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Published June 17th 2014
More interesting than your average service station
On a recent holiday to the Sunshine Coast we decided to make a stop on the Bruce Highway at Ettamogah Pub. We have driven past this large quirky shaped pub many times before but had never stopped.

Ettamogah Pub
Ettamogah Pub Stands at 18m Tall


Located right in front of Aussie World you cannot miss this 18 metre high uniquely designed pub. Its cartoonish design comes from exactly that a cartoon. Ken Maynard began drawing the pub in his regular cartoons in 1959. These were published in The Australian Post. Built in 1989 it is now one of the most photographed pubs in the world.

Ettamogah Pub
The Cartoons Were Drawn by Kan Maynard


Ettamogah is the aboriginal word for 'place of good drink'.

Ettamogah Pub
'Place of Good Drink'


I really wasn't sure what to expect inside but it's just as fun and quirky as the exterior of the pub. There are plenty of interesting things to look at. This includes the cartoons themselves.

Ettamogah Pub
Something Different Everywhere You Look


Ettamogah Pub
Inside Ettamogah Pub


Ettamogah Pub is open 9am till late and is also home to Bluey's Bar and Grill which is found upstairs. This is open 11am till 8pm.

Ettamogah Pub
Bluey's Bar and Grill is Found Upstairs


Ettamogah Pub
Bluey's Bar and Grill


We only stopped for drinks on our way up the coast but it was somewhere different to explore. My children loved the dog found just outside the main entrance to the pub.

Ettamogah Pub
Beware of the Dog


Located next door to the pub is Ettamogah Retail Village. This is full of unique and varied gift shops. My favourite was Driftwoods Unique Gifts where Australian timbers are used to make a whole variety of original souvenirs.

Ettamogah Pub
Located Directly off the Bruce Highway


So, if you want to stop off somewhere a bit different while driving up or down the Bruce Highway, I'd recommend Ettamogah Pub and Ettamogah Retail Village. It's original, fun and so much more interesting than your regular service station.
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Why? Stop somewhere a bit different
When: Check website for opening times
Phone: 07 5494 5444
Where: 73 Frizzo Road, Bruce Highway, Palm View, Queensland 4553
Cost: Free to visit
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