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The Big Melon is Australia’s Next Big Thing

It was a tough call, but Australia has chosen the Big Melon in Chinchilla, QLD, as its Next Big Thing. See the Big Melon in person or check out our other awesome finalist towns with these top deals.

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Chinchilla Motor Inn AU$123
Reviewed on 3 Jul. 2019
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Chinchilla Motor Inn

Chinchilla Motor Inn

45-51 Park Street, Chinchilla, QLD
     
    4.6 of 5
    4.0 out of 5.0 Stars

    Excellent over all, owner went up and above to assist us.

    Stonewood Villas AU$116
    Reviewed on 18 Dec. 2019
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    Stonewood Villas

    Stonewood Villas

    91 Oak Street, Chinchilla, QLD
       
      4.7 of 5
      4.0 out of 5.0 Stars

      The pool was great on a very hot day. Air con upstairs and downstairs worked a treat. Very spacious unit.

      Kings Park AU$130
      Reviewed on 9 Feb. 2020
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      Kings Park

      Kings Park

      48 Park St, Chinchilla, QLD
         
        4.5 of 5
        3.5 out of 5.0 Stars

        Very nice place will stay here again on next trip.

        Chinchilla Downtown Motor Inn AU$127
        Reviewed on 21 Jun. 2020
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        Chinchilla Downtown Motor Inn

        Chinchilla Downtown Motor Inn

        60 Henney Street, Chinchilla, QLD
           
          4.7 of 5
          4.5 out of 5.0 Stars

          Convenient location, beautifully presented property and friendly staff

          Chinchilla Great Western Motor Inn AU$105
          Reviewed on 19 Mar. 2020
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          Chinchilla Great Western Motor Inn

          Chinchilla Great Western Motor Inn

          52-62 Warrego Hwy, Chinchilla, QLD
             
            4.3 of 5
            3.5 out of 5.0 Stars

            Access through the front and rear doors is difficult, the step up is to high.The rear screen door is damaged.

            Central Motor Inn AU$130
            Reviewed on 23 Jun. 2020
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            Central Motor Inn

            Central Motor Inn

            131 Heeney Street, Chinchilla, QLD
               
              4.5 of 5
              4.0 out of 5.0 Stars

              Super clean , good spot . Friendly staff , great facilities

              Chinchilla Motel AU$85
              Reviewed on 29 Nov. 2019
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              Chinchilla Motel

              Chinchilla Motel

              65-69 Downes Road, (Warrego Highway West), Chinchilla, QLD
                 
                4.7 of 5
                3.0 out of 5.0 Stars

                It was good. Very comfortable. Staff were very friendly

                The Palms Motel
                Reviewed on 27 Jan. 2020
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                The Palms Motel

                The Palms Motel

                64-70 Warrego Highway, Chinchilla, QLD
                   
                  4.4 of 5
                  4.0 out of 5.0 Stars

                  under cover parking , lounge chair. The TV remote not working real well

                  White Gums Motor Inn AU$115
                  Reviewed on 1 Nov. 2019
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                  White Gums Motor Inn

                  White Gums Motor Inn

                  Corner of Warrego Highway and King St., Chinchilla, QLD
                     
                    4.8 of 5
                    4.0 out of 5.0 Stars

                    All was good customer service excellent rooms clean

                    The Commercial Hotel Motel AU$88
                    Reviewed on 27 Sep. 2019
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                    The Commercial Hotel Motel

                    The Commercial Hotel Motel

                    17 Chinchilla Street, Chinchilla, QLD
                       
                      4.3 of 5
                      2.5 out of 5.0 Stars

                      Every convenience, Very happy here. I will come back.

                      Acacia Motel AU$85
                      Reviewed on 23 Feb. 2020
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                      Acacia Motel

                      Acacia Motel

                      96 Glasson Street, Chinchilla, QLD
                         
                        4.2 of 5
                        3.0 out of 5.0 Stars

                        We had such a pleasant happy stay! Friendliest of staff who went out of their way to make sure we got to where we needed when we needed! Definitely stay again 😌

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                        Burke and Wills Motor Inn AU$159
                        Reviewed on 2 Jul. 2020
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                        Burke and Wills Motor Inn

                        Burke and Wills Motor Inn

                        95 Kingaroy Street, Kingaroy, QLD
                           
                          4.5 of 5
                          4.0 out of 5.0 Stars

                          Only stayed one night this trip but have stayed here many times before. Checked in and got to room to find only one bed for 2 adults and a teen. Called reception and problem sorted in minutes by being allocated another room. Dinner in restaurant was good. Ribs spot on and recommended.

