If you happen to have a travel ‘bucket list’ then it is quite possible that Nindigully Pub will be on that list. It is one of those iconic Aussie pubs that everyone should visit at least once. It was certainly on our list. So when we headed out west in 2014 it was an easy decision to make it our first stop. Nindigully is situated midway between St George (Qld) and Mungindi on the NSW border. Other than the pub there are only a couple of houses there, so it is a very small community.
The drive out to Nindigully is an easy one with mainly sealed roads. We stopped on the side of the road just outside of Inglewood for lunch. As I have said before roadside lunches are so easy with our Drifta Drawers. I even got behind the wheel for the first time with the camper trailer on and I was surprised at how easy it was to tow. I have been wanting to learn to tow the trailer for awhile now as I think it’s a handy skill to have. No doubt I will clock up a couple more k’s before our trip is over.
Nindigully Pub is a very popular spot for travellers to stop as the camp ground there is free. The camp area runs along the banks of the Moonie River. It is a lovely spot where you could easily set up for a few days. There are flushable toilets there or you can use the toilet and shower facilities at the rear of the pub.
Nindigully Pub dates back to 1864 which makes it one of the oldest continually licenced pubs in Queensland. One of the best features of Nindigully is the huge amount of memorabilia, including hats, photographs and newspaper articles, that adorn the walls there. You could almost spend a whole day just browsing the history on those walls.
Happy hour is from 4.30pm to 5.30pm and after a couple of beers it was time for some dinner. The pub has a fantastic menu which includes the 5.7kg Road Train Burger that feeds up to 6 people. We weren’t brave enough to try it this time so settled for a couple of Chicken Parmi’s and a Beer Battered Barramundi. The meals we had were beautiful and very substantial if a little pricey – $25 upwards to almost $40 if you wanted a steak. We didn’t mind paying that much though as the meal really was excellent.
I think the fact that you are camped in a free camp is a fair trade off for the price of the meal.
All in all we loved Nindigully! The atmosphere was awesome and the location on the banks of the Moonie River is beautiful. We will be returning to Nindigully Pub for sure!