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 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.
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 and Andawakey cabin for overnight
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.
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 15,900 litre poly tanks and various smaller poly tanks.
You are asked to be careful with and conserve water.