The Traditional Owners and Management of Elsey Station welcome Australia’s veterans to ROPER RETREAT Open 1-31 August annually
Vets are invited to rest by 60 km of the magnificent Roper River.
Camping is free, there is fresh water in the river, with lots of peace for regeneration.
Protocol: The same as for Pandanus Park ie take only photos, leave only footprints, you are totally responsible for yourself and there is absolutely no liability for Elsey Station or its residents. Ensure that you have medical clearance, and that you bring everything you might need.
Bookings : Please use the format as in shared files on the MC2 site re “Bookings for Roper Retreat” and email details to ROPER, or request a booking form by email.
If unable to successfully email phone Tony 0401 100 514 or Jimbob 0419 414 909 for assistance.
Where is it? 31km east along the Roper Highway, Northern Territory. Turn north at the Elsey Station sign. 3km later you will pass the Manager’s house, and just 5km later you reach the Roper.
How much dirt getting in? Only eight km. Yep, you read it right. You don’t even need a fourby.
Communications Local communications are UHF channel 6 Duplex using the local repeater. After establishing communications it is suggested vets move to another channel for general chit chat.
How’s the fishing? There are plenty of barra, seratoga and black bream – all great eating – and even catfish, if that’s your fancy.
Nearest facilities: 35km to Mataranka for groceries, fuel, doctor and hospital 140km to Katherine
Vietnam Veterans’ Memorial Bush Retreat
This Retreat was built in 1989-90 by Vietnam Veterans of Tasmania for the relaxation of all Vietnam Veterans and their families. Mainland Veterans welcome. Situated in the Central Highlands, the Retreat offers peace and quiet all year round. Fishing is at your door stop in Lake Sorell or just a few kilometres away at either the Great Lake or Arthur’s Lake. Retreats are a great healing therapy, and still is for those who take the time to use this facility and just relax.
The Vietnam Veteran Memorial Bush Retreat on the shores of Lake Sorell between Bothwell and Oatlands in Tasmania a very good wet weather road, you do not need a four wheel drive. The hut consists of kitchen, lounge, 5 bedrooms, bathroom, laundry, car port and BBQ area.
Kitchen – refrigerators, electric oven hot water, cutlery, crockery, pots and pans and large dining setting.
Lounge Room – with wood heater, comfy lounge, television, radio and stereo.
Bed Rooms – 5 bedrooms with bunk beds ( all you need to bring is your own linen and pillows).
Bathroom/Laundry – Wheel chair access to shower and toilet. Washing machine.
Bookings State RSLA HQ (03) 6224 0881