Serving beer since 1882, the Heritage Listed Sandstone Hotel is the only surviving building in the township of Noccundra.
Serving as an important link with pastoral establishment in the area, Noccundra Hotel is built of Sandstone, quarried locally from Milparinka NSW and transported to Noccundra by camel train. The township of Noccundra has a population of 3 and is situated adjacent to the Wilson River, 142km west of Thargomindah.
Mr James Gardiner was granted the first liquor licence for the Noccundra Hotel in 1886. The Hotel was an important link in Outback Communications, and became a service point for travellers and as a focus for community events. The Hotel was Heritage Listed in 1977.
A popular spot for bush walkers, bird watches and kayaking.
Noccundra Hotel is open 7-days (with the exception of Good Friday and Christmas day) and meals are available daily. Tours and group bookings welcome. Neil & Margie Turner purchased the business in October 2012. Originally from South Australia, they bring new ideas and fresh thinking to the (very) small outback town.
Along with their pets, George & Jane they entertain and enlighten travellers and locals alike on the history of the Hotel and surrounding area.
Accommodation at Noccundra Hotel is available in the form of donga-rooms (also called atco huts or camp style rooms). All linen is provided, the beds are made up and bathroom facilities are shared. Group bookings welcome.
We purchased the Noccundra Hotel in October 2012 and we have a lot we want to do, including renovating all the rooms and bathrooms – we are well underway! And we have plans to include a guest laundry and bush-room in the future.
Noccundra Hotel is not a caravan park – we can connect a limited number of vans to power (bookings recommended). Free bush camping is available approximately 300m from the Hotel, with toilets and hot showers available. Registration is required for the bush camping – first in best dressed. Please note: the closest water fill point and dump point is Thargomindah. Drinking water is available to purchase from the Hotel.
Other Accommodation options
The Bulloo Shire has made the town hall available for hire. Bookings can be made through the Shire office or the Hotel.
Services & Other Useful Info:
No mobile phone coverage in Noccundra. There is a Telstra Payphone near the Hotel, Coin or phonecard operated (phone cards available from the Hotel during opening hours)
Noccundra Hotel has counter lunches available between 12 and 2pm. Evening Meals available from 6pm. Take-away available.
Delivery option – order and pay for dinner by 5pm and we will deliver it to your camp site on the Wilson River (conditions apply)
Noccundra Hotel has diesel and unleaded (91) available from 8am till noon and from 2pm till 5pm (outside of these hours by arrangement). No LPG or gas cylinder refills available
We recycle all cans, plastic and glass bottles. You can arrange to leave cardboard and papers for recycling too.
All of our kitchen waste is composted. The resulting products are then used in our Gardens and on our lawns.
You’ll see on the bar a glass jar full of ring pulls, these are sent to the Royal Adelaide Hospital to assist in the construction of artificial joints for third world countries
We are day-visiting dog friendly (no sleep overs). All dogs must be on leads, well behaved and cleaned up after.
Neil can assist you with basic vehicle repairs and tyres (limited stock) and puncture repairs. Please enquire at the hotel.
Things to do
Guests and visitors can be as easy going, laidback, relaxed or busy as the want.
Fishing – the Wilson River is a designated carp free zone. Native species such as the Yellow belly, Silver Perch and Catfish can be found in these waterways along with Blue-claw Yabbies. State fishing regulations apply.
Bird Watching – the lignum swamps that surround the Wilson River and its Channels is home to a number of species of bird life, including the elusive Grey Grass Wren and Grey Hawk.
Tennis Court – Rackets and balls available to borrow from the hotel during opening hours (deposit required). The court also has lighting for those all-important night matches.
Playground – There is an undercover children’s playground and park-fit equipment adjacent to the tennis court, as well as a covered area with picnic tables & seats. There are plans underway to redevelop and landscape recreation area.
Bush Walking/ Self-Guided History – whilst there are no designated bush walking paths, the banks of the Wilson River provide a scenic walk, with amazing photographic opportunities and picturesque and long lasting sunsets. A Short pamphlet on the History of the township of Noccundra is available at the bar, along with history scrapbooks and memorabilia for perusal.
Noccundra Hotel is an excellent place to position yourselves to day-trip around the Corner Country, including Innamincka, Dig Tree and Cameron Corner. We provide powered and unpowered van/camper sitting.
FOR HIRE – Channel Country Kayak’s are available to hire from the Hotel. Day and Half Day rates. CCK also have Yabby pots and fishing buckets to hire (no bait)
Noccundra Hotel is accessible by Sealed and Gravel road as well as by air. For those driving we are situated
- 142km South-East of Thargomindah, an easy drive on a well maintained bitumen road.
- 220km North of Tibooburra, NSW via the Warri Gate Road, a gravel road that is generally ok but we recommend caution is taken with non-4WD vehicles and those towing to minimise the possibility of damage. This road can be closed due to wet weather so please check local road reports or ring prior to travelling
- 180km South of Eromanga via sealed roads
- 290km West of Innamincka, SA a predominantly sealed road with the exception of approximately 45km of gravel, 30km of which can be quite rough(QLD border to Innamincka )
- Airstrip – dry weather only
Driving to Noccundra
There are many different routes that can be taken when driving from any of the capital cities to the Noccundra. 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 <> Adventure Way <> Noccundra-Warry Warry Road (Unsealed)||1,142km|
|Sydney||Castlereagh Highway > Mitchell Highway <> Adventure Way <> Noccundra-Warry Warry Road (Unsealed)||1,356km|
|Melbourne||Calder Highway <> Silver City Highway <> Noccundra-Warry Warry Road (Unsealed)||1,409km|
|Adelaide||Barrier Highway <> Silver City Highway <> Noccundra-Warry Warry Road (Unsealed)||1,089km|
Towns & Touring
The most isolated town in NSW, Tibooburra is the ultimate destination of those travelling to the Corner Country and beyond.
Thargomindah and the surrounding area offers wonderful National Parks, friendly farm stays and amazing geomorphology.
You can’t say you’ve been outback until you’ve been to the world-famous Packsaddle Roadhouse!
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Phone: 07 46 554 317