Mackellar Motel

Motel in Gunnedah

The Mackellar Motel is located directly across the road from the Gunnedah Services and Bowling Club and within walking distance to a number of restaurants. The motel has 30 well-appointed four star larger than average accommodation suites.

$145.00 - $390.00
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Enjoy a free continental breakfast when you stay in an Executive Queen room at an attractive rate on selected nights


Max. 2 guests (included) Min. 1 night
from $145.00
A four star room with a Queen bed. Sleep 3 using a Rollaway bed. A spacious room with quality furnishings and a soft comfortable pillow top queen bed with flat screen HD TV. Kitchenette with microwave, minibar and Foxtel in all rooms


Max. 3 guests (2 included) Min. 1 night
from $159.00
A large room with a Queen bed and a Single bed. Sleeps 3. A spacious room with quality furnishings, one queen bed and one single bed, both with soft comfortable pillow tops, and flat screen HD TV. Kitchenette with microwave, minibar and Foxtel in all rooms


Max. 3 guests (2 included) Min. 1 night
from $169.00
A spacious room with quality furnishings and soft comfortable pillow top queen bed, with a large corner spa in front of a second flat screen HD TV. Kitchenette with microwave, minibar and Foxtel in all rooms An Executive Queen with a luxurious corner spa. Sleep 3 or 4 using a Rollaway bed or a double Sofa bed.


Max. 4 guests (2 included) Min. 1 night
from $179.00
A fully compliant handicap room with quality furnishings, pillow top queen bed and single bed. Kitchenette with microwave, minibar and Foxtel in all rooms A Queen bed and a Single bed with a fully compliant handicap bathroom.


Max. 3 guests (2 included) Min. 1 night
from $169.00
A huge room with 2 Queen beds and a single fold out Sofa bed. Sleeps 5. A large family room with quality furnishings, two pillow top queen beds and a single sofa bed. Kitchenette with microwave, minibar and Foxtel in all rooms. Sleep five in comfort


Max. 5 guests (included) Min. 1 night
from $190.00
Adjoining Deluxe Twin rooms - sleep 6 in privacy and comfort. Adjoining rooms with quality furnishings and soft comfortable pillow top queen and single beds in each room. Kitchenette with microwave, minibar and Foxtel in each room. Sleep six in comfort with privacy


Max. 6 guests (included) Min. 1 night
from $270.00

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The Mackellar Motel is located directly across the road from the Gunnedah Services and Bowling Club and within walking distance to a number of restaurants. The motel has 30 well-appointed four star larger than average accommodation suites with soft, comfortable pillow tops on all beds and tasteful modern furnishings.

Guests can choose from many types of accommodation such as queen rooms, twin rooms, family rooms, family suites and spa rooms. There are also fully compliant accommodation handicap rooms. Free unrestricted Wi-Fi throughout the motel is included in the room rate, Free continental breakfast is available in the Namoi Room near Reception. Hot breakfast is also available in the Namoi Room or delivered to your room. Dinner is available each night in Louie’s Restaurant or by room service. The Conadilly Bar is open daily.

The Mackellar Motel specialises in support to the agricultural and coal interests around Gunnedah. We open at 6.30 am Monday to Friday for breakfast, provide cut lunches on request, and have chargeback arrangements with most of the local restaurants.


Car Parking  

  • Parking for boats and trailers
  • On-site undercover parking

Guest Services  

  • Self service laundry facilities  
  • Luggage storage

Inhouse Dining 

  • Room service breakfast 
  • Early breakfasts during the week
  • Free continental breakfasts. 
  • Louie's Italian Restaurant open Monday to Saturday
  • Local restaurants charge back to your room  
  • Bar / Lounge

Room Features

  • Free WiFi 
  • Free Foxtel – flat screen TV’s
  • All rooms are air-conditioned
  • All rooms are non-smoking
  • Generous showers
  • Large rooms
  • Large bathrooms
  • Kitchenette with microwave, toaster, minibar
  • soft comfortable pillow tops

Property Features

  • Wheelchair accessible 
  • Internet access  
  • Interconnecting rooms   
  • Ice machine   
  • Conference / Meeting facilities
  • Pets allowed  
  • Non-smoking floors   
  • Disabled Facilities  
  • Cable TV
  • Family rooms
  • NRMA and Seniors’ Discount

