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Lions Den Hotel
Helenvale, Cook Area

Indicative Rate* $12.00 to $80.00 Accommodation Only

07 4060 3911

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Set on seven tropical acres the Lions Den Hotel is Cape York's most Iconic Hotel and Best Campground.

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

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The Lions Den Hotel was built in 1887 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 ), 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!!

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Property Details


  • Bar
  • BBQ Facilities
    BBQ Facilities
  • Car park
    Car park
  • Child Activities
    Child Activities
  • Communal Facilities
    Communal Facilities
  • Cycle/Running Path
    Cycle/Running Path
  • Entertainment
  • High Chair
    High Chair
  • Ice
  • Kiosk
  • Laundry
  • Open fireplace
    Open fireplace
  • Outdoor furniture
    Outdoor furniture
  • Pets allowed, enquire on booking
    Pets allowed, enquire on booking
  • Restaurant - Licensed
    Restaurant Licensed
  • Swimming Pool
    Swimming Pool
  • TV/Lounge Area
    TV/Lounge Area
  • Walking Tracks
    Walking Tracks


  • Animal Watching
    Animal Watching
  • Canoeing
  • Cycling
  • Fishing
  • Kayaking
  • Swimming
  • Walking

Other Information

0900 - 2300

Pets Allowed:
Yes. Pet OK in Campground as long as they don't disturb others and are not bought to the hotel area.

How To Get There:
Located 4 km's off the Mulligan Highway, just 25km's South of Cooktown. Fully sealed road from the Highway. Alternative route is via the Bloomfield track. Soft Roader 4wd recommended for this route.

Safari Lodges

Camping in Style

Ever wanted to stay in a true tree house? Well these African inspired Safari tents are an exciting glimpse into the treetops. These timber and canvas lodges offer a private and unique way to enjoy your stay. The four Safari lodges sleep between 2 and 8 people and each overlook different areas of the property. They include double or single beds each with a deck and outdoor furniture, fridges, fans, sink, toaster, tea/coffee making facilities and all bedding.

Bedding Configuration

Studio Room
Capacity: 1 - 8 people
Bed Types Available: Bunk Beds, Double Bed, Queen Size Bed

Indicative Rates*

$80.00$230.00Room Only
$80 first two adults, $25 extra adult. Sleep up to 8

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398 Shiptons Flat Rd
Queensland 4871 Australia

Contact Details

07 4060 3911

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* Please note: These rates are indicative based on the minimum and maximum available costs of listed products and services. To obtain a firm price from the provider, please use the contact the operator . All prices are quoted in Australian dollars.

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