Deer Park Motel Inn is located in Armidale, a city that serves as the administrative centre for the Northern Tablelands region. It is approximately halfway between the cities of Brisbane and Sydney. From either city, it is around a 5 and a half hour trip by car, or just over an hour by plane. Armidale is among the highest cities in Australia in terms of altitude - check out the breathtaking view from Drummond Apex Lookout, located in the city centre!
Beautiful view of Armidale from Drummond Apex Lookout.
Just as its name suggests, Deer Park Motel Inn is named as such because of a herd of cute deer! The herd of deer here range from fawns just a few months old, to older deer with up to 7 years of life experience. The best part about having the deer here is that you can take part in the daily feeding at 9am and 5pm - free of charge!
Eddy and Sam intrigued by the deer... and vice versa!
Yes! Just make sure you book ahead, as not all the rooms available at Deer Park Motel Inn are pet-friendly. If in doubt, give Jason or Sebastian (owners) a ring and they will sort you out! Please note that there is a small surcharge for having pets stay in the room with you - we paid $20 for two dogs, which we think is reasonable compared to some other accommodation places that we've stayed at in the past. There are also rules that pets have to abide by, which is listed in a handout that can be found in the room - pictured below.
Rules for pet owners - all very reasonable and self-explanatory. Too easy!
We stayed in one of the pet-friendly rooms and absolutely loved it. The Queen room was spacious, comfortable, and would be very suitable for one or two people with pets. The room has all the facilities one would need when staying overnight somewhere, including complimentary bath products, mini-fridge, microwave, tea and coffee making facilities, and a continental breakfast (delivered to you free of charge if you're staying in a pet-friendly room). And did I mention they have free wifi! We'll let the photos of the room speak for themselves...
We thoroughly enjoyed our stay here and cannot recommend this place enough! The hosts were lovely and we really appreciated the pre-arrival letter with important information that we received prior to us checking in. We also loved how it was located just off the highway and was so close to the town centre where all the shops were. And here's a tip: if you're looking to book a stay here, book direct with Deer Park Motel Inn to get yourself $10 off the price advertised on other booking sites!