The Hunt Club Hotel is a true Australian Icon, established in 1873 by a local Merrijig family.
Local families have made sure that the pub remained an active, vibrant location for the locals.
It underwent major renovations in about 2007:
- A new, modern kitchen was added
- The dining room was extended, including fireplaces, and new furniture appeared.
- A spacious deck was added across the front and along the side nearest the highway.
- And most importantly clean, modern toilets appeared.
From the outside, the Hunt Club still appears much as it did in the past, with every effort to maintain the traditional appearance of the pub.
The author of such famous novels as Trustee from the Toolroom, A Town like Alice and On the Beach stayed at the Hunt Club for 10 days in 1951. Sitting on the verandah, Shute made notes whilst drinking from a large jug of water. Scenes he witnessed from the Hunt Club and the hotel itself were later to feature in his book The Far Country which first appeared in serialised form in The Australian Women's Weekly in 1952.