Ice cold beer on tap

Welcome to the Bamaga Tavern

The newly renovated Bamaga Tavern is more than just a watering hole, it’s a meeting place and social hub for the people of the Northern Peninsula Area (NPA). Please note that COVID-19 has impacted our operations – visit our Facebook page for the latest updates.

Bar and Bottle Shop

Why not put your name on the map by enjoying a refreshing drink at the northernmost pub on the Australian mainland?

Recently renovated, and with an extensive range of icy cold beer, soft drinks and wine, relax in comfort and enjoy a refreshing, cool treat in the bar or beer garden.

Whatever the time of year, whether it’s footy on Foxtel or a pool comp, there’s always something happening. Join our welcoming bar staff and friendly locals for a drink, some entertainment and a yarn or two as you soak up the Cape York hospitality

Bottle shop and drive-thru
Whatever your taste, the Bamaga Tavern has something to quench your thirst. Conveniently located, our well-stocked bottle shop and drive-thru boasts a wide range of basic beers, spirits and sparkling, red and white wine. We’re also equipped with EFTPOS and ATM facilities. Drink responsibly.

Current trading hours as of 14 October 2020:

Mon – Tue: 5pm-7pm
Wed-Fri: 5pm-9pm
Sat: 3pm-9pm

Mon – Tue: 12pm-7pm
Wed-Sat: 12pm-9pm

The Bistro

Regina’s Lounge 

Join us at Regina’s Lounge – affectionately named after the Tavern’s longest-serving manager – and treat yourself to our delicious pub favourites, or grab a cold drink while you wait for your takeaway order to be prepared.

Open six days a week for dinner, our recently renovated bistro offers an RSL-type atmosphere to sit and feast or relax with friends and family.

Regina’s Lounge can be hired for private and community organisation functions such as birthdays, farewells and similar celebrations/special occasions, meetings, fundraisers etc.

Current trading hours as of 19 February 2021:

Mon & Tues: 12pm-7pm, with last orders by 6:30pm.

Wed – Sat: 12pm-9pm, with last orders by 8pm

Sun: Closed


A recently completed major renovation means the Bamaga Tavern is eager to host your next function. Talk to our experienced staff about staging wedding receptions, birthday parties, conferences or fundraisers – we can host the lot. Or if you want to keep things simple, you’re welcome to cook your own meal on our free BBQ in the beergarden.

Alcohol Management Plan (AMP)
The NPA is subject to a State Government instigated Alcohol Management Plan (AMP) which imposes carriage limits on the amount of alcohol that can be carried in a vehicle. These limits are one carton of beer, or premixed alcohol, and two litres of wine. There are severe penalties for being in contravention of these limits.

Live music, discos, DJ and Karaoke nights

Bamaga Tavern
Bamaga Tavern

Enjoy State of Origin, Melbourne Cup, NRL and the title fights on Foxtel on big screen