Camping Melrose - Kookaburra Creek Retreat


Do you allow Pets?

Sorry, no. This is so we are able to enjoy and protect the abundance of wildlife here at our Retreat.

Do you have eftpos, credit card facilities?

No, we ask for the balance for your stay to be paid through a bank transfer before arrival, or in cash on arrival.

Do you Supply wood?

Yes, for inside slow-combustion heaters. Please BYO campfire wood. (Weather Permitting. Non Fire-Ban Season only)

We are members of The Wildlife Land Trust. Being part of this organisation means we are trying to conserve our bush property and by doing so, creating a safe habitat for the wildlife.  We ask that you don’t collect fire wood from our property or neighbouring National Park.

How long have you been in business?

We bought and moved to Kookaburra Creek in 2010, and have been developing the business since this time.

Before we took over Proprietorship, my Father ran Kookaburra Creek as a Retreat for 10 years.

Prior to my father’s involvement, my husband’s family owned, built and lived at Kookaburra Creek, since 1977.

A special place which has remained in the family for 40+ years!

How many people can you accommodate?

Anything up to 18 guests can be accommodated, depending on how many share beds/or rooms. There are also some sofa beds for extras.

4-5 families fit comfortably.

There are enough separate bedrooms to accommodate 5-6 couples.

To see the bedding set up, go to the ‘Bookings’ tab and download the floor plan there.


Is Kookaburra Creek in the township of Melrose?

No, we are 10 kms north of Melrose.

Is linen and bedding supplied?

As we totally rely on our own water catchment, please let us know if you’re able to help us reduce our water use, by supplying your own linen, bedding and towels.

(This would include bringing your own linen, quilt, pillows and towels.)

It can be supplied on request if needed. A once off fee applies.

Is there a washing machine?

Yes, at the Toilet/shower facility.

Please be mindful of water use, as we totally reply on our own water catchment.

Is there Mobile service?

Yes Telstra 3G, but sketchy at times.

Reception is best in at Melrose.

What is supplied?

Well equipped kitchen with cooking utensils, cutlery, crockery, wine glasses, BBQs, fridge/freezer, oven, cleaning supplies, mattress protectors, porta cot/ High Chair, child back pack carrier on request.

Complimentary tea/coffee, milk and spring water. Toilet paper.

(Linen and bedding only on request).

Please supply own toiletries and food supplies.

What is your refund policy?

The Deposit is non refundable, unless under management discretion

What time do we check in and Depart?

Check in- 2pm. Depart- 10am.

What to take?

Food supplies, bedding/ linen, towels, toiletries and other personal effects.

Who can use the Retreat?

Ideal set up for Family Reunions, Friendship Groups, enthusiastic Bird Watchers, Meditation Groups,Nature Lovers, Bushwalkers, Cyclers, Work Retreats, School Camps, Youth Camps.