The Goldfields Hotel is a historic, landmark building in the township of Forsayth. In 2014 it was purchased by the Terry family; the owners, operators and your hosts at Cobbold Gorge and Village. Since then, it has undergone a complete renovation and is now the town’s community hub, offering meals, fuel and supplies. Named the Best Outback Pub in Queensland in the Outback Queensland Tourism Awards 2016, 2017 and entered the Hall of Fame in 2018 – the Goldfields Hotel is your one-stop-shop when visiting Forsayth.

Open seven days a week – at the Goldfields Hotels you’re able to top up at the small General Store on your way through, send a postcard from the Postal Agency, check out the world class agate display for fossicking inspiration or stop for a well-deserved break at the Coffee Shop & Cafe. The Goldfields Hotel is also a licensed venue with a Bistro serving home-style country meals for breakfast, lunch and dinner – you decide whether to dine indoors or outdoors in the Beer Garden, simply relax and enjoy!

If you’re after somewhere to stay, Finnigan’s Rest is adjacent to the Goldfields Hotel and provides comfortable, Forsayth accommodation. Also owned by the Terry family, the rooms at Finnigan’s Rest have been fully refurbished and all have their own private ensuite, air-conditioning, bar fridge plus tea and coffee making facilities. Single, twin and double bedding configurations are available, and rooms start from $133 per night, plus there’s dinner and breakfast available at the Goldfields Hotel. For prices and more information, simply call 07 4062 5374 or email
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Forsayth tours


Experience mystery and intrigue on your Forsayth By Night Lantern Tour. After a delicious two-course meal at the Goldfields Hotel, prepare for an interesting night! Incorporating storytelling and technology, your Guide will bring the history of Forsayth to life in a walking tour that provides an overview of the town’s history from settlement to the present day, and you can expect a few surprises along the way! You’ll hear how Forsayth was built during the gold rush and how the rail line development impacted the town. With several historical recounts as well as a local ghost story – you’ll be left wondering where fact and fiction separate …

Your Forsayth by Night Lantern Tour operates every Wednesday and Thursday on demand (minimum numbers required).
$68 per adult & $34 per child aged 5 to 15 years old. Includes two-course meal and tour.
Book at Goldfields Hotel – call 07 4062 5374 or email

Savannahlander Train


Sit back and enjoy the ride on your Return Half Day trip from Forsayth to Einasleigh. Setting off by bus from the Goldfields Hotel at 12.15pm between April and October, you’ll arrive at Einasleigh with time to enjoy lunch at the Einasleigh Hotel (own cost) and view Copperfield Gorge. Then board the Savannahlander Train for a 2.30pm departure, journeying back over the scenic Newcastle Ranges, and returning to Forsayth approximately 5.30pm.
All aboard!

Your Return Half Day Trip operates every Thursday between April and October
$68 per adult & $34 per child aged 4 to 14 years old. Includes bus and train travel.
Book at Goldfields Hotel – call 07 4062 5374 or email

Read more about the history of Forsayth here.

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Please note that Cobbold Village and Cobbold Gorge are now closed. We will re-open for the 2024 season, on 25 March 2024 and look forward to seeing you then. In the meantime, you can secure your preferred dates and tours by booking ahead online. Thank you for your support.