Located in the heart of the city centre, this budget motel in Horsham is just a short walk from restaurants, clubs and takeaway outlets. Popular with those travelling for business or travelling between Adelaide and Melbourne, it is known for being the first motel built in Horsham (back in 1976).
There are 20 non-smoking, ground floor rooms available, including: single rooms (sleeping 2 guests), double rooms (sleeping 2 guests), twin rooms (sleeping 3 guests), 2 bedroom family suites (sleeping 4 guests) and 1 bedroom family suites (sleeping 5 guests).
Operating under new ownership and management, this accommodation in Horsham has undergone recent upgrades – the outside has been extensively painted, all rooms have been painted and newly carpeted, and there is new linen and towels for guests to enjoy.
All rooms at the Horsham Motel feature toasters, kettles, microwaves, tea and coffee making facilities, refrigerators, electric blankets, reverse cycle air conditioning, heating, iron and ironing boards, flat screen televisions, AUSTAR and complimentary wireless broadband.
The motel itself also offers a number of amenities to make your stay more enjoyable, including off street parking, BBQ facilities and a guest laundry. Charge back facilities are also available at several local venues, and tourist information about the Wimmera region is available at reception.
When staying at the Horsham Motel, we hope that you will also explore some of the nearby towns – Dimboola, Warracknabeal, Donald, Marnoo, Stawell, Natimuk, Nhill, Murtoa, Roses Gap, Miga Lake and more.
The good news is that there are plenty of attractions in Horsham and the Wimmera region to keep you occupied during your stay. Some of our favourite sights and things to do have been outlined below:
There are plenty of opportunities to get outside and breathe in the fresh air, whether you want to take a hike or picnic in the sunshine. In particular, we recommend: Horsham Botanic Gardens, Police Paddock, Wimmera River Walk (which includes Sawyer Park, Apex Island, Weir Park, Horsham First Urban Storm Water Wetlands and Yanga Track) and May Park. Join the Grampians Fishing Trail by visiting Lake Toolondo, Rocklands Reservoir or Lake Wartook.
Why not immerse yourself in the culture of the Horsham region? There is always something exciting happening or in the pipeline. Check out the Horsham Regional Art Gallery, which holds a significant collection of Australian art and photography, or the Wesley Performing Arts Centre, which is known for its music and life theatre performances. Other local galleries include the Makers Gallery and Studio, Natimuk Goat Gallery and Red Rock Gallery.
The region is known for its delicious local product, so make sure that you sample as much of it as possible. If you enjoy wine, head to Norton Estate Wines or Barangaroo Boutique Wines cellar doors for a tasting. Did you know that the region is one of Australia’s most productive olive growing areas? Head to Grampians Olive Co, Nicolas Olive Estate or Red Rock Olives. Or you can taste locally made dairy products at Grampians Pure Sheep Milk Dairy.
The town boasts a busy calendar of events and festivals each year. Popular events include: 3 Peaks Festival, Lake Bolac Eel Festival, Grampians Challenge, Horsham Show, Grampians Music Festival, Stawell Gift, Run the Gap, Northfest Family Fun Festival, NatimukFrinj Biennale, Kannamaroo Festival, Horsham Country Music Festival, plus various markets held most weekends. If you want to travel during one of these events, be sure to book early to avoid disappointment.
One of the best ways to relax during your Horsham getaway is to play a few holeson one of the local golf courses. The Horsham Golf Club is actually known for being one of the best in country Victoria and is ranked amongst the top 50 in Australia. Other local courses include Drung Golf Course (12 minutes away), Toolondo Golf Club (30 minutes away), Natimuk Golf Course (30 minutes away) and Pimpinio Golf Club (16 minutes away).
If you’re interested in a bit of a day trip, we highly recommend making the 30 minute drive to nearby Grampians National Park. Take a drive to the Reeds and Boroka Lookouts for spectacular views of the park, or pay a visit to the magnificent Mackenzie or Beehive Falls. There are also plenty of walks to enjoy, including: Mt Zero (1.5 hours), Mt Stapylton (2.5 hours), GulgurnManja (40 minutes) and the Grampians Peaks Trail (3 days and 2 nights – 36.6km).