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This iconic old pub in the Yandina Valley on the Sunshine Coast, Queensland, is only a hop step and a stagger from the Yandina Ginger Factory which probably sees more customers, 99.99% of whom are sober.
This old pub, built in 1914 at Gunning, NSW, was once the busiest business in the town. Now, with no work in the district, most people moved away, empty houses and the highway diverted it relies on tourists who have lost their way.
Rutherglen in Victoria boasts a street of old pubs built at the turn of the century. On a main tourist route and a tourist destination in its own right, Rutherglen pubs have found a new life especially providing fancy meals to the travelling public. The Victoria Hotel, Rutherglen, Victoia is no exception.
The old and badly in need of maintenance Railway Hotel at Gympie, Queensland, is across the street from…the Gympie Railway Station. The main north coast railway line no longer passes through Gympie. The old hotel once provided refreshment, meals and accommodation to the travelling public. Those days are gone and the hotel struggles to remain viable.
The Round Hill Hotel is located in the small southern NSW town of Morven near Culcairn. It remains a focal point for the locals, a place to have a meal, sporting club supporter, meeting place and basis for directions to local houses and farms. The pace of life is slow, friendly and laid back.
Another of the old Rutherglen, Victoria, Pubs surviving on tourism is the Rutherglen Hotel with the alternate name of Poachers Paradise. Hmmm! It is listed in just about every Travel, Food and Accommodation Guidebook for Victoria.
The Rainbow Beach Hotel, Queensland is a relative newcomer to the pub scene but the style of archticture and upmarket accommodation, beer garden and dining room attracts many customers. Being close to the beach is another plus feature. Yes that is a parachute glider above the roofline. The take off point for hang gliders and parachutists is on a hill 500 metres behind the hotel
This still very popular eating and drinking hotel is located at Shellharbour, NSW and sits on a hill overlooking the harbour and rock pool. The dining room often requires bookings in advance. Built in 1929 and added to over the years it is now a respectable local identity compared to its once less than respectable past identity.
The Pomona Pub located on the Sunshine Coast Queensland was once very busy. The area and pub and town fell into a period of decline especially when the highway was diverted. The area is now going through a period of being a chic place to live. Good meals and centrally located in the town has kept this pub alive and cooking.
The Pub With No Beer is located in the hinterland at Taylors Arm (not Taylors Arms) behind the town of Kempsey NSW. Especially popular as a tourist destination and providing a good menu and dining room for locals and visitors. It is a central focus point for all local activities.
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