Free camp beside the historic Noccundra Hotel and waterhole, Queensland

If you are driving between Thargomindah and Eromanga or on route to Camerons Corner or The Dig Tree – make sure you stop off at Noccundra Hotel. 

Wilson River Camp QLD
Wilson River Camp QLD

We would have happily stopped at the peaceful Wilson River Camp or Noccundra Waterhole. You can fish and swim on this tributary of Coopers Creek. You might even catch yabbies in winter!

Council toilets and showers are near the pub, just 200m from the waterhole. You’ll also find a tennis court, playground, BBQ and picnic facilities there. Remember to BYO firewood, and your pets are welcome.

Instead, we dined on some of the BEST burgers we’ve ever had. I would go back to the remote pub, just for another, they were so very good!

The publican told me he bakes them himself each morning – and I peeked inside the dining room to finally find a doorway even I could bump my head on! It really takes you back in time. There is a big outdoor area to eat in with some powered sites near the hotel.

This remote outpost of Noccundra Hotel is the second oldest hotel in Queensland to have been continually licensed.

Built within the Nockatunga Station grounds, it sure does have some interesting history – including a memorial to the ill fated Andrew Hume Expedition.

The Channel Country is worth experiencing – I didn’t expect it to be so hilly and beautiful. We loved this section of the Natural Science Loop. Let us know if you have been there, or hope to check it out!

Look up this Queensland site in the brand new Camps 12 or your CAMPS Pendium in the Queensland book (the box set has state by state books). If you have our CAMPS AUSTRALIA WIDE App – simply go to the map or list and search for the site name! 

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Wilson River Camp in the App
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