"A original slice of Australia" Nindigully by thedouglas
Nindigully Travel Guide: 4 reviews and 10 photos
Nindigully Pub in the Western Downs is Queensland's oldest hotel, with a licence issued in 1864 after it had been shearers accommodation for Nindigully Station. It is still in its original condition and position, right on the banks of the Moonie River, one of the heads of the Darling River system.
Known as The Gully, the pub brewed its own beer and spirits well before XXXX and Bundaberg Rum existed.
When the town was booming there were around 50 people living in 15 houses. Now there is just the pub, two houses, the old general store, the town hall and six residents.
New Year's Eve is the biggest time of the year in Nindigully. People come from far and wide for the amazing fireworks display.
A timber weir at the front of the pub gives a permanent water and fish supply. The old bridge was used by Cobb & Co coaches taking people and horses to the pub for food and water.
Accommodation consists of two double rooms and Paddy's room which is bunk-style. Bathrooms are shared.
There are thousands of hectares of stock route government lands in the vicinity which people can camp on. Camping on the river bank in front of the pub is free and use of toilets and showers is also free if you purchase a stubby of beer.
The pub is also famous for the Nindigully B&S (Batchelor and Spinster) ball. A night of drinking, drinking, music and romance and normally in that order
You might get a few tales of fish that where "this big"
The walls are covered with more than 140 Akubra hats, worn by locals until well past their use-by date. Sometimes they are reclaimed and then, probably, replaced. It's that kind of place.
This is combined with the property names that are marked in the wool bale stencil, that is used to mark the ownership of bales of wool.
Just a good spot to sit and watch the locals chat amongst themselves - slow Aussie country drawl and dry wit of it all! The general mateship of an Aussie bush community.
The film Paperback Hero starring Hugh Jackman was shot here a few years ago. Yet another really good Australian film that never seemed to leave our shores.
The plot.....a road train driver who in his spare time writes romance novels under a female name....good fun if you ever sight it, and has a go at the Aussie male stereotype.
- Pros:Cold beer, good fishing yarns, a real Australian bush pub
- Cons:Taxi from brisbane is about 8 hours
- In a nutshell:Another important part of the history of our country
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