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...

Last night we had our Drought Relief Dinner at Coffee House - Rockhampton - every seat was taken and over $1500 was raised for Buy a Bale of Hay - Making a difference to Australian Farming Families! Thanks to all our guests and to our wonderful suplliers for supporting this great cause - Kev Brown's Butchery, Treasury Wine Estates, PFD Rockhampton and Growers Own Ready Fresh ... See MoreSee Less

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This Saturday 22nd September The Aberdeen Motel Dubbo will be holding their drought relief fundraising sausage sizzle - if you're in town it would be great to see you and why not 'Buy a Banger to help Buy a Bale' while you're there?!
Buy a Bale of Hay - Making a difference to Australian Farming Families
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