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The Australian Hotel

  • 11–13 Palmer St. Map It
  • Townsville
  • Australian

Published 07/21/2016

Fodor's Review

An atmospheric beer garden, live music, big-screen sports games, and pub-style meals are the main draws at this lively refurbed colonial-era hotel. The hotel also has a large public bar, a lounge bar, a gaming room, and a bottleshop. Classic Aussie meals, served indoors or alfresco, are more about quantity than taste or innovation, but service is friendly, and good-value daily specials come with a beer or glass of house wine. The building, circa 1888, is worth a visit in itself: with a beautiful bull-nose veranda and original iron-lace work, it's a classic example of Townsville colonial architecture.

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11–13 Palmer St., Townsville, Queensland, 4810, Australia

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07-4771–5269 ; 0407 -334–056

Published 07/21/2016


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