Kookaburra Creek Retreat

South Australia

About the property
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This is a stunning privately owned property great for natural bush camping. Access is via a dirt road that is stony in places so drive with care.

We’re just 10 kms north of Melrose, situated at the base of Mt Remarkable, in the Southern Flinders Ranges. Our family run retreat is set on 80 acres of picturesque bushland with Mt Remarkable National Park on 3 sides.

Abundant in wildlife with so much natural beauty to be discovered & explored. This is your opportunity to experience some memorable time in a relaxed atmosphere with friends & family. School groups welcome.

Toilets & hot showers available. Sorry no dogs. Purchase firewood as an extra in advance.
Nearest main town and distance
Melrose 10km
Lemongrass Camp
1 available | max occupancy: 15 per Camping site (unpowered)
$ 12.00
per person per night
The Lemongrass Bush Camp is ideal for groups. Situated along the creek line, thick with native vegetation. There are a few large shady Gums, and a camp fire pit to gather and cook around. This camp site is the closest to our Accommodation and the Toilet/Shower facilities. Great views of Mt Remarkable. Thriving with bird life, kangaroos and euros. There are fantastic easy walking trails on our 80acre property. Our neighbouring National Park offers Shared Use Trails, bike riding and walking.
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Middle Camp
1 available | max occupancy: 15 per Camping site (unpowered)
$ 12.00
per person per night
Middle Camp is a beautiful campsite set along the creek line, with large shady gums and native vegetation. A good space for a group to spread out. Stunning mountain views, thriving bird life, kangaroos and euros. The kids will love exploring along the stony creek, and climbing on fallen logs. There is a camp fire pit with a brilliant homemade grill There are fantastic easy walking trails on our 80acre property. Our neighbouring National Park offers Shared Use Trails, bike riding & walking.
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Willowie Camp
1 available | max occupancy: 20 per Camping site (unpowered)
$ 12.00
per person per night
Willowie Camp is the largest group area, situated at the bottom corner of our property. There are plenty of shady Gums, and a spacious open area to set up camp. There are large logs placed around the fire pit, and a homemade grill for your use. The creek passes the camp, thick with native vegetation. This camp is popular with school group bookings. Toilet/showers a short walk away, at the Main Accommodation. Thriving with bird life, kangaroos and euros.
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$ 10.00
Firewood available for $10 a wheelbarrow load. Fires are not permitted during fire ban or high fire danger periods.
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Accommodation features
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Food and drink
Cleaning Services
Event/wedding facilities
accessible by: By Car
Cancellation Policy
Flexible: Guest can cancel up to 24 hours before check-in for a full refund (except fee)
Property Rules Print Rules
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Disabled access

This host provides access and mobility for

Physical disabilities
Guide dogs
Deaf & hearing impaired

The toilet and shower block has railing at the toilet and shower.

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Melita Shanks
About the host, Melita Shanks
Member since February 2017
Together with my husband Jo and our children, we thoroughly enjoy operating our family run business. We use our creative skills to continue to develop and maintain our property, giving our guests a unique, down to earth and inspirational experience. Our Property Kookaburra Creek Retreat has always remained in the family, and is a special place of treasured memories. We look forward to meeting new people throughout the year, and being able to offer them a relaxing and unforgettable stay.
3 reviews
Jewels Kent
18 Sep at 01:18
Was a beautiful place to stay, lovely views, host were very welcoming and helpful. However was difficult to put up tents on the rocky ground. Loved the stay overall
Sofie Van Gunsteren
12 Oct at 02:45
Wonderful property, easy access to shower and toilet. True bush setting next to National park. Kangaroos hopping past our bush campsite. Kookaburras waking you in the morning. You can ride your bike into Melrose and access all the single tracks there. We loved our stay, wonderful hosts.
Ellen Sallows
17 Oct at 09:33
Beautiful camping areas. Clean and well cared for facilities.
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