Our Story

The Rix Hotel est. 1875 – for every generation.

For 240 years Charters Towers has met, mingled and created memories beyond the verandas at the Rix Hotel.

First established as a double story affair in 1875, the grand old hotel was known as the Australian and was one of the first hotels on the goldfields.

In its time the Rix Hotel has witnessed some of Australia’s most memorable moments in time and was once a meeting place for the city’s fore fathers gold miners and soldiers.

The Rix has with stood the test of time including a fire which all but destroyed it and more than a century of change.

Despite its evolution over the years, some things remained the same: a love for cold beer, a great time and the people who shared in its history.

Today, the Rix family, here, interstate and abroad – return to create new stories each day. It now boasts a cosy atmospheric bar, a state of the art Gaming Room and ten clean budget motel units.

Its warm inviting spaces makes it a great pub that locals love. Driven by a passion for quality, authenticity and great customer service, the Rix Hotel team is here to help guests relax and socialise in friendly and safe surroundings.

The Rix Hotel continues to carve its unique place in history.
Here’s “cheers”