                          Ascot Lodge Motor Inn Kingaroy AU$122
                          Reviewed on 16 Sep. 2019
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                          Ascot Lodge Motor Inn Kingaroy

                          Ascot Lodge Motor Inn Kingaroy

                          69 Kingaroy Street, Kingaroy, QLD
                             
                            4.5 of 5
                            4.0 out of 5.0 Stars

                            Sound proof walls, the Spa bath & the amount of space in the room to provide friends to visit without being jammed in.

                            Nanango Fitzroy Motel AU$119
                            Reviewed on 18 Feb. 2019
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                            Nanango Fitzroy Motel

                            Nanango Fitzroy Motel

                            55 Fitzroy Street, Nanango, QLD
                               
                              4.6 of 5
                              3.5 out of 5.0 Stars

                              The owners are so very friendly and welcoming. Always accomodating to extra requests. Rooms are clean and comfortable. Highly recommend

                              Pepper Tree Cabins AU$115
                              Reviewed on 28 Jun. 2020
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                              Pepper Tree Cabins

                              Pepper Tree Cabins

                              7 Evelyn Street, Kingaroy, QLD
                                 
                                4.5 of 5
                                3.5 out of 5.0 Stars

                                Spacious cabin, with everything functioning well.

                                Room Motels Kingaroy AU$160
                                Reviewed on 26 Dec. 2019
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                                Room Motels Kingaroy

                                Room Motels Kingaroy

                                76 Youngman Street, Kingaroy, QLD
                                   
                                  4.8 of 5
                                  4.0 out of 5.0 Stars

                                  Staff were so friendly and helpful. Room was exceptionally clean. Highly recommend. Best place to stay in Kingaroy.

                                  Motel Oasis AU$115
                                  Reviewed on 14 May 2020
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                                  Motel Oasis

                                  Motel Oasis

                                  50 Walter Road, Kingaroy, QLD
                                     
                                    4.1 of 5
                                    3.0 out of 5.0 Stars

                                    Loved the shower, the beds were pretty comfortable, was very quiet and all in all a really relaxing environment

                                    Motel Holliday AU$114
                                    Reviewed on 11 Nov. 2019
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                                    Motel Holliday

                                    Motel Holliday

                                    175-179 Youngman Street, Kingaroy, QLD
                                       
                                      2.9 of 5
                                      2.5 out of 5.0 Stars

                                      Clean rooms, decent parking and great staff. The beds were decent, not hard or sagging.

                                      Kingaroy Holiday Park
                                      Reviewed on 21 Aug. 2018
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                                      Kingaroy Holiday Park

                                      Kingaroy Holiday Park

                                      48 Walter Road (D'Aguilar Highway), Kingaroy, QLD
                                         
                                        4.0 of 5
                                        2.0 out of 5.0 Stars

                                        cabin was quite small and a bit squeezy!! Expected wifi just didn't work. it was quiet.

                                        Deshons Retreat AU$160
                                        Reviewed on 20 Jun. 2019
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                                        Deshons Retreat

                                        Deshons Retreat

                                        164 Haydens Road, Kingaroy, QLD
                                           
                                          4.8 of 5
                                          4.0 out of 5.0 Stars

                                          Amazing property. Highly recommended. Very private.

                                          Hillview Cottages AU$160
                                          Reviewed on 23 Jul. 2019
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                                          Hillview Cottages

                                          Hillview Cottages

                                          297 Birt Rd, Kingaroy, QLD
                                             
                                            4.9 of 5
                                            4.0 out of 5.0 Stars

                                            Absolute peace, differs greatly from the in town motel scenario and good value for mony being able to cater for yourself with full kitchen facilities rather than having to buy meals

                                            Lee Farm Stay Cottages AU$158
                                            Reviewed on 22 Sep. 2017
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                                            Lee Farm Stay Cottages

                                            Lee Farm Stay Cottages

                                            27 Harchs Road, Kingaroy, QLD
                                               
                                              4.6 of 5
                                              3.5 out of 5.0 Stars

                                              We visited Lee Farm in the September school holidays with our 2 children, 8 and 5. We ended up in the Queenslander which was a bonus, despite booking a cottage. Plenty of room with great views of the countryside. The girls loved their time feeding all the animals twice a day, bringing back eggs for ...

