Great country pubs

Our suggestions for some great Aussie country pubs to visit across this great golden land of ours.

Great country pubs

Every town around Australia has one, and some are more iconic that others, so here are our suggestions on great country pubs to visit when you are out exploring our golden land.

Silverton Hotel, New South Wales

The site of many Australian films, commercials and television shows such as Mad Max II, Razorback, A Town Like Alice, Dirty Deeds and the Craic. The iconic Silverton Hotel is located close to Broken Hill in outback NSW. 

Nindigully Hotel (The Gully)
, Queensland

Located on the banks of the Moonie River where fishing is not only allowed but encouraged, Queensland’s oldest hotel has been serving coldies since 1864.  

The Daly Waters Pub
, Northern Territory

This absolutely classic Aussie pub, frequented by drovers moving cattle between Darwin and Alice Springs, has been welcoming travellers since 1893.

Largs Pier Hotel, South Australia

Perfectly located on one of South Australia’s most beautiful beachfronts, the Largs Pier Hotel maintains an air of grandeur and old-world character from its 1920s heyday.

The Stanley Pub, Victoria

Just up the road from Beechworth, The Stanley is the perfect country pub to visit all year round with an open fire in winter and a charming wisteria-draped garden for summer.

The Palace Hotel, Kalgoorlie WA

A grand gold rush hotel located in the goldfields of Western Australia 

Man O’ Ross Hotel, Tasmania

Situated between Launceston and Hobart in the historic township of Ross, and serving travellers since 1835.

Have you unearthed a classic Aussie pub on your travels around Australia? Share your experiences with our readers.

Why not check out our travel contributor Lee Mylne’s book, Great Australian Pubs


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    15th Nov 2014
    SA has some great country pubs. Maybe we could have a list of good country pubs.
    15th Nov 2014
    I can recommend the food at the Man O Ross! Quality at a low price when I was there last year.
    Another interesting old pub was the Conargo. Just heard it had been destroyed by fire a few days ago. What a shame! Such a lot of sheering history hanging on the walls in that old pub.
    15th Nov 2014
    Largs Pier Hotel is certainly not a country pub! It is in the north western suburbs, only 20 minutes from Adelaide and just up the road from Semaphore and Port Adelaide.
    This is not the first time you have got the facts wrong on this site, maybe time to start doing more research before doing you stories
    15th Nov 2014
    Here are three great country pubs: Daly Waters (NT) Parachilna (Northern Flinders Ranges, SA), and best of these, Overland Corner, (Riverland, SA)
    16th Nov 2014
    The Jennacubine Pub between Northam and Goomalling, WA
    Great people , great food - have to book well in advance for weekends it is
    so popular.
    16th Nov 2014
    How could you forget the Burketown pub? Just been rebuilt after being burnt down but still a classic,
    16th Nov 2014
    I guess it's open now Judy? When I passed through,was told it would be open in a few months. Good to see!

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