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Berkeley Lodge Motor Inn - 20-30 Cambridge Street Mitchell QLD 4465 Australia

Mitchell Area

Great Artesian Spa 150m
Mitchell Museum 140m
Bowls clubs 450m
Mitchell Hospital 650m
Golf Club 1km
Sports Ground 1km
Show Ground 1.7km
Race Club 2.5km
Mitchell Airport 4.2km
Mt Moffatt National Park  169km


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20-30 Cambridge Street
Mitchell, QLD [map]


Contact Us

Phone: (07) 4623 1666
Email: berkeleylodge@bigpond.com


Convenient Location

Roma 55mins
Morven 1hr
Charleville 1hr 15mins
St George
3hrs 15mins
Dalby 4hrs
Toowoomba 5hrs
Longreach 5hrs 15mins
Emerald 5hrs 45mins
Brisbane 6hrs
Rockhampton 7hrs 30mins
Maclay 10hrs 15mins
Sydney 13hrs 15mins


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Accommodation Mitchell - Berkeley Lodge Motor Inn

Berkeley Lodge Motor Inn is Mitchells’ only 3 ½ star rated motel and is the highest rated accommodation in the town and conveniently located on the Warrego Highway in Mitchell.  We offer a combination of 27 ground floor units all non-smoking together with our fully Licensed Restaurant, Bar, Conference, Function Facilities and with a swimming pool making Berkeley Lodge Motor Inn a popular place to stay for the weary travellers and Corporate Clients.

Motel Room at Berkeley Lodge Motor Inn

We offer a wide range of accommodation including Single, Twin Share, Family, Disable and Interconnecting Rooms all with tea and coffee making facilities.

Queen and Single Room at Berkeley Lodge Motor Inn

We also have a room capable of accommodating up to 8 persons and cots are available for our little guests.

Motel Room at Berkeley Lodge Motor Inn

Mitchell, principal town of the Maranoa Shire, is situated on the Warrego Highway 562 kilometres west of Brisbane. The town is situated on the banks of the Maranoa River, which rises in the scenic Carnarvon Range and flows south to join the Balonne River.

The town lies on a plain at an elevation of 336m and has a sub-tropical climate with an average yearly rainfall of 525mm. Despite its low average rainfall, water is not scarce as the town is situated on the Great Artesian Basin and enormous quantities of naturally hot bore water can be pumped by its bores.

Mitchell could be described as the commercial centre of a rural shire of 27,793 sq. kms, the economy relying on chief primary products such as cattle, sheep, cypress pine milling and quarry with a small amount of crop grown in the eastern fringe of the Shire. The town population is 1,100 encompassed in the Shire population of 2,100.

Mitchell was named after the explorer Sir Thomas Mitchell who camped on and named the Maranoa River on June 3, 1846 during an expedition to find an overland route from Sydney to the Gulf of Carpentaria. A memorial now stands on this camp site.

The property "Mitchell Downs" was taken up in 1854 by Edmund Morey. Its first homestead, situated on the corner of Mary and Winchester Streets, was substantially destroyed by the floods of 1864 and the ruins were taken over by Thomas Close and became the Maranoa Hotel. This was virtually the beginning of the community settlement that was to become the town of Mitchell.

A post office operated from Mitchell Downs from 1865 and its name was changed to Mitchell in 1878. The Post Office Hotel, built by Benjamen Raynor and sold to Samuel Stewart who also conducted a store, and the blacksmith and butcher conducted by Jimmy Rahmar, were the first businesses. Houses appeared by 1869 to 1870.

The first police records from the area date back to 1871. The railway reached the eastern Bank of the Maranoa in 1883. That point became the terminus until a bridge was built over the Maranoa and the railway station established at its present site in 1885. This rail bridge was the first to be built in the colony with concrete piers.

A provisional school was established in 1876 and this became a State School in 1880. This was followed by a Convent School in 1925 which also included a boarding facility for country children. This boarding facility finally closed in 1991 due to lack of numbers.

The first church was the Catholic Church in 1885 followed closely by the Anglican Church in 1889 and the Methodist Church (now The Uniting Church) in the 1890’s. A new Catholic Church was opened in 1937 and a modern Anglican Church in 1987.

Mitchell’s first hospital was built in 1904 financed through the efforts of a voluntary committee of citizens and was directed by them until 1932 when it became a government hospital under the jurisdiction of the Roma Hospitals Board. An impressive new 12 bed hospital with modern air-conditioned wards set in landscaped grounds was constructed in Ann Street and opened in 1985.

Part of the original hospital on "Hospital Hill" was refurbished by the Maranoa Shire Council to provide a 19 bed "Maranoa Retirement Village" and opened in 1987.

The first QATB Mitchell Centre was opened in 1914 with a horse drawn litter its first vehicle, but today the Ambulance operates from a modern centre in Cambridge Street.

The artesian bore water was reticulated to the town in 1927 and soon afterwards so was electricity. Today, Mitchell is an attractive town with most modern amenities. Its well kept parks and public areas are maintained by the Maranoa Shire Council.

The residents are keen on their sporting activities and sports such as golf, cricket, football, tennis, swimming, bowls, racing, shooting, softball and netball are catered for.

In 1985 a weir was built on the Maranoa River to the north of the town to provide a water recreational area. This unfortunately filled with sand in the disastrous floods of 1990 with approximately 700,000 tonnes of sand coming from the headwaters, thus restricting boating and water skiing activities. Such a loss to the community became a striving point to reinstate the Weir. Council were successful in obtaining a grant from the government to dredge the weir. The weir is a very beautiful area attracting a variety of wildlife species providing a tranquil sanctuary and a wonderful camping and fishing area.

Mitchell is the southern entrance to the Mt Moffatt National Park which rises in the Carnarvon Ranges.
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What to see in Mitchell?

The Berkeley lodge is only minutes walking distance to the Great Artesian Spa Centre, and half an hour drive from 'Bonus Downs' station. At 'Bonus Downs' you can walk through the magical Ooline forest and experience the historic homestead built by the founder of rural Qld, Sir Samual McCaughey. See below for more information...

Great Artesian Spa

The Berkeley lodge is only minutes walking distance to the Great Artesian Spa Centre

Situated in the town's aquatic centre, the billabong like spa is beautifully landscaped with natural Australian flora. There are two large pools of artesian water on the site and both have been designed for easy access by all people, regardless of age or physical ability. One of the spas is naturally heated. The warm waters are said to relax the muscles, ease tension and revitalise both the body and the mind. The other spa is designed for those who prefer a cooler experience.

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Bonus Downs and Sir Samual McCaughey

Click here to view the website for more information on this historical homestay.

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