Goonoo Goonoo Station
Timbumburi, New South Wales
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Boutique Country Food & Wine Escape Near Tamworth

Award-winning gourmet food and wine awaits at this one-of-a-kind boutique property where you’ll find cosy, yet stylish accommodation surrounded by the Liverpool Ranges, national parks and country-music bars of nearby rural Tamworth. Includes a breakfast hamper, charcuterie board at the award-winning Glasshouse Restaurant, bottle of bubbly and more.

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Leave the rest of the world behind and head into the NSW countryside for a few days of gourmet food, local wines and seemingly endless stretches of rural land. This is a place for those who enjoy the finer things in life coupled with that sense of real relaxation that only comes when you truly disconnect for a few days.

What You’ll Love…

The Hotel – Home to an award-winning restaurant

Home to just six types of unique accommodation, Goonoo Goonoo Station provides that cosy home-away-from-home feel with all the boutique luxury you’d want from a countryside retreat. Having undergone a multi-million dollar transformation into boutique accommodation in late 2016, the property's rich history dates back to the 1800's and is set amongst the Liverpool Plains (arguably the most expensive rural land in Australia).

On site you’ll find the renowned Glasshouse Restaurant which has been recognised by Opentable as one of the Top 50 Restaurants in Australia and was awarded 14.5 points in the 2018 Good Food Guide, amongst many other prestigious accolades.

Whether you’re a group of two or four guests, Goonoo Goonoo Station offers a choice of accommodation that will blow you away (see the ‘Facilities tab for more information). And with a breakfast hamper, charcuteries platter and bottle of bubbles included you’re sure to return to the ‘real world’ feeling refreshed and rejuvenated.

See & Do – From food and wine to walking and horse riding

History buffs will enjoy learning about the tales of sheep shearing and farming from the hotel’s previous life, while gourmet food and wine lovers will be spoilt with the selection of hearty dishes including twice-cooked pork belly, honey glazed spatchcock, fresh Sydney rock oysters and decadent chocolate fondant served at the Glasshouse Restaurant.

Beyond the hotel you can head into nearby Tamworth to enjoy some toe tapping country music or visit the koalas in Gunnedeh. There’s also an abundance of walking trails at the Namoi and Mooki River Valley, Aussie Bush leather stories, forests, horse riding paths and more.

Perfect for couples of friends

With options to stay in either a one or two-bedroom accommodation, this stay is perfect for couples looking for romance or a group of friends wanting to share stories over a glass of red wine or two.

Valid for travel until 28 February 2019 (bookings must be made before 30 November 2018).

Two-night stays are only permitted to check-in Sunday to Wednesdays. Guests checking in one a Monday will not receive the charcuterie board inclusion.

Three-night stays are only permitted to check-in Sunday to Tuesdays.

*Blackout Dates: *Not valid for travel:

18 June 2018

30 September 2018

1 -2, 19, 21, 28 & 30 October 2018

20 December 2018 - 28 January 2019

Check Availability: To confirm your dates of stay at purchase, click on 'Check Availability' and select your preferred package. Use the calendar to browse and select available dates. Dates with a surcharge are identified.

*7-Day Change of Mind ‘No Questions Asked’ Refund Guarantee: *Things don’t always work out. Our 7-day Change of Mind Guarantee is there to help. Within 7 days of purchase we’ll happily provide a full refund on cancellation of your escape (so long as you don’t have a confirmed booking/stay in the next 14 days).

Can I change my check-in date post-purchase?: Once you have purchased your package and received confirmation your dates cannot be changed without contacting the hotel directly. This decision is strictly at the discretion of the hotel and subject to availability, so please ensure you have selected your intended travel dates.

The Shearer’s Quarters

Packages are valid for two adults.

*Maximum Room Capacity: *The maximum room capacity is two adults.

*Infant Policy: *One infant may stay free of charge sharing existing bedding. A cot can be provided for a surcharge of AU$10 per stay, payable directly to the hotel.

