Family Hotel, Tibooburra

Corner Country Accommodation

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Welcome to the Family Hotel!

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Few pubs in Australia are more iconic than the Family Hotel in Tibooburra and few places are more welcoming than the Corner Country town of Tibooburra.

The hotel, run by Melissa and William Thomson who have owned it since 2013, was built in 1882 by Francis Bladon. Originally it was known as the Tattersall’s Hotel but its name changed to Downie's Family Hotel in 1887. Despite having eighteen owners in its 128 year history, it has always retained ‘Family’ in its title.

The Cobb & Co network once had the hotel as a base and some of the original horse stables remain standing today.

Constructed of locally quarried sandstone with a veranda along the front, the hotel has become famous as the outback pub with murals on the walls. During the 1960s Australian artists Clifton Pugh, Russell Drysdale and others spent several weeks painting in the outback. Using the Family Hotel as a base, and the outback as their inspiration, they added their own style of art to walls within the hotel.

Over the years, other artists have contributed their works, making the walls a 'living' art gallery.

The Family Hotel kitchen is open for breakfast by request, counter lunches available from 12-2pm and then for home cooked evening meals from 6-9pm.

Our Town

The Capital of the Corner


The most isolated town in NSW, Tibooburra is the ultimate destination of those travelling to the Corner Country and beyond. Originally named The Granites due to the ancient granite tors that surround the village, Tibooburra formed part of the Albert goldfields. Life in the Albert goldfields was tough and life in Tibooburra was no exception.

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Family Hotel

Family Hotel:
Briscoe St, Tibooburra,
NSW 2880

Phone: 0880913314

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