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

Corporate Travel Agencies Preferred Suppliers

Our first Preferred Supplier Agreement commenced in April 2017 with Flight Centre Travel Group, as a Silver Preferred Partner. This preferred status applies to FCm Travel, Corporate Traveller, Campus Travel, Stage and Screen and Flight Centre Business Travel.


2018 has seen Mackay awarded Australian Town of the Yearby Wotif. Beating classic destinations, including Byron Bay and Cairns, Mackay took the title thanks to the many exceptional attractions of the up-and-coming region and the array of affordable accommodation options currently offered.

The Palms Motel

Shane and Katrina will be our new onsite property managers at The Palms Motel Chinchilla going forth this year.