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Kingoonya Hotel

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Ballarat, Australia
Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

We arrived at this outback hotel as the sun was setting, having just negotiated the Goog's Track from Ceduna. Should you be in this remote part of the world (generally inhabited by miners/shepherds/passers-by), then you really must tarry here awhile. Their 'roo snizzy' was simply 'magic' (Kangaroo Schnitzel), and the other items from the menu that my companions ate looked,...

Thank AllanRosemary
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Been there several times before. Arrived Thursday and departed Tuesday. First time Ive been to a long celebration and no upsets. Town folk and visitors alike FANTASTIC. Looking forward to the next one. Last time population was only 3 and pub was closed. Most of the food and liquor I took up I took back home. I thought the prices...

Thank Barry D
Adelaide, Australia
Reviewed 18 August 2016

Camped here 16 years ago and was pleasantly surprised to see that its pretty much the same. The Pub wasn't open back then but the hospitality was warm and welcoming just like it is now. Typical laid back outback style of sharing a drink and a tale with fellow travellers that drop in. The owners even provide firewood out the...

Thank Jo2202
Reviewed 22 July 2016 via mobile

Read thd inviting sign on the way into town and decided to do what it said...drop in and say gedday. Had a beautiful cold beer and a pie for afternoon tea. Both real good. Hospitable original bush pub. Not in any way touristed up like so many bush pubs these days. This 1 is authentic. An absolute must visit if...

Thank John M
Perth, Australia
Reviewed 26 October 2015 via mobile

A short drive off the Stuart Highway rewards travellers with the small town of kingoonya population 10. The kingoonya hotel is a truly rewarding experience for local and international travelers alike. The hotel built in 1936 was once the centerpeice for the railway town. Now it is a little piece of australias culture that has been lost elsewhere. Do yourself...

Thank matt c
Perth, Australia
Reviewed 10 October 2015

We had been flying around South Australia and needed a stopover between William Creek and Forrest. So I googled and found this place.We landed at the nearby airstrip and got a lift over to the Hotel for the night. I was looking for something out of the usual, and this is exactly what we got. This is classic. Basically all...

2Thank lyntraveller50
Reviewed 26 August 2015

After a day at Coober Pedy Races, myself and 2 mates ventured down to Tarcoola to check out the "ghost town". At the end of the day, we checked in at the Kingoonya Pub which was a real treat. Had several beers with a local lady who was a gem. A resident Journalist has some interesting yarns about his ventures...

4Thank Andrew H
Reviewed 17 August 2015 via mobile

Good service, nice cold beer, excellent snitty, very friendly locals. We free camped down the road - perfect. A few trains through the night and heaps of stars with our own private fire, wood and pit provided.

1Thank 008TrueHoliday
Reviewed 10 August 2015 via mobile

We had travelled up Googs Track from Ceduna and travelled East through the ghost town of Tarcoola and on to Kingoonya. After a long day slogging through Sandhills by 4WD, a delicious evening meal, ice cold drinks and a hot shower was just fantastic. Kingoonya Hotel may not compare with many places at all from an opulence or comfort perspective...

4Thank Jim C
Adelaide, Australia
Reviewed 26 July 2015 via mobile

When I first travelled through Kingoonya, it was a thriving outback town with a population of about 300. That was when it "huddled dusty by the road" aka the unsealed Stuart Highway. Now, with a population of 13, it's a shadow of its former self but all the more fascinating because of it. We stayed in one of the 'motel...

3Thank John S

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  • Family Rooms
  • Kitchenette
  • Non-Smoking Rooms
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Official Description (provided by the hotel)
Kingoonya Hotel is an outback style Australian pub. Hot meals and cold beers are available which can be served on the veranda to best view the incredible dessert sunsets. There are 8 double/single rooms. The hotel is situated on the Transcontinental railway and is the perfect start/finish point for some of South Australia’s best four wheel drive adventures. ... more   less 

Additional Information about Kingoonya Hotel

Address: 1 Kingoonya Terrace, Kingoonya, South Australia 5719, Australia
Region: Australia > South Australia > Kingoonya
Price Range: $62 - $73 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Number of rooms: 8
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“Mmm. not sure we camped nearby.”
AllanRosemary, 23 May 2017 | Read review
“Just go and enjoy and meet people. I thought that the prices and conditions were very cheap for the location.”
barrydQ3603ZU, 26 Apr 2017 | Read review
“Best rooms 5&4 which are closest to toilet and showers”
Jo2202, 17 Aug 2016 | Read review
“Clean & Comfortable”
999andrewh, 25 Aug 2015 | Read review
“Call ahead and check for events and to let the manager know if you're planning on eating.”
Peter_Charles_Writer, 20 May 2014 | Read review
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