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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.

Hotel Deals

Chinchilla Motor Inn AU$109
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$122
    Reviewed on 3 Dec. 2020
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    Stonewood Villas

    Stonewood Villas

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

      Very nice accommodation clean and comfortable large space

      Kings Park AU$139
      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$135
        Reviewed on 5 Oct. 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

          Was a good place clean and tidy and very helpful and friendly

          Chinchilla Great Western Motor Inn AU$105
          Reviewed on 17 Sep. 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

            Staff helpful. Accomodation clean and comfortable. Goid stay.

            Central Motor Inn AU$130
            Reviewed on 20 Jan. 2021
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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

              Staff were very easy going and helpful, especially with late check-in

              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$125
                  Reviewed on 18 Oct. 2020
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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

                    Kathy was welcoming upon check in and answered all my questions. Room was great, very clean and comfortable.

                    The Commercial Hotel Motel AU$88
                    Reviewed on 9 Aug. 2020
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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

                      Extremely clean & well appointed room & facilities. Great feed in the bistro and friendly helpful staff

                      Acacia Motel AU$90
                      Reviewed on 23 Feb. 2020
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                      Acacia Motel

                      Acacia Motel

                      96 Glasson Street, Chinchilla, QLD
                         
                        4.3 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$173
                        Reviewed on 27 Aug. 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

                          Wotif stated there were 55in TV in rooms, that is wrong and we were disappointed

                          Ascot Lodge Motor Inn Kingaroy AU$139
                          Reviewed on 8 Jan. 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

                            The people in the office were friendly & good to deal with.

                            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$120
                              Reviewed on 28 Aug. 2020
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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

                                Quiet, central to Kingaroy and easy to find off the highway.

                                Room Motels Kingaroy AU$160
                                Reviewed on 21 Jan. 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

                                  Great stay for the price! The rooms were spacious and the beds were super comfy!

                                  Motel Oasis
                                  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
                                    Reviewed on 28 Jan. 2020
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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

                                      Dated but comfotable accomodation in a quiet part of town

                                      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 12 Oct. 2020
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                                        Deshons Retreat

                                        Deshons Retreat

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

                                          A hidden treasure. The decor is beautiful. Cabins are private and very comfortable and hosts are lovely. We thoroughlt loved staying at Deshon and would recomend it if you want to relax

                                          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 9 Jan. 2021
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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

                                              The kids loved all the animals! Very relaxing. Great value & friendly hosts.

                                              Kingaroy Country Motel AU$110
                                              Reviewed on 14 Jan. 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

                                                Great shower excellent bed and very clean. The three most important requirements of a motel room. Reasonable price as well.

                                                Nanango Star Motel AU$115
                                                Reviewed on 24 Dec. 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

                                                  Nice small motel, and is pet friendly, very clean room!!!! great price

                                                  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$125
                                                    Reviewed on 5 Jan. 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

                                                      Very clean, spacious room.Friendly staff. Great value for money.

                                                      Pioneer Lodge Motel AU$124
                                                      Reviewed on 6 Oct. 2020
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                                                      Pioneer Lodge Motel

                                                      Pioneer Lodge Motel

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

                                                        Always an issue having staff at reception at check in time. But once booked in very friendly and rooms very clean and central

                                                        Homestead Caravan Park AU$92
                                                        Reviewed on 2 Aug. 2020
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                                                        Homestead Caravan Park

                                                        Homestead Caravan Park

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

                                                          Cabins old but Very clean, quiet, good location, plenty of parking area around cabin also

                                                          Yarraman Gardens Motel Queensland AU$100
                                                          Reviewed on 26 Jul. 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

                                                            Friendly & comfortable little room with accommodating staff. Very comfortable little place conveniently located.

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                                                            Grand Country Lodge Motel AU$161
                                                            Reviewed on 21 Oct. 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

                                                              It is in an excellent location, room was very clean, great value for money. Loved it😊

                                                              Fitzroy Inn Historic Retreat AU$159
                                                              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$110
                                                                  Reviewed on 23 Dec. 2020
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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

                                                                    Although old this property was very clean. The staff were courteous

                                                                    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
                                                                      Reviewed on 11 Jul. 2020
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                                                                      Melrose Motel

                                                                      Melrose Motel

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

                                                                        No microwave which was unfortunate, but the rooms were kept clean and staff were very friendly.

                                                                        Poplars at Mittagong AU$100
                                                                        Reviewed on 28 Dec. 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

                                                                          Clean and tidy and great sized family room. Would stsy again

                                                                          Mittagong Caravan Park AU$132
                                                                          Reviewed on 4 Oct. 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

                                                                            Brand new cabins, clean and very well organized; friendly staff, they even put the aircon on as we were coming late and was a chilly night. Really nice place to go.

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                                                                            Rest Point Motor Inn AU$108
                                                                            Reviewed on 4 Jan. 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

                                                                              Our room was clean and we felt welcome. The staff at reception was very friendly. We loved the pool area and enjoyed dinner at the restaurant.

                                                                              Fossicker Caravan Park AU$99
                                                                              Reviewed on 8 Jan. 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 room fitted myself partner 2 kids and mother in the 1 room, extremely afforable, plenty of room staff were lovely and wonderful they gave us info on local places.

                                                                                Apartments On The Park Glen Innes AU$125
                                                                                Reviewed on 1 Dec. 2020
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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

                                                                                  Travelling by my self I felt safe and secure. Lovely view across to the park. Pleasant and quiet atmosphere.

                                                                                  The Clansman Motel AU$85
                                                                                  Reviewed on 1 Jan. 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

                                                                                    Impeccably clean, well furnished and very reasonably priced. Would recommend.

                                                                                    Glen Innes Motel AU$100
                                                                                    Reviewed on 4 Jan. 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

                                                                                      Brekkie room fabulous.... staff friendly & caring..... will visit again 🤗🤗

                                                                                      New England Motor Lodge AU$156
                                                                                      Reviewed on 17 Jan. 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

                                                                                        We got a deluxe family room with a Queen bed and a Single for the 3 of us. Clean room, comfortable beds, TV with Netflix, good shower pressure. We enjoyed all the amenities, especially the saltwater pool, after 5 days of camping in Warrabah National Park near Manilla NSW. The only minor thing was ...

                                                                                        Anna Bella Motel AU$79
                                                                                        Reviewed on 12 Jan. 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

                                                                                          Great value for money. Great Location. Clean and comfortable.

                                                                                          Glen Innes Lodge Motel AU$79
                                                                                          Reviewed on 23 Nov. 2020
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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

                                                                                            Lots of traffic noise but room was clean & had what l wanted.

                                                                                            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 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.

                                                                                                  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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