The Granny Flat, The Inn, The Jackaroo’s and The Office. Guests can select their preferred room type in the ‘Special Requests’ field of the booking form. Requests are subject to availability and cannot be guaranteed.

Packages are valid for four people.

Maximum Room Capacity: The maximum room capacity is four people.

*Infant Policy: *One infant (aged one year and under) may stay free of charge sharing existing bedding. A cot can be provided for a surcharge of AU$10 per stay, payable directly to the hotel.

Connecting rooms are not available.

Dining inclusions do not include beverages (unless otherwise stated). Menus are subject to change without notice.

Please be aware, the Glasshouse restaurant is only open Wednesday dinner through to Sunday Lunch (not open Sunday Dinner through to Tuesday Dinner). Guests checking in on Sunday must have Sunday lunch for the Charcuterie inclusion.

Please note that full terms and conditions apply. Refer to website's terms and conditions.

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Rural Escape packages will stay in The Shearer’s Quarters

*The Shearer’s Quarters *

The Shearer's Quarters offer luxurious accommodation for 2 guests, with the perfect combination of comfort and style.

  • One King Bed
  • Ensuite bathroom (some with bath)
  • Air Conditioned, Mini bar, Digital television
  • Daily Linen Service

Country Upgrade guests can request one of the following room types (requests are strictly subject to availability and cannot be guaranteed)

The Granny Flat

With amazing views across the plains, The Granny flat is the perfect retreat for up to 4 guests, or those with little ones.

  • Freestanding cottage, 2 king bedrooms (or 4 singles)
  • 1 Bathroom, Loungeroom, Balcony
  • Air conditioning, Full kitchen, Digital TV
  • Daily Linen Service, Mini Bar

The Office

With views of the expansive landscaped gardens, The Office caters for up to 4 of the most discerning guests.

  • Freestanding cottage, 2 king bedrooms (or 4 singles)
  • 1 Bathroom, Loungeroom, Balcony
  • Air conditioning, Full kitchen, Digital TV
  • Daily Linen Service, Mini Bar

The Jackaroo's

Featuring North & South facing outdoor spaces, the Jackaroo's caters for up to 4 guests

  • Freestanding cottage, 2 king bedrooms (or 4 singles)
  • 1 Bathroom, Loungeroom, Balcony
  • Air conditioning, Full kitchen, Digital TV
  • Daily Linen Service, Mini Bar

The Inn

The Inn offers 2 bedrooms, dining & living rooms, galley kitchen, along with bathroom and seperate powder room.

  • Freestanding cottage, 2 king bedrooms (or 4 singles)
  • 1.5 Bathrooms, Loungeroom, Balcony, Outdoor area
  • Air conditioning, Full kitchen, Digital TV
  • Daily Linen Service, Mini Bar

Goonoo Goonoo Station is located a three-hour drive from Newcastle and a 4.5-hour drive from Sydney. Direct flights to Tamworth are available departing Sydney and Brisbane.

Need Flights? We have a dedicated team who are able to assist with all your flight requirements. If you need a stopover or are looking at travelling to more destinations, our team can help. Contact our flights concierge team using the phone number on our website.

Goonoo Goonoo Station
13304 New England Hwy, Timbumburi NSW 2370
Wandering around the grounds is absolutely stunning. The gardens and the village are absolutely beautifully restored and we spent carefree hours just wandering and taking in all the detail that has been put into every aspect of this place. We will be making it a regular romantic getaway.
- TripAdvisor
This was our third visit and was just as wonderful as the others. The attention to detail from the first moment of contact was extraordinary. Our special requests were attended to with warmth and made us feel it was no trouble to go the extra mile in order to make sure everyone had the best time.
- TripAdvisor
We loved our stay. Absolutely stunning location and beautiful, stylish and very cosy room! Well and truely worth the trip. Sitting on the cane chair outside our room the next morning, looking out over the paddocks and horses while having a nice hot cup of good quality tea was very relaxing and walking around the grounds was delightful.
- TripAdvisor