                                              Kingaroy Country Motel AU$115
                                              Reviewed on 1 Jul. 2020
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                                              Kingaroy Country Motel

                                              Kingaroy Country Motel

                                              38 Knight Street, Kingaroy, QLD
                                                 
                                                4.2 of 5
                                                3.0 out of 5.0 Stars

                                                Friendly, helpful staff and a clean room - within walking distance from the main street.

                                                Nanango Star Motel AU$99
                                                Reviewed on 28 Mar. 2020
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                                                Nanango Star Motel

                                                Nanango Star Motel

                                                43 Drayton Street, Nanango, QLD
                                                   
                                                  4.3 of 5
                                                  3.0 out of 5.0 Stars

                                                  Accommodation in Nanango is not cheap (I recently stayed in an non-air-conditioned room in a hotel there and it cost me $80). So $90 for a motel room that has incomparably more amenities is good value. The Nanango Star is a relatively old and much-used motel but it is clean enough and everything ...

                                                  Carrollee Hotel
                                                  Reviewed on 9 Nov. 2018
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                                                  Carrollee Hotel

                                                  Carrollee Hotel

                                                  4 King Street, Kingaroy, QLD
                                                     
                                                    3.5 of 5
                                                    2.5 out of 5.0 Stars

                                                    Accommodation OK but not pleased with our meal. Fish not properly cooked and mash dry and uninviting.

                                                    Goomeri Motel AU$120
                                                    Reviewed on 17 Mar. 2020
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                                                    Goomeri Motel

                                                    Goomeri Motel

                                                    Cnr Boonara Rd & McGregor Street, Goomeri, QLD
                                                       
                                                      4.6 of 5
                                                      3.5 out of 5.0 Stars

                                                      It was an easy walk to the Goomeri Bakery and the Royal Hotel.

                                                      Pioneer Lodge Motel AU$124
                                                      Reviewed on 26 Jul. 2019
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                                                      Pioneer Lodge Motel

                                                      Pioneer Lodge Motel

                                                      100 Kingaroy Street, Kingaroy, QLD
                                                         
                                                        3.8 of 5
                                                        3.5 out of 5.0 Stars

                                                        Very quiet from traffic and other room noise overnight but the beat of the music from the nearby gym classes was noticeable in the morning and evening. The rooms are exceptionally clean and staff are helpful and professional. There wasn’t a chain for the door which I don’t like at all for security ...

                                                        Homestead Caravan Park AU$92
                                                        Reviewed on 11 Jul. 2019
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                                                        Homestead Caravan Park

                                                        Homestead Caravan Park

                                                        17 Arthur Street East, Nanango, QLD
                                                           
                                                          3.8 of 5
                                                          3.0 out of 5.0 Stars

                                                          Easy check in, very clean cabin with cooking facilities

                                                          Yarraman Gardens Motel Queensland AU$100
                                                          Reviewed on 24 Jun. 2020
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                                                          Yarraman Gardens Motel Queensland

                                                          Yarraman Gardens Motel Queensland

                                                          4 Toomey Street, Yarraman, QLD
                                                             
                                                            4.5 of 5
                                                            2.5 out of 5.0 Stars

                                                            Great for the Rail Trail. Lots of riders stayed here.

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                                                            Grand Country Lodge Motel AU$155
                                                            Reviewed on 10 Mar. 2020
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                                                            Grand Country Lodge Motel

                                                            Grand Country Lodge Motel

                                                            58-60 Main Street, Mittagong, NSW
                                                               
                                                              4.5 of 5
                                                              4.0 out of 5.0 Stars

                                                              A little old fashion but well appointed and in good condition. We would come back, just a short walk to town

                                                              Fitzroy Inn Historic Retreat AU$169
                                                              Reviewed on 21 Jul. 2019
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                                                              Fitzroy Inn Historic Retreat

                                                              Fitzroy Inn Historic Retreat

                                                              1 Ferguson Crescent, Mittagong, NSW
                                                                 
                                                                4.5 of 5
                                                                3.5 out of 5.0 Stars

                                                                Fitzroy Inn is a fabulous historical property. It has been beautifully restored. It is a really fascinating location if you are interested in early settler history. John and Chris are wonderful hosts. We really enjoyed our stay. We will definitely return!

                                                                Bowral Road Bed and Breakfast
                                                                Reviewed on 22 Mar. 2020
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                                                                Bowral Road Bed and Breakfast

                                                                Bowral Road Bed and Breakfast

                                                                77 Bowral Road, Mittagong, NSW
                                                                   
                                                                  4.8 of 5
                                                                  4.0 out of 5.0 Stars

                                                                  A hidden gem. From the outside front you might be worried but once you go around the back it's wonderfully relaxing. Our host was great and ensured that we had everything that we need.

