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Neurum Creek Bush Retreat and Campground

Neurum Creek Bush Retreat and Campground lies approximately 75 minutes’ drive north of Brisbane or the Sunshine Coast and only a couple of hours from Toowoomba. You will find it located in an area bordering the Mt Mee State Forest, and is situated close to Lake Somerset.

What facilities are at Neurum Creek?

If you need fresh supplies, the township of Woodford lies an easy 12 minute drive away, though the camp shop is well stocked with the necessities, including things like kindling and ice.

The hosts, Tracey and Simon, are friendly and very much available when needed.  They gave us a pleasant welcome and clear directions as to how to find the rest of our party, many of whom had arrived earlier to set up the large area that had been reserved for our group.

Our site was close to a large amenity block, providing well maintained showers and composting toilets, which we were pleased to note did not smell.  Despite there being several amenity blocks, there were occasional queues for the ladies’ showers, though this gave us the opportunity to chat to our neighbours and discuss the small snake that was seen resting above the men’s urinal! You can find out more about the facilities at Neurum Creek here.

Things to do with kids at Neurum Creek

The water holes proved popular with the kids, who went swimming and were grateful for a way to cool down in the heat, and others had brought colourful canoes to explore the waterway.  Some of our group travelled 1km north to Platypus Pond, and were thrilled to be rewarded with a brief view of one of these special creatures before it submerged beneath the murky waters.

neurum creek swimming holes

Our family set up a game of cricket on the expansive open green space.

neurum creek games to play

Of course there is ‘spot-light’ for night time fun as well as tonnes of other camping games – the only limit is your imagination!

Neurum Creek is a dog-friendly campground, and many people had taken advantage of this, bringing a variety of friendly canines, who cavort happily together.

Walking tracks around Neurum Creek

There were tracks for walking and cycling, as well as an enclosed kids’ bike track, offering the challenge of jumps and the chance to get competitive while burning off all that energy.  One of our little guys managed to learn to ride his bike downhill while he was at camp, and it is these little triumphs – with lots of onlookers cheering on – which make this sort of holiday so worthwhile for families.

No tent? No problem!

neurum creek putting up tent

If you are looking for somewhere the kids can ride free and make plenty of new friends and you can bring along the dog, Neurum Creek Bush Retreat is a real gem.  If you don’t own a tent or caravan, the camp will even supply and put up rented tents for you, so there really is no excuse not to book a fantastic family holiday at any time of the year.

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Neurum Creek Bush Retreat is located at 268 Rasmussen Road, Neurum, QLD 4514.  They have an excellent website at ncbr.com.au or call 1300 733-901.

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Janine Mergler

Janine Mergler is a veteran Queensland teacher, graduating from QUT with a BEd majoring in Social Sciences. After many years in the classroom, Janine moved on to academia. She has proudly trained new generations of teachers in her role as a lecturer at Queensland University of Technology Faculty of Education. She has also worked in the Queensland Government as an education specialist, developing education resources and delivering community awareness programs to help families conserve water. Currently she is the owner and editor of Families Magazine, a publication specifically targeted at parents who value a quality education for children.  Janine leads a team of professionals who write about family lifestyle, early childhood, schools and education information and family-friendly events.

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