If you need some inspiration for places to visit away from the main cities or if you want to join us on an armchair trip around the highways (and skyways) of regional Australia, follow us as we ponder our way around some gorgeous parts of this great country.
Our team use the hashtag of #MusingsFromTheRoad when they post on Facebook and Instagram.
Supporting local communities is part of our DNA at Southern Cross Motel Group. In big ways and small, we ensure we are paying attention to what is going on in our towns, and we are constantly on the lookout for ways to assist.
Both The Downtown Motor Inn and The Palms Motel in Chinchilla sponsor local charities including the local RSL and St Joseph’s School Fair.
Windmill Motel and Event Centre in Mackay is active in sponsoring sporting groups, including the Queensland Mountain Bike Championships and the Pioneer Swimming Carnival.
It’s our way of supporting the locals and giving back whenever we can.
When was the last time you visited an authentic country show?
October is Show season in New South Wales and one to watch is the Illabo Show Saturday October 14 2017. Here you’ll find all the charms of the regional show: livestock, ring events, local fare and a good dose of country hospitality.
And at the end of the day, we have a room waiting for you at the Junee Motor Inn.
Contact us on 02 6924 1266.
If you’re looking for a great way to spend a weekend, why not venture out to one of the many festivals held in regional Australia in the next couple of months? September saw a host of events across regional Australia: The Little Tribe Festival & TimberFest in Mackay, Capricorn Food & Wine Festival in Rockhampton, RiverFest & SpringFest in Dubbo. Don’t despair if you missed these, many great festivals are still on the Spring calendar.
How about a planning a visit to Mackay for Global Grooves? The region’s largest multicultural festival is held at the picturesque Queens Park in South Mackay on Saturday 21 October. The open-air event is free to the public and features a smorgasbord of cultural cuisines, colourful dances and live global music, the perfect family-friendly outing.
Continuing the theme of fabulous regional cuisine, the Long Table Multicultural Food Event in the Main Street of Chinchilla is scheduled for Saturday 14 October. And Chinchilla also plays host to the Grandfather Clock Campdraft on 19-22 October and Chinchilla Downtown is proud to be hosting the judges for the annual event.
The Crush Festival & Spirit of Bundaberg Festival in Bundaberg runs through to October 21 with a fabulous line-up of activities. There’s something for everyone from Gallery and Studio Trails, Film Festival and Sand sculptures.
When you’re making your travel plans for your regional visit, remember to book with us and take a look for yourself at the changes we bring. https://southerncrossmotelgroup.com.au/
We continue to be proud of our product, our service and our people, but it’s great to know that there is plenty of public and industry recognition for Southern Cross Motel Group properties.
James, Rachel and the team at Windmill Hotel and Event Centre is proud as punch to be awarded the Mackay Region Tourism Awards 2017 Best Business Event Venue.
Well-positioned on the banks of the Gooseponds, the Windmill Motel and Events Centre is a short drive to the CBD. If you’re looking for somewhere to hold an event – corporate or social- the landscaped gardens and large entertainment area are the perfect place to gather, entertain and celebrate.
And further south, Station Motel Parkes is a finalist in the Sir Henry’s Business Excellence Awards which promote commercial and economic development in the region. A great example of our Managers’ work to connect with their local community and the economic development of Parkes.