Barringun Roadhouse and Caravan Park

Private Campground - New South Wales


Barringun is a tiny historic town on the border between New South Wales and Queensland. Before Federation, when the borders between states were controlled by customs officers, places like Barringun, which is located on the New South Wales-Queensland border 111 km north of Bourke and 146 km south of Cunnamulla, were important stopping points with bonded warehouses, hotels and shops servicing travellers crossing from one state to the other.

Once Federation occurred and the state borders were removed the towns started to dwindle. The town that was once a stopover point for shearers, drovers, mailmen, swaggies, labourers, adventurers and Cobb & Co coaches became a sleepy village as cars roared through. Today the charm of Barringun is reduced to the Barringun Roadhouse and Caravan Park.

The last remnant from that bygone era was the tattersall hotel. Unfortunately the hotel burnt down on Christmas Eve in 2017.  Mary Crowley had lived there for 43 years and sold it on 9 December 2017. She was the oldest publican in Australia. Unfortunately the pub burnt down on christmas eve in 2017.

Barringun Accommodation

There are 9 powered sites and plenty of unpowered sites available for caravans, campers and motorhomes. The overnight bunkers are very popular with travellers and truck drivers. They have air conditioning and a fridge and tea and coffee facilities. Toilets and showers are located outside. Bookings can be made by calling us on 02 6874 7584 or filling in your details below.

A few corrections to other posts - Mary died Feb 2019 - she had owned the pub and was reluctant to move but family won her over and she sold - 18 days later it burnt down. Kiwi Jan owns the licensed cafe and campground- home to the animals. Betty also died. Daryl is a shearer so not always there. There is diesel but no petrol. A welcome stop - all we need in the outback.

Kiwi Jan runs the place now. Mary died last year. Interesting to visit the animals. Large well priced meals. Area very dry, no grass to park on.

Well its looks a bit ruff but its very homely with all the facilities available will defiantly stay again Excellent food. Fire pit and all the farm animals come to great serenity.

First off Barringun is a town with a population of 4 it is a few Kms south of the QLD border it is NOT Enngonia that is 35Km south of Barringun. There is NO FUEL available. There are large signs stating NO FUEL for 260Kms when leaving Bourke from the south & Cunnamulla from the north. There is a great Pub run by a lovely lady named Mary she is 91 & runs the pub on her own. The food is good the accommodation is basic but clean & well maintained. There are friendly animals such as a pig named Dorris a miniature horse named Cherokee a steer named Troy sheep dogs (Jack Boots & Girly) emus alpacas & horses. If you are up that way stop in a say Gday to Darryl Jan & Betty. Highly recommended.
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    Lot 2 Mitchell Highway
    Barringun, New South Wales, 2840
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    -29.010471, 145.712092
    02 6874 7584
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