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Hervey's Range Heritage Tea Rooms

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Lot 6 Thornton's Gap Road, Townsville, Queensland 4817, Australia
07 4778 0199
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9:00 am - 4:00 pm
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Hours:
Sun - Sat 9:00 am - 4:00 pm
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Reservations

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  • 7
    Excellent
  • 25
    Very good
  • 14
    Average
  • 12
    Poor
  • 6
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    3 of 5 stars
    Service
    3 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Most recent review
Something Different

We had been talking about going to the tea house for some time and finally did for Saturday lunch. The drive was very pleasant and the surroundings just beautiful. The food and service was great and we thoroughly enjoyed sitting there watching all the different birds and butterflies flying in and... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed February 18, 2015
Wendy A
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Townsville, Australia
Good for:
  • Breakfast/Brunch
  • Reservations
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64 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

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English first
Townsville, Australia
Senior Reviewer
6 reviews 6 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 18, 2015

We had been talking about going to the tea house for some time and finally did for Saturday lunch. The drive was very pleasant and the surroundings just beautiful. The food and service was great and we thoroughly enjoyed sitting there watching all the different birds and butterflies flying in and out of the trees. Was something different to the... More 

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Townsville, Australia
Senior Reviewer
9 reviews 9 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed January 25, 2015

I was looking forward visiting the tea house then to take the kids on the little bush walk. Was disappointed there were no cakes displayed at all... and limited food offerings for dietary requirements. Kids got a pie and milkshake... looked like it was bought from the servo... and my zucchini slice and salad was drenched in dressing.... Although I... More 

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Desley R, Owner at Hervey's Range Heritage Tea Rooms, responded to this review

Thank you for your review Stella. I apologize that our staff did not bring to your attention the sign on our cake display fridge which advised customers that the fridge is currently our of order, but that all our delicious sweets are still available. We are also always appreciative of practical advice on menu items from people who have special... More 

Brightlingsea, United Kingdom
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12 reviews 12 reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 14, 2015 via mobile

This olde worlde Aussie tearoom was worth a visit, good choice of menu, nicely served and tasty nice walks too although a bit hot for us Poms and a six week old joey! Must be lively in your winter to wander down to the tunnel etc.

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Cairns
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49 reviews 49 reviews
30 restaurant reviews
32 helpful votes 32 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 3, 2015

Apparently, this is the oldest remaining building in north Queensland and it certainly has some interesting history about it, which you can read on the signs and historical books at the tea house. Nice outdoor dining area with big umbrellas for shade, making it quite pleasant even on a very hot Townsville mid-summer day. No views across the range from... More 

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Townsville, Australia
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18 reviews 18 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 31, 2014

Great atmosphere in a genuine heritage home. It's just far enough away from Townsville that you really feel like you're escaping the hot humid city, but close enough to just drop in for lunch. Food and coffee is consistently good. Worth the drive. One of our favorite places to bring visitors.

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14 reviews 14 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 29, 2014

We have visited these tea rooms many times as locals to Townsville and its on the 'must do' list when friends and family visit. These tea rooms recently changed ownership and the service and food is much improved. The caramel tart is decadent and my husbands favourite. The home made scones, in about 10 different varieties, are my favourite. It... More 

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Townsville, Australia
Top Contributor
52 reviews 52 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 28, 2014

We visited for morning tea. It was lovely to sit outside under the shady trees and garden and enjoy our delicious scones and great coffee. You have the option to sit outside or inside the tea room building. The heritage building walls are lined with historical memorabilia, lovely old building with a lot of original features. There is also a... More 

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London, United Kingdom
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42 reviews 42 reviews
30 restaurant reviews
22 helpful votes 22 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 14, 2014

I visited last week and ordered a Big Breakfast, which goes for $19.50 from memory. I like my eggs poached but they don't do their eggs poached...only scrambled or fried.... I asked for scrambled but they had apparently run out of scrambled eggs - used them all the day before. Hmmm.... They're eggs! Crack them, add milk, scramble... It's very,... More 

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Townsville, Australia
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3 reviews 3 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 9, 2014 via mobile

I have passed the Tea Rooms turn-off on numerous occasions since 1997 when I first moved to Townsville. I made the plunge last weekend, steering my motorcycle up the Herveys Range Road escarpement accompanied by my 11 year old son. I'd promised my son a big breckie, which I'd been told were worth the 30 odd minute drive alone. The... More 

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Townsville
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173 reviews 173 reviews
67 restaurant reviews
141 helpful votes 141 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 6, 2014

We recently visited the Hervey's Range Heritage Tea Rooms and wondered what it would be like with the new owners. We weren't disappointed. The service was excellent, the food was tasty and the coffee nice and hot. I was pleasantly surprised to see how well they catered for gluten free diners. I enjoyed a delicious Walnut and Pear tart while... More 

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: Lot 6 Thornton's Gap Road, Townsville, Queensland 4817, Australia
  • Location: South Pacific  >  Australia  >  Queensland  >  Townsville
  • Phone Number: 07 4778 0199

Price and Cuisine

  • Cuisine: Australian
Open Hours
Sunday
9:00 am - 4:00 pm
Monday
9:00 am - 4:00 pm
Tuesday
9:00 am - 4:00 pm
Wednesday
9:00 am - 4:00 pm
Thursday
9:00 am - 4:00 pm
Friday
9:00 am - 4:00 pm
Saturday
9:00 am - 4:00 pm

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  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?