeting on Saturday19th May at 11am
Prince William and Meghans wedding day



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.



04 7559 1027

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

in your own tent or van
and $10 PER PERSON PER OVERNIGHT STAY in one of the cabins

Travelling try Wiki Camps


Bruce Acutt RIP

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.

See the caretaker for Satellite Internet with restrictions

Both Bore and Tank Water is a available and stored in bulk storage 15,900 litre poly tanks and various smaller poly tanks.

You are asked to be careful with and conserve water


One Hectare of land forms Cockscomb Veterans Bush Retreat. Had it not been for Bruce Acutt RIP and his dedication it would not exist. Bruce Acutt was a local Consultant Psychologist. 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.


TC Marcia Damage - Community Cleanup 22 March

Herbie talks to The Morning Bulletin
after Cyclone Marcia

Building Progress

Flyer A4 - A3 size

Kerri - The Morning Bulletin

Visit by US and Australian troops to Cockscomb
ArmyNews Page 6

30 July 2013 US Navy from VRC-30 Det 5 at Cockscomb

Progress 2015 - More in 2016

Veteran days and Progress

Cockscomb Flyer
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