Lightning Ridge Hotels

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HOTEL/MOTEL/CARAVAN PARK: In a good position

This Caravan Park we stayed in, is a part of a large 10 acre complex, located on the edge of Town, opposite the Information centre.
It includes Motel, Cabin and Caravan Park facilities as well as a Hotel and Bottle Shop, in ground Saltwater Swimming Pool and Nobbies Restaurant which is open seven days for breakfast, lunch and dinner. We had Dinner here, and it was excellent. I had Shepherds pie, the plate was completely full of the Pie, More Mashed Potato, Carrots & Beans and it was delicious! $10 was all it cost.

In Lightning Ridge, do not expect lawn, you are in the Outback, hard dirt is usually what goes.
This was the case here although there were lawned areas scattered throughout the complex.
The Amenties block was not too far, Showers were hot, Toilets clean, and the laundry busy, having only 2 washing machines. There were plenty of clothes lines. Television reception was quite good, and I managed to pick up free wireless internet.

We had a powered site for 2 people, cost in 2010...$22

The office could help with tours, and I think did the booking for you. Every night at 5pm, if you wandered across to the Hotel, they held a lucky draw where site holders could win a prize.

Main reception desk is open 7 days a week.
Monday to Friday: 7am - 7pm.
Saturday & Sunday: 7am - 6pm.

All other times just go to the Bottle Shop or Hotel for reception upon arrival.

  • Opinion of Price: least expensive
  • Related to: Budget Travel, Camping, Backpacking
  • Written June 15, 2010
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  • thedouglas profile photo thedouglas
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Wallangulla Motel: Country motel a la Ridge

This is a great basic hotel for a country town. It has 42 self-contained rooms, including a "honeymoon suite", executive room, rooms with spas, and all are thankfully airconditioned!

We stayed in a 2 bedroom family suite, and were very comfortable for the 5 days we stayed at the Ridge. BBQ (of course) and laundry facilities, and a big dining room, with a great breakfast range.

The Bowls Club is across the road, and has good, basic and hearty country meals cooked by real country ladies - who probably play bowls!

  • Opinion of Price: about average
  • Related to: Family Travel, Budget Travel, Road Trip
  • Written February 17, 2006
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