Lions Den Hotel

Cape York's Most Iconic Pub and Campground

Call us: (07) 4060 3911

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Set on seven tropical acres the Den is the perfect place to visit the ‘real’ Australia.

Talk to the locals and have an icy cold beer, enjoy a leisurely lunch or dinner on the deck or just savor the flavors of a great quality coffee. With an extensive wine list and all of the old favorites there is something for everyone in this historic old hotel.

The Lions Den Hotel was built in 1875 on the banks of the Little Annan River, surrounded by 100 year old mango trees and tropical landscapes. It is a landmark hotel made of timber and iron, famous for its quirky decorations and walls adorned with visitor’s signatures.
Wonderfully situated in a lush valley,the Lions Den Hotel offers powered and unpowered camping (suitable for even the largest caravans and camper trailers), unique safari style lodges nestled amongst the trees, single and double room accommodation (dongas), children’s playground, natural swimming holes and beautiful grounds overlooked by mysterious Black Mountain.

Whether it’s a well deserved trip away with the whole family or just to drop in for an icy cold beer, come and experience the history and see a friendly face at The Lions Den!! We also offer essentials like fuel, gas and ice.

Open seven days a week from 9am.


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EASTER!!!!!! – LIVE MUSIC with “MINYA BROTHERS” Sat Night + Kids Easter Egg Hunt SUNDAY!!

LIve Music from collaborating band members of Black Image and the Roadtrippers playing together for a one off gig Easter Saturday night! DON’T MISS THIS!!!!!! FREE KIDS EASTER EGG HUNT 1PM…

New Years “Prohibition Party” was FANTASTIC!!

This Years New Years Eve party was set in the alcohol “Prohibition” era of the United States from 1920 to 1933. The Lions Den “Speakeasy’ (underground bar) became the  ”Cat’s…

CLOSED Christmas Day & Boxing Day

Contact Us
Ph: (07) 4060 3911
Fax :(07) 4060 3958

Address: :
Lions Den Hotel
398 Shiptons Flat Rd,
Helenvale via Cooktown 4895