Great Aussie Pub Trail
Great beer, sensational meals and fantastic stories
Some of the most unique pubs in Australia can be found on the Atherton Tablelands. Rich in history these pubs are standing monuments of what has been in times past. Take the time to visit, immerse yourself in their architecture, revel in their stories and whatever you do, don’t forget to have a cold beer out of the tap.
Duration: 2 – 3 days
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Mt Molloy Hotel
The Molloy Pub is the local term for the hotel and with its family friendly orientation it is a popular lunch stop for day travellers. The Hotel includes a beer garden, pool room, covered verandah compliment the main bar. The most famous historical proprietor of the hotel back at the turn of the last century was the explorer and prospector James Mulligan who was behind the opening up of the Palmer River gold fields.
Tolga Hotel is an iconic, double-storey, heritage hotel located in the township of Tolga. Its interior has recently been renovated to include a beautiful bistro/restaurant and a vibrant and comfortable public bar. Both are filled with locals and tourists alike, enjoying our hearty pub meals, cold beer and good old fashioned hospitality. These are the principles we like to work by – good food, cold drinks and great service.
Barron Valley Hotel
The Barron Valley Hotel is a fabulous pre-war hotel right in the heart of Atherton. Enjoy the unique atmosphere while you relax with a drink or meal. Counter lunches and dinners are served every day and the hotel's bistro has an extensive a la carte menu. Enjoy your meal in the bar, dining room or out on the downstairs or upstairs deck.
The Malanda Hotel is the most obvious landmark of the location, characteristically built from the timber of local trees. As you enter the restaurant section of the hotel, you will notice the prominence of these timbers, seen in the floorboards and the magnificent staircase (made from local Silky Oak) leading to the hotel rooms and second floor. The hotel serves a range of very tasty counter meals, reasonably priced, to be eaten with a selection of beers, wine, spirits or soft drink.
Lake Eacham Hotel, Yungaburra
The Yungaburra Hotel, also known as the Lake Eacham Hotel, was built in 1910 and is the pride of the Atherton Tablelands with Federation architecture and displays of historic photographs of the area’s early saw milling days.
The Royal Hotel Herberton was established in 1880, generations of locals have enjoyed The Royal Hotel as a popular meeting place. The atmosphere is as warm as the fires in winter and the beer is as cold as a frosty Herberton mid-winter morning. The Royal Hotel enjoys a great reputation among locals for its meals – generous, quality and value for money and offers a modern Australian cuisine using fresh seasonal local produce and local beef sourced for the best quality and freshness.
Historic Family Hotel built in 1927! The Hotel Tully Falls is back in the original family hands with over 70 years of family history in the hotel from the Edwards & the Nasser Family. Classic Accommodation, Great Meals, Cold Beer and welcoming atmosphere.