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May 1st to August 31st 2024

All aboard for a getaway like no other at The Empire Hotel. Unwind from the hustle and bustle of the city and discover the wonders of the West Coast. Immerse yourself in the rugged wilderness and history of Queenstown during a delightful two-day getaway. Nestle into one of our cosy ensuite rooms, embark on a scenic journey aboard the West Coast Wilderness Railway and savour a delectable meal paired with a bottle of Tasmanian wine at The Empire Hotel.

Book your next adventure with our Ride & Stay Package, offering two nights’ accommodation in our ensuite rooms, a 20% discount on your West Coast Wilderness Railway tickets, plus when you join us for a meal, receive a complimentary bottle of Tasmanian Wine (1 per package when you dine at the Empire Hotel).

Dig out your favourite winter attire and let the adventure unfold— it's The Off Season, and we can’t wait to see you.

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Empire Hotel facing up Orr Road, Queenstown, Tasmania, at sunset


Discover Our Historic Hotel

Located in the heart of Queenstown, Tasmania. The ‘Grand Old Lady of the West’ is a Tasmanian icon and has a prominent facade in the towns streetscape. Rich in history, dating back to the wealth of the mining era, at the turn of the century.

Inside, guests are greeted by a beautifully handcrafted, National Trust listed staircase, made from Tasmanian Blackwood, that is admired by visitors from all around the world.

Our restaurant is set in a large traditional dining room with a sense of the grandeur of the past. Find a spot next to the fire and enjoy a bite to eat, lunch and dinner, Monday to Sunday.

The Empire Hotel is home to 24 accommodation rooms, bar, gaming, restaurant and bottle shop, which is everything you need for your stay in Queenstown, located on the West Coast of Tasmania.

Rooms To Suit

The Empire is home to over 20 different room types, from single beds with spacious recently renovated bathroom facilities, double rooms with ensuite and spacious ensuite family rooms. We can accommodate all your needs. Book directly with us and save on your nightly rate!


In Queenstown, convenience meets comfort at our hotel, making it your ultimate home base for experiencing all the beauty, adventure, and culture our charming town has to offer. Whether you're here for a weekend getaway or an extended stay, our hotel is the perfect location for your stay.

Mountain Bike

Heading to the West Coast for a mountain bike adventure? We have the perfect spot for you, and your bike! With our brand-new mountain bike facility, store your bike securely, use our onsite washing and drying facilities, take a quick shower to wash off the dirt, and enjoy plenty of room for you to do maintenance. 

Stay, Explore & Eat

Our hotel has everything you need for your stay on the West Coast. Centrally located, accommodation with complimentary continental breakfast included in all rates, a restaurant that offers lunch and dinner 7 days a week, bar, gaming room and bottle shop. We have it all at The Empire. 

Book your stay with us at The Empire!

The Empire Hotel heritage listed staircase


View Our Staircase

Many travel from far and wide to admire our ‘National Trust’ listed staircase. Locally cut Blackwood was sent to England to be turned and crafted (notice the beautifully detailed classic English acorns), before being shipped back to Queenstown in 1904.

It was then assembled in our foyer, where it was admired for some 90 years before being meticulously renovated in 1994. Today, it stands proudly in our foyer and The Empire team are dedicated to maintaining this piece of local history for decades to come.



Come in and unwind at The Empire. Enjoy a cold drink in our bar, play a little pool and enjoy a friendly chat. The perfect place to end your day on the West Coast.

Open 11am till Late, Monday to Saturday and from 12pm on Sundays and Public Holidays.



Join us in our stunning dining room, which has played host to many names that are carved into Australian history.


With that, we welcome you to take a chair by the fire, enjoy some local cuisine, and sample some of Tasmania’s finest wines.



Our newly renovated Bottle-O is the largest bottle shop on the West Coast.


We stock a large range of spirits, beers, Tasmanian wines, soft drinks and ice. Open 7 days a week for your convenience.



The Empire is home to over 20 different room types, from single beds with spacious recently renovated bathroom facilities, queen rooms with ensuite and spacious family rooms.


We can accommodate all of your accommodation needs.


Our 20-machine gaming room is open 11am till Late Monday to Saturday and from 12pm on Sundays and Public Holidays. 


The Empire Hotel supports responsible gaming practices, please gamble responsibly. For further information please visit  SUPPORT SERVICES or the




Queenstown was once the world’s richest mining town and remains the largest settlement on Tasmania’s West Coast.


Surrounded by hills and mountains, Queenstown is the perfect place to base yourself when exploring the West Coast.

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