Located on the Newell Highway, midway between Brisbane and Melbourne, this budget motel in Peak Hill is a popular stopover for people travelling between Victoria and Queensland, as well as around Central New South Wales.
The Peak Hill Open Cut Experience is only a 15 minute walk and it is only 300m to the town centre (including shops, RSL and bowling club).
We were also the winner of the 2016 Award of Excellence from Booking.com.
There are 5 ground floor accommodation options to choose from, including: standard single (sleeping 2 people), deluxe (sleeping 2 people), standard double (sleeping 3 people), twin (sleeping 3 people) and family (sleeping 4 people).
All rooms at the Peak Hill Golden Peak Budget Motel feature complimentary WiFi, tea and coffee making facilities, reverse cycle air conditioning, televisions, DVD players, electric blankets, iron and ironing boards, refrigerators and microwaves.
This accommodation in Peak Hill also offers a saltwater swimming pool and barbeque area for guest enjoyment. Parking is available in front of all rooms with rear access for oversized vehicles. Home cooked meals are also available.
When staying at this motel, we encourage you to explore the surrounding area – Dubbo, Wellington, Yeoval, Molong, Orange, Cowra, West Wyalong, Forbes, Parkes, Condobolin, Tullamore and Narromine.
Whether you’re only passing through or are planning to stay a while, there are plenty of popular attractions and things to do in the Peak Hill area to ensure that you enjoy your holiday to the fullest.
If you enjoy spending time in the great outdoors, the Peak Hill area is for you. We highly recommend checking out the Goobang National Park, which is known for its 4WD tracks, hiking trails and mountain biking. Take a wander along the Peak Hill Flora and Fauna Natural Walk, which is around 1400m total. Bogan Weir is a great place for a picnic or even to throw in a fishing line. Head to nearby Taronga Western Plains Zoo in Dubbo to see the animals up close and personal.
Gold was first discovered at Peak Hill in 1889. The historic mine operated between 1893 and 1917, producing around 60,000 ounces of gold. The site was revisited between 1996 and 2002, producing an additional 145,000 ounces. After closing in 2002, the mine is now open for public viewing – on the Peak Hill Open Cut Gold Mine Experience, you will be able to view both the historic and the more modern works. Self-guided tours of the site are free.
The region is host to a variety of events held throughout the year; be sure to book your accommodation early to avoid missing out! Popular events include the Parkes Elvis Festival (January), Tullamore Irish Festival (Easter long weekend), ABBA Festival (May), Peak Hill Arts and Crafts Exhibition (June), Peak Hill Agricultural Show (August), Annual Dog Show (August),Peak Hill Show Society Garden Competition (October) and Meet You Up The Street Festival (December).
If you would prefer to learn more about the history or culture of the region, you will not be disappointed. Check out the Peak Hill Art Gallery (home to many local artists), Country Crafts Inc (a selection of hand crafts and paintings), the Big Fish Fossil Hut (displaying a range of ancient wildlife specimens), the Parkes Radio Telescope (which starred in the 2000 film “The Dish”) and the Peak Hill silo (the location of Australia’s first upright bulk wheat silo, built in 1918).
There are plenty of sporting opportunities around town for visitors to enjoy, including: Peak Hill Bowling Club (social bowls are held each Wednesday and Sunday), Peak Hill Golf Club (the 18-hole course is known for having some of the best sand greens in New South Wales, as well as spectacular views of the Hervey Ranges), Peak Hill Memorial Pool and the Peak Hill Harness Racing Club. There are also squash courts, tennis courts and a rugby league club to enjoy. If you don’t mind travelling a little further afield, there are also golf courses in Trundle, Parkes, Dubbo, Wellington, Molong, Manildra and Orange.
If you feel like you’ve run out of things to do in Peak Hill, there’s always the option to take a day trip to one of the nearby towns. From exploring the natural surrounds to tasting the delicious local produce, there are plenty of things to do in the surrounding area. Parkes is only 40 minutes drive, Dubbo is an hours drive, Condobolin is about an hour and 40 minutes drive, and Orange and Cowra are both about an hour and 50 minutes drive.