Jingellic - Home of the Historic Bridge Hotel
Jingellic is a small peaceful town situated on the banks of the Murray River approximately 11kms from Walwa and 60kms east of Holbrook.
Home to around 60 residents, Jingellic was first settled in the late 1830s by cattle garzers under government lease and like many Upper Murray towns and villages, Jingellic was given it's name from an early squatter's run.
A long time favourite with both locals and tourists alike, the historic Bridge Hotel (affectionately known as the Jingellic Pub) was established in 1925; steeped in the rich history of the famous Murray River and the adjacent high-country region, the pub offers self contained cabins, bistro and one of the best beer gardens in Upper Murray with its views over the river.
Next door is Jingellic Reserve which has a boat ramp, barbeques and a large area for free camping. Its a great launching or landing site for, fishing boats, kayaks and canoes.
In the heart of the Jingellic village and just a short walk from the pub is Honeysuckle Cottage, offering self contained accommodation surrounded by a beautiful English Cottage garden which meanders down the banks of the Jingellic Creek.
Nearby is the picturesque Jingellic Showgrounds providing a wonderful shaded setting under the historic plane trees for campsites when visiting and exploring the magical Upper Murray. Powered and un-powered sites are available with access to toilets and showers. The new pavilion is available as a venue for family or corporate events, making the Jingellic Showgrounds the ideal spot to sit back and relax while watching a local cricket match or enjoy live music at [email protected]
Across the road is the local friendly Jingellic General Store stocking groceries, fishing gear, baits, gas, coffee and take away food.
A short drive away is the 2137ha Jingellic Nature Reserve. Created in 2001, the nature reserve is home to a diverse range of native and endangered species of flora and fauna.