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Kookaburra Creek is a very special place. It is privately owned and has remained in the family for 40 years. It is full of special memories and good times had by many families.

Our Accommodation Business is family run by myself my husband and our four children. With the help of extended family, we all chip in and help out in many ways to keep the property maintained. This is an enjoyable opportunity for us all, and very educational for the children.

We want guests to take time out for themselves, to reflect and to experience the tranquility and peace of the natural bush land.

This is an opportunity to experience some quality time in a relaxed atmosphere with friends and family. Kookaburra Creek will be an enjoyable and unforgettable stay!

We are 10 kms north of Melrose situated at the base of the Beautiful Mt Remarkable, in the Southern Flinders Ranges.

Kookaburra Creek is centrally located in South Australia, 274 kms or 2.5 to 3 hrs easy drive from Adelaide via the main highway. Our property is set on 80 acres of picturesque bush land with Mt Remarkable National Park on three sides.

We offer a range of self-contained dwellings to suit individuals, families or groups. We can accommodate up to 18 people comfortably, 14 single people. Ideal for 5-7 couples plus children. Larger groups if you bring caravans or tents.

We also offer Camping, during Non Fire Ban Season only.

There is so much natural beauty to be explored and discovered. Creeks and Gorges, mountains to climb or easy walks. Observe the wildlife.

There are 2 creeks, one a short distance into the National Park and the other on the property. Through winter and spring we enjoy the trickling water making it’s way down through the property. In winter, take a pleasant walk up the Kookaburra Creek, just into the National Park to the magical waterfall.

We have easy walking trails on the property and into the National Park. The ‘Golden Orb Walk’ weaves its way through creeks, native lemongrass and acacia scrub. Follow the Golden Orb Spider signs along the track, it keeps the kids busy finding them.

Our Second walking trail,  ‘The Sheoak Loop Walk’, heads up the property to the top of the block where you’ll be amazed at the stunning views looking down to the plains.

The new Wilmington to Melrose Rail Trail, Bike track is at your doorstep. This is a very pleasant 10 km ride into Melrose, along the scenic track. This will take between ½ an hour to 1½ hours (if you take your time with the family) There is the option of bike hire in town at ‘Over the Edge Sports’ if you don’t have bikes.

You can access the trail at the start of our driveway, down at the Highway, or from our property there is a diagonal track which cuts through the National Park, past an old ruin and old farm machinery, and brings you out down at the Rail Trail.

Kookaburra Creek has an abundance of wildlife. Kangaroos and Euros will greet you as you enter the property.

Some with sweet little joeys in their pouches, be sure to slow down and admire them. They frequently visit the accommodation and graze on the lawn patch. In the summer months, pre historic looking Goannas inquisitively visit and wander. Watch them climb the gums around the house. Occasionally they will climb up on the Balcony or even the roof hunting for food. Usually a poor Willy-Wag Tails nest full of eggs is taken. There is numerous bird life, great Bird watching for the keen Birdwatcher. From the good old Kookaburras, to Galahs, Sacred Kingfishers,  Bee Eaters, Thrush, Magpies, the bright red Mistletoe Bird and Red Breasted Robin and even the Majestic Wedge Tail Eagle souring above.

As you walk through the native Bush Land, you will enjoy the wonderful aromas of Native Lemon Grass, Hop Bush, Curry Bush, and Eucalypt. Springtime brings out a magical array of colourful wild flowers.

Observe carefully and discover many different varieties of orchids, from the rare Green Leek Orchid, Hooded and Spider Orchids.

Kookaburra Creek will offer you a farm stay experience out in the bush. Send the kids to collect the chooks eggs, and offer the chooks your food scraps in return. Say hello to, and pat our very friendly sheep. We’ve nurtured them since they were 1 week old orphins. ‘Nudgie’, ‘Betty-Blue-Eyes’, ‘Spot’ and ‘Lamby’. They are very entertaining to watch!

If you come at the right season, there will be fresh vegetable and fruit produce in the garden for you to enjoy!

All indoor taps and showers are on rain water supply. This is good drinking water, and our only water supply other than dam water, which is used for the garden. Bottled water is also available.

The yellow taps in the garden are dam water and to be used for watering only. Please use showers sparingly, 2 minute showers would be appreciated.

The Retreat is accessible to all types of vehicles with care. The road is a little stony in places. Please drive at 20kms or less along the road, as there are many kangaroos and euros along the way.

Our bush property is a gift we share with you, for you to enjoy and take in the beauty and tranquility. The Vintage Trucks, Rusty Relics, and old Chimney Ruins are a fun display of our history…

Please help us by teaching your children to love and respect our property as much as we do. They will need to be supervised.

During Winter and a wet Spring the dams may have water in them. There are 2 unfenced dams on our property. There are signs in the accommoation, with maps showing where the dams are. It is a good idea when you arrive, to become familiar with the property and your surrounds. Once again, please supervise your children. No swimming in the dams please.

To be able to enjoy and protect the wildlife, please no pets!

Kookaburra Creek has a fantastic set-up for Groups, Families, School Camps, Youth Camps, Scouts, Bushwalkers, Birdwatchers and Work Retreats.

We welcome visits and inspections.

