First Birthday

First Birthday

On 21st February, Southern Cross Motel Group celebrated our First birthday! In our first year we’ve grown significantly, now with 11 properties in 9 locations across regional NSW and QLD.

We’ve been pleased to welcome 112,538 guests and serve 72,028 meals in just 12 months!

Best of all we’re looking forward to even bigger numbers in year 2.

We would like to extend our sincerest thanks to all our guests, employees and the wider community for the ongoing support

The Bowen Inn Lithgow

The Bowen Inn Lithgow

The Southern Cross Motel Group is excited to welcome our 11thproperty – The Bowen Inn Lithgow!

Located off the Great Western Highway, close to both the Lithgow Hospital and Notre Dame University, The Bowen Inn offers a central location perfect for accessing Lithgow sites, such as the Jenolan Caves or the Zig-Zag Railway, or for escaping to the Blue Mountains and surrounding New South Wales countryside. The Inn is a 25-room property, with well-appointed guest rooms and the quality of service you’ve come to expect from a Southern Cross Motel Group property. Notably, the Lithgow property offers disability friendly rooms and resources, a complimentary gym, laundry facilities and on-site parking. With an array of room types, including family rooms and spa rooms, The Bowen Inn offers the perfect solution for any business and leisure travellers.

The addition of The Bowen Inn hopes to further facilitate SCMG’s plans to offer consistent four-star accommodation in strategic regional towns, to service all travelling needs.

Watch this space for more information regarding our on-site Surveyors Restaurant; soon to be open to the public for coffee, breakfast and dinner!

#MusingsFromTheRoad

#MusingsFromTheRoad

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.

Giving Back to the Community

Giving Back to the Community

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.

The Country Show Movement

The Country Show Movement

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.

 

 

Fancy a Festival?

Fancy a Festival?

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/