                                                                  Mittagong Motel AU$100
                                                                  Reviewed on 8 Mar. 2020
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                                                                  Mittagong Motel

                                                                  Mittagong Motel

                                                                  7-11 OLD HUME Highway, Mittagong, NSW
                                                                     
                                                                    4.2 of 5
                                                                    2.5 out of 5.0 Stars

                                                                    We loved the massive spacious bathroom, and the water pressure was wonderful.

                                                                    Darnell Bed & Breakfast
                                                                    Reviewed on 14 Feb. 2020
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                                                                    Darnell Bed & Breakfast

                                                                    Darnell Bed & Breakfast

                                                                    197 Oxley Drive, Mittagong, NSW
                                                                       
                                                                      5.0 of 5
                                                                      4.0 out of 5.0 Stars

                                                                      This was a lovely property and I highly recommend it.

                                                                      Melrose Motel AU$92
                                                                      Reviewed on 24 Mar. 2020
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                                                                      Melrose Motel

                                                                      Melrose Motel

                                                                      31 Old Hume Highway, Mittagong, NSW
                                                                         
                                                                        3.5 of 5
                                                                        3.0 out of 5.0 Stars

                                                                        It was a good, clean, basic motel accommodation. Close to the centre of town. Friendly reception staff.

                                                                        Poplars at Mittagong AU$95
                                                                        Reviewed on 17 Mar. 2020
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                                                                        Poplars at Mittagong

                                                                        Poplars at Mittagong

                                                                        97 to 99 Old Hume Highway, Braemar, NSW
                                                                           
                                                                          3.8 of 5
                                                                          3.5 out of 5.0 Stars

                                                                          The cost was very reasonable, the room very clean and all we needed for our one night stay.

                                                                          The Old Bank Boutique Hotel
                                                                          Reviewed on 15 Jun. 2020
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                                                                          The Old Bank Boutique Hotel

                                                                          The Old Bank Boutique Hotel

                                                                          83 Main Street, Mittagong, NSW
                                                                             
                                                                            4.8 of 5
                                                                            3.5 out of 5.0 Stars

                                                                            Beautiful accommodation with lots of character. Very hospitable hosts.

                                                                            Mittagong Caravan Park AU$120
                                                                            Reviewed on 9 Mar. 2020
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                                                                            Mittagong Caravan Park

                                                                            Mittagong Caravan Park

                                                                            1 Old Hume Highway, Mittagong, NSW
                                                                               
                                                                              4.3 of 5
                                                                              3.5 out of 5.0 Stars

                                                                              As a family of three we decided to visit the Southern Highlands to inject some money back into the local economy following the recent bushfires. We stayed in a two bedroom cabin for two nights and had everything we needed for our stay. The beds were comfy, kitchen well equipped, and good outdoor ...

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                                                                              Rest Point Motor Inn AU$117
                                                                              Reviewed on 25 Feb. 2020
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                                                                              Rest Point Motor Inn

                                                                              Rest Point Motor Inn

                                                                              72 New England Hwy, Glen Innes, NSW
                                                                                 
                                                                                4.0 of 5
                                                                                3.5 out of 5.0 Stars

                                                                                Spotless with amazingly friendly service. Look forward to staying again.

                                                                                Fossicker Caravan Park AU$95
                                                                                Reviewed on 29 Jun. 2020
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                                                                                Fossicker Caravan Park

                                                                                Fossicker Caravan Park

                                                                                94-96 Church Street, New England Highway, Glen Innes, NSW
                                                                                   
                                                                                  4.4 of 5
                                                                                  3.5 out of 5.0 Stars

                                                                                  Excellent cabin and facilities - well above average. Excellent value. Quiet area and well located for all restaurants etc. Discount fuel offer was greatly appreciated.

