Elephant Bridge Hotel

The iconic Elephant Bridge Hotel is a charming bluestone inn, where history is fused with warmth in a relaxed and welcoming space... read more.


2810 Hamilton Highway, Darlington, VIC, 3271
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The iconic Elephant Bridge Hotel is a charming bluestone inn, where history is fused with warmth in a relaxed and welcoming space. The hotel is situated in a picturesque rural landscape alongside Mount Emu Creek. The oldest parts of the building date to 1842, with the Elephant Bridge laying claim to being one of Victoria’s oldest continuously licensed venues. Along with the hotel’s public bar, cafe and restaurant there is an abundance of outdoor seating in and amongst the beautiful rolling grounds. The Elephant Bridge also plays host to a local farm store with a fine selection of regional produce.

The location of the Elephant Bridge is central to the world’s third-largest volcanic plain, with its many captivating scenic lakes and craters. For travellers, the Elephant Bridge is en route from Melbourne to the Great Ocean Road, Otway Gourmet Trail and the popular Halls Gap and Grampian Wine Region.

The Elephant Bridge Hotel welcomes all, and with a children’s playground in the works for the near future, along with plans for a live music program well underway, the Elephant Bridge will continue to provide a welcome retreat for locals, travellers and families alike.



  • Alfresco/Outdoor Dining
  • Bar
  • Carpark
  • Coach Parking
  • Entertainment
  • Family Friendly
  • Live Music
  • Non Smoking
  • Pet Friendly - Enquire
  • Private Dining Area
  • Shop / Gift Shop
  • Suitable for Functions
  • Takeaway Available
  • Free Wifi
  • Between $20 and $30
  • Australian
  • Pub
  • Dinner
  • Lunch


  • Welcomes and assists people who have challenges with learning, communication, understanding and behaviour. (includes people with autism, intellectual disability, Down syndrome, acquired brain injury (ABI), dyslexia and dementia)
  • Caters for people who are blind or have vision loss.
  • Caters for people who are deaf or have hearing loss.
  • Caters for people with sufficient mobility to climb a few steps but who would benefit from fixtures to aid balance. (This includes people using walking frames and mobility aids)
  • Caters for people who use a wheelchair.
  • Caters for people with high support needs who travel with a support person.
  • Caters for people with allergies and intolerances.

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