Welcome to Hotel Illawong, Evans Head

Located in the heart of Evans Head’s vibrant town centre we are surrounded by beaches, national parks & the Evans River. We offer a Hotel experience unsurpassed throughout the North Coast.

We pride ourselves on excellent food, cold beers & a family friendly atmosphere which captures the spirit of the great Australian beach holiday.

Come soak up the sun in our beer garden while enjoying local live entertainment on the weekends, enjoy a meal while the kids are kept happy on our new play equipment – all are welcome! Our ‘what’s on’ weekly hotel happenings can be found here.

Pop Up Food Truck Weekends!

Our kitchen & restaurant is being renovated between 23rd July and 23rd August. During this revamp we are excited to bring our guests some sensational food options via some amazing food truck vendors.

Join us for our weeknight alfresco BBQs, or the Jom Makan Comfort Food food truck on Thursday nights, or swing by to try a grilled german bratwurst, brazilian bbq options, woodfired pizza, smokehouse meats, sliders & authentic Indian cuisine on the weekends! For full details of when you can find your favourites here in the beer garden, click here!


Stay with Us…

Enjoy the ambience of this classic Australian hotel with pub style accommodation available year round. Clean and tidy rooms that are bright and comfortable, close to all of Evans Head’s amenities. Walk to swimming and surfing beaches with in minutes. Explore the beautiful national parks of the North Coast.

We offer a variety of accommodation options to suit your needs. From backpacker accommodation to family rooms. For full details visit our Accommodation page here. To fast-track to bookings please see the link below.



The Break Restaurant

The Break Restaurant is currently being renovated. Between 23rd July and 23 August 2018 we will play host to an array of food trucks, visiting our beer garden to provide our guests with delicious food options. Please note that our regular service hours & food options are effected. For more info on our food options during this time click here.

Entertainment & Outdoor Beer Garden

Let the kids play while you soak up the sun in the beer garden with a cold beverage, enjoying the scenic views of the park while grabbing a bite to eat from our restaurant. We screen most major sporting events on our big screen out here & local musicians provide live entertainment on the weekends (upcoming entertainment line up can be found here).


TAB and VIP Lounge

Our full TAB facilities have been newly refurbished to bring you a comfortable gaming experience. Come and enjoy the TAB either using the self serve Touch Terminal with access to all games or see our friendly staff located at the bar.

Functions and Events

At Hotel Illawong, our favourite thing to do is throw a party! Host your next party, special occasion or function with us in Evans Head. We offer free function room hire and we now have 3 separate function areas available, including our newly opened VIP ‘Top Deck’ area. Our chefs can cater for functions of all sizes and cuisine & can tailor a menu to suit your individual needs or you can choose from our set function menu.

Our Team are available to assist you with your booking or help you with any questions you may have. Detailed function & catering information is available on our Function page.

Motorbike Friendly Accommodation


Catering for bike enthusiasts, Hotel Illawong can offer group discounts on accommodation & meals for visiting Motorcycle Groups & Clubs.

To organise your next ride to Hotel Illawong Evans Head please email service@hotelillawong.com.au or click here for more info

Local Membership

Join our Local Membership family and start accruing your HOTEL REWARD DOLLARS today! Our members receive a free drink voucher for their Birthday, along with access to members only Happy Hours and Meal deals at both the Hotel Illawong Evans Head and Woodburn’s Rod N Reel Hotel. It’s easy & quick to join – ask a team member today! For more information visit our membership page here.