It’s official! These are 10 of Oz’s coolest motels 😎

There’s nothing better than an Aussie coastal road trip – especially if you get to stay at some cool beachy motels. So to celebrate the start of summer, we here at Wotif have rounded up 10 of the best. Have a squiz – and find out how YOU could become the Wotif Beach Motels Road Tester* and WIN an epic getaway to check out some of these amazing properties for yourself 👀

10. Motel Molly

Mollymook NSW

One of Australia’s newest motels, Motel Molly is sure to make waves on the NSW South Coast. Think Moroccan-inspired décor and an Instagram-friendly colour palette.

9. Surfside Motel

Yeppoon QLD

This laidback retreat is the perfect base for a relaxing stay in Yeppoon. Not only are you steps from the beach and nearby eateries, but the lagoon is also a very short stroll away.

8. The Beach Rooms

Nambucca Heads NSW

With one of the best motel views in Australia, it’s easy to see why The Beach Rooms is a favourite on the NSW Far North Coast. A great pick for those wanting to sit back and relax with the whole family.

7. Loea Boutique Hotel

Sunshine Coast QLD

With its magnesium mineral pool, food truck doubling as reception, and stylish neutral furnishings, there’s no doubt that the Loea Boutique Hotel is one of the best places to stay on the Sunny Coast.

6. Brunswick Heads Chalet Motel

Brunswick Heads NSW

Fur parents, this one’s for you! The Chalet Motel is the only dog-friendly hotel or motel in Brunswick Heads – and a cool, slightly retro-style stay to boot. Pack the car, your furry friend, and hit the road.

5. Noosa Heads Motel

Sunshine Coast QLD

An affordable and relaxing stay that’s well-connected to all of Noosa’s best spots? Yes, please! Noosa Heads Motel is a top pick for couples and families alike.

4. Blue Heron Motel

Gold Coast QLD

You’ll find some of the friendliest service around at this family-owned and operated motel. Take advantage of the free bike hire, BBQ facilities and spacious outdoor pool, and make yourself at home.

3. The Sails Motel Brunswick Heads

Brunswick Heads NSW

Located in perhaps the best spot in town, right next to the awesome Old Maid’s gourmet burger store. Come for the pool bar, stay for the comfy hotel bed.

2. Tessa’s on the Beach Boutique Hotel

Gold Coast QLD

Palm Springs meets the Gold Coast at this recently opened beachfront motel. Grab a paddle board and hit the beach, or just sit back and relax by the magnesium mineral pool.

1. The Brunswick, Brunswick Heads

Brunswick Heads NSW

The perfect beachy hideaway, offering pared-back simplicity and warm hospitality in an absolute gem of an Aussie coastal town. Put The Brunswick on your summer 2022/2023 holiday radar, because it’s a must-visit!

Want to check out some of these stays for yourself? Right now, Wotif is looking for one lucky person to be our Wotif Beach Motel Road Tester* – and it could be you! The winner will receive an epic coastal getaway for two adults (with stays at the top four properties on this list), a $5,000 EFTPOS gift card and a private photo shoot with their very own holiday photographer. Head to the entry page for more info or to enter now.


T&Cs (important legal stuff): *Our lawyers want us to be clear that this is not really an actual job or offer of employment. We wish! It is just a competition with an amazing prize.

Wotif Beach Motels Road Tester competition is open to AU residents 18+ only. Enter between 12.01am (AEDT) 6 December 2022 & 11.59pm (AEDT) 16 December 2022. Visit and fill out and submit the entry form. Max 1 entry per person and email address. 1x prize only. The entry judged most original and creative will win the prize. Travel must be completed by 30 December 2023. Total prize pool up to AUD$10,000. Judging: 9.00am (AEDT) 20 December 2022 at L17, 1 Martin Pl, Sydney NSW AU See for winner and full conditions inc. privacy statement. This competition is not affiliated with Instagram. Promoter: Expedia Australia Pty Limited (ABN 12 101 694 946), L17, 1 Martin Pl, Sydney NSW 2000 AU. Sponsor: Expedia, Inc.

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