Ring in the New Year in Regional Australia

Ring in the New Year in Regional Australia

We all know that our major cities put on amazing fireworks shows for New Year’s Eve but did you know that many of our regional towns host quite a celebration as well? The celebrations are distinctly family affairs with fireworks plus a host of attractions for young and old.

Parkes Harness Racing Club invites everyone to join in the excitement at their annual New Year’s Cup at Parkes Showground. As well as racing and punting, there will be a free jumping castle and face painting, photo booth, along with bike and scooter giveaways throughout the night, making the day a perfect family outing. A free sweepstakes will be held on the night with prizes for everyone who draws a horse. And the night will finish with a firework display to ring in 2018. For further details, please contact the club on (02) 6862 5966 or by email secretary@parkesharnessracing.

If you’re in Narrabri, The Crossing Theatre invites locals and visitors to join them on the lawn for a free New Year’s Eve family fireworks event. Featuring live entertainment, jumping castles and food & bar facilities, this is an event for the whole family. Bring along your picnics, chairs & blankets and enjoy.

Not to be outdone, Dubbo is laying claim to regional NSW’s best fireworks at Caltex Park. BYO rug or chairs and picnic. The party kicks off at 5pm with market stalls, lots of children’s activities and a mini carnival. Take part in all the entertainment for only a gold coin donation upon arrival in support of a local charity.

‘Tis the season to be… enjoying Christmas Carols!

‘Tis the season to be… enjoying Christmas Carols!

One of the signs that Christmas is approaching is when you start hearing all those familiar carols. You can find a Carol night in almost every town and city across the country – by candlelight, by starlight and even in caves!

Here are some local Christmas Carol options if you are staying in our accommodation:

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/

New Look, Same Great Service at The Aberdeen Motel Dubbo

New Look, Same Great Service at The Aberdeen Motel Dubbo

What do our guests love about The Aberdeen in Dubbo?

Superior service and a great central location are the reasons most people choose to stay with us when in Dubbo.

Add to the attraction now our completely refurbished facilities, boasting high quality guest rooms truly reflecting our four-star standard. A quick glance at our recent guest reviews will have you convinced that this is the place to stay in Dubbo – whether you’re travelling for business or leisure.

Speaking of leisure, the Dubbo Dream Festival is a great excuse to visit in October.

The premiere event of the Festival program, Music and Markets will have you listening to some of the region’s best artists on the main stage, whilst wandering Victoria Park amongst the market stalls of gourmet foods, beautiful handmade jewellery or children’s clothing.

Bring a picnic blanket and make an afternoon and evening of it – an incredible amount of activities, entertainment and market stalls – a great way to spend a Saturday afternoon and evening.

So do yourself a favour and book with us next time you’re in Dubbo, and take a look for yourself at the changes we bring.

Contact us on 02 6884 1700.