‘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/

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!

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.