We at www.woodyworldpacker.com are always on the lookout for some interesting, odd, awesome, less discovered or unique places, and in this case another pub.
Same as the Daly Waters Historical Pub in the Northern Territory, there is another almost similar Pub in Far North Queensland, called the Lions Den Hotel.
The Lions Den Hotel is the original name, and although it’s not really a hotel, they offer accommodation in the way of nice and shady (powered ) Camping Spots, Awesome Safari Tents and Single / Double Rooms.
It`s located via a small detour off the highway on your way up or down to Cooktown ( around 32 k`s from Cooktown located on the Bloomfield Track ) and is surrounded by beautiful nature and mountains.
Interior of the Lions Den Hotel
The Lions Den is an authentic Aussie pub and it’s teeming with character. Build in 1875 it still hasn’t lost his charm. Just like the Daly Waters Historical Pub, the Lions Den also has all this things hanging on the wall, which gives this Pub his character and charm.
Lunch at the Lions Den Hotel
If you are a good eater and after a massive lunch, The Lions Den Hotel is also your place to be! The meals are massive, like seriously massive, we are good eaters, but we were so happy we just ordered 1 pizza to share, because we never had a bigger/ thicker pizza in our lives then the pizza at the Lions den Hotel. And they were really tasty too!
So if you decided after a great lunch, to take a couple of coldies and you re really enjoying yourself, you can stay the night in your own tent, caravan or wherever you sleep in, or crawl back into your room. But the greatest accommodation they offer are the Safari Tents, which are built on poles and are really private and the views give you the impression you re in the middle of the bush. ( bring your insect repellant )
For the little human beings they have a great playground and there are natural swimming pools in the near surroundings to cool down.
So if you are travelling up or down from Cooktown, make sure you do a little detour and visit this hidden gem!
Photography as always © by Woody World Packer