Located north west of Brisbane, head north to the Caboulture turn off and head west just past the town of Woodford. Turn left onto Neurum road and travel 9km's to another left onto stanton rd. Follow this road for 2.5kms to rasmussen road on your right. Drive over the cattle grid onto the unsealed road and follow it until you reach the retreat on your right.
Camping at neurum creek
The retreat is ideal for families, there is plenty of space, large camp sites, walking tracks, bike park, a hand ball court for the kids and fire rings on every site. You can even bring the dog !
Mount Mee state forest and forest reserve is a nature preserve located in Mount Mee. It features eucalyptus forests, small sections of rainforest, and plantations of hoop pine. They ajoin the Brisbane forest park. The park features six different walking tracks, two picnic grounds, a camping ground and numerous tracks for offroading.
Mount Mee forest trail through the D'Aguilar National park, 3 different drives through the forrest. From easy to moderate and also some difficult sections. A map can be found here:
Neurum Creek Bush Retreat
Simon, Tracey & Bailey Gavin welcome you to their property. You can book a site over the phone on 1300 733 901 or you can book online at http://www.ncbr.com.au
The web site also offers photos of what each camp site looks like which is a bit of a winner in our books. Stop in at the office and grab a map when you arrive. Fees are on the web site.
What to take
This is a family orientated retreat and offers plenty of things to do for everyone. There is a kids bike track which is enclosed, so bring the bikes if you can fit them. There are also plenty of tracks for the walking exploring type with the Mount Archer trails. You can also bring your own split timber for fires (no bush wood) or get it from the onsite shop. The ammenities here are very good, clean showers & toilets are set in a couple of spots on the property. There are also shelters containing tables and chairs for cooking up a storm for larger groups. You can bring any camp set up here, swags to caravans. There are powered sites available.
We didn't get the opportunity to travel through here as there had been a lot of rain days before and when there is wet weather about, the tracks may be closed. We will update you on the tracks next time, as we plan to try either Archer camping area or the Neurum creek camping area. This is different to the Bush retreat mentioned above.
The camp grounds are well maintained, surrounded by trees and sit on a rolling landscape. The ammenities are pretty close to all areas while not being on your doorstep. Neurem creek runs down to Platypus pond. Don't cross the river, there are farm animals on another property that may harm children. Night time brings the animals in the area to life and can be heard throughtout the camp.
By far the best thing here is being able to have a fire on every camp site. If you're in a group there are extra large areas to accommodate, and for the single vehicle stayers, there's plenty of room in other areas. This is probably not the spot if you're planning to party on all night with your mates, as there is a NO Noise after 9pm rule. Loud car radios will be frowned upon too.
Generators may be permitted in areas specified by management for short periods in the mornings and afternoons for recharging batteries etc.