Location: Noccundra – 142 kms west of Thargomindah along the Adventure Way
Accommodation: Dongas, Powered and Unpowered Camp Sites
Facilities: Shower and Toilet Blocks, and Laundry Facilities
Fully Licensed Bar, Dining Room
Airstrip Coordinates: Noccundra (YNCD) QLD Unlicensed
27 deg 48 min south, 142 deg 35 min east
Permission: Not Required; Fees: Nil; Var 8 E; Elevation 300ft; WAC 3342; Operator: Neil Turner – Noccundra Hotel
Runways: 04/22 Red Gravel 1500m. 13/31 Red Gravel 800m
Lighting: Emergency Flares; Windsock
Spec Proc: W side Wilson River. Taxi to back door of Hotel
The Noccundra Hotel is owned by Nockatunga Station, and today it serves as a meeting place for locals, families, stockmen, and travellers alike, all of whom enjoy the unsophisticated atmosphere of this remote and isolated Pub. The Hotel is a popular rest stop or overnight stay for visitors driving to the "Dig Tree", Innamincka, Cameron Corner, Thargomindah, and all points in between.
Hotel accommodation is provided in Dongas (demountable buildings), with double rooms, twin rooms, and single rooms available. A small number of powered sites, and a number of unpowered sites are also provided adjacent to the Hotel for campers. Camping is also permitted on the lawns of the Hotel grounds. Communal showers and toilets are provided near the Dongas for guests. Public Toilet facilities are also provided adjacent to the Hotel.
Free bush camping is available adjacent to the Hotel along the Noccundra Waterhole on the Wilson River Reserve.
Noccundra Hotel has an unsealed airstrip directly behind it, and many visitors fly in, park their planes at the front of the Pub, and enjoy a drink and a meal, then fly out again.
The Noccundra Hotel is the only original surviving building in the historic township of Noccundra, and it serves as an important link with the establishment of pastoral settlement in the area. The Hotel was built of locally quarried sandstone, and transported to Noccundra by Camel Train.
Mr James Gardiner was granted the first License 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. It has served as a venue for medical and dental Clinics run by the Royal Flying Doctor Service (RFDS), and for meetings of a Social Club, and a Racing Club that raise funds for the RFDS. The Hotel was Heritage Listed by the National Trust In 1977.
The Noccundra Hotel offers:
- Eftpos and Credit Card facilities
- Public Phone Box (Phone Card Only)
- Meals and Snacks at the Bar, in the Dining Room or Beer Garden
- Unleaded Fuel and Diesel
Noccundra Hotel: 07 4655 4317
Waterhole Cafe open 7.30 am - 2.30 pm daily from March to October