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OUR STORY

The Black Gold Motel was originally the Old Wallerawang School, built in 1881 along with an adjoining residence. This unique property surrounded by natural wonders was purchased by its current owners Robert and Linda Cluff in 1994. Through a series of imaginative transformations, Black Gold Motel was created – a clean, comfortable, up-to-date, award-winning Motel & Restaurant that guests often describe as a real gem. Currently managed by Linda, Robert, Emily & Brad Cluff. Robert & his son Brad went to this very school from Kindergarten to Year 6. Not many people can say they purchased & renovated the school they used to attend!

 

Despite its humble foundations, Black Gold Motel has established itself amongst some of the best hotels in Australia for service. We were awarded the Trip Advisor 2020 Travellers Choice “Best of the Best” Award for Service. This accolade ranks us in the top 1% in the world, #5 in Australia & #14 in the South Pacific region for service.

 

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.

 

The Crib Room Restaurant & Lamp Room Lounge Bar is the pride of the local community which reflected in its consistent #1 ranking on Trip Advisor. The menu is creative, but we also cater for the classics drawing crowds from all over, we guarantee you will not go home hungry. The Crib Room offers classic Australian casual dining with an edge, featuring a variety of appetising, wholesome dishes accompanied with personal, consistent service.

 

The Crib Room is richly decorated with local mining historical artefacts including our resident coal miner “Bob” Miller who has a statue dedicated to all coal miners past in present in this district & throughout the world.


Breakfast

Monday – Friday:
6am – 10am

Saturday & Sunday :
6:30am – 10:30 am

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Dinner

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

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OUR ROOMS

Converting the old Wallerawang School was a labour of love for husband and wife team Robert and Linda Cluff. The transformation of this historic 1881 complex of buildings began in 1994 when the couple purchased the property, and it now boasts an array of modern, clean, and comfortable rooms, villas, cabins, and suites.

 

The transformation continues to this day, with the addition of more comfortable accommodation options for our guests – all while staying true to and respecting the wonderful history of this very special property. The latest addition was completed in the later part of 2020, and this new wing means we can now accommodate more groups here at Black Gold.

 

Bring your partner, bring the family, come with your colleagues, or your sporting club. We have a unique array of boutique accommodation options for overnight stays, weekend getaways, long stays, and corporate travel. You will experience a warm welcome, and service that goes above and beyond when you drop into the hidden gem that is Black Gold Motel. 

ACCOMMODATION WALLERAWANG

Located in a beautiful part of New South Wales, steeped in culture and natural history, Black Gold offers you truly unique accommodation. Wallerawang is at the heart of so many incredible experiences. From here you can climb up into the rugged beauty of the Blue Mountains, or down into the world’s second largest canyon. Wherever you wander, you will experience the wonders of nature and culture.

 

Many of our local attractions are layered with history. 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” and significant site for education to this day.   

  

With so much to explore throughout the Central Tablelands, you will be glad of your comfortable accommodation at the Black Gold Motel. This has always been a destination and waypoint for travellers, and when you choose to stay in local motels, Wallerawang, and towns throughout the region, continue to thrive and to offer the warm country welcome they are known for.

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DELUXE VILLA

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.
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VILLAS

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.
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CABINS

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.
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EXECUTIVE SUITE

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

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

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

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.

Dinner

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

 

Breakfast

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

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

    CRIB ROOM

    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.

     

    Dinner

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

     

    Breakfast

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

     

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

    OUR AWARDS

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    TRIP ADVISOR

    BLACK GOLD MOTEL HAS BEEN AWARDED THE TRIP ADVISOR 2020 TRAVELLERS CHOICE “BEST OF THE BEST” AWARD FOR SERVICE. THIS ACCOLADE RANKS BLACK GOLD MOTEL IN THE TOP 1% IN THE WORLD, #5 IN AUSTRALIA & #14 IN THE SOUTH PACIFIC REGION FOR SERVICE.

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    TRIP ADVISOR

    THE BLACK GOLD MOTEL HAS BEEN AWARDED THE TRIPADVISOR ‘TRAVELLERS’ CHOICE’ AWARD FOR 2017 AND 2019, AND IN 2018 WAS AWARDED ‘TRAVELERS’ CHOICE FOR BEST SERVICE’.

    ‘TRAVELLERS CHOICE’ IS TRIPADVISOR’S HIGHEST RECOGNITION AND IS PRESENTED ANNUALLY TO THE TOP 1% OF BUSINESSES ACROSS SELECT CATEGORIES.

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    HOTELS COMBINED

    HotelsCombined, the Australian-based hotel price comparison website owned by KAYAK, has selected Black Gold Motel Wallerawang to receive the official Recognition of Excellence Award. This selection has come from HotelsCombined’s extensive surveys using data from millions of guest reviews for a wide range of accommodation within Australia.

    Black Gold Motel Wallerawang has consistently produced a high satisfaction rating among guests and
    travel industry experts. Black Gold Motel Wallerawang has received 578 reviews and earned an impressive guest rating of 9.6 out of 10 on HotelsCombined.

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