We are excited to announce that for the entire month of September the Southern Cross Motel Group will be fundraising for Rural Aid’s Buy a Bale Campaign. With 11 properties in rural Queensland and New South Wales locations, this drought is taking its toll on the families and farmers of our very own communities.
As a group our goal is to raise funds to provide two trucks of hay feed, one each to be freighted to QLD and NSW farms in need. And we need your help to meet this goal! Throughout the month of September we are asking our past and future guests to help us by giving whatever you can – all donations, big and small, will contribute to much needed resources to drought-affected areas.
If you’d like to donate through us you will find donation boxes at our reception desks and restaurants. Each of our properties will also be hosting their own fundraising efforts throughout September so keep your eye on our Facebook pages for all the details and join us in supporting our fellow regional Australians and the farmers who support us!
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.
How 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. http://polocrosse.com.au/
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. http://www.nswpolocrosse.com.au/
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! http://www.mooreparkbeach.org.au/attractions/festivals-and-special-events/moore-park-beach-festival
If sporting events are not your thing, perhaps you’d be more interested in visiting our regional centres to savour the amazing produce on offer. There are some wonderful festivals coming up, providing a great excuse for a lazy country weekend.
Nosh Narrabri on 26 & 27 August aims to showcase products produced by local growers, food creators and beverage makers. The event promotes sustainable food production practices, and celebrates local creativity and talents and inspires people to support regional producers. So consider a trip along the Newell to Narrabri to experience some old-fashioned country hospitality. Nick and Sharon would love to welcome you to the Adelong for your weekend stay. https://www.noshnarrabri.com.au/
And you could continue on the Newell to Parkes in time for the Trundle Bush Tucker Festival. Taking place in Trundle the first Saturday in September every year, the event dishes up a day of fun for participants and spectators, featuring bush cooking competitions, billy boiling sprint, free bush tucker tasting, live bands and a wholesome program of bush entertainment. The 2017 Bush Tucker Day features country music sweetheart Beccy Cole, camp oven cooking demonstrations, bush tucker cooking competition and taste testing. What’s not to love? http://www.trundlebushtuckerday.com\
While you’re in the area, consider a trip across to Junee. This delightful little town punches above its weight for gourmet and organic offerings, being home to the Junee Licorice and Chocolate Factory, producing organic licorice – black and raspberry, and organic chocolate-coated products including nuts, ginger, coffee beans, sultanas and freeze dried strawberries. Yum! Sabina at Junee Motor Inn would love to host your stay and assist you with her amazing local knowledge. http://www.greengroveorganics.com.au/the-junee-licorice-and-chocolate-factory/
Dalby’s Delicious and Delightful Festival on 19 & 20 August is Dalby’s signature festival. A two-day multicultural event, it features creative markets, cultural foods and entertainment, ending with a spectacular lantern parade and fireworks display along the banks of the beautiful Myall River. Make it part of a weekend trip to Chinchilla, Dalby and surrounds. http://deliciousanddelightful.com.au/
Already a firm local favourite with the best coffee in town, the Coffee House Rockhampton has recently undergone a facelift complete with a new kitchen fit-out, freshly refurbished front of house and an exciting new menu – we’re talking Rack of lamb, roasted medium rare, served with rosemary garlic herb crust and red wine jus.
Or perhaps a snack of soft shell taco sliders with a refreshing ale.
And of course, the steaks are second to none, cooked to your liking and served with your choice of sauces and sides.
And did we mention breakfast? – a whole host of new options are on offer.
To celebrate, Danny, Leanne and the Team are offering some enticing special promotions this week, from a free muffin with your coffee on Tuesday to complimentary taster platter with your dinner on Thursday evening.
This is our way of saying thank you to our loyal locals and encouraging new patrons to sample our fare and experience the Coffee House hospitality.
Come and join us for breakfast, lunch or dinner.
Not one, not two, but three of our properties achieved the Trip Advisor Certificate of Excellence Awards recently – Station Motel, Parkes, Adelong Motel, Narrabri and Coffee House Apartment Motel, Rockhampton are all celebrating this acknowledgement of their outstanding hospitality and customer service.
The award is in recognition of the quality, quantity and consistency of reviews submitted by you, our guests, on TripAdvisor over the past 12 months.
All three properties maintained an overall TripAdvisor bubble rating of at least four out of five.
So, thank you all for your fabulous reviews and for taking the time to share your experiences at Southern Cross Motel Group properties. We really appreciate your feedback and work hard to make sure you always leave wanting to come back!