Rated the best value Four Star motel in Gunnedah, the Maynestay Motel is close to the town centre for guest convenience. Whether you’re travelling for business or pleasure, you will find this the ideal base for the duration of your stay.
There are 10 spacious and comfortable rooms available, including – deluxe queen rooms (sleeping 2), deluxe queen + 1 rooms (sleeping 3), deluxe queen + 2 rooms (sleeping 4 guests), executive queen rooms (sleeping 2), and executive queen rooms with spa (sleeping 2).
Each room at this budget motel in Gunnedah offers an outdoor setting, television, complimentary Foxtel (8 channels including sport and movies), air conditioning, complimentary WiFi, tea and coffee making facilities, iron and ironing board, and electric blankets.
Full cooked country breakfasts are available daily and are delivered direct to rooms for guest enjoyment. Continental breakfasts are also available; these are delivered to rooms the night before to be enjoyed at your leisure. The Wild Orchid restaurant, located next door, will also deliver to rooms.
When staying at the Maynestay Motel, we hope that you will also take some time to explore the surrounding region – Tamworth, Narrabri, Nombi, Boggabri, Curlewis, Carroll, Braefield, Coonabarabran and more.
Are you planning to stay in the Gunnedah area sometime in the near future? If so, we’re sure that you’re wondering about some of the local attractions. The good news is that there is something for everyone to see and do.
This region is truly breathtaking, so we definitely recommend getting outside and exploring some of the more natural attractions. We recommend the Coolah Tops National Park, Mount Kaputar National Park and Warrumbungle National Park, particularly if you’re into walking. There are also plenty of parks and gardens in the area, such as Lions Park, Rotary Park and Wolseley Park. Drive 2km out of town and you’ll find the spectacular Porcupine Lookout.
Did you know that Gunnedah is home to one of the largest and healthiest koala colonies in Australia? At last count, there were a whopping 60 living within the town limits. Popular hangouts include Anzac Park, Porcupine Lookout, Gunnedah Golf Course, Stock Road walking/cycle way, the TAFE campus and the western end of the Showgrounds area. As koalas are nocturnal, the best time to see them is at night. Drop into the Visitor Information Centre for more information.
Believe it or not, the region is filled with history. Some of our favourite historical attractions include the Gunnedah Rural Museum (one of Australia’s largest collections of domestic agricultural and transport memorabilia), Gunnedah Water Tower Museum (which houses the history of Gunnedah) as well as the Pensioner’s Lookout and Heritage Sculptures (including the Coal Miner, Pioneer Woman, Agriculture and Red Chief).
If you would love to see what the local artists are capable of, we highly recommend checking out one of the local galleries. The Creative Arts Gallery showcases works from the very active local artist community; the Jean Isherwood Gallery showcases her series of watercolours illustrating Dorothea Mackellar’s famous poem; and the Work of Art Community Gallery focuses more on new and upcoming artists (including many local ones).
The community really does love to celebrate – a number of events are held in the region each year, so why not check one or two of them out? Popular annual events include the Commonwealth Bank AgQuip, Dorothea Mackellar Poetry Awards, Gunnedah Show, National Tomato Day, Porchetta Day and the Weeks of Speed Festival. Markets are also a popular fixture of the town – Gunnedah Country Markets are held on the third Saturday of every month.
The region has a rich and vibrant aboriginal heritage; it’s definitely worth learning more about if you’re staying in the area. Some of the local aboriginal sites include the Cumbo Gunnerah Keeping Place (which houses a collection of aretfacts important to the Kamilaroi tribe), Wallaby Trap (a traditional hunting ground at the base of Porcupine Lookout), Porcupine Lookout, Pensioners Hill and Boonalla (which is culturally significant to the local community).