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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$94
Reviewed on 30 Oct. 2021
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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

    Fantastic

    Stonewood Villas AU$148
    Reviewed on 19 Jun. 2021
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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 property had everything you needed, the only bad thing was the mattress, which I wasn't very comfortable at all. The staff is excellent and check in was easy

      Kings Park AU$130
      Reviewed on 4 Dec. 2021
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      Kings Park

      Kings Park

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

        Very comfortable and clean

        Chinchilla Downtown Motor Inn AU$135
        Reviewed on 6 Oct. 2021
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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

          Motel is in a great location, central to town with no road noise. Walk across the road for dinner at the RSL and brekkie on site. While many workers for local industry stay there, they were very considerate and reasonably quiet when leaving in the morning with all their big 4WD vehicles, probably ...

          Chinchilla Great Western Motor Inn AU$102
          Reviewed on 1 Dec. 2021
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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

            I have no complaints. Nice hosts.

            Central Motor Inn AU$124
            Reviewed on 29 Aug. 2021
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            Central Motor Inn

            Central Motor Inn

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

              Very clean and we liked that it had an ajoining pub.

              Chinchilla Motel AU$83
              Reviewed on 12 Aug. 2021
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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

                Very clean, nice big gardens and outdoor area. A simple but but well appointed room. Undercover parking.

                The Palms Motel AU$115
                Reviewed on 23 May 2021
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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

                  Lovely room, staff great. Bed very comfy. Terrific place to stay!!!

                  White Gums Motor Inn AU$136
                  Reviewed on 12 Jun. 2021
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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

                    great location, friendly staff, clean and comfortable.

                    The Commercial Hotel Motel AU$81
                    Reviewed on 12 Sep. 2021
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                    The Commercial Hotel Motel

                    The Commercial Hotel Motel

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

                      Great place. Nice room. Park on your doorstep. Good food and lovely eating.

                      Acacia Motel AU$95
                      Reviewed on 5 Sep. 2021
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                      Acacia Motel

                      Acacia Motel

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

                        We were greeted by the very friendly and genuinely lovely owner who catered to our every need, even offering to drop us off in town for a meal. The room was spacious and clean. After a comfortable nights rest, we enjoyed breakfast in the outdoor garden area. Such a pleasant stopover for us and we ...

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                        Burke and Wills Motor Inn AU$167
                        Reviewed on 17 Aug. 2021
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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

                          Clean comfortable motel

                          Ascot Lodge Motor Inn Kingaroy AU$151
                          Reviewed on 17 Nov. 2021
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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

                            If i come back to kingaroy i will be staying here again, the most caring and supportive staff, they were so accomodating and helpful. The breakfast we had was to die for. Thank you so much for making such a stressful week truly relaxing.

                            Nanango Fitzroy Motel
                            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$117
                              Reviewed on 31 May 2021
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                              Pepper Tree Cabins

                              Pepper Tree Cabins

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

                                Nice clean unit, the only negative was poor quality wifi.

                                Room Motels Kingaroy AU$160
                                Reviewed on 14 Nov. 2021
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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

                                  Very clean and comfortable rooms!! Will definitely stay again when we are out this way!!

                                  Motel Oasis AU$125
                                  Reviewed on 27 Jul. 2021
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                                  Motel Oasis

                                  Motel Oasis

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

                                    Friendly staff. Great restaurant.

                                    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$152
                                      Reviewed on 25 Oct. 2021
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                                      Deshons Retreat

                                      Deshons Retreat

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

                                        A beautiful cottage on a magnificent spot with privacy, quietness, and amazing vistas across the landscape. It was truly blissful. Very generous breakfast provisions were supplied with freshly baked, home-made, delicious bread. There were fresh cookies and a variety of teas and coffees. The cottage ...

                                        Hillview Cottages AU$180
                                        Reviewed on 1 Jul. 2021
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                                        Hillview Cottages

                                        Hillview Cottages

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

                                          Converted church tastefully done. Could have done with a fan in the bathroom.

                                          Lee Farm Stay Cottages
                                          Reviewed on 30 Jul. 2021
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                                          Lee Farm Stay Cottages

                                          Lee Farm Stay Cottages

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

                                            The cottage was ideally positioned in a rural setting and was spacious and comfortable for two adults. A few maintenance issues became apparent which the hosts readily fixed when brought to their attention. The beauty and peacefulness of the farm stay was wonderful.

                                            Kingaroy Country Motel AU$121
                                            Reviewed on 10 Oct. 2021
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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

                                              The warm, attractive and inviting surrounds. The quiet location and the friendly staff. Basic but very comfortable room. Good value for money. The shower was very noisy.

