Friday 7 September 2012

Dad and Dave

The tiny town of Nobby has a really excellent camping spot opposite Rudd's Pub.

Steele Rudd, of Dad and Dave fame used to live in Nobby and apparently penned some of his short stories here in the pub.

Personally I found the front verandah of the pub was the perfect place to sit and write, chat and just generally relax with a cup of coffee and a pumpkin scone (a Queensland specialty). I met this lovely couple who farm nearby and were enjoying an outing on their motorbikes with a stopover at their favourite pub.

The pub has quite an eclectic decor with lots of bush memorabilia.

The town's free camping spot is just opposite Rudd's Pub and next to the now obsolete railway station which is a tourist information and craft centre. There are barbecues and picnic tables available and if you want/need power it's available for a gold coin donation (just pay at the pub). Most folks patronise the pub which is renowned for their lamb shanks — a small serving is more than enough — they must have giant sheep in this area as the shanks were ENORMOUS.

This is an excellent location and a good example to other tiny towns of how providing a place for grey nomads to camp can bring extra business and life into a town.