What's Cockscomb About

Cockscomb Fees

Talk to the Caretaker


GPS Camp Info
South 23degrees 14minutes 13seconds

East 150degrees 40minutes 49seconds

Susan and Chris Rensonnet

04 7559 1027


Cockscomb Veterans Bush Retreat Inc is to advance the social welfare of all service people, including current and former members of the Australian and Allied Defence Forces, State and Federal Police, Fire Brigade, Ambulance, Emergency Communications Volunteers WICEN and State Emergency Services and their respective families.

Set in the hills on the southern side of Mt Wheeler.
All weather road access via two-wheel drive and only 30 minutes from Rockhampton.

Cockscomb provides a quiet place away from the city, a relaxing place to go when you want to get away and get back to some quiet quality time.

When staying overnight, you will require your sleeping bag, camp stretcher, swag or hammock if you intend to sleep outside and a torch, matches, food and a rubbish bag, mosquito repellent and your medication.

Cockscomb is not a Caravan Park, there is no reticulated power or water and No Dump Point

Sign the visitors book, ask the caretaker about camp standing orders and camping fees.

Clean up after staying we ask you to clean up any rubbish and ask the caretaker where you should deposit it.

The main Kitchen use is restricted in that when there is a function on, only the camp cook has access. It means also that food stored in the refrigerators may need to be removed to eskys.

Cooking can either be done on an open fire in the Safe fire pits below the Hasty Tasty kitchen depending on Open Fire Restrictions at the time. You can use the main camp kitchen which has some restrictions see above

The amenities provide hot showers 24 hours of the day.
A Handicapped Unisex Toilet / shower is open for use and there are two individual female toilets

When function and diners are booked NO unleashed DOGs are allowed in the function area and the kitchen. Queensland Animals in food premises

Clean up all areas used, ie; the kitchen and the toilet / shower facilities you may have used before you leave.

Fixed accommodation is provided in Uc Dai Loi House, the log cabin has 4 single beds and Andawakey cabin has 2 single beds and one double.
There is also a 5 single bedrooms in the Donga close to the amenities (Shown on the left)

Electricity The installation of fixed mains electricity supply from Ergon supplements our New Commodore Australia Solar system and batteries and installed by iLuminate Electrical - Data - Solar . 240volts AC is installed in all buildings on the site. Digital LED lighting and other services are installed to bring the site up to a new standard for safety. If you have a CPAP, every bed has a double 240V AC power point.

Both Bore and Tank Water is available and stored in bulk storage poly tanks and various smaller poly tanks. This water is tested regularly

Phone and Internet Services
Because there is generally no reliable phone service, you should see the caretaker for a password to connect to Wifi calling and the Internet. Starlink network provides Unlimited data with download speeds up to 240 Mbps in Australia.

Eating areas, various tables and chairs are available and there are plenty of log seats to sit on.

An invitation - We do need Modern Veterans and their families to come and enjoy Cockscomb. You don't need an invitation, just arrive. Also First Responders, ALL Emergency Services and your families

Tuesdays every week - We normally have smoko at 10am on Tuesday every week
. Come for a visit and a tour of the site and stay for a chat and smoko

Your kids are welcome too

5 room Donga facing the bush

The 5 bedroom unit was picked up and turned around and placed on the foundations by Comiskey Mining Services

along with JAK Heavy Diesel helping out, they had a large bobcat cleaning up for us also they organised the

crane, a 60 tonner from QWEST Cranes who provided the crane for no charge. Many Thanks to all concerned for a job well done.


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