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Steampacket Hotel

First Friday of every month, starting around 5:30pm. The seven members of NSW South Coast band Ballyhooley provides the basis for the session, so the standard is high.

Call Terry (02) 4471 3837 for more information, or email

Re: Steampacket Hotel

For some probably interesting reason, the map above shows the Steampacket Hotel in the township of Nelligen itself. The pub is actually on the highway, about where that square blob is to the left and above the red place marker. You won’t have any trouble finding it! It’s the only building on the highway along that stretch, and it’s well marked.

Re: Steampacket Hotel

Interesting. The map has corrected itself. Shades of Harry Potter!

I forgot to mention that, if you are planning to come from a distance, the pub has a few rooms, but the BIG4 camping ground is opposite, and offers a range of camping and accommodation options.

BIG4 Nelligen Holiday Park, 02 4478 1076,

See also our special Irish Music weekend at