| Meentheena Retreat
75 km east of Marble Bar. 5km off the Ripon Hills Road.
Approx 280km from Pt Hedland
Come Relax at Meentheena
• Fishing, crafty catfish • Swimming , NO Crocs
• Gold Panning • Spectacular scenery
• Quiet walks • Bird-life abounds
• Local wildlife, Camels, wild turkey’s dingo’s, and station cattle
• Extreme Outback • Canoe on the Nullagine River
• Clear skies and great sunsets • Lots of sightseeing in the area
• It is the only remote retreat with-in 1500km of a capital city.
• Nearest health Facilities are at Marble Bar, however the camp is equipped with a registered RFDS first aid kit and the caretaker is trained in its use by the RFDS.
• CHECK IN AND CHECK OUT rules apply, as we need to know all are safe at all times
• The retreat is equipped with a registered P.I.B. (personal Location Beacon) for emergencies.
• UHF or VHF is essential while GPS is good as all maps have co-ordinates.
• We have erected a tower which has a mobile phone antenna. It is not guaranteed to receive telephone reception at all times but has been reasonably good. TELSTRA NEXT G only.
• PLEASE BE SELF SUFFICIENT. Our full time camp host carries no additional food/fuel supplies.
• Two canoes are at the paperbarks. Go for a paddle up the Nullagine river.
• There is an adequate supply of potable water.
• A two person camp shower is available onsite (under the water tank )
• A double self composting toilet unit is on site.
Please contact our camp host on phone number 0427291747 before arrival.
This will enable the camp host to be onsite when you arrive.
Other contacts are:
P.O. Box 15 Mandurah, WA. 6210
“In early June, 2012 we visited Meentheena Veterans Retreat and Marble Bar. Our trip was timed to coincide with the annual Marble Bar Races and also the official opening day of Meentheena Veterans Retreat on Sunday July 8, 2012. The weather was pleasant at this time of the year, not too hot with most days in the mid to high twenties. Meentheena Station has lots to see and explore, with plenty of opportunity to photograph the scenery and wildlife. Marble Bar town, The Bar itself and Chinaman’s Pool are all worth a visit. Comet Gold Mine and Tourist Centre was very interesting and if you have the time Carrawine Gorge, 97 kms from Meentheena was a highlight of the trip. We enjoyed the Marble Bar Races, the major event of the year for the locals and visitors from far afield.
The Pilbara countryside is unique and all in all we enjoyed our trip very much.”
Neil & Linda MacPherson
G’day Mate, I just want to let you know that I just spent the last couple of days at the retreat with my son in law Steve who lives in Newman and told me there was a retreat out this way so I had to check it out even though the roads were closed we got out there. I have visited many of the retreats Australia wide and this would have to be one of the best I have been to, Dicky Bligh made us feel so welcome and could not do enough for us the man is a credit to your association. I am a committee member of the Townsville TPI association and I will make sure I will give you blokes a good plug in our monthly bugle. It is good to go to a retreat and not get the cold shoulder because you are not a Vietnam Vet as what happens at a lot of the retreats unfortunately. We all did our bit and deserve to be treated equally. Your association is a credit and asset to all veteran associations. I will be back in July and will come for a 7 day visit this time it is worth the 500 km round trip. Give Dicky Bligh a pat on the back for me mate, thanks for the great time.
Cheers Greg 8/9 RAR. 19/02/2014