Nuttbush Retreat.

Submitted: Sunday, Feb 14, 2010 at 20:56
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I am looking for information on Nuttbush Retreat.
It is near Port Augusta,South Australia,have looked at treks, places on here still can not find any reports.


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Reply By: Sir Kev & Darkie - Sunday, Feb 14, 2010 at 21:06

Sunday, Feb 14, 2010 at 21:06
Located on Padurra Staion, which is near here

and The direct link to the Pandurra Retreat :)

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Reply By: Motherhen - Sunday, Feb 14, 2010 at 21:21

Sunday, Feb 14, 2010 at 21:21
Badger's Caravan Park Reports

Only one report on Nuttbush on Badger's Ally-gator, and from 2008. It is right by the highway so expect traffic noise. We have not stayed there.


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Reply By: Member - Barnesy - Sunday, Feb 14, 2010 at 21:33

Sunday, Feb 14, 2010 at 21:33
Search for it on google
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Reply By: Member - Mal and Di (SA) - Sunday, Feb 14, 2010 at 21:54

Sunday, Feb 14, 2010 at 21:54
I cannot give a definitive answer except to say that I have driven past it for many years. It was set up as a "farm stay " type camp about 20 years ago.
I assume they would cater for the "watch me shear a sheep" and pat the lambs type of clientele. That said there are usually a few vans parked there and there is some shade. But as previously mentioned it is close the the highway.
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Reply By: Brooksy (NSW) - Sunday, Feb 14, 2010 at 22:59

Sunday, Feb 14, 2010 at 22:59
Stayed there a couple of years ago with the caravan. Had a pleasant time, amenities were good and had use of the old shearers kitchen as the camp kitchen. They had a restaurant which was not open at the time. Can recommend it as a stop over on the way to somewhere else and as an alternative to staying in Pt. Augusta.
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Reply By: Graham Watson - Sunday, Feb 14, 2010 at 23:08

Sunday, Feb 14, 2010 at 23:08
We stayed there overnight in October. Facilities are OK. You get some highway noise, but it wasn't enough to disturb our sleep.
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Reply By: Member - Andrew L (QLD) - Sunday, Feb 14, 2010 at 23:18

Sunday, Feb 14, 2010 at 23:18
Nutbush Retreat...what an appropriate name for S.A....
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Follow Up By: Tenpounder (SA) - Monday, Feb 15, 2010 at 18:25

Monday, Feb 15, 2010 at 18:25
Hi Andrew. I think you are confused here. Nuttbush (with two 't"'s) is named after the family name, Nutt. Nut (one 't') is named after the Kingaroy peanut bush, which seems to make Queenslanders escape to the deep South, causing them to retreat to the bush (as in Nuttbush Retreat). I hope that's now clear.
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Reply By: ozjohn0 - Monday, Feb 15, 2010 at 09:45

Monday, Feb 15, 2010 at 09:45
Have stayed twice over the past few years.
I highly recommend it.
It's a Farm Stay type park with a really fabulous Bar and eatery (If open).
Not much traffic on the highway and sites are far enough back so that there is virtually no noise from the trucks that do pass in the night.
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Reply By: Member - Ann D (WA) - Monday, Feb 15, 2010 at 14:28

Monday, Feb 15, 2010 at 14:28
Have stayed there x2 last year the first time was noisy as they had just removed calves from their mothers and the second quiet. Yes you will occasionally hear the trucks. Both times the restaurant and bar facilities were not available

I would stop again when i next head over that way.

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Reply By: Member - daz (SA) - Monday, Feb 15, 2010 at 18:15

Monday, Feb 15, 2010 at 18:15
Nuttbush name derived from the owners of Pandurra. the Nutt family.

Friendly station people from the bush
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Follow Up By: Member - John (Vic) - Monday, Feb 15, 2010 at 18:23

Monday, Feb 15, 2010 at 18:23
Anywhere near the City Limits?? :-))

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Follow Up By: Tenpounder (SA) - Monday, Feb 15, 2010 at 18:31

Monday, Feb 15, 2010 at 18:31
If that a serious question, John (and I don't mind if it isn't) yes, its well after Pt Augusta travelling West (towards the West, or the Gawler Ranges, or just Fowlers Bay). Its a dog friendly, well serviced overnighter which is well clear of any city limits, and you can even see the stars! Its is about 30 mins from Pt A. Well worth it.
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Follow Up By: Member - John (Vic) - Monday, Feb 15, 2010 at 18:45

Monday, Feb 15, 2010 at 18:45
Sorry Chris it was a take on the Ike & Tina Turner song, "Nutbush City Limits" :-))

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Follow Up By: Tenpounder (SA) - Monday, Feb 15, 2010 at 19:15

Monday, Feb 15, 2010 at 19:15
Fair enough, John. Can't say I remember that song. Must have come after Eddie Chochrane's "Summertime Blues".
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Follow Up By: Member - Howard (ACT) - Monday, Feb 15, 2010 at 22:15

Monday, Feb 15, 2010 at 22:15
Ike and Tina turner nutbush city limits - first LP record I ever had. parents gave it to me as a birthday present. still got it amongst the collection
if the retreat is half as good as the record i would stay there
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Reply By: Happy Frank - Monday, Feb 15, 2010 at 20:00

Monday, Feb 15, 2010 at 20:00
Nuttbush
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Follow Up By: keviny6 - Monday, Feb 15, 2010 at 21:41

Monday, Feb 15, 2010 at 21:41
nuttbush ---- nearly 50 years back -bloody hell sure showing age ----who's that eddie whatever
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Follow Up By: Tenpounder (SA) - Monday, Feb 15, 2010 at 21:49

Monday, Feb 15, 2010 at 21:49
Just correcting myself - it was Eddie Cochrane, you know, used to knock around with Buddy Holly, but died about 50 years ago in a plane crash. Songs included 'Three steps to Heaven'; 'C'mon Everybody' and 'Summertime Blues': SURELY you remember
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