Things to do
Most people decide to book with us to break their journey as they travel along the Mitchell Highway.Many people have no idea about just how much there is to do and see in and around this beautiful area.Why not extend your stay to include some of the following activities and attractions?
A short 9km drive from the Motel takes you to the Wellington Caves, where daily tours guide you through two magnificent show caves: the Cathedral and the Gaden.For more experienced caving enthusiasts, there are a series of smaller caves including the Water and River Caves.Tour times are available from our reception area.
Macquarie River Trails
Canoe, Kayak, Fish, Bird Watch or spot a Platypus in Wellington with the Macquarie River on our doorstep! www.rivertrails.com.au
Mount Arthur Reserve
Spectacular views over the Wellington Township can be obtained by taking a short drive up Mount Arthur Reserve.A popular place for a picnic, there are six walking trails through an abundance of native plants, flowers and wildlife.Mountain Bike trails run through the area. Maps and information is available on the Mount Arthur website www.mtarthurreserve.org.au
An ideal place for fishing, water sports, gold panning or bushwalking, Lake Burrendong holds three and a half times the volume of water compared to Sydney Harbour.Only 27km drive from our Motel, it is well worth the trip.
Osawano Japanese Gardens
Located opposite the Wellington Caves, and free to the public, the Osawano Gardens were developed after receiving a $270,000 gift from Wellington’s Japanese sister Osawano.Featuring a man made mountain from which water cascades down a stream of ponds before reaching a reflection pool.The gardens are definitely worth a visit.
The Oxley Museum building was originally built in 1883 for the Bank of NSW and currently displays items reflecting the heritage of the township of Wellington and the surrounding area.
Open from Monday to Thursday, 1.30pm – 4.30pm
The Lion of Waterloo
Wellington’s oldest Tavern built in 1841 and licensed in 1842.The oldest Tavern still operating west of the Blue Mountains and once a passenger stopping place for Cobb & Co.The Lion of Waterloo is seeped in history, has a wonderful story and is the perfect place for a refreshing drink, or very appetizing meal.
Open daily from 4.30pm.
Taronga Western Plains Zoo
A 40minute drive from the Motel takes you to the wonders of the Taronga Western Plains Zoo.An open range zoo that displays and breeds endangered animals.This is a wonderful day trip, and highly recommended.
Gourmet Region – Mudgee
With over 40 family owned vineyards, gourmet food and boutique shopping, Mudgee is a pleasant 70 minute drive from our Motel.
Gourmet Region – Orange
Fast becoming a sought after cold climate wine region, Orange is coming into its own and has quickly obtained a reputation for it’s F.O.O.D week, which consequently is presented in Autumn when Orange is glorious with the stunning colours of changing leaves.Orange is a 1hr and 2o minute drive from our Motel.