Family Friendly Accommodation Barcaldine, QLD

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So you’re taking the kids to Barcaldine – the birthplace of the Australian labour party and now it’s time to book some family friendly accommodation Barcaldine, QLD offers.  While there aren’t too many options in terms of Barcaldine accommodation, you’ll no doubt find somewhere more than comfortable for the family during your stay.

We’ve put this guide together to help you find the perfect accommodation in Barcaldine, QLD, which covers the best family friendly Barcaldine motels and even Barcaldine caravan park accommodation.  All the Barcaldine QLD accommodation listed in this guide offer great value for money and are in the perfect location for sightseeing.  

So, let’s get started and find you one of the best Barcdaline hotels perfect for your family.  

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Accommodation Barcaldine, QLD Map

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Keep reading below for further information about each of the hotels in Barcaldine


Best Barcaldine Accommodation QLD Comparison Table

Below is a super quick overview of all the accommodation Barcaldine, Queensland options, which are reviewed in this guide. You can use the table below to quickly determine the best choice for your family trip. 

For a more comprehensive review of these accommodation options, keep reading below.

NameTypeRoom FacilitiesHotel FacilitiesCheck Price
Country Motor Inn
MotelTV, AC, tea and coffee making facilities

Family rooms available for up to 4 people
Pool, restaurant, BBQ facilities and laundryCheck Price
Kenilworth Cottage
Self contained cottageCottage is fully self contained with two bedrooms, sleeping up to 4 peopleNACheck Price
Ironbark Inn
MotelTV, AC, tea and coffee making facilities

Rooms only suitable for up to 6 people
Pool and restaurantCheck Price
Landsborough Lodge Motel
Cabins, self contained and motel roomsTV, AC, tea and coffee making facilities or option of semi self contained

Family rooms available for up to 4 people
RestaurantCheck Price
Homestead Caravan ParkSelf contained cabinsSelf contained rooms for up to 6 peopleShop and nightly entertainmentCheck Price

Reviews for the Best Accommodation in Barcaldine, Qld

Below I have provided a detailed review of some of the very best accommodation options for families visiting Barcaldine.  

Country Motor Inn – Barcaldine

For families, the Country Motor Inn Barcaldine is a fantastic choice for accommodation in Barcaldine, QLD. From here, you and the family will be within 10 mins of all the local attractions and activities.

The Barcaldine Country Motor Inn Barcaldine QLD has a range of room types that can accommodate families of up to six people.  The property offers basic motel style rooms as well as two bedroom villas.  Family rooms are available with a double bed and two singles and all rooms have air conditioning, a TV with Foxtel, wifi, a fridge, a toaster and a microwave. 

The kids will appreciate the swimming pool, while the BBQ facilities are handy for mealtimes.  Plus, the kids will love that there is a park across the road.   There is also a restaurant on site and laundry facilities. 

We stayed here in a two bedroom villa during our time in Barcaldine and found it perfect.  The villas are very spacious with plenty of room for everyone and just metres from the swimming pool.  I highly recommend staying here while in town.

What’s to love?

This is one of the motels in Barcaldine, QLD, which have rooms that can accommodate an entire family and a nice swimming pool for cooling off at the end of a long day travelling or sightseeing.

What’s not to love?

This is going to be super picky – but the pool is on the cold side!  But after a hot day you soon get used to it.


For families, the Country Motor Inn is a fantastic choice for accommodation in Barcaldine, QLD. You and the family will be within 10 mins of all the local attractions and activities. 

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Kenilworth Cottage Barcaldine 


The fully self-contained Kenilworth Cottage is a great alternative to one of the hotels in Barcaldine.   Plus, the cottage has some interesting history, being located on the site of the former historic Kenilworth Nursing Home, which was established in 1923, a year before Barcaldine’s first hospital. 

The cottage has an open plan living area and two bedrooms, one with a double bed and the other with two singles. There is also a pull-out sofa which makes the property sleep up to 6 guests. You can also add extra beds for $20 upon request. 

As the Kenilworth Cottage is self-contained, unlike most motels in Barcaldine, you’re able to prepare your meals in the full kitchen and have plenty of space for the whole family. In addition, the cottage comes with a separate living room complete with a TV and a washing machine.  

The kids will enjoy the fully-fenced yard, including play equipment or the toys and books inside, while the parents relax on the gorgeous front verandah.  Plus, the yard offers plenty of parking for those travelling with a camper or motorhome.

Keep in mind that Kenilworth Cottage is connected to the main house by a verandah, but it still offers families plenty of privacy and is a great base while exploring Barcaldine.


What’s to love?

Unlike the motels Barcaldine offers, this is a spacious self contained cottage perfect for families wanting plenty of space and the ability to prepare their meals.  It even has a garden for the little ones to run around in.

What’s not to love?

