The Mulga Creek Hotel is one of those classic Aussie pubs that you go to spend the night but end up staying longer. You’ll find it 1 hour south of Bourke or 1.5 hours north east of Cobar.
Mulga Creek Hotel Camp
Arriving at the pub, we asked staff about camping for the night. Both powered and un-powered sites are available, we chose powered. Heading around the back of the pub and into the huge bush camp, we had a look around, before we chose a spot.
Power boxes are scattered around the place with two power points in each. A few water taps are also around the place for you to fill your tank.
Being the only one’s at the Mulga Creek, we chose a spot near both power and water.
Our second nights stay was on a Saturday and a few more campers turned up. In addition to the caravans, trailers and tents a group of guys on bikes stayed. Obviously on their annual get together by the writing on their tops. Definitely a good place to stay if there are a heap of you as lots of open spaces are available.
Undercover seating areas are located around this bush camp. One of which has an old fridge which I loved. Unlike most fridges, this is more a piece of rustic memorabilia. Clearly not to keep your beer or wine cold but it still looks cool.
Old rusty farm machinery, tools and vehicle parts are around the place. Also a piece of history and reminiscent of a time gone by in Mulga Creek.
A couple of wood BBQ’s are available. Along with plenty of twigs and branches that are scattered around the place. In addition to the BBQ’s you can use the wood for the fire pits.
Apart from discovering whats around the camp, you can head out and see whats on the bush walk.
Toilet & shower blocks are on one side of the camp. You’re not far away, where ever you choose to park.
The Mulga Creek Hotel
After setting up we headed to the pub for lunch. Larry had a good old pie and I opted for chips and gravy. Of course we had a game of pool and a beer or two while we were there. It would be rude not to right 😉
Obviously I had a look around and checked out the bar. It’s a cosy place! I loved the wood burning fire and their solid wood furniture. As well as these, looked up to see all the signed hats stuck to the ceiling. A little reminiscent of our stop at Daly Water pub in the northern Territory.
In the evening we went back for dinner. This time we both had lamb chops witch is a treat for us. The pub was much busier due to workers coming back to their dongers and vans.
Outside The Pub
Outside the Mulga Creek there are parking meters. I should mention that they are not used for that purpose. Nevertheless they are there for your money. A great idea for collect donations for the Royal Flying Doctors.
At the side of the pub is a playground for the little ones.
The Mulga Creek Hotel is a basic, rustic camp but it has heaps of character if you take the time to look around.