This family operated budget motel in Horsham prides itself on offering good old fashioned hospitality and friendly country service. Popular with visitors to the area and for stopovers when travelling between Adelaide and Melbourne, this is the ideal home away from home.
There are 3 newly furnished accommodation options available, including: queen rooms (sleeping 2 guests), twin rooms (sleeping 3 guests) and family rooms (sleeping 4 guests). All rooms offer an ensuite bathroom, basic kitchen facilities (including a toaster and microwave) and complimentary WiFi.
When you book at the Smerdon Lodge Motel, you will also receive a free continental breakfast for all guests served in our onsite breakfast room.
This accommodation in Horsham also offers a number of other amenities for guests to enjoy, including: an outdoor swimming pool, complimentary BBQ facilities, fax and photocopying services, in-house secure safe, and off street parking for all vehicles (coaches and large trailers included). Town maps, local guides and brochures are also available at reception.
The motel is also pet friendly – if you wish to bring your four legged friend along, please arrange this prior to making a reservation.
When staying at the Smerdon Lodge Motel, take some time to explore the surrounding area – Murtoa, Pimpinio, McKenzie Creek, Natimuk, Dimboola, Minyip, Roses Gap, Wartook, Toolondo and more.
When staying at the Smerdon Lodge Motel, you will be pleased to learn that there are plenty of attractions in the area for you to enjoy (whether you’re travelling with the kids or just your significant other).
The area has a strong connection to the arts, which ensures that there are plenty of cultural things to see and do. Some of our favourites include: the Horsham Regional Art Gallery, Horsham Art Gallery, Makers Gallery and Studio, Natimuk Goat Gallery and Wesley Performing Arts Centre. Popular cultural events include: the Horsham Agricultural Show, Nati Frinj Festival, Kannamaroo, Art Is…Festival, Wimmera Machinery Field Day and the Spring Orchid Festival.
If you would prefer to get outside and explore Horsham’s natural surrounds, you won’t be disappointed. Check out the Horsham Botanic Gardens or Sayer Park on the banks of the river. There are also plenty of walks to get your daily dose of exercise in, including: the Public Art & Heritage Trail (which is split into two precincts of 2.5km and 2.2km each), Wimmera River Walk, Horsham’s First Urban Storm Water Wetland, and the Yanga Track (1.2km).
Why not take a piece of Horsham home with you as a souvenir of your stay? A number of markets are held throughout the area all year long, giving you ample opportunity to sample local produce and meet with local artisans. Some of the more popular ones include: Haven Market (first Saturday of the month), Jung Market (last Saturday of the month), Natimuk Farmers Market (various weekends) and the Makers Gallery Christmas Market.
Home to some of the Victoria’s (not to mention Australia’s) best golf courses, there is no better way to unwind. The Horsham Golf Club is ranked amongst the top 50 public access courses in Australia. There is also a fully licensed onsite bistro that is open for lunch Wednesday to Friday. Other courses in the area include: Drung Golf Club, Toolondo Golf Club (annual tournament held July to August), Natimuk Golf Club, and Pimpinio Golf Club.
When travelling with the kids, we know that keeping them amused is often a top priority. The good news is that there are plenty of other family friendly attractions in the area. Some of our favourites include: the Horsham Aquatic Centre, Stone Forest Adventure Mini Golf, ten pin bowling and the cinema. Local playgrounds can be found at May Park and Adventure Island if they need to run around and burn off some energy.
If you’re up for a day trip, the magnificent Grampians National Park and Halls Gap are only 40 minutes drive. The park is known for its many natural attractions (including MacKenzie Falls, Beehive Falls, Silverband Falls, the Pinnacle lookout, Reeds Lookout and the Balconies, and Mount William), which makes it popular with bush walkers, bird watches and nature lovers. If you’re feeling adventurous, try your hand at rock climbing or abseiling.