The Overland Corner Pub is on the River Murray. A couple of caravaners recommended that we should visit the Pub and camp free camp down by the river. So it has been on our list for a while.
Overland Camp Site
We arrived on a Monday, therefore we knew the pub would be closed but that’s when we happened to be passing. It’s open Tuesday to Saturday so we hung around another night so we could go to the pub.
A few caravans were scattered down the river and a few people in a car turned up with a couple of tent’s. There are lots of walking tracks around the place, through low laying bush land a trees that look like they are from the set of an end of the world movie.
A couple of house boats were on the river one parked up just enjoying the location and the other with boat pulling ski’s and a doughnut before meandering down the river to their next location.
Walking the Floodplain Walk
The next day we headed the 700m to the famous Overland Corner Pub for a couple of beers and lunch.
The grounds have some great old farming pieces such as wagon wheels and carts, to name a few. It was lovely sitting in the shade noticing new things around the place every few min.
Bit of History
Jay, the barman is an asset to the pub. Not only is he behind the bar but brings out your meals, brings you shade if you’re in the sun and is in general a friendly helpful guy.
Jay told us that the pub was like a little rabbit warren and that we should have a look around, so we did.
History all around
We had look at four old rooms, each of which had the same old character that you would expect form a building that was built-in 1859.
The walls are made of 1 ½ inch fossilised Limestone and they have two old log fireplace’s.
A ghost or two are meant to have been spotted but we were lucky or unlucky enough not to see them 😉
We did, as usual, take many photos of the inside, but as requested I will leave you to be as surprised as we were of what you will find inside. It’s so worth the visit if you like a little bit of history.
Log fire in the bar
Overland Corner Garden
Check out the old car across the road as well I have no idea what it is but it’s very cool.
Old car over the road
After our fish and chips $17 and beer’s we strolled back to the river and home. This is a nice quiet location.
When the sun goes down on the shimmering Murray River, the fish are jumping out of the water and the galas are starting their afternoon chatter, it’s almost magical.