Stay, relax and dine at the River of Gold Motel

We provide warm, country hospitality with friendly, helpful service, and accommodation to suit anyone

Cooktown offers visitors an exciting, natural and historical destination. From pristine beaches and walking trails to a great day’s fishing . The towns’ rich history also provides the visitor with numerous historical buildings, museum and fascinating historical sites to visit. Conveniently located in the heart of Cooktown (Hope Street), the River of Gold Motel is within easy walking distance of all town facilities.

After exploring or business commitments, guests can relax in our air-conditioned rooms. Why not enjoy a swim in our tropical pool. In the evenings we invite you to enjoy a meal in our fully licensed Annan’s restaurant and Maytown bar before retiring to your room.

The River of Gold Motel takes pride in providing warm country hospitality, friendly and helpful service. So whether you are a visitor to our region or here on business we invite you to consider the River of Gold Motel when next visiting Cooktown.

We look forward to welcoming you.

Great reasons to stay with us.

  • Centrally located, 10 mins to town centre
  • Great mix of airconditioned rooms – queen, twin, disability access & self-contained units (with kitchens)
  • Quiet part of town
  • Plenty of free off-street parking
  • On-site boat, trailer, truck and coach parking
  • Licensed airconditioned restaurant & bar on-site (Annan’s) open to the public
  • Stonegrill dining and a la carte menu for dinner 6 days per week (except Sunday) from 6:00pm – 8pm
  • Catering including packed lunches
  • Conference room facilities
  • Free WiFi to all rooms
  • Free Foxtel – flat screen TV’s
  • Tropical swimming pool
  • Fridge, kettle, iron & tea & coffee in all rooms
  • Rooms serviced daily   
  • Onsite Guest Laundry
  • Freezing facilities for your local catch!
  • Good old-fashioned country hospitality

Visit our Licensed Bar and Restaurant and enjoy a glass of wine or beer with a sumptuous steak

Our restaurant offers Stonegrill cooking which turns your dining into an experience. Cook it just the way you like it.