After a car smashed through the hotel back in November last year, we had to close temporarily.  We are rebuilding, and will be back soon!


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The Border Inn Hotel is a Country and Community focused hotel with a spacious open bar and dining room to delight any visitor upon arrival.

The Border Inn Hotel, Apsley, is more than a local pub – it’s a destination for travelers and campers alike.

Your Hosts

Shane and Catherine are a dynamic couple from Melbourne, and are excited to join the community.

They love good food, local wines, and want to bring all this to the table in their new business venture.

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We Do Private Parties

We have a separate, elegant function room, catering for up to 50 people, which is the perfect venue for your next party / family gathering / meeting room, or any occasion.


Please discuss any requests with our knowledgeable staff, or fill in the enquiry form.

Full BAR & Restaurant

functions & events

Courtyard Garden

The Border Inn Apsley is located near the Victorian/South Australian border on the Wimmera Highway.

We are roughly halfway between Melbourne and Adelaide on the ‘Scenic Highway’.

Base yourself at The Border Inn, and venture to these places of interest:

  • Apsley 5km round walk to Newlands Lake and view the wildflowers along the way
  • World Heritage Naracoorte Fossil Caves
  • Naracoorte’s Sheep’s Back Museum
  • Coonawarra Wineries Cellar Doors
  • Penola ~ Mary MacKillop Centre
  • Harrow Discovery Centre
  • Mount Arapiles Lookout
  • Picnic at Baileys Rocks
  • Edenhope walk or bike ride around Lake Wallace

The Lakes and Wetlands in our region are a nature lover’s delight.  We invite you to stay a while and observe nature at its best!

Lake Bringalbert

A few kms up the road from our iconic hotel.  Another local attraction loved by our locals and visitors.  Plan a weekend to visit the West Wimmera.

Nature Park Walk

Just a hop-skip-jump down the road from the Hotel is the 5km round walk to Newlands Lake, where you can view the beautiful wildflowers along the way.

Nature Lovers' delight

Surrounded by beautiful red gums, wetlands, flora and fauna, all still found in their natural environments, Apsley offers something for everyone.

Award Winning


“Food and Beverage”


“Best New Business”

“Went for lunch with a friend & her newborn & 2 year old, was greeted by a friendly face, set up with a table by the fire – high-chair, a colouring sheet, they were very considerate and accommodating.

Paula Gust via Facebook

“Great friendly local service.”

Nick McBride via Facebook

“Cracker Sunday after the Netti Reunion.  We had a great meal & partied to a band & warm fires. I highly recommend.  They also great sponsors of the 3 local footy clubs Edenhope/Apsley, Border Districts & Kyby- thats what community is all about so 10/10.”

Gypsy Fos via Facebook

“The Border Inn is in Apsley – the friendliest little town I think I have ever visited, I recommend you stop if you’re passing, and the food is outstanding, I had twice cooked pork belly…… 5 stars”

Vicki Williams via Facebook

“It was a very busy night at the Border Inn tonight, but we had the most delicious meals. My scotch fillet steak was cooked to perfection as were everyone’s at my table. There was a great atmosphere in the pub tonight, very friendly people and a good catch up with the locals.”

Kelly Taylor via Facebook