There are only a few of these older-style hotels left in bustling and eternally developing Cairns, as high-rises take over the cityscape. Just sit back and relax on the wide verandahs in this heritage pub, where you can take the old-fashioned option by staying in one of the traditional hotel rooms with shared facilities or choose a self-contained motel-style room. The verandah’s the thing here for meals, drinks and watching the people walk by. The central location is close to public transport to many tourist attractions.
87 Lake St; (07) 4051 1266 or 1800 079 266