Enquire today

Kookaburra Creek is a very special place. It is privately owned and has remained in the family for 40 years. It is full of special memories and good times had by many families.

Our Accommodation Business is family run by myself my husband and our four children. With the help of extended family, we all chip in and help out in many ways to keep the property maintained. This is an enjoyable opportunity for us all, and very educational for the children.

We want guests to take time out for themselves, to reflect and to experience the tranquility and peace of the natural bush land.

This is an opportunity to experience some quality time in a relaxed atmosphere with friends and family. Kookaburra Creek will be an enjoyable and unforgettable stay!

We are 10 kms north of Melrose situated at the base of the Beautiful Mt Remarkable, in the Southern Flinders Ranges.

Kookaburra Creek is centrally located in South Australia, 274 kms or 2.5 to 3 hrs easy drive from Adelaide via the main highway. Our property is set on 80 acres of picturesque bush land with Mt Remarkable National Park on three sides.

We offer a range of self-contained dwellings to suit individuals, families or groups. We can accommodate up to 18 people comfortably, 14 single people. Ideal for 5-7 couples plus children. Larger groups if you bring caravans or tents.

We also offer Camping, during Non Fire Ban Season only.

There is so much natural beauty to be explored and discovered. Creeks and Gorges, mountains to climb or easy walks. Observe the wildlife.

There are 2 creeks, one a short distance into the National Park and the other on the property. Through winter and spring we enjoy the trickling water making it’s way down through the property. In winter, take a pleasant walk up the Kookaburra Creek, just into the National Park to the magical waterfall.

We have easy walking trails on the property and into the National Park. The ‘Golden Orb Walk’ weaves its way through creeks, native lemongrass and acacia scrub. Follow the Golden Orb Spider signs along the track, it keeps the kids busy finding them.

Our Second walking trail,  ‘The Sheoak Loop Walk’, heads up the property to the top of the block where you’ll be amazed at the stunning views looking down to the plains.

The new Wilmington to Melrose Rail Trail, Bike track is at your doorstep. This is a very pleasant 10 km ride into Melrose, along the scenic track. This will take between ½ an hour to 1½ hours (if you take your time with the family) There is the option of bike hire in town at ‘Over the Edge Sports’ if you don’t have bikes.

You can access the trail at the start of our driveway, down at the Highway, or from our property there is a diagonal track which cuts through the National Park, past an old ruin and old farm machinery, and brings you out down at the Rail Trail.

Kookaburra Creek has an abundance of wildlife. Kangaroos and Euros will greet you as you enter the property.

Some with sweet little joeys in their pouches, be sure to slow down and admire them. They frequently visit the accommodation and graze on the lawn patch. In the summer months, pre historic looking Goannas inquisitively visit and wander. Watch them climb the gums around the house. Occasionally they will climb up on the Balcony or even the roof hunting for food. Usually a poor Willy-Wag Tails nest full of eggs is taken. There is numerous bird life, great Bird watching for the keen Birdwatcher. From the good old Kookaburras, to Galahs, Sacred Kingfishers,  Bee Eaters, Thrush, Magpies, the bright red Mistletoe Bird and Red Breasted Robin and even the Majestic Wedge Tail Eagle souring above.

As you walk through the native Bush Land, you will enjoy the wonderful aromas of Native Lemon Grass, Hop Bush, Curry Bush, and Eucalypt. Springtime brings out a magical array of colourful wild flowers.

Observe carefully and discover many different varieties of orchids, from the rare Green Leek Orchid, Hooded and Spider Orchids.

Kookaburra Creek will offer you a farm stay experience out in the bush. Send the kids to collect the chooks eggs, and offer the chooks your food scraps in return. Say hello to, and pat our very friendly sheep. We’ve nurtured them since they were 1 week old orphins. ‘Nudgie’, ‘Betty-Blue-Eyes’, ‘Spot’ and ‘Lamby’. They are very entertaining to watch!

If you come at the right season, there will be fresh vegetable and fruit produce in the garden for you to enjoy!

All indoor taps and showers are on rain water supply. This is good drinking water, and our only water supply other than dam water, which is used for the garden. Bottled water is also available.

The yellow taps in the garden are dam water and to be used for watering only. Please use showers sparingly, 2 minute showers would be appreciated.

The Retreat is accessible to all types of vehicles with care. The road is a little stony in places. Please drive at 20kms or less along the road, as there are many kangaroos and euros along the way.

Our bush property is a gift we share with you, for you to enjoy and take in the beauty and tranquility. The Vintage Trucks, Rusty Relics, and old Chimney Ruins are a fun display of our history…

Please help us by teaching your children to love and respect our property as much as we do. They will need to be supervised.

During Winter and a wet Spring the dams may have water in them. There are 2 unfenced dams on our property. There are signs in the accommoation, with maps showing where the dams are. It is a good idea when you arrive, to become familiar with the property and your surrounds. Once again, please supervise your children. No swimming in the dams please.

To be able to enjoy and protect the wildlife, please no pets!

Kookaburra Creek has a fantastic set-up for Groups, Families, School Camps, Youth Camps, Scouts, Bushwalkers, Birdwatchers and Work Retreats.

We welcome visits and inspections.

Enquire today