Nestled in the Seven Valleys, Black Gold was originally the old Wallerawang School, built in 1881. Through a series of imaginative transformations since 1995, Black Gold Motel & The Crib Room Restaurant was created – a clean, comfortable, unique, award-winning experience.

Surrounded by world-class attractions such as the Glow Worm Tunnel, Zig Zag Railway, Capertee Valley, Jenolan Caves, Wolgan Valley. If you are into dirt bikes, off-road 4WD, bush walking, bird watching, fishing or anything in the outdoors, you will be surrounded with endless opportunity.

Despite its humble foundations, Black Gold Motel has established itself amongst some of the best hotels in Australia for service. Trip Advisor awarded us the 2020 Travellers Choice “Best of the Best” award for service which placed us #5 in Australia & #11 in South Pacific.

The walls of the Black Gold Motel carry echoes of the region’s mining history. The name ‘Black Gold’ is derived from the local coal mining industry. The coal was nicknamed ‘black gold’. The buildings of the Motel have fond memories for generations of locals who attended the school, and the boutique property stands as a proud icon of the town. In recognition of the property’s history, many rooms are named after school teachers & local mines to celebrate the rich industrial history of the area.


Monday – Friday:
6am – 10am

Saturday & Sunday :
6:30am – 10:30 am

Black Gold Motel


Monday – Sunday: 4:00 pm – 7:00 pm
20% off all wine by the glass 15% off all cocktails
25% off selected craft beer 10% off all spirits




With so much to explore throughout the Central Tablelands NSW, one visit won’t be enough. Nature has moved back into abandoned mining sites, while thousands of years of history sit within culturally significant sites such as Maiyingu Marragu, that remains a “bush school” to this day. Explore our Nearby page to learn of the variety of tourist attractions to uncover in our underestimated tourism hub.

Black Gold Motel offers an array of accommodation styles to ensure all travel requirements and more are exceeded.


Meticulously restored from the original Wallerawang Public School Hall. Featuring a cathedral ceiling and gas fireplace offering a luxurious space to relax in comfort and style.


Our Deluxe split-level Villas beautifully restored within the walls of the heritage Wallerawang Public School Hall, providing contemporary creature comforts in style and luxury.


Charmingly repurposed offering a spacious home-away-from-home with all the creature comforts and a relaxing veranda with a view. Ideal for groups, families, and extended visits.


Our Suites honor the local coal mining heritage, named after past and present mines in the area. Modern and sophisticated Suites offer all the luxuries to ensure our guests a comfortable stay.


Executive Twin rooms give the perfect space for a comfortable & cozy overnight stay or weekend escape offering a larger space with all the comforts.


These modern and spacious rooms offer the perfect space to enjoy comfort and relaxation while away equipped with all the necessary comforts of home.




    OUR Restaurant

    The Crib Room Restaurant & Lamp Room Lounge Bar is the pride of the local community with its originally delicious and creative menu drawing crowds from all over just to enjoy the variety of wholesome dishes produced by our talented chefs.


    Our highly ranked dining room is richly decorated with local mining artifacts with large windows overlooking the beautiful grounds and gardens.


    The Lamp Room Lounge offering a well-stocked bar is the perfect spot to catch up and relax before and after your meal.


    The Crib Room Restaurant also offers a mouth-watering breakfast menu, with a diverse range of choices to give you the perfect start to your day, with the option of an extended breakfast on the weekends.



    Open 7 days | Service from 5:30 pm – 8:00 pm (open until 10:30 pm)



    Tuesday to Friday | 6:00 am – 10:00 am (no breakfast service on Monday)


    Saturday & Sunday | 8:00 am – 11:00 am

    Our Reviews

    Black & Gold are amazing. On this occasion we stayed in a Queen room & for 2 was far more than adequate - no issues what so ever. Due to family living close by we only ate at the Crib Room once otherwise we would have eaten there every night. We can totally recommend the Lamb Cutlets & nachos - along with the awesome wine & beers at the bar. Cheers to the awesome staff.
    Steeped in history this motel is just gorgeous. Staff were lovely. Our room was beautifully appointed and very comfortable. Wish we could have stayed longer A great spot to stop if you’re heading to the glowworm tunnel or just breaking up your trip. Food in restaurant also fabulous.
    I took a group of guys on a 3 day motorcycle ride to Wang. We planned to stay 2 nights and everyone was happy with the the rooms and the meals in the restaurant. In the end the weather came in and we had to come back to Wang for the night. With little notice, the Black Gold made room for us to return for another night. We will back next time for sure.

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