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Beaufort Motel

Beaufort Motel is Beaufort’s only motel. Family run, it houses Australia’s largest collection of decorated eggs, the ‘Imperial Egg Gallery’ and Tea Rooms.

The motel has ten spotless rooms. Beds are comfy. Each room has a full-size fridge, split-system air conditioner, TV, microwave, toaster, free wi-fi and a double shower. Electric bikes and metal detectors are available for hire.

The Gallery houses Australia’s oldest Aboriginal carved colonial emu egg. Dated 1870, it is sought after by the National Gallery. This global collection includes decorated eggs from sharks, doves, quails, ostriches, and crocodiles. Inspired by her Father’s war letters, Margaret gained comfort from looking at the pictures on eggs, so started the collection.

The car park is huge, it accommodates vans, trailers, and trucks. Parking is free and you can park your car outside your door. There is a shaded BBQ area.

The Tea Rooms consist of three rooms. Browse through the gifts after ordering a Devonshire Tea or breakfast. There is an outside landscaped area with a fire pit, aviary, and a Muslim praying area.

Regulars love the owners, Peter (Margaret’s son) and Edis, ‘This is our house. We want to share it with you. Come and stay’.


18 Neill Street, Beaufort, VIC 3373Get directions


The City of Ballarat acknowledges the Traditional Custodians of the land we live and work on, the Wadawurrung and Dja Dja Wurrung People, and recognises their continuing connection to the land and waterways. We pay our respects to their Elders past, present and emerging and extend this to all Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander People.