MUNGERANNIE HOTEL

THE MUNGERANNIE HOTEL IS THE ONLY STOP ON THE BIRDSVILLE TRACK BETWEEN MARREE AND BIRDSVILLE, SO IT’S A MUST-STOP PUB.

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ANY trip down the Birdsville Track isn’t complete without a stopover at the famous Mungerannie Hotel.

Publican Phil Gregurke welcomes visitors with open arms and loves nothing more than to have a drink with his guests late into the night.

Like many outback pubs, the ceiling of the bar area strains under the weight of visitors’ hats; in this case, many once belonging to those who’ve worked on the Birdsville Track. Look closer and you’ll also see snippets of human hair hanging from the ceiling, once belonging to those who’ve drunk at this quirky establishment.

Flags, stickers, stubby coolers, $5 notes, old signage and plenty of other strange paraphernalia also adorn the walls.

If you fancy a feed to go with your icy cold beer, the pub serves everything from bacon

ESSENTIALS

8am-12pm (7 days) Light $5; Mid $6; Heavy $6 Lunch $15 (approx.);

Dinner $10-28 $120 w/ en suite; $95 for double or twin; $70 for single HOURS: BEERS: MEALS: ACCOMMODATION:

and egg rolls, pies, pasties and burgers, through to schnitzels and T-bone steaks. If you can drag yourself away from the bar, a soak in the hot spring bath is a great way to relax.

The pub offers accommodation ranging from unpowered campsites through to dongas with en suites. Mungerannie Hotel also has fuel and tyre repairs/sales.

If you want to stay more than a couple of nights, you’re in luck – the Mungerannie Hotel is currently on the market.

THE CEILING OF THE BAR AREA STRAINS UNDER THE WEIGHT OF VISITORS’ HATS

MUNGERANNIE HOTEL

PHONE: (08) 8675 8317 EMAIL: mungeranniehotel@bigpond.com.au WEBSITE: mungeranniehotel.com.au MANAGER/OWNER: Phil Gregurke ADDRESS: Birdsville Track, Mungerannie SA