Sarina

Located at the foothills of the Connors Range south of Mackay, Sarina is a relatively unspoilt area. It has retained much of its natural charm, while having developed into a thriving business area. Enjoy the country hospitality, beautiful beaches, scenic mountain ranges, prime fishing and prawning.

Sarina Tourist Art and Craft Information Centre, located in the Field of Dreams Parkland, will provide you with friendly local advice. It also carries a host of beautiful locally made arts, crafts and souvenirs.Sarina is also home to Australia's only miniature sugar mill and distillery, the Sarina Sugar Shed. 

A few of the beachside communities surrounding Sarina include Sarina Beach, Grasstree Beach, Salonika Beach and Freshwater Point. They are popular areas for fishing, prawning, boating and picnicking. There's a range of accommodations with licensed restaurant facilities, takeaways and local convenience stores.

Lake Barfield, which adjoins Salonika Beach, is a great place to stop as it is now a bird sanctuary - home to black swans, white herons and egrets.

Hay Point and Dalrymple Bay Coal Terminals are the largest coal export facilities in the world with a throughput of 44 million and 68 million tonnes per annum respectively. The administrative building at the Hay Point Coal Terminal operates a viewing platform where the handling and export activity can be viewed.

Keep an eye out for Buffy, a large Cane Toad statue placed in the middle of the Sarina township, in-between the north and south-bound lanes of the Bruce Highway.

 

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