Welcome to The Family Hotel!

Tibooburra's Family Hotel is an authentic outback family pub, not just a name, that will welcome you and your family like one of their own.

The publicans, Melissa and William, have built on the history of their iconic pub (built 1882) to create an experience of genuine country hospitality often missing in the rushed and impersonal ways of the city. The Family Hotel is also famed for the Murals that cover the walls of the bar. Created in the 1960s by Clifton Pugh, Russell Drysdale and others, they are a must-see! Not for the sensitive as they are a bit bawdy.

The locals will ask "how you doing", they do mean it and will be up for a chat - in true Corner County style.

Tibooburra is 332 km north of Broken Hill on the now sealed Silver City Highway and 130 km south-east of Cameron Corner and is the gateway to Sturt National Park.

The name Tibooburra is a transliteration of the First Nation word meaning 'heap of boulders'. It is easy to understand why after visiting the area.

Tibooburra is the perfect base for exploring Sturt National Park, Depot Glen, Pooles Grave, Mt Sturt, and Milparinka.

For the more adventurous, there a some great "off the bitumen" adventure routes linking Broken Hill and Silverton to Tibooburra.

The Family Hotel provides the best way to soak up the outback spirit of the area.
Drop-in and say G'day to Melissa and William, as well as the welcoming locals!


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Our Accommodation

Our Accommodation

The Family Hotel in Tibooburra offers a range of accommodation options in either the motel (across the road from the hotel) or rooms in the hotel wi...

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Our Place

Our Place

Few pubs in Australia are more iconic than the Family Hotel in Tibooburra and few places are more welcoming than the Corner Country town of Tiboobur...

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Our Town

Our Town

There is something impossibly romantic about Tibooburra; there it is in the far north-western corner (Corner Country) of New South Wales. Tibooburra...

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Tibooburra Experiences

Cameron Corner

Cameron Corner

"Wherever I go in the bush I always find my way back and always come out at the place where I want to go". Alfred Howitt, 1859. The surveyed north-wes...

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Milparinka

Milparinka

How outback do you want to go? You drive 296 km north of Broken Hill, 39 km south of Tibooburra and 1,465 km from Sydney to a small turnoff from the S...

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Sturt NP

Sturt NP

Sturt National Park, located just to the north of Tibooburra, holds a key to the geomorphology of outback Australia. Ancient eroded mountain ranges ...

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The Murals

The Murals

During the 1960s Australian artists Clifton Pugh, Russell Drysdale and others spent time painting in the outback in the surround area. The ‘big...

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Tibooburra LALC

Tibooburra LALC

The Tibooburra Local Aboriginal land Council opened its office in 1991 after a lot of hard work and working from a home by the late Mrs Kathleen Bee...

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