As a New South Wales landmark Dubbo’s Taronga Western Plains Zoo is home to over 700 animals including exotic and endangered species from the Black Rhinoceros to Sumatran Tigers. With something to suit any traveller or family Dubbo’s open range zoo and 6km circuit allow you to immerse yourself amongst the animals and Australia’s bush and wildlife like nowhere else in Australia.
Why not plan a trip to Dubbo these school holidays and visit the world-famous Taronga Western Plains Zoo? Our ABERDEEN MOTEL DUBBO ZOO PACKAGE includes accommodation, 2-day zoo passes and breakfast for the whole family. The Aberdeen Motel is perfectly located, placing you right on the doorstep of your Savannah Adventure. Jump on our Southern Cross Motel Group website for all the details or call us directly on (02) 6884 1700 for a tailored package price (offer valid until December 31st 2018).
Highland Cattle from all over the country came to Junee at the beginning of June for the National Highland Cattle Show, held over the Queen’s Birthday long weekend. After enjoying his stay and warm welcome at Junee Motor Inn, the event organizer, John Cummings, advocated for the society to host their 27th Annual National Show in the wonderful and modest town of Junee. It’s the first time in seven years the show has been held in New South Wales, with the Riverina one of the fastest growing regions for the unique breed. Undeniably the cutest breed around, the Scottish highland cattle were judged on the strength and curve of their horns and the length of their outer coat of hair, with calves as young as 2 months old participating. Congratulations to all the winning cows and their hard-working owners!
It was wonderful to see the 140 members of the Australia’s Highland Cattle Society enjoy the hospitality of the Junee region and we hope to see some adorable highland cows back again soon.
Southern Cross Motel Group is proud to announce the re-launch of The Bowen Inn Motel’s Surveyors Restaurant. Following the success of The Station Restaurant in Parkes, we are excited to bring another wholesome food offering to regional NSW. Darren Wood, our new chef, brings to the property over 25 years of acclaimed experience and we are confident his innovation, and passion will establish Surveyors Restaurant as a food destination for both locals and travellers alike.
Surveyors serves Merlo Coffee and home-made snacks from 7am to 2pm with a dinner menu then available 6 – 8:30pm Monday to Saturday. With simple and hearty food made from locally sourced produce, friendly staff, crisp white table clothes and a roaring fire, Surveyors is the perfect place to cozy up this winter with a hot coffee or glass of wine and a scrumptious meal.
If you’re starting to organise the work Christmas party, a birthday or even your wedding, give us a call on (02) 6352 5111 to discuss Surveyors’ function packages – we can offer venue, catering and accommodation solutions.
Here at Southern Cross Motel Group, we are very proud of our Preferred Supplier relationships with Corporate Travel Management Companies.
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.
These relationships allow us to ensure we are meeting the individual needs of our Corporate Customers, via enabling their preferred booking and payment methods, whilst ensuring the Company itself is able to mandate their travel policies and meet their Duty of Care requirements.
At the end of the day, our Corporate Guests arrive at our properties and enjoy all the facilities and comforts they require… knowing their business trip meets their companies travel guidelines, policies and procedures.
Our Properties are available to book via all Corporate Travel Management Companies, as we are visible in their booking systems globally.
We very much look forward to growing these Preferred Supplier relationships for the ongoing benefits to the Companies travelling to our regions and of course, our corporate guests.
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.
Mackay Mayor, Greg Williamson, is confident that Mackay is “going to see a tremendous year in tourism in 2018” (Poulson, 2018), and with the region undoubtedly offering something for every kind of traveller, we couldn’t agree more!
Perched on the shores of the coral sea, with palm-lined streets and art deco architecture, Mackay Town is the perfect place to situate yourself to explore all the city and region has to offer.
Finch Hatten Gorge, just an hour from Mackay city, is a lush rainforest offering stunning flora, waterfalls and volcanic rock formations. The hinterland is spotted with walking trails, picturesque picnic spots and rockpools, and, for the more adventurous, can even zipline through the canopies or go Rainforest scuba diving with platypus!
Cape Hillsborough National Parkis only a 40 minute drive from Mackay town and sees dense rainforest meet pristine ocean. The Park offers an array of walking trails, including bush walks through rainforests teeming with tiger butterflies. We recommend an early rise to catch a glorious sunrise over the white-sandy beaches of the Cape. Watch on to see wallabies and kangaroos scatter the beach as they scavenge along the tideline!
Mackay’s 2018 event’s calendaris jam-packed with exciting cultural offerings, making a stay in the heart of the Mackay Region enticing in and of itself. Not to be missed events coming to Mackay Town this year include Melbourne International Comedy Festival’s Roadshow, the Northern Queensland Derby, the Queensland Ballet’s Swan Lake and the Mackay Invitational PBR.
For a full list of events, destinations and recommendations in the Mackay Region visit The Mackay Region Queensland tourism website! https://www.mackayregion.com/
Please join us in welcoming a new addition to our managerial team. Shane and Katrina will be our new onsite property managers at The Palms Motel Chinchilla going forth this year.
If you’re in Chinchilla, make sure to come on in to grab a coffee and say hello – or maybe even trial our scrumptious new Autumn menu!