Rankins Springs is a small village in the Riverina region of NSW about 45 min from Griffith.
We had passed theFree Campand pub a couple of times as we were staying down the road at Weethalle showground. Having heard the food was good we had a Sunday drive to check out the Free Camp, pub, food, main street and caravan park.
Rankins Spring Pub
After heading in to the bar at the Rankins Springs Hotel ( Conapaira Hotel ), we decided what to have for lunch. I chose the grilled fish and Larry the rissoles. The food was so fresh and tasty, I could have eaten it again. Maybe I will. For desert we shared the banana split, my inner child was doing a happy dance with the party in my mouth 🤤
The pub’s Kitchen “Triple D’s Diner” is open 7 days per week Monday – Sunday for dinner 6.30 – 8 & Saturday and Sunday for lunch 12-2 😋
The staff and locals are a friendly bunch. I asked if it was correct if there is free camping over the road and he said yes. There is also a small neat caravan park over the road if you would prefer power.
In The Village
On the opposite corner to the pub is Wally’s Junk Art Gallery. In the outside area are a heap of fun pieces of art made with scrap metal. Wally’s Junk Art is also open to other artists that would like to display their wares.
If you’re just wanting to stop for a break, head to the park area opposite the store. As well as BBQ, seating and pieces of history, you will find the Rankins Springs Pioneer Memorial Centre. Also information on walks you can take.
Rankins Springs General Store/Post Office/Cafe does breakfast and coffee as well as burgers, sandwiches and basic groceries. Great to have a place like this for morning coffee!
Free Camp Rankins Springs
This free camp is a very basic. Located in a parkland area on the opposite corner to the Conapaira Hotel. The area is large enough for any size rig and has bins available.
Rankins Springs Caravan Park
If you do want to connect to power & water then across the road from the hotel is this small, neat caravan park. They also have the usual shower, toilets and laundry. Its Pet friendly and is around $25 – $27 a night.
Stop for a night or stop for a break and support our small country towns! 🤠