Shire of Balonne

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  • Day200

    Night out in Nindigully Pub

    May 31 in Australia ⋅ 🌙 13 °C

    A few pics of inside pub, great company, & a great meal. ( mixed grill) 2x fillet steak , 2x lamb chops, 2x sausages, 2x pork ribs, 2x bacon, &2x fried eggs along with chips & salad. May I add we each shared between the 2 of us. Outside music & a fire. Tomorrow long day on the road, night all.

  • Day200

    Nindigully Pub

    May 31 in Australia ⋅ ☀️ 15 °C

    Queensland’s oldest pub. Located in its original condition & situated on the banks of the Moonie river. Attracts locals & travellers every year for a cold beer & a kilogram T Bone steak if your peckish And if your really hungry go for the Road Train Burger. ( can feed 6 easy). Lol. The pub license was issued in 1864 after operating as shearer’s accomodation for Nindigully Pub. From the late 1800s the pub was a Cobb & Co coach change over station. Population on this town is 9. Yes 9.Read more

  • Day15

    Hebel. Last camp in Queensland.

    March 26 in Australia ⋅ ☁️ 22 °C

    Hebel is very close to the Queensland border. A camp on the river here is quite good but as one finds in sheep country the flies are epic.

    Every activity is hampered by swarms that seek out bodily moisture in eyes, nose, mouth and anywhere else they can. Today I have resorted to a fly veil.

    Event hough the day was overcast there was a spectacular sunset. Rich deep reds that painted a full panorama, this is one of the most spectacular sights so far on this trip.

    Pictured is our camper at night as it was at our Hebel Camp. The second picture is an unexpected sunset from the camp-site.
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  • Day15

    Thallon Silo Art and Wombat

    March 26 in Australia ⋅ ☁️ 26 °C

    Another example of Silo Art. We have seen this art first a year or two ago at Patchewollock VIC. This one was very well done and worth a look. Only thing is that you can't get really close.

    The giant wombat statue is the hairy nosed wombat. This structure is interestingly designed to be claimed on.

  • Day20

    The famous Nindigully Pub

    September 8, 2018 in Australia ⋅ ☀️ 23 °C

    Well, today may very well be a record for the shortest number of kilometres driven to our next overnight stop - a total of 34km down the road from Thallon to the nearby Nindigully Pub.

    We’d heard you could camp at the old pub situated on the banks of the Moonie River and we were keen to find a spot along the river bank and go to the pub for happy hour, some live music in the beer garden and a feed at this iconic pub.

    While we didn’t eat the famous 5.5kg road train burger (said to feed at least six people) we did get through large serves of a parma and a chicken carbonara.

    The Gully as it’s commonly called among locals, has the honour of being Queensland’s oldest continuously licensed pub since 1864. Prior to that the building was the original shearer’s quarters for Nindigully Station.

    We found a perfect spot along the river, away from the big red dusty car park next to the hotel and spent the afternoon enjoying the sunshine and the tranquility of the river and chatting to some of our fellow camping neighbours.

    I was in the mood to bake so after putting a pizza into the Weber I baked some choc chip chocolate muffins and a honey cake. Tomorrow is Jewish New Year and although we are far from home we feel that eating some honey cake tomorrow evening and some apple slices dipped in honey well help to symbolize the beginning of what will hopefully be a sweet new year - for us and for all people across the world.

    Around 5ish we headed up to the beer garden at the pub with some of our neighbours and enjoyed some delicious white wine as we ate and listened to local artist Scott Troutman sing soulfully and play guitar as the afternoon sun faded away and was replaced by twinkly fairy lights around the garden.

    And to cap off another lovely day on the road, as we were leaving the pub to walk back to our caravan down on the river, we looked up into the inky black sky and marveled at the millions of stars that were visible up above. Even the Milky Way could be seen clearly against the charcoal backdrop.

    G’night xx
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  • Day21

    Just another day at the Gully

    September 9, 2018 in Australia ⋅ 🌙 17 °C

    We’ve decided to stay put for a few days as we are loving being right on the bank of the Moonie River with the iconic Nindigully Pub just a stone’s throw away with important facilities like wine and food, as well as clean toilets and free hot showers provided for campers (gold coin donation requested for the RFDS).

    Today we lazed around, starting with scrambled eggs and toast made in the Weber, which we ate by the river’s edge in the lovely dappled sunlight.

    Gadi went for a kayak and I worked out details on the phone with my mum and our son for their impending visit to Cairns in October where we will have a mini holiday with them for nine days.

    We spent some time in the afternoon sitting in the beer garden with our neighbours listening to singer Loren Ryan (who appeared on The Voice last year and sang a duet “Bootilicious” with Kelly Rowland) belt out tunes accompanied by her partner (and last night’s singer) Scott Troutman.

    Tonight, in our little home on wheels, Gadi and I celebrated Jewish New Year, with a sticky sweet homemade honey cake (yes, baked in the Weber) and some apple slices dipped in honey to symbolize the start of what will hopefully be a sweet start to the Jewish New Year.

    Missing our family particularly tonight (as we usually celebrate with our kids, my mum, sister and family), we made phone calls home to Melbourne and to our family in Israel. It helped to bridge the gap and make us feel a little closer to our loved ones, here and abroad.

    At least we will see our boy and my mum in just a month’s time.

    Night night xx
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  • Day22

    More chilling at the Gully

    September 10, 2018 in Australia ⋅ ☀️ 24 °C

    Today dawned bright and sunny with a perfect forecast of 27 degrees, with a lovely light breeze. We are very happy to be staying here for another day, especially as we are waiting for a parcel we have had sent to the Roma Post Office and it hasn’t arrived yet, so we’d rather hang around here than hang around closer to Roma in a spot nowhere near as pleasant as this one.

    We said goodbye to our neighbours we have been chatting to the last couple of days, and settled down to relax outdoors. I baked a loaf of bread in the Weber (kneading it by hand by the riverbank) as we’ve now run out of bread and wraps.

    Gadi went for a long kayak down the river and Cadbury and I walked along the river bank enjoying the serenity and bird life.

    Tonight we are relaxing in our little home on wheels; we’ve packed up the outside awning and put away the extra table and chairs in readiness for moving on tomorrow. We are heading to Roma and after that, Carnarvon Gorge.

    Night night from the Nindigully Pub xx
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You might also know this place by the following names:

Balonne Shire, Shire of Balonne, Comté de Balonne, Contea di Balonne, Балонн, 巴隆郡政府

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