                                              Nanango Star Motel AU$80
                                              Reviewed on 25 Jul. 2021
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                                              Nanango Star Motel

                                              Nanango Star Motel

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

                                                Excellent for the price,had everything I needed.Comfy bed. I liked the touch lamps,wall art and nice blankets. Owner

                                                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$130
                                                  Reviewed on 5 Dec. 2021
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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

                                                    Nothing was too much trouble😃

                                                    Pioneer Lodge Motel AU$129
                                                    Reviewed on 30 Oct. 2021
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                                                    Pioneer Lodge Motel

                                                    Pioneer Lodge Motel

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

                                                      Excellent checkin and room was exactly what we wanted. It was in walking distance to RSL.

                                                      Homestead Caravan Park AU$89
                                                      Reviewed on 7 Nov. 2021
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                                                      Homestead Caravan Park

                                                      Homestead Caravan Park

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

                                                        It is close to the Nanango Markets.

                                                        Yarraman Gardens Motel Queensland AU$99
                                                        Reviewed on 25 Oct. 2021
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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

                                                          Units were clean and quiet. The gardens and outdoor areas left a lot to be desired. Yarraman is a nice little town with friendly people and a great little restaurant

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                                                          Grand Country Lodge Motel AU$160
                                                          Reviewed on 2 Dec. 2021
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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

                                                            Clean

                                                            Fitzroy Inn Historic Retreat AU$180
                                                            Reviewed on 10 May 2021
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                                                            Fitzroy Inn Historic Retreat

                                                            Fitzroy Inn Historic Retreat

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

                                                              A lovely historic inn with pretty gardens. Unfortunately the attractive parts were outweighed by not being able to make the shower run hot water despite reading the detailed instructions about the “old fashioned “ heater and trying for 15 minutes to get something other than a freezing cold shower. ...

                                                              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$110
                                                                Reviewed on 7 Dec. 2021
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                                                                Mittagong Motel

                                                                Mittagong Motel

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

                                                                  It was ok for the price

                                                                  Darnell Bed & Breakfast
                                                                  Reviewed on 6 Jan. 2021
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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

                                                                    One of the best BnBs we have stayed in. Hosts are friendly and accommodating, great breakfast, and all in a beautiful location.

                                                                    Melrose Motel AU$89
                                                                    Reviewed on 8 Apr. 2021
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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

                                                                      Great overnight stopover accommodation! Basic and old but all that was required. Clean and comfortable.

                                                                      Poplars at Mittagong AU$105
                                                                      Reviewed on 20 Nov. 2021
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                                                                      Poplars at Mittagong

                                                                      Poplars at Mittagong

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

                                                                        Well appointed for an overnight stay.

                                                                        Mittagong Caravan Park AU$120
                                                                        Reviewed on 20 Mar. 2021
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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

                                                                          Had a great stay, everything we needed was here and all very clean, good order, friendly staff. Thank you very much

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                                                                          Rest Point Motor Inn AU$122
                                                                          Reviewed on 8 Apr. 2021
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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

                                                                            I loved the roses and you could walk to town . It was a great stay. GI we love you!

                                                                            Fossicker Caravan Park AU$103
                                                                            Reviewed on 2 Dec. 2021
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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

                                                                              The shower had lots of room, good pressure, clean, bed was comfortable, we have booked in again for next year. Service was great.

                                                                              Apartments On The Park Glen Innes AU$136
                                                                              Reviewed on 29 Oct. 2021
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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

                                                                                Liked the quiet, pretty location opposite parks in centre of the town and walking distance to supermarkets. Spacious and nicely furnished. Very helpful manager. In all, a very comfortable unit. Didn't like not being able to leave our front door open because neighbour smoked outside his door and stinking ...

                                                                                The Clansman Motel AU$99
                                                                                Reviewed on 9 May 2021
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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

                                                                                  Good night sleep passing through on the way back home. Staff were accomodating around my needs.

                                                                                  Glen Innes Motel AU$100
                                                                                  Reviewed on 8 Nov. 2021
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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

                                                                                    it was ok little bit.

                                                                                    New England Motor Lodge AU$163
                                                                                    Reviewed on 11 Aug. 2021
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                                                                                    New England Motor Lodge

                                                                                    New England Motor Lodge

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

                                                                                      The staff were friendly and helpful. The room was good and the air conditioning, TV and shower worked.

                                                                                      Anna Bella Motel AU$87
                                                                                      Reviewed on 31 May 2021
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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

                                                                                        Guys you want a cheap but clean and wonderful friendly owners stay here. I will be back for sure.

                                                                                        Glen Innes Lodge Motel AU$83
                                                                                        Reviewed on 23 Jun. 2021
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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

                                                                                          Value for money. Truck noise throughout the night

                                                                                          Great Central Hotel Glen Innes AU$93
                                                                                          Reviewed on 2 Jan. 2021
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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

                                                                                            Stayed there with some mates on a bike tour and had a great experience. It was an old pub with character, dry and clean and staff were very friendly even through this covid crap which has shut nearly half the town.

                                                                                            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 (18.1 km) from Land of the Beardies History House.

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