Tilpa Hotel We Visit An Iconic Aussie Outback Pub

View From The Beer Garden Behind The Tilpa Hotel

View From The Beer Garden Behind The Tilpa Hotel

Established in 1894 the Tilpa Hotel is one of the last remaining true bush pubs in Australia. Grown from river boat trade along the Darling River in outback NSW Australia. The Hotel at Tilpa was built over 100 years ago. A timber and corrugated iron building. Inside the inside walls are covered in messages and autographs placed by visitors in return for a donation to the Royal Flying Doctor Service.

We chucked some money in the donation jar and the barmaid lent us a texta so that Amanda could add her signature to one of the doorframes out the front. There are literally thousands of autographs and messages covering nearly every surface. It’s great to seen so many people have donated money to the Royal Flying Doctor Service.

Signing The Door Frame At The Tilpa Hotel

Signing The Door Frame At The Tilpa Hotel

We visited the Tilpa Pub – Hotel on our way along the Darling River Run. It’s a great old pub and well worth a stop in and a beer. We had a couple of light beers out the back in the beer garden that overlooks the Darling River. When we ere there the river was very low, almost empty in fact. It must be a magnificent when it’s full and running. The views from the beer garden of the bridge across the Darling River at Tilpa are just magic.

Where is the Tilpa Hotel

You will find the Hotel at Tilpa on Darling street at Tilpa. It is off the Tilpa Road on the northern side of the Darling River. You can get to it via Bourke to the east of via Wilcannia to the west.

AddressWeb SitePhone
1 Darling St, Tilpa NSW 2840https://www.tilpahotel.com/(02) 6837 3928

 Getting There

Travel FromDistanceTime
Bourke to Tilpa191km02:23
Wilcannia to Tilpa273km03:00
Broken Hill to Tilpa468km05:04
Sydney to Tilpa906km12:34


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