The nearest fuel is 65km to the south at Injune or 105km north at Rolleston. It is strongly recommended that you fuel up here on your way to Wallaroo – especially if you are planning any day trips to either the Carnarvon Gorge or Lake Nugga Nugga.
The internet is available at the Retreat although it is strongly recommend you put away your devices for the duration of your stay. Enjoy the tranquility! It rather spoils the atmosphere around the campfire when guests are face timing friends who couldn’t join them.
For those checking in during Winter please be aware that it does get quite chilly here. A warm coat for around the fire is a must. Hot water bottles are available for those who would like to use them. The days though are glorious in the cooler months and can even get quite warm.
Even during the warmer months, comfortable long sleeved shirts and at least one pair of long pants is recommended. This protects you not only from the sun but also scratchy grass when bush walking and the mozzies during certain times of the year. Don’t forget your hat!
Your clothes, your food, your camp oven recipes and ingredients, a bottle of wine – or two, your favourite board games or outdoor game for the kids and that is just about it. A pair of slip on shoes is recommended for getting to and from the bathrooms. A torch for getting around at night is important and a spot light if you have one. A reading torch if you’d like to curl up with a book. Marshmallows. A water bottle. The guitar if you’ve got room. But you can forget the kitchen sink.
Unfortunately pets are not allowed at the Retreat for the sake of other guests who may find them intrusive.
There is no mobile phone reception at Wallaroo Outback Retreat so check in with your loved ones at either Injune or Rolleston. If you are with Telstra and are desperate to make a call you can climb to the top of Skull Mountain behind the Retreat. Otherwise just enjoy the peace and quiet.
Children love the Retreat although sometimes Mum’s with small tots find it a bit stressful. The Retreat is unfenced, there are open campfires, ants and other creepy crawlies. The only sleeping arrangements would be for you to bring along a porta-cot or sleep them between Mum and Dad. Small children don’t always enjoy sleeping in a separate tent to their parents. Seven years and up is ideal.
Eighty year olds have stayed and thoroughly enjoyed the Retreat, although the walk to the bathroom is not suited to everyone. As long as you are fit and healthy and young at heart you’re sure to have fun.
Autumn and Spring. March, April, May and even early June are definitely the nicest times of year to visit Wallaroo Outback Retreat as well as August, September, October and early November. The Retreat is closed throughout the height of Summer.
Injune is a 50 minute drive to the South and has a Spar, chemist, doctor, pub, tyre repair shop and more – much of which is closed over the weekend though. This being the case it is very important you bring all the food, beverages and medication you need with you so you’re not running in and out of town for forgotten essentials.
Sadly we do not accommodate caravans or self camping at this point – maybe down the track one day – watch this space!