Garraway's Cottage

Pooncarie Accommodation

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Garraway Hosts

Your hosts for the duration of your stay are our friends Bob and Barb who also run the Old Wharf Cafe which is just down Darling Street. They will be happy to meet and greet you and help with any inquiries. We are sure they would also be happy to make you a coffee and have a chat.

Welcome to Garraway’s Cottage. Pooncarie or the ‘Port’ as it is affectionately known is on the banks of the Darling River, a mid-way stop between Menindee & Wentworth. Pooncarie is the closest settlement to the world heritage listed Mungo National Park.

The Burke and Wills expedition passed through Pooncarie on their trek across Australia from Melbourne to the Gulf of Carpentaria. On Thursday, 27th September 1860 they set up Camp XXX, (their thirtieth camp since leaving Melbourne) at what is now Bilbarka Park in the centre of Pooncarie.

The expedition stayed here until the morning of 11 October 1860 when they headed north to Menindee. Historically, Pooncarie served as an important link in the all-important river trade in the region.

In the mid-19th century, the town’s Darling River wharf was very active as paddle-steamers, carried wool from north-western NSW and south-western Queensland travelling through the port on its way to South Australia.


more information

For more information on rates, accommodation, bookings, etc, please contact us directly by clicking on the following link:

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Phone Admin (Donna): 0412 585 679

Phone Bookings (Bob): 0427 522 806