02 6842 1766 - Newell Highway Coonabarabran NSW 2357 mfmi@mfmi.com.au

Our Accommodation

Matthew Flinders Motor Inn provides comfortable accommodation on the south side of Coonabarabran, in Central New South Wales. Coonabarabran is known as the “Gateway to the Warrumbungle’s” and is the “Astronomy Capital of Australia”.

The property is set back from the highway on a tranquil bush acreage with abundant bird life. Perfectly situated close to a number of excellent local attractions, including the Warrumbungle National Park and Siding Spring Observatory. With a local reputation for its friendly staff and convenient location, the Matthew Flinders Motor Inn is a great place for a short or extended Coonabarabran stay.

Soak up the country hospitality set in a landscape of rugged mountains, sweeping plains, seasonal colours and sparkling night skies peppered with local characters and stories that will make your stay in Coonabarabran Shire a never forget experience.

Our Facilities

Matthew Flinders Motor Inn features a large saltwater pool, barbeque area and parking.


  • BBQ Facilities
  • Free parking
  • Guest Laundry
  • Pets allowed
  • Large Saltwater Pool


What our Guests are Saying

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Spacious Rooms

Owners are very nice, the rooms have very good facilities and are very clean, comfy and well maintained, couldn’t ask for more, would definitely recommend. Close to the Warrumbungles and Astronomy Capital


Peaceful and Beautifully Clean

Chris was very welcoming and friendly. The room was very clean and smelled so fresh. We’d be happy to stay here again.


Staff are Great

Very clean, staff are great, restaurant has good meals at a good price, they even have a section outside so you can have your dog with you when you dine. The room has every thing you need, comfortable bed, good shower with large towels.



First thing, very friendly, good looking place, clean room, got what I needed inside the room. Hot water, good TV reception.


Friendly, Relaxing Environment

Friendly, relaxing environment for dark sky adventures! Staff and pizza superb. Saltwater pool delightful to sit by and enjoy the fresh air.


Truly Excellent

We spent two nights here on a bus tour. We were welcomed at the gate by the owners and a sign. We then had a truly excellent two course meal while being accompanied by a jazz musician. The meal was to die for! The second night was just as good and this time we had a harpist to accompany our excellent meal.


Would Highly Recommend

Chris went above and beyond for our stay. Beautiful lamb shanks with veggies and chips delivered to our room. Very hospitable. Clean and spacious room. Great time had by all of us. Would highly recommend. 


Cosy Retreat with Fabulous Staff

We stopped over for 2 nights to visit Siding Springs Observatory. Sampled venue’s kitchen pizzas. Fantastic. Not to mention the friendly service by Chris and her team was just friendly and accommodating. And that’s what made the difference to our short stay! Thank you Chris and team!!


Highly Recommend

I would highly recommend anyone looking for value for money, brilliant amentities, gracious and welcoming hosts, and a clean and comfortable room to look no further when travelling through Coonabarabran! Thank you guys.

Coonabarabran NSW

Local Attractions

Matthew Flinders Motor Inn is conveniently situated close to a number of excellent local attractions, including the Warrumbungle National Park and Siding Spring Observatory.


  • Crystal Kingdom – A unique collection of local minerals and Fossils
  • Warrumbungle Observatory – Telescope and Night Sky Viewing. 
  • Pilliga Pottery – Unique Pottery and Bush Cafe