Pilot Accomodation Guide

It is advisable to check for availability prior to arriving. When making bookings don't forget to say that you are a glider pilot !! (some places offer discounts for pilots). Unless otherwise stated, deposits are normally not required, but, if your plans change, please do the right thing and let your intentions be known. All Prices quoted include GST and were correct as at 10th Nov 2004.



Corner Namoi and Court Sts, Peter Steele and Marie Brennan. Ph 02 6785 1306, email : pste6074@bigpond.net.au

Breakfasts available, a quiet location close to the shopping centre (1 minute walk).

Rates per night: $65 single, $75 double, Family room (2 adults, 3 children - all ages) : $95. Extra person in rooms $10. Children under 4yrs are free.

Hotels (Pubs)

ROYAL HOTEL (Vic and Toms):

Corner Manilla and Strafford Sts, Vic and Tom Cocking. Ph 02 67851017

Various room options. Restaurant + Aussie Bar Meals. Breakfasts $3.50

Rates per night: $16.50 single, $25 double

Rates per week: $77 single.

IMPERIAL HOTEL (also called the Bottom Pub'):

Corner Manilla and Market Sts; Ph 02 6785 1018.

Single, twin and double rooms. Kitchen available. Breakfasts: Continental $4, Hot $5.50.

Rates per night: $18 p/p

Rates per week : $80 p/p


Corner Manilla and Strafford Sts, Ross. Ph 02 6785 1162 Various room options. Country Harvest Restaurant in Hotel. Rates per night: $20 single, $30 double, includes continental breakfast. 10% DISCOUNT RATE FOR PILOTS ! Rates per week: $126 single, $189 double

Caravan Parks, Cabins, B&B, Farm Stays and Camping


At Godfrey's place - Mt Borah. ph 02 67 85 65 45, fax : 02 67 85 65 45, email : Click here !

Quiet Twin Share and Double cabins (with bar fridge), camping (near cabins or on River), kitchen and BBQ facilities. Swimming pool, licensed bar. Landing and ground handling paddock next to cabins. Free Wifi.

Perfect for pilots who don't want to be in Town and prefer a countryside location for their holiday. Also suitable for those without a car - we can arrange airport and bus/trian pick ups. Car hire available too for non flying days.

Rates per night : Twin share Cabins : $15 p/p, Double Cabins : $30 per couple (one child free or extra adult $10), Camping $6 p/p (inc pwr)

Rates per week : Twin Cabins : $100 p/p, Double Cabins : $200 per couple, Camping $35 p/p (inc pwr)


Halls Ck Rd, Manilla; Ph 02 6785 1166 Lee Menzies, email: therivergums@bigpond.com www.tamworth.nsw.gov.au/therivergums Cabins, Powered Camping & Caravan sites, camp kitchen, kiosk, Riverside location, swimming etc; Internet access. Glider landing area nearby. Xc retrieves and Tamworth Airportpick ups can be arranged.

Rates per night: Powered site: $9 p/p, Non powered $7 p/p, Cabin bunks $15 p/p, Family Cabin $55 / 2 people (+$8 for extra person up to 6 max)


Kanangra Rd Manilla ; Eric Dekkers, Ph/Fax : 02 6785 1265 Seasonal availability (eg: during competitions) - please contact to check. Farm/Home stay only 1km from Manilla Town Centre ! Landing area at the house with views to Mt Borah. Single rooms available. Full meals or self catering. 4WD service available. Rates per night : please call - rates can inc a big breakfast and dinner !


Lake Keepit Rd, Manilla ; Dot and Tony Spires, Ph 02 6785 1517, Fax 02 6785 1944. email : amblesideBandB@tgp.com.au

Traditional B&B on the edge of town, various room options all with TV, inc a self contained cottage, swimming pool, Internet access.

Rates per night: from $40 per person, pilot discounts depending on length of stay.


Oakhampton Rd, Upper Manilla ; Belinda Nixon, Ph 02 6785 6517 Farm stay with various room and cabin options. 15 minutes from Mt Borah and Manilla. All meals plus Kitchen available. Rates per night : Around $10 - 15 p/p depending on numbers. Please phone for more details.

Home Stays, Private Rooms and House Accomodation


Kath and Joe MacManamon

8 Worooma Cr, Manilla. ph : 02 6785 2620, mob: 0427 507 064, email : eire3@bigpond.com

1x Double and 1x Single room with bathroom.

Rates per night: $35 p/p or $40 p/p inc hot breakfast.

For others please contact - contact Vicki Cocking - Ph 02 67851017