Pubs in Australia are like nowhere else in the world. Not only are we spoilt with picturesque vistas and the world’s best off-road adventures in Australia. Our abundance of land and lack of people means that some of our most iconic pubs lend themselves perfectly to a road trip. So, pack the ute and set off on exploring some of Australia’s best watering holes.
No Aussie Country pub list is complete without the Pub with No Beer Hotel. Why: According to the history books, Slim Dusty heard the original The Pub with No Beer performed here and asked if he could record it. Where: About 40 mins inland from Nambucca Heads on the NSW Coast. Gear to take: If you are taking your 4×4 down to drive on the beach, make sure you have your MaxPro Floor Liners installed.
If you want to visit country pubs, you can’t miss QLD’s oldest, the Nindigully Pub. Why: Not only will you have humble bragging rights, having been here, you can tackle the 1.2kg Road Train burgers, designed to serve four. Where: A touch under six hours from Brisbane. Gear to take: Camping here is free so have your Darche swag packed up and ready to go. The Maxliner team at our Epping fitting centre have years of experience in setting up your 4WD for camping
The Territory’s Humpty Doo Hotel is another Slim Dusty classic song about a pub. Why: It’s the self-proclaimed most famous pub in the world, and where else can you try a trio of burgers with Barra, Buffalo, and Croc Burgers served up with chips and salad. Where: About 30 minutes out of Darwin on the Stuart Hwy. Gear to take: With the worlds, best barra fishing on its doorstep, packing your Maxboxes up with ice will keep your catch fresh
Want to pair your frothie with a Feral Mixed Grill? In Parachilna, first licensed in 1876, the Prairie Hotel is the perfect outback pub to do it in. Why: The Flinders Ranges region is some of Australia’s standout off-road driving. Where: About five hours north of Adelaide in the Flinders Ranges region Gear to take: The epic 4x4ing also lends its self to some secluded camping opportunities in Ikara-Flinders Ranges National Park. Book a 4WD only camping site in and load up your camping fridge in a Clearview Easy Slide for some self-sufficient camping
Tooborac Hotel has been around since 1857. With a working brewery on-site, it’s a pub with its own beer. Why: Pub, brewery, pie shop, and rooms to stay. What more could you want. Where: An easy 90-minute drive from Melbourne Gear to take: The local region is ideal for food, wine, and brewery touring in your ute. Keep your gear stored safe and sound while you do that with a Maxliner canopy or hard lid.
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