Vietnam Veterans’ South West NSW and Wagga Inc
Murraguldrie Veterans Retreat
Les White – Retreat Manager: 02 69 226097 or 0428226097
Gordon Irvin – Visitor Coordinator: 0269712488 or 0428381292
Bob May – Visitor contact: 0269312634 or 0417490127 Email: firstname.lastname@example.org Website: Under construction
The retreat is located in the Murraguldrie State Forest area. The entry is sign posted and is 7 km east of the Hume Highway on the Wagga – Tumbarumba Road and is only 100meters off the main road.
There is a tree grove adjacent to the shelter shed which provides shade for campers as well as groups of scattered pine where caravans can park around. We have also just cleared and levelled a large area that would suite the larger rigs.
The shelter shed contains a kitchen area with tables, chairs and a bench and sink area.
The shelter shed and the toilet block both have lights; but to operate these you will need to plug a generator into the power socket which is located on the west side of the storage container (1KVA generator for lights).
The toilets and showers have a hot water ‘Donkey’ system operating on twigs and small pieces of wood which is readily available on site as it only takes about 15 minutes with a small fire to heat it up enough for showers.
Our water supply is from rain water tank so please use it sparingly.
We have provided fire rings for cooking and a wood heater in the shelter shed for the cooler months; some wood is available; again, please consider the vets that have to cut and transported the wood.
The retreat is available to veterans and their families and offers good bush camping with basic facilities for both caravans and tents. You can get TV reception and mobile service in most of the area.
We operate on “bring it in – take it out” policy so please clean up the kitchen area and take any rubbish with you as we do not have any garbage facilities.
We also ask for a donation; all of which goes to help to run this retreat; there is a donation box and envelopes on site for you convenience.
Please enjoy the peace and tranquility offered by our retreat and only leave you foot prints behind.