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.

Delicious Spring Produce to Tempt the Tastebuds

Delicious Spring Produce to Tempt the Tastebuds

It tempts us!

And our chefs love putting together inventive and delicious dishes with as much local produce as they can find. Chef Peter at Station Restaurant Parkes has put together a Spring menu which is getting rave reviews. The Asian-glazed pork cutlet is a standout dish but do save room for dessert.

The Palms Seafood Buffet on Friday and Saturday nights is getting rave reviews, and features an amazing array of delicacies, with plenty of options for seafood lovers and their land lubber friends. A terrific option for a crowd – large groups are welcome.

The end of the year is almost upon us and if you haven’t yet thought of booking that end of year event, staff party or Christmas gathering, now would be a good time to do so.  Our restaurants welcome group bookings and we’re always happy to work with you to ensure the food, beverages and service suit your function.

The Mill Restaurant & Bar, Mackay – 07 4944 3344

Coffee House Restaurant, Rockhampton – 07 4927 5799

Canecutters Kitchen, Bundaberg – 07 4111 1622

Alexandras, Bundaberg – 07 4132 6999

The Palms Restaurant, Chinchilla – 07 4672 9888

Station Restaurant, Parkes – 02 6862 8444

Chomping at the Bit for Melbourne Cup Day celebrations

Chomping at the Bit for Melbourne Cup Day celebrations

By now you’ll have organised your Cup day celebrations – an office sweep perhaps, a fascinator or two and some chicken and champagne delivered to the door.

At the end of the festivities, if you’re looking for somewhere to kick back and finish your day, look no further than one of our welcoming motel restaurants or bars: Canecutters Kitchen in Bundaberg, Station Restaurant Parkes, The Palms Chinchilla, The Mill in Mackay and Coffee House Rockhampton.

All of our restaurants are open for business Tuesday evenings and we welcome you and your guests to celebrate your wins or commiserate and recover after a big day out.

Tips from staff? Be nice to your mother!

Spring Things to Do – Polocrosse and Art at the Beach

Spring Things to Do – Polocrosse and Art at the Beach

The weather is starting to warm up and soon it will be time to pack away those winter woollies and embrace all the fabulous recreational opportunities in our regional centres. You might be surprised what is happening around the countryside.

sandcastles on a beachHow about a visit to Chinchilla, for the Queensland State Polocrosse Championships on 2 & 3 September? We have two quality accommodation options for your visit: The Chinchilla Palms Motor Inn or the Chinchilla Downtown Motor Inn. Phone us on 1300 979 746 and we can help make that booking for you.

The Galloping Gully Polocrosse Carnival is held annually on the second week of August, just outside of Narrabri. The emphasis is on a fun weekend of sportsmanship, fun and catching up with friends. Nick and Sharon at the Adelong Motel Narrabri are looking forward to welcoming visitors to the region and we can help with that booking too.

The Moore Park Beach Art’s Festival features a seaside view of a relaxed pleasant country lifestyle and approximately 20 kilometres of beautiful golden beaches. Free entry is always a good start to a family friendly festival day – you set the pace on how much or little you do – above all enjoy the day. The festival is based in Moore Park Beach, a short drive from Bundaberg on 18-20 August and includes art exhibitions, entertainment, workshops and fun activities for young and old. This year’s festival takes on a new look with celebrations continuing into Saturday night with Phil Emmanuel performing and an amazing fireworks display to finish off the night.  Check out your quality Bundaberg accommodation options at Takalvan Motel or Sugar Country Motor Inn. Phone 1300 979 746 and we’ll get that sorted for you!



Fresh and fabulous country food

Fresh and fabulous country food

Our Southern Cross Motel Group property restaurants focus on sourcing menus from the local area wherever possible and are pleased to partner with local producers and suppliers to ensure that your in-house meals are the best and freshest around.

Over the past six months, we have done a lot of work enhancing the quality of our property restaurants and now ensure that we offer hearty and healthy dining options complimented by a range of quality beverages. Next time you stay, try the in-house dining option – a convenient choice at the end of a long day – we know you won’t be disappointed.