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 Family Hotel is run by Melissa and William Thomson who have owned it since 2013.
The hotel has a long history and was built in 1882 by Francis Bladon. It was originally 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.
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.
Things to do
Guests and visitors can be as easy going, laidback, relaxed or busy as the want.
- Outdoor Pastoral Museum
- Courthouse Museum
- Tibooburra Aboriginal Keeping Place
- The Granites walking track
- Middle Road drive
- Wells walk
- Gorge Loop Road drive
- Sturt National Park
- The Jump Ups
- Mount Wood Summit walking track
The Family Hotel is located on the main street of Tibooburra – on the left hand side if travelling from Broken Hill.
There are many different routes that can be taken when driving from any of the capital cities to the Tibooburra. The following is an overview of the routes from Brisbane, Sydney, Melbourne and Adelaide that may help you in planning your Outback Beds experience.
|Brisbane||Warrego Hwy <> Newell Highway <> Gwydir Highway <> Bourke-Hawker Gate Rd (Unsealed)||1,334km|
|Sydney||Castlereagh Highway > Mitchell Highway <> Adventure Way <> Bourke-Hawker Gate Rd (Unsealed)||1,179km|
|Melbourne||Calder Highway <> Silver City Highway (10% Unsealed)||1,169km|
|Adelaide||Barrier Highway <> Silver City Highway (10% Unsealed)||849km|
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Phone: 08 80913314