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Rockhampton’s Criterion Hotel has been a landmark on the banks of the Fitzroy River since 1890.

Rockhampton’s Criterion Hotel has been a landmark on the banks of the Fitzroy River since

The Mountain View Hotel is a friendly pub that’s the epicentre of tiny Tooraweenah, NSW, as well as being a great dropping-off point for visitors to the Warrumbungle Ranges.

The Mountain View Hotel is a friendly pub that’s the epicentre of tiny Tooraweenah, NSW, as well as being a great dropping-off point for visitors to the Warrumbungle Ranges.

The Three Rivers Hotel in Greenvale, Qld, draws travellers, workers, Slim Dusty fans and anyone wanting to revisit the good old days.

The Three Rivers Hotel in Greenvale, Qld, draws travellers, workers, Slim Dusty fans and anyone wanting to revisit the good old days.

The Rabbit Trap Hotel is in Albert, NSW, with a population of just 11, but what it lacks in numbers, it makes up for in hospitality and great meals.

The Rabbit Trap Hotel is in Albert, NSW, with a population of just but what it lacks in numbers, it makes up for in hospitality and great meals.

The Watervale Hotel looks like a traditional pub but with local vignerons likely to be lined up at the bar, it’s become a favourite with wine lovers.

The Watervale Hotel looks like a traditional pub but with local vignerons likely to be lined up at the bar, it’s become a favourite with wine lovers.

A touch of the larrikin, hearty meals and a resident ghost – there’s something for everyone at the Goomalling Tavern in Western Australia’s wheat belt.

A touch of the larrikin, hearty meals and a resident ghost – there’s something for everyone at the Goomalling Tavern in Western Australia’s wheat belt.

Charlie the buffalo of Crococile Dundee fame at the Adelaide River Hotel

Charlie the buffalo of Crococile Dundee fame at the Adelaide River Hotel - been there, had a photo with Charlie!

On a Friday night Kalangadoo Hotel is packed with locals and tourists and one accidentally hired gourmet chef.

On a Friday night in Australia, the Kalangadoo Hotel is packed with locals and tourists and one accidentally hired gourmet chef.

Consecutive years of good rain have seen Lake Eyre - and its 'local' hotel - brimming with life.

Consecutive years of good rain have seen Lake Eyre - and its 'local' hotel - brimming with life.

The Oasis Roadhouse has a bar that’s just 54 centimetres wide, but that doesn’t make it any less of a cog in the community wheel.

The Oasis Roadhouse has a bar that’s just 54 centimetres wide, but that doesn’t make it any less of a cog in the community wheel.

Whether or not there’s water in the lake at Bonnie Doon, the taps in Victoria’s Bonnie Doon Hotel never run dry.

Whether or not there’s water in the lake at Bonnie Doon, the taps in Victoria’s Bonnie Doon Hotel never run dry.

Without the Mount Mary pub in South Australia, there’d be no Mount Mary.

Without the Mount Mary pub in South Australia, there’d be no Mount Mary.

Australia’s last operating wine shanty today also serves beer and spirits but the low-slung ceilings, bull-nosed iron awnings and memorabilia on the walls ensure its history is remembered.

Australia’s last operating wine shanty today also serves beer and spirits but the low-slung ceilings, bull-nosed iron awnings and memorabilia on the walls ensure its history is remembered.

The Wyndham Town Hotel in the Kimberley, WA, has a commitment to its patrons that stretches even into the afterlife.

The Wyndham Town Hotel in the Kimberley, WA, has a commitment to its patrons that stretches even into the afterlife.

Believed to be Australia’s oldest surviving music hall, Queensland’s historic Apollonian Hotel was reborn when it was divided into four sections and moved to a picturesque location.

Believed to be Australia’s oldest surviving music hall, Queensland’s historic Apollonian Hotel was reborn when it was divided into four sections and moved to a picturesque location.