In the media

15th May 2018 – Steve and Debbie Burns were acknowledged with appreciation and recognition of dedicated support to the Royal Flying Doctor Service.


7th January 2016 – Rated top 6 Historic Hotels by Caravanworld.com.au

“The oldest continually-licensed hotel in Queensland, the Nindigully Pub was built in 1864, 45km south of St George in southern Queensland. The pub is in mostly original condition, and any renovations have been tastefully done in the old style.

The pub was a Cobb and Co staging post from the 1880s into the 20th century. The best collection of ringers’ and cow cockies’ hats that we have ever seen adorns the walls of the bar, and we love the glass water dispenser on the bar (c. 1880). Several special events occur annually including the Nindigully pig races in November.

Known locally as ‘The Gully’, the pub brewed its own beer and spirits a century ago when Nindigully was a boom town. Today, the town consists of the pub, two houses, a general store and the town hall, and has a population of six.

The Nindigully Pub is a frequently-mentioned ‘don’t miss’ topic at happy hour and many RVers will recount the great times they have had there. Opposite the pub is a large free camping area on the banks of the Moonie River. Even those who are not really set up for free camping can comfortably spend a couple of nights there, as they can use the pub’s showers and toilets. They can also avail themselves of meals and snacks including the huge 5.7kg road train burger, which we have never had the courage to order. Look out for the sign in the urinal: Express Lane. Five beers or less.

In recent years, a beer garden and a large barn have been built out the back of the pub, and there is music some nights. The barn caters for weddings and other events, and is very well-appointed including a chandelier.

A word of advice though; it is best to visit the Nindigully Pub in fine weather. After heavy rain, the ground becomes an oozy quagmire not suitable for camping.”


2nd December 2013 – Video by Southern Queensland Country

The owner of Nindigully Pub, found just 30 mins drive south-east of St George in Southern Queensland Country’s Western Country, talks about the feeling he gets when he’s at the pub and how he needs to work to make sure that visitors to the pub get the same feeling.


22nd January 2013 – Video by Sunrise following a visit to the Nindigully Pub

Grant meets some pioneers of the hamburger game at the Nindigully Pub in south west Queensland.


10th June 2013 – Competitiveeating.com.au Nindigully Pub Road Train Burger Challenge.

“ONE GREAT AUSSIE THING TO DO BEFORE YOU DIE ? STOP FOR A BITE TO EAT AT THE NINDIGULLY PUB IN WESTERN QLD!

The tiny township of Nindigully is located on the edge of the Queensland outback – 160km west of Goondiwindi, about 530km west of Brisbane, and approximately 70 km north of the Queensland/New South Wales border. Nindigully Pub is Queensland’s oldest hotel, located in its original condition and position on the banks of the Moonie River. The licence was issued in 1864 after operating as shearers accommodation for the Nindigully Station.

The “boom” town has now been reduced to just two houses, the pub, the old general store and the town hall, with a population of six! Nevertheless, it was voted the Best Country Pub in Australia in 2006 by 44 Australia magazine, and you can see why – it has become famous for its truckie’s feed of the Nindigully Road Train Burger this giant hamburger is served with French fries, onion rings and a selection of sauces, says it will feed 1- 4 people, and costs $50 (now $80) – the meat patty alone is 1.2kg!

How do you reckon you’d go?????”


29th September 2012 – Nindigully Pink Pub

Over one weekend, the whole Nindigully Pub was painted pink as a fundraising event for the McGrath Foundation.


Late 2006 – Voted Australias Best Country Pub by 4×4 Australia Magazine.


2006 – Balonne Shire Council Business of the Year

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