Welcome to the Illawong Hotel, Evans Head

A little about us… Located in the heart of Evans Head’s vibrant town centre. Surrounded by beaches, national parks and the Evans River we offer an experience unsurpassed throughout the North Coast. Watch our TV commercial via YouTube here.

We pride ourselves in excellent food, cold beers and 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 entertainment. Check out what’s on weekly in our hotel 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. For full details visit our Accommodation page here. To fast-track to bookings please see the link below.

The Break Restaurant

The Hotel Illawong proudly features ‘The Break’ Restaurant. From mouth watering steaks to fresh local seafood, enjoy lunch or dinner 7 days a week. View our full Menu here and pop in to check out our daily specials board.

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.

Entertainment & Outdoor Beer Garden

Soak up the sun on our new deck in the beer garden with a cold beverage. Then enjoy the scenic views of the park while grabbing a bite to eat from our restaurant. Local musicians provide live entertainment on the last Friday night of the month (upcoming entertainment here).

Functions and Events

FunctionsWe love to 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.

Local Membership

Join our Local Membership family for just $12 a year and receive a free drink on your Birthday along with access to sensational 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.

Hotel Illawong and RodNReel E-News

hotel-illawong-signupMembers & Guests are invited to subscribe to our quarterly “What’s On” Email Newsletter & special events mailing list here.

Our virtual newsletter contains: Hotel happenings | Discount offers | Promotions information | Special Event Invitations | Upcoming information for both the Hotel Illawong Evans Head and Woodburn’s RodNReel Hotel.