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Nindigully knows how to party

Nindigully Pub.
Nindigully Pub. Supplied

IT might have a population of just five people, but what this town has is a pub that parties like no where else on the planet.

Nindigully Pub, located just 45 kilometres from St George, two hours drive from Goondiwindi, Moree and Roma and six hours from Brisbane and the Gold and Sunshine Coasts is on track to deliver the biggest bash in the bush this new year following the cancellation of the event 12 months ago in the face of rising flood waters.

The party, which includes three huge days of entertainment, bands and fireworks, starts Friday, December 30 and costs $50 per adult.

According to Nindigully Pub owner Steve Burns "Burnsie", this New Year's Eve will be the biggest ever.

"Last year, our pub was closed by the inspector of police in Roma who was of the belief we were in threat of being flooded overnight. All our guests were sent home at 3pm New Year's Eve and all monies were refunded.

"Today, the river is at 2.90 meters with no problems (forecast). We have our late licences booked, the legendary Rob Black and the Kelly Gang are set to play and at midnight on New Year's Eve, Wazza from 'Fireworks Downunder' will light up our beautiful starlit sky with his own massive fireworks display.

"You will have to travel to Asia to see the size mortars Waza fires here at the 'Gully."

The weekend is catered by Doggas Bury the Bone Banquets from Thargomindah, a team Burnsie claims has the talent for "serving up healthy bush tucker to as many people as we can throw at him."

The entertainment continues on New Year's Day with singer Adam Kilpatrick kicking off the afternoon and Neil Duddy crooning into the night.

"By then we hope to (have) worn everyone out as the five of us will certainly be tired," said Burnsie.

The theme for the 2011 bash is Pool Party and revellers are encouraged to bring their own pool and blow ups.

"Bikinis and boardshorts are encouraged. And of course RM's and Akubras are always welcome," added Burnsie.

Family owned since August 2002, the Nindigully Pub is the oldest continually licensed hotel (pub) in Queensland (licensed 1864) located on the banks of the beautiful Moonie River.

In 2011, it was voted by CNN (CNNGO.COM) as Australia's No1 Outback Pub, and in 2006 was voted Australia's best country pub by 4x4 Australia magazine.

Recently the pub received notoriety for building Australia's Biggest Burgers, including a Megaburger that weighs in at 5.5 kilogram (the Roadtrain burger) and feeds a minimum of four adults and a whopping 25 kilogram, metre-long burger that comes in the shape of a semi trailer and feeds a minimum of 30 people.

In March 2010 the pub was inundated when floodwater reached 4.65 metres and the floorboards of the pub.

"We lost all our plumbing from under the pub and all our tank water. The pub was surrounded by water yet we had none on tap. We were isolated for over a month but had a lot of fun.

"The closure of last year's New Year's party was a huge loss to the community. Sometimes life does not make sense but we all move on to better times as we have," Burnsie said.

For more information visit Nindigully.

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