Just 45km south-east of St George, "The Gully" as it's locally known, is pretty much four horses and a pub on a riverbank. But what a pub, what a view and what characters you'll find!


Nindigully pub


Nindigully Pub

Perched on the banks of the Moonie River, having been established in 1864, the rustic Nindigully Pub is the longest continually licensed pub in Queensland. Have you see the film 'Paperback Hero'? It was filmed here and the cafe's boomerangs remain perched in place. You'll have no trouble undwinding on the verandah of the pub as it hums with the chatter of travellers and locals alike, enjoying happy hour and live acoustic music. Savour the company in the beer garden with a cold beer pulled from the keg. Pack your appetite as the challenge of the 'road train' awaits - a whopper 5kg burger, big enough to feed you and 10 of your closest mates.

Phone: (07) 4625 9637


Nindigully tourist and visitor areas


Nindigully Tourist and Visitor Area

Park the van for a few days alongside the tree-lined Moonie River at the Nindigully Tourist and Visitor Area (free camping) located just below the Nindigully Pub. Fill your day by taking a stroll along The Gully Walk - a purpose built historical river walkway, perching up on the tables and chairs with a book, or heading up to the Nindigully Pub for happy hour. Toilets and showers are available here for those of you who are looking for some comforts.

Boomerangs at Nindigully with Paperback Hero sign




Paperback Hero Boomerangs

The Boomerangs at Nindigully were originally constructed for Hugh Jackman's 1999 feature film debut, Paperback Hero.  Filmed in Nindigully, the Boomerangs were from the movie's Boomerang Cafe.  While the Nindigully Pub is a well-known stop for travellers, its annual pig races and road train burgers, few know about its history in film.  Nindigully was selected as the filming location by writer and director, Antony J Bowman.  Bowman travelled through New South Wales and Queensland to locate the exact place where the story of Paperback Hero would unfold.  To honour the occasion of the 20th anniversary of the film's release, the iconic Boomerans were brought back to life in 2019 with St George artist and descendant of Kamilaroi nations, Yuwulaaraary Euahlayi and Bigambul, Barry "Rainman" Boland transformed the sculptures to their full glory.