No swimming pool, which some of the other Barcaldine accommodation motels in this guide offer.  Also, being just the one property, it books out well in advance. 


For families after a spacious place to stay with the kids in Barcaldine, the Kenilworth Cottage is well worth considering.

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Ironbark Inn – Barcaldine

The Ironbark Inn, Barcaldine QLD, is another great place motel for families staying in town. The motel is within walking distance to all the local attractions in town, making it a great base in Barcaldine.

Accommodation options include motel rooms and a handful of cabins, with family rooms able to sleep up to six people. All rooms come with air conditioning, TV, tea and coffee making facilities.  

There is a great outdoor restaurant on site where you can get a great feed and the swimming pool is perfect for cooling off after a long day of sightseeing.

The Ironbark Motel Barcaldine provides great food and accommodation with that old fashioned, friendly service. They’re even pet friendly if you take the pup on your family adventures. 


What’s to love?

This Barcaldine motel accommodation has a nice swimming pool for cooling off at the end of a long day travelling or sightseeing.

What’s not to love?

The Ironbark Inn does come with any cooking facilities, so you’ll need to eat out or at the on site restaurant.


For families looking for a handy location to base themselves while in Barcaldine, one that comes with a swimming pool, then certainly consider booking the Ironbark Inn.

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Landsborough Lodge – Barcaldine

When it comes to family-friendly accommodation, the Barcaldine Landsborough Lodge Motel is a fantastic option. With room options suitable for any sized family, this is a great place to stay and explore the town. 

Landsborough Lodge Motel’s rooms include a small family room with one double bed and two singles, while for the larger family, there is a self-contained room containing a double bed, three single beds, and a pull-out sofa. If you’re looking for more privacy as parents but don’t want to let the kids go too far, you could also ask about the adjoining rooms. All rooms have air-conditioning, a TV, wi-fi, a toaster, kettle and fridge. 

After a fun day exploring Barcaldine, you can come back to the outdoor pool for a dip and then enjoy dinner at the on-site restaurant Surf and Turf. If you don’t feel like leaving your room, there’s also the option of getting dinner from the restaurant delivered.  The property also has laundry facilities for washing.

In terms of location, the Landsborough Motel, Barcaldine, is on the edge of town, although you’re still just a short walk or drive to any of the top attractions.

What’s to love?

The Landsborough Lodge Barcaldine has a range of different room types available to accommodate an entire family – including a semi self-contained room which is great for families wanting to cater for themselves.  Super affordable too.

What’s not to love?

The Landsborough Lodge Motel Barcaldine sits on the edge of town, which means it’s a little further from many attractions.


Landsborough Lodge Motel Barcaldine QLD is a super affordable and pleasant motel on the edge of town. The property offers spacious rooms for all sized families and has decent amenities.

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Homestead Caravan Park – Barcaldine

Whether you’re adventuring via caravan or just looking for a central place to stay, you’ll love Homestead Caravan Park Barcaldine. It’s a family-friendly and well-maintained park offering sites with and without electricity and clean, comfortable cabins with bathrooms.

Families can enjoy comfortable accommodation in cabins that can sleep up to six people. In addition, there are family and queen single cabins available that include varied bed setups.  Cabins also have a small oven or stove, fridge, microwave and kettle.

Beautiful grassy caravan sites with plenty of shade make for a perfect place to pull up your van or pitch a tent. If you’re travelling with your dog and want a Barcaldine caravan park, pet-friendly options include the powered and non-powered sites as dogs aren’t allowed in the cabins.  For the campers, cooking facilities include a camp kitchen with a fridge, microwave and BBQ facilities.

You’ll get an extra treat if you travel from May to September. Every day, except Sunday, at 4 pm, the Homestead Caravan Park cooks up a free Billy tea and oven cooked date damper with syrup or treacle spread. What a great way to catch up with travellers’ tales? You even get some live entertainment whilst enjoying your Billy Tea. 

For Barcaldine accommodation, caravan park locations are often sitting on the outskirts of town but not Homestead Caravan Park. Located smack bang in the middle of town means you can park your van and explore on foot if you feel inclined.

What’s to love?

The Homestead Caravan Park Barcaldine offers super spacious and affordable self-contained rooms for families of up to six people.

What’s not to love?

No swimming pool, which some of the other properties in this guide offers


For families looking for an affordable and comfortable place to stay in town, Homestead Caravan Park Barcaldine is a fantastic choice. There is something for families on any budget and its location wise means you’re not far from all the tourist attractions. 

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Hopefully, you found this guide on where to stay in Barcaldine with kids helpful. We also have accommodation guides for other outback Queensland towns like Longreach and Winton. Plus, you can read our things to do in Barcaldine guide here.  Alternatively, if you’re looking for somewhere to camp the night check out this guide here.

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