Our Chinchilla accommodation is the ideal stopover on your way along the Warrego Highway to Miles, Roma, Mitchell, Morven or Charleville. Here at the Acacia Motel we have comfortable rooms to accommodate the weary traveller or the intrepid holidaymaker exploring the inner reaches of Queensland.
For the curious visitor, Chinchilla has a number of offbeat but enjoyable attractions and activities. A visit to the Boonarga Cactoblastis Hall provides an interesting slice of history where the town was saved from a prickly pear pandemic in 1935 with the aid of Cactoblastis cactorum aka the Cactus Moth or Nopal Moth. You can read the story of the Cactoblastis on an interpretive sign placed on the outside of the hall.
The very friendly Visitor Information Centre is a very good place to ask about fossicking for petrified wood, or directions and advice about Chinchilla Weir. Here you can go water skiing, fish, swim or kayak (but you’ll have to bring your own). There are also great facilities for picnics and barbecues. The Chinchilla Weir is also an excellent place for bird watching, with over 50 species that can be spotted there. Check at the Visitor Information Centre before you go though, as the water levels do fluctuate.
Take a scenic drive around the area. The Chinchilla White Gums, and the forest of termite resistant Cypress Pines inside the nearby Barakula Forest make for some interesting trips. The Kogan Creek Power Station offers an interesting experience from the public viewing areas — you can learn about its construction and operations up close. The power station cuts an impressive presence on the landscape even 30 kilometers from Chinchilla!
Whether you are staying for a while or just passing through, our Chinchilla accommodation at Acacia Motels provides a clean and comfortable place to stay. Call us or book now for great deal.