On leaving Bollon we had a quick stop in St George for coffee and then travelled 45 km south east to Nindigully Pub, a free camp beside the Moonie River. En route we passed the first of many cotton farms which depend on irrigation for their survival.
|Cotton bales waiting for procesing near St George|
The camping area at Nindigully is along the river bank and is very informal. The pub has provided toilets and showers for travellers to use for a donation. It is a popular place for both locals and travellers, especially for its Happy Hour. At 4.30 pm a staff member bangs on the cowbell on the verandah and yells out “Happy Hour” and like sheep we all dutifully troop up the hill to help keep the Pub in business. It’s a very convivial time, and a great place to meet people and share travel tales and useful tips.
|Moonie River, Nindigully|
|A lot of birdlife lives in this area|
|Our campsite, Nindigully|
|The verandah bar|
|The picnic and play area|
Nindigully Pub was also the location for the movie Paperback Hero in 1998 starring Hugh Jackman and all the film cast and crew lived there for the duration. The walls of the pub are decorated with all kinds of memorabilia.
|Commemorating the making of the movie here|
|Inside the bar of the pub, a display of hats|