Homebush Hotel in Penarie
Hotel established in 1878. Loads of history etc inside. A "must visit" pub. (Jon G)
One of the true 'back country pubs' which has stood the test of time, and still remains the 'hub' of the vast Western Lands Division of NSW, between Balranald and Ivanhoe.
The famous bar, with its hugh central open fire place, character filled "shearing board" mural, and many local artefacts displayed around the walls has been home to many a trapper, teamster, drover, shearer, truckie, mailman, traveller and station family and staff over the past 128 years.
Also now the home to many a woodcutter, backpacker and paliantologist (enroute to Mungo NP) all met with a warm smile and cold beer by the accommodating and friendly staff at the pub.
A range of meals are served including special theme nights. These themes can change mid stream due to the availability of specialist ingredients and the alcoholic state of the cook.
Camping Accommodation The adjacent campground offers a range of accommodation from grassed tent sites, cabins with cooking facilities, on site vans, powered van sites and backpacker style rooms. Accommodation is reasonable priced with the air-conditioned backpacker rooms which accommodate 2 persons starting @ $15 per head and this includes walls. Swag sites are complimentary (free).
Photos and some comments submitted by: Jon G. Many Thanks. Description supplied by Phil(Owne)from their website. One of the funniest dry outback humour websites on the internet.
The camp ground also has a central kitchen, laundry, clean bathrooms and a fly proof chill out area with BBQ. Future developments at the homebush include the installation of a dough nut pit, upgrade of the accommodation (BUT NOT THE COST OF), new kitchen, dedicated smoking lounge and the possible installaton of PUBTAB.
The Homebush Hotel is located 27kms north of Balranald. Is 247kms from Mildura,
160kms from Hay, 201kms from Ivanhoe and 118kms from Swan Hill.
- Ivanhoe Road,
New South wales 2715
- 03 5020 6803
Public bar, Homebush Hotel. Lots of famous names written on the walls and ceiling including that of the first publican.