Tuesday, October 22, 2013

Camping at Neurum Creek Bush Retreat

This weekend we went camping to Neurum Creek Bush Retreat which is about 1.5 hrs from Brisbane near Woodford.  Yesterday was a pupil free day so we had a 3 day weekend which was great to be able to get away camping again.  We had planned to go on Friday afternoon however there was a massive rain storm and we decided that setting up camp in the dark and rain wouldn't be the best option so at the last minute (I was actually putting my sandshoes on about 5 minutes from leaving home) and our group decided to call it off that night and sleep in a warm dry bed at home and we would all leave early in the morning instead.

We arrived at our camp site about 8.30 am and then started the task of setting up camp and both James and Sienna were amazing little helpers.  This was mainly due to the very lengthy talk and discussion I had with them on Friday night and Saturday morning about how everyone has to pitch in and help Mummy other wise we won't be going again.  Along with helping their enthusiasm had to also be at optimum levels because there is nothing worse than someone helping you with a grumpy look whilst rolling their eyes and saying things like "are we done yet", "is that it".  So out of a possible 10 both kids deserved a 15 because they were fantastic.  I did however get the grumpy, rolling eyes attitude from both of them after the weekend was over and it was then time to get stuck into the packing up however I certainly appreciated their great behaviour when we had to spend the time setting everything up in the beginning.  I'll be working on the "now it's time to pack it all up with enthusiasm" speech next time.

Neurum Creek Bush Retreat is a great family camping site and dog friendly (not that we have a dog) but it does make it easier to get away if you can bring the dog and the kids loved the fire, the bike track and the creek.  They couldn't pick which was the highlight as they loved it all.  We have been there a few times over the years and it's always great.  I bought a couple of blow up boats from Kmart on Friday so they could spend time on the river paddling up and down.

Here's some photos from our camping weekend.






















7 comments:

  1. What a beautiful spot. I especially love the pictures of the kids on the river. Looks like plenty of fun was had.

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  2. Really love your photos today Kathy - such great colour!

    Well, you got one half of the irky work done without attitude - 50% strike rate!

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  3. Such perfect photos - I love the one of,the campfire and the one of the might sky especially. But the rafting ones are lovely too .. Spoilt for choice. Chuckled at your real and imagined speeches - your kids are just wonderful!

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  4. These are such lovely photos, I would love to float down that river, it looks perfect:)

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  5. Stunning spot to go camping...that looks like kid heaven.

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  6. I'm jealous of your two little enthusiastic helpers - sometimes I have to give myself the "be enthusiastic" speech so that I won't sulk about packing and unpacking when we go camping. Lovely photos, especially around the campfire
    Martina

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  7. That looks like amazing fun!!!!!

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