John and Deirdre Taylor would like to announce that they have found two enthusiastic new Hotel Licensees - John Brett and Alistair Murray.
Have you had one in Kingoonya yet? Well if not, John and Alistair would like to personally invite you to have one next time you are out their way. The beer is cold in Kingoonya and the company is great. However if you are travelling through and can't imbibe one of South Australia's great beers then stop for a nice hot cuppa coffee to refresh you for the journey ahead. The Kingoonya Hotel also offers great value meals and good budget accomodation for those wishing to stay overnight. Mobile Contact for Hotel
0408600175 or ring 08 86721002.
The Hotel is a great place to just get away from it all! Relax with your beer under the verandah and chat with the locals. Gunzellers will absolutely love this Hotel as they can engage in their favourite pastime whilst sitting at the Pub. You can see the Indian Pacific, The Ghan and many frieght trains from the comfort of your chair, how many other Hotels can boast of this. Kingoonya is also an official stop on the railway line and you can now begin or end your journey on the Indian Pacific from Kingoonya.
Kingoonya is the Outback of South Australia at its very best. We're probably a bit too remote for new year breaks, but if you've got a bit more time a visit to the town will really give you a flavour of this part of the world. As we said, we're ideal for Gunzellers - foreigners will be amazed by the extraordinary length of the trains, they seem to go on for ever. There is also the wildlife, which shouldn't be missed either especially since Bon Bon station has become an official wild life reserve.
If photography is your passion then you will find many interesting shots to take all a short walk from the Hotel. Kangaroos, Emus and many varieties of birds can be found all within a 15 min walk (does depend however on the time of day). Then there are all the old buildings, rusty cars and other "character pieces" you will find to delight your lens.
Or perhaps play a round of pool or relax in the lounge and watch tv on the wide screen. People have even played some serious cricket on the main street out front of the Hotel.
Fuel is also available in town just up from the Hotel and you will find the price more than reasonable when compared to others on the bitumen!
Some people have been known to even fly in for lunch and the airstrip is in walking distance too. Whether you come by train, plane or automobile you will find it worth your while.
The Kingoonya Waterhole Hotel is a great place to stay on your way North to
or South to Ceduna. From Kingoonya you can also get to
or even Glendambo. So come on in and get one in Kingoonya you'll be glad you did.
The Hotel has had a long history and as time goes on we will endeavour to produce a full time line of owners and Licensees.
2003 License granted to Kingoonya Hotel after being closed for a long time - Paul Dryga owned it and got the license back.
2003 - 2005 (Dec to Dec) Tracey and Tony Figg were the licencees.
2005 - 2006 (Dec to Sept) License suspended (Landlords in Possession)
In 2005 John and Deirdre Taylor purchased the Hotel from Paul Dryga
2006 - 2011 (Sept to Sept) Maria Perry & Colin Byrne Licencees
2011 - 2012 (Sept to Nov ) License suspended (Landlords in possession).
2012 (Nov-Jan) Lanlords have license, with John Brett as Manager
2013 (Jan -?) John Brett and Alistair Murray licensee.