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About Us

Australia’s most unique pub

Established in 1862, Rockhampton’s iconic Great Western Hotel has a rich history and is today a national tourist destination.

With four bars, beer garden, award winning Bullhead Steakhouse, air-conditioned gaming room, keno, pool table, mechanical bull and a large undercover entertainment arena the Great Western Hotel is unrivalled and is often referred to as ‘Australia’s Most Unique Pub’.

The venue is renowned for attracting major events to the region including bull riding and many headline music acts.

The Great Western Hotel caters to in excess of 260,000 patrons each year and is a ‘bucket list’ destination where visitors can experience the unique atmosphere of the Hotel itself and the bull riding and music arena.

The Great Western Hotel has featured in numerous tourism TV programs in Australia and abroad.