The Goldfields Hotel is a historic, landmark building in the township of Forsayth. It was purchased by the Terry family, the owners, operators and your hosts at Cobbold Gorge and Village, in 2014. 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 a one-stop-shop for visitors to Forsayth.

As well as incorporating a small general store and postal agency, it has a world class agate display and an on-site coffee shop and café. The Goldfields Hotel is a licensed venue and serves up home-style country meals for breakfast, lunch and dinner. These can be enjoyed inside or outside in the beer garden, or at our undercover tables and chairs. The Goldfields Hotels is open 7 days a week.

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 and tea and coffee making facilities. Single, twin and double bedding configurations are available. Rooms start from $123 per night. There’s dinner and breakfast available at the hotel, please contact them for prices and more information on phone (07) 4062 5374 or


Mystery and intrigue are the order of the night on the Forsayth By Night Lantern Tour. After a 2-course meal at the Goldfields Hotel, the walking tour will take you through Forsayth providing an overview of the town’s history, from settlement to the present day, and you can expect a few surprises along the way. Incorporating storytelling and technology, we bring to life the history of how Forsayth was built during the gold rush and how the rail line development impacted on the town. The tour includes a number of historical recounts as well as a local ghost story, which leaves visitors wondering where fiction and fact separate. The Forsayth by Night Lantern Tour operates every Wednesday and Thursday on demand (minimum numbers required). It costs $64 per adult and $32 per child aged 5 to 15 years old, which includes the 2-course meal and tour. Bookings at Goldfields Hotel which can be contacted on (07) 4062 5374 or

Savannahlander Train – RETURN TRIP TO EINASLEIGH

Experience the Savannahlander train, on a return half day trip from Forsayth to Einasleigh. This trip operates with 8.30am Friday morning departures from Forsayth on the famous Savannahlander train. It begins with a comfortable journey over the scenic Newcastle Ranges, and includes morning tea track-side, before continuing on to the township of Einasleigh. Here you can have lunch at the Einasleigh Hotel (at your own cost) with time to relax and enjoy views of the Copperfield Gorge. You’ll return to Forsayth by bus. This scenic, historic half day trip costs $60 per adult and $30 per child aged 4 – 14 years old, which includes train and bus travel, as well as morning tea. Bookings can be made at Goldfields Hotel which can be contacted on (07) 4062 5374 or Read more about the history of Forsayth here.

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