The Mackellar Motel is located directly across the road from the Gunnedah Services and Bowling Club and within walking distance to a number of pubs and 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, breakfast is available as room service or in the Namoi Room near Reception. Great meals are available from Maverick Bistro. Room service is also available and 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 provide great dining at Maverick Bistro on site.
Gunnedah is on the rim of the rich Liverpool Plains agricultural area and the well-known Breeza Plains. It also sits on top of the Gunnedah coal basin, one of the world’s richest deposits of high quality, low ash, low sulphur and low phosphorus semi-soft coking coal, and low ash, low sulphur, high energy thermal coal. Gunnedah is the main service centre for the local coal industry. Farmers and miners work in harmony to protect our natural resources while contributing to the wealth of the nation.
Gunnedah is also home to one of the largest and healthiest koala populations in the country and you are very likely to see koalas in the wild on many of the local walks. Gunnedah is also a bird lover’s paradise.
Poet’s Drive is a self-guided tour inspired by Gunnedah’s iconic landmarks and local heroes. Pensioners Hill Reserve offers panoramic views of Gunnedah and features a range of sculptures commemorating Gunnedah’s culture and history. One of the highlights is the Dorothea Mackellar memorial. Isobel Marion Dorothea Mackellar, OBE, (1 July 1885 – 14 January 1968), was an Australian poet and fiction writer. Her poem My Country is perhaps the best known Australian poem, especially its second stanza, which begins: "I love a sunburnt country/A land of sweeping plains,/Of ragged mountain ranges,/Of droughts and flooding rains." ...
Visit Waterways Wildlife Park, 10 acres dedicated to the care and preservation of Australian wildlife. Take in the Gunnedah Rural Museum and the Water Tower Museum and discover the people places and events that shaped the Gunnedah community.
Gunnedah is a great spot to base yourself to explore the region on relaxing day trips to the national parks of Mt Kaputar to the north, the famous Warrumbungles to the west, pristine Coolah Tops to the south and Lake Keepit to the east.