                                                                                  Apartments On The Park Glen Innes AU$125
                                                                                  Reviewed on 30 Dec. 2019
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                                                                                  Apartments On The Park Glen Innes

                                                                                  Apartments On The Park Glen Innes

                                                                                  Corner of Bourke Street & East Avenue, Glen Innes, NSW
                                                                                     
                                                                                    4.4 of 5
                                                                                    3.5 out of 5.0 Stars

                                                                                    The apartment was clean and tidy ans close to everything

                                                                                    The Clansman Motel AU$99
                                                                                    Reviewed on 10 Mar. 2020
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                                                                                    The Clansman Motel

                                                                                    The Clansman Motel

                                                                                    9981 New England Highway, Glen Innes, NSW
                                                                                       
                                                                                      4.4 of 5
                                                                                      3.5 out of 5.0 Stars

                                                                                      The proprietors couldn't do enough for us lovely people

                                                                                      Glen Innes Motel AU$95
                                                                                      Reviewed on 23 Jun. 2020
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                                                                                      Glen Innes Motel

                                                                                      Glen Innes Motel

                                                                                      12 Church Street, Glen Innes, NSW
                                                                                         
                                                                                        4.5 of 5
                                                                                        3.0 out of 5.0 Stars

                                                                                        Very clean and comfortable. Staff were friendly and helpful. Thank you!

                                                                                        New England Motor Lodge AU$156
                                                                                        Reviewed on 30 Apr. 2020
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                                                                                        New England Motor Lodge

                                                                                        New England Motor Lodge

                                                                                        160 Church Street, New England Highway, Glen Innes, NSW
                                                                                           
                                                                                          3.8 of 5
                                                                                          4.0 out of 5.0 Stars

                                                                                          The property was spotless, modern and had all the amenities we needed. The pool was excellent and the grounds well maintained. We will definitely be back!

                                                                                          Anna Bella Motel AU$79
                                                                                          Reviewed on 9 Mar. 2020
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                                                                                          Anna Bella Motel

                                                                                          Anna Bella Motel

                                                                                          60 Church Street, Glen Innes, NSW
                                                                                             
                                                                                            4.1 of 5
                                                                                            3.5 out of 5.0 Stars

                                                                                            Property was clean and tidy, shower pressure was excellent.

                                                                                            Glen Innes Lodge Motel AU$79
                                                                                            Reviewed on 10 Jul. 2019
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                                                                                            Glen Innes Lodge Motel

                                                                                            Glen Innes Lodge Motel

                                                                                            26 Church Street, Glen Innes, NSW
                                                                                               
                                                                                              4.1 of 5
                                                                                              3.0 out of 5.0 Stars

                                                                                              Very clean, warm and comfortable. Forget so called cheap deals that include breakfast. We are used to being asked what we would like or St least have choices. The so called breakfast consisted of two slices of white bread each with some butter, honey and jam...Delivered the night before fi we could ...

                                                                                              The Bank Guest House Glen Innes
                                                                                              The Bank Guest House Glen Innes

                                                                                              The Bank Guest House Glen Innes

                                                                                              320 Grey Street, Glen Innes, NSW
                                                                                                 
                                                                                                3.0 out of 5.0 Stars

                                                                                                Situated in Glen Innes, this guesthouse is within a 10-minute walk of Anzac Park, Land of the Beardies History House and Glen Innes & District Historical Society. Australian Standing Stones is 1 mi (1.6 km) away. Glen Innes Station is 13 minutes by foot.

                                                                                                Great Central Hotel Glen Innes
                                                                                                Reviewed on 7 Nov. 2019
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                                                                                                Great Central Hotel Glen Innes

                                                                                                Great Central Hotel Glen Innes

                                                                                                313 Grey Street, Glen Innes, NSW
                                                                                                   
                                                                                                  4.0 of 5
                                                                                                  2.5 out of 5.0 Stars

                                                                                                  Met the owner again this visit. Very nice bloke who also cooks up a storm. Comfy beds and off street parking for my bike.

                                                                                                  Waterloo Country Accommodation
                                                                                                  Waterloo Country Accommodation

                                                                                                  Waterloo Country Accommodation

                                                                                                  67 Waterloo Road, Matheson, NSW
                                                                                                     
                                                                                                    3.5 out of 5.0 Stars

                                                                                                    Situated in Matheson, this guesthouse is 11.2 mi (18 km) from Glen Innes & District Historical Society and 11.3 mi (18.2 km) from Land of the Beardies History House.

                                                                                                    Gibraltar House
                                                                                                    Gibraltar House

                                                                                                    Gibraltar House

                                                                                                    Mulligans Drive, Gibraltar Range National Park, Gibraltar Range, NSW
                                                                                                       
                                                                                                      3.0 out of 5.0 Stars

                                                                                                      Situated in a national park, this holiday home is steps away from Gibraltar Range National Park and Gondwana Rainforests of Australia. Washpool National Park and Nymboida National Park are also within 6 miles (10 km).

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