Comfort is never far away under the Southern Cross

It’s never been easier to relax when you’re travelling through Australia.

The Southern Cross Motel Group brings the luxury of big city hotels to regional Australia, blending stylish but practical design with honest old fashioned service.

What you can expect

If a nice clean room, friendly service and great food – all at a fair rate – sound good, our motels are designed just for you.


  • Free Internet
  • Air Conditioning
  • Free Foxtel/Austar
  • Free on-site parking
  • Restaurant
  • Self-service laundry
  • Crisp, luxurious linen
  • Modern rooms
  • Quality accessories
  • Work desk

Stories from the Road

Merlo Coffee

As two born and bred Australian enterprises, Southern Cross Motel Group and Merlo Coffee share a passion for quality products and exceptional customer experience. Merlo Coffee was founded by Dean Merlo in Brisbane in 1992 with the Merlo family having already been...

Wedding Season at Southern Cross Motel Group

With spring fast approaching so is wedding season! Our properties in Mackay, Bundaberg, Chinchilla and Lithgow offer ceremony, reception and catering options to make your special day a joyous occasion to remember. We have a range of packages available which can all be...

Buy a Bale with Southern Cross Motel Group

We are excited to announce that for the entire month of September the Southern Cross Motel Group will be fundraising for Rural Aid’s Buy a Bale Campaign.  With 11 properties in rural Queensland and New South Wales locations, this drought is taking its toll on the...

Southern Cross Motel Group are extremely proud to announce that we raised over $9000 for Buy a Bale of Hay - Making a difference to Australian Farming Families! Thanks to the generosity of our fabulous teams at each of our properties and our wonderful guests and sponsors we'll be sending a full semi-trailer of hay to a farming community in need - keep an eye on our page for details of where and when this will be happening.
Mackay | Rockhampton | Bundaberg | Chinchilla | Narrabri | Dubbo | Parkes | Lithgow | Junee
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The Duke and Duchess of Sussex are visiting Dubbo today and The Aberdeen Motel is ready to welcome them to town - flags are flying and their escort is ready to go! ... See MoreSee Less

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