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Published December 4th 2012
Camp and Relax at Neurum Creek Bush Retreat
Just 20 minutes north of Woodford you will reach the popular camping grounds of Neurum Creek, bordering Mt Mee (from Brisbane it will take around 75-90 minutes).
Whether you're wanting to camp, take your caravan or motorhome, or even 'swag' it, Neurum Creek will welcome you. Not only that, if you have a dog and you don't want to leave your best mate behind, they will allow you to bring him (certain conditions apply and you must take responsibility). Be wary of ticks though. It's no secret that there are plenty around so you need to be diligent in checking your pet.
Neurum Creek is privately owned and run and the owners do a good job of being a bit 'innovative' with organising certain events and thinking about ways to help keep your kids entertained.
Canoes at Neurum Creek ncbr.com.au
Nuerum Creek ncbr.com.au
At certain times during the year they have special occasion events like the Annual Pie Bake Off, which they run over the Australia Day holiday, and has now become a tradition. The rules include having to bake a pie with a camp oven over an open fire or heat beads (gas can be used to pre-cook the filling). Fillings need to be cooked on site.
What can you do there? Bring your canoe if you have one. Even when the creek is only trickling you can still have some fun. However the creek is subject to rise and fall so please check out with the grounds firstly before bringing your canoe. For the enthusiast you can travel around 2 km up Delaneys Creek.
There are several walking tracks, the Stoney Creek, Zig Zag, Lower Slopes and Twin Gorges tracks.
With approximately 2 kilometres of roads within the retreat, plus many tracks & trails for riding, you could bring your bikes for some fun exploring the area on the tracks (helmets & road rules apply to all) .
Neurum Creek is family friendly and whether you stay just a few days or a bit longer, it's best to book. It's good to know that there is also a camp shop on site with basics available. You can also rent certain equipment including barbeque flat tops, electrical equipment, ice coolers, cooking utensils, picnic sets and roast ovens.
Aside from the 'come, camp and stay options' as with most camp grounds Neurum Creek often has events running throughout the year including wine tastings and music spectaculars etc. It's definitely worth checking out to see what's on, and if you don't live too far away you can plan a day trip and come along here to do some of the walks and have some time out in the country. Alternatively plan a few days around times or event weekends that might be of interest to you. If quiet times are more your thing, then plan to come outside the events and you'll have a more peaceful stay.
Wineries Surrounding Nuerum Creek Region ncbr.com.au
The campground is beautiful, there is no doubt about that, but the manager can be very nasty. If you want to change your booking due to rain, my god that is when they really get unpleasant. I don't recommend having to deal with them if you can help it.
A brilliant camping ground most of the time.
DO NOT go there if heavy rain, .Neurum Creek rises rapidly and lower camp sites flood easily plus NIL TRAFFIC IN OR OUT when causeway floods....can be blocked for days!
Total disaster in Jan 2011 heavy rain. No back up or emergency plan or even a basic idea of what to do!!!.
Now Jan 2013 and very heavy rain and deja vue...it is all happening again. Some people never learn, but it might be the owners do not know what to do and do not learn from past experiences.. Surely they would have learned in 2011 and developed an emergency plan and understood their legal Duty of Care? Makes them look knowingly negligent this time!