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Marlborough Motel and Caravan Park Review

While famous for its chrysoprase, a semi-precious gem, Marlborough is a small town with around 150 people and doesn’t have much to offer in terms of tourist attractions.  However, if you just need a place to stop for the night while driving through town, then the Marlborough Motel and Caravan Park is ideal.

Offering camping and caravan sites as well as motel rooms and being pet friendly, the Marlborough Motel and Caravan Park is perfect for all kinds of travellers.

Keep reading below for everything you need to know about staying at the Marlborough Motel and Caravan Park.

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Where is the Marlborough Motel and Caravan Park?

Located just 100kms north of Rockhampton, right on the Bruce Highway, the Marlborough Motel and Caravan Park is very convenient for those on a road trip.  There is no need for a detour in town; just pull up off the highway, and your place for the night is right there.

Just a short drive away are two petrol stations (one on either side of the highway).  Also in the centre of town, which is just 3kms away, is a small convenience store (open daily from 6 am to 6 pm) and the Marlborough Historical Museum (open daily from 9 am to 5 pm).

Marlborough Camping and Accommodation Options

The Marlborough Motel and Caravan Park offer both campsites and motel rooms which are discussed further below.

Camping and Van Sites

The Marlborough Motel and Caravan Park has 25 powered sites.  They have some pretty long sites, which are great for overnight stays as there is no need to unhitch – just pull up, and you’re good to go again in the morning.  Sites are nothing fancy; some are grassy, some are gravelly – but fine for a night.

Sites are $15 per person per night for camping and $26 per night for caravan sites.

Motel Rooms

If you can’t be bothered setting up camp for just one night, then you’ll be pleased to know that there are motel rooms at the Marlborough Hotel and Caravan Park too.

Rooms come with a queen bed and some rooms have trundle beds or fold out beds to accommodate additional people.  Each room comes with a private bathroom, AC, TV, microwave, kettle, fridge and complimentary tea, coffee and milk. Outside is a back patio with an outdoor table and chairs.

Motel rooms are $99 per night for a couple / single plus $10 per extra bed

Marlborough Motel and Caravan Park Facilities

While there is nothing too fancy here in terms of facilities, you’ll find everything you need for your stay. 

Restaurant and Store

There is a small area where meals are served on certain nights of the week within the reception area.  The restaurant is also licensed. 

There is also a range of items for sale within the reception area, such as snacks, drinks, and alcohol. 

Swimming Pool

If you stay outside the winter months, there is a fairly decent sized swimming pool on site.  We visited during winter, so it was closed during our stay. 

Amenities Block

In the centre of the campsites is a medium size amenities block with a couple of toilets and showers.  If you read reviews online, you’ll see a mix of good and bad reviews about the toilets and showers.  I’ll say from my point of view – they weren’t the cleanest, but they weren’t the worst I’ve seen either.  Overall for the price we paid, I found them fine.  There was always toilet paper and the showers had good pressure and were hot. 


Within the amenities block, you’ll also find a few coin operated washing machines and dryers. 

Miniature Goats

For families, it’s worth mentioning there are a few cute little miniature goats (Ernie and Bert) on site which you’re welcome to feed.  Just pop into the reception and for 50c, they’ll provide you with a cup of feed.

The goats are super friendly and come over to say hello even if you don’t buy any food for them.

Marlborough Motel & Caravan Park – Our Verdict

Let’s. be honest, there is nothing fancy whatsoever about Marlborough Motel and Caravan Park.  However, it’s the perfect place for those on a road trip and who need a place for the night.  The location, right on the Bruce Highway, is ideal.  There is no need for a detour into town and with two service stations on either side of the road, it’s easy to pick up any supplies you might need.

The campsite is really cheap and provides you with all the amenities you need for the night.

Hopefully you found this guide on staying at Marlborough Motel & Caravan Park helpful.  You can also check out our guide on Yeppoon caravan parks here. In addition, we have full reviews on the Poinciana Tourist Park and Discovery Parks Yeppoon.

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