Hungerford

About Hungerford


Population: 10

There’s something significant about walking or driving through the Wild Dog Barrier Fence that separates Queensland and New South Wales in the little township of Hungerford.

 

 

Originally a rabbit-proof fence, built in the 1880s; the various fences were made higher to exclude dingoes in the 1940s, making it the longest fence in the world stretching over 8500km. Today the length of the fence being about 5600km.

Hungerford’s Royal Mail Hotel constructed in 1873 of corrugated iron was transported over 200kms from New South Wales on bush tracks and was originally a Cobb & Co Staging Post where teams of horses were swapped and tired horses stabled, rested and fed. The hotel has an atmosphere of friendly ‘back to basics’, ‘she’ll be right’ country hospitality, which makes you feel comfortable and at home.  Although a cold beer and great food are the mainstays of most pubs, appreciation for these simple pleasures is amplified when you are in the remote outback.

Experiences

Currawinya National Park

In Currawinya National Park, waterbirds and migratory shorebirds are drawn in their thousands to globally important wetlands in the otherwise dry and dusty mulga lands of south-western Queensland. Red sandplains and mulga scrubs beside long, dusty roads give little hint to the lakes, rivers and wetlands that make

Caiwarra – Paroo River Fishing Spot

The Caiwarra – Paroo River Fishing Spot is located in the Currawinya National Park. You can expect to be able to catch yellowbelly and catfish in this waterhole. Activities available in the area include fishing, camping (fee applies), birdwatching and bushwalking. Wood supplies are to be taken from