Recreation Facilities  BBQ facilities


  • Laundry facilities
  • No smoking
  • Restaurant
  • Kitchen
  • Stereo
  • Accept VISA
  • Accept MasterCard
  • Television
  • Conference facilities
  • Air conditioning
  • Linen supplied
  • Undercover or off street parking
  • Internet access
  • Bar
  • Room service
  • Tea/Coffee Making Facilities
  • BBQ
  • Continental Breakfast Available
  • Wheelchair accessible facilities
  • Faxing Facilities
  • Baby Cot
  • Pets Welcome Indoors
  • Cooked Breakfast Provided
  • Alarm system
  • Bath towels provided
  • Broadband internet available
  • Hair dryer
  • Iron and ironing board
  • Microwave
  • Parking
  • Train nearby
  • Walk to the shops
  • Free WiFi


Intersection of the Oxley and Kamilaroi Highways

The Mackellar Motel is 430 kms north-west of Sydney on the Kamilaroi Highway between Quirindi and Narrabri and provides the perfect stopover point for travellers to the north-west of the state. It is also 650 kilometres south-west of Brisbane on the Oxley Highway between Tamworth and Coonabarabran, and is another perfect stopover for travellers from Brisbane to the south-west of NSW and to Victoria and South Australia.

The nearest airport is Tamworth Airport about 45 mins away. The local railway station is three blocks or a couple of minutes from the motel. Free transfers to and from the station are available.

Tamworth Country Music Festival

For visitors to the Tamworth Country Music Festival, the Mackellar Motel is located only 40 minutes west of Tamworth on the Oxley Highway, and provides perfect affordable accommodation for visitors to the festival.

Things to do around the area 

The Gunnedah Rural Museum

The Rural Museum is sure to rival the best and most comprehensive of its type in Australia. It contains farm machinery, equipment, a gun collection, photography and other artefacts all relating to our agricultural and pioneering past. It is located on the Oxley Highway, 1 km west of the Visitor Information Centre. Also situated in the building is a magnificent display of local produce ranging from pottery and woodwork, through to locally grown lavender and homemade jams. Open seven days from 9.00 am to 3.00 pm.

Porcupine Lookout and Bindea Walking Track

The lookout has a magnificent view of Gunnedah and the beautiful Liverpool Plains. Named “Bindea” by the aborigines, after the spinifex grass that grows on its northern slope, Porcupine Lookout is an ideal place to see Gunnedah and its mountainous surrounds and experience breathtaking views across the black soil plains of the upper Namoi Valley. Take one of the many walking tracks and you are very likely to see koalas in the wild.

Dorothea Mackellar Memorial

Anzac Park is home to a statue of Dorothea Mackellar, author of ‘My Country’. Dorothea would frequently visit her brothers’ properties and these visits inspired her to write many unique poems about the district’s beauty and diversity. Across the road in the Visitor Information Centre, is the Dorothea Mackellar Memorial Wing displaying memorabilia, photos, souvenirs and historical information. The Visitor Information Centre is also the office of the Dorothea Mackellar Memorial Society who conducts Australia’s largest and longest running national poetry competition for school students, with more than 10,000 students entering each year to see the tribute to our famous poet who was inspired by the Gunnedah landscape to write “My Country”.

Poet’s Drive

A celebration of Australian Poetry, the Poets Drive is a self-guided tour of Australian Poetry inspired by Gunnedah’s iconic landmarks and local heroes. An interpretive tour, the drive explores the essence of bush life and considers the challenges and adventures of rural Australia. The ‘Lyrical Loos’ are a must see!

Waterways Wildlife Park

Waterways Wildlife Park is set on 10 acres of bushland dedicated to the care and preservation of Australian wildlife. Waterways Wildlife Park is a family favourite for visitors and locals alike. Pack a picnic lunch and take advantage of the free BBQ facilities and play equipment. Cold drinks and ice-creams are available from the kiosk. Coach groups are also welcome. Discover Australian wildlife up close and personal and gain an appreciation for the beauty and rawness of the Australian bush and its unique inhabitants. Keep an eye out for Emus that roam through the park and look up to see if you can spot a koala snoozing in the treetops. With many more Australian animals and birds to see, such as wombats, kangaroos, wallabies, lizards, possums, parrots, eagles, peacocks, and many other birds that are native to the area.


The Water Tower Museum

Located in ANZAC Park the museum features a mural painting that captures the early Aboriginal and European history of the district. A spiral staircase leads from the third floor to an observation deck from where there are fine views of the town. The complex was the first town reservoir (built in 1908 and operative until the 1950s). It is open Saturday 10.00 am to 2.00 pm. Tours can be arranged.


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Check-in & check-out times

Check-in: 12:00:00
Check-out: 10:00:00

Terms & conditions

Cancellation Policy

Cancellations or changes to bookings must be made at least 24 hours prior to the check-in date and time or you will be charged the full amount of the booking

A deposit of one night's accommodation is required to confirm the booking. Children under three are complimentary unless they use a cot from the motel, which costs $10. Extra adults and children over two using existing beds, sofa beds or spare beds are charged $10 each


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