Carinda Hotel David Bowie Lets Dance Location
Our Pub Ratings
- Vibe 90% 90%
- Architecture 50% 50%
- How Easy Is It To Get To? 75% 75%
- Was The Beer Cold? 100% 100%
- Did We Love It? 100% 100%
About The Carinda Hotel
Years ago I was sitting on the lounge early one Sunday morning watching Rage and the film clip for David Bowies “Let’s Dance” came on and being a lover of both Bowie and country pubs I decided to look up where it was with the view to going there one of these days.
The hotel from the film clip is in a small town called Carinda, about 70ks from Walgett NSW. Amanda and I called in to Carinda Hotel and we loved the place. You could feel the history inside, it’s old, it’s a bit dishevelled but you wouldn’t want to change a single thing about it. Throw the David Bowie history in to the mix and well, just go there and see. I bet you can feel something. I did.
The Carinda Hotel publican Leanne was a lovely lady, very welcoming. The beers were icy cold and the lunch was bloody awesome. You can camp for free out the back of the pub, or if that’s full (pretty unlikely) there’s also free camping down the road at the showground. Well done Carinda and Carinda Hotel, the place is a 10 out of 10.
Let’s Dance Carinda Festival
The small rural town pays an annual tribute to legendary musician David Bowie when it hosts the annual Let’s Dance Carinda Festival over the October long weekend.
Up to 800 people are expected to attend Carinda Hotel for the next Let’s Dance Carinda Festival.
Let’s Dance Carinda Tribute Committee are in the throes of putting together a wonderful time for everyone to enjoy and hopefully lift the morale in the drought-stricken country.
Committee secretary Joy Dare said the inaugural event attracted about 200 people.
“Then there was about 450 people at the second event (in 2017) and this year we’re hoping it builds up to 800 people,” she said.
“People who couldn’t make it last year told us that they were sorry and are hoping to attend this year.”
Free showers, toilets and camping are accessible at the sports ground where the festival takes place. Breakfast will be available with a continuous barbeque during the weekend and meals at night. https://www.facebook.com/Lets-Dance-Carinda-303940966427490/
Carindas’ biggest event of the year is its picnic race meeting held each July. Carinda and District Race Club has been racing since 1915 and stages a six race meeting every July. Outback racing at its best! All racing enthusiasts please put it in your diary. https://www.facebook.com/carindaraceclub/
Where’s Carinda Hotel?
Carinda Hotel is in the small regional NSW town of Carinda in central NSW about 70ks from Walgett NSW.
22 Colin St, Carinda NSW 2831
(02) 6823 2218
|Walgett to Carinda Hotel||70km||00:53|
|Lightning Ridge to Carinda Hotel||148km||01:50|
|Bourke to Carinda Hotel||191km||02:27|
|Sydney to Carinda Hotel||628km||07:31|