Once the traveler hits Sarina, there is then not too far to Mackay. Sarina is surrounded by Sugar Cane Fields and is a sugar town. Bustout had pictured Sarina as being another very attractive Qld town. But sadly is a little disappointing.

That said it was easy to linger a little. If one intends to do the Sugar Cane tour you will need to allow half a day at a minimum to visit. The Sarina Museum is on the southern end of town and the museum and tour is a must.

Sarina lies just inland of the coast on the Bruce Highway. Besides sugar cane growing and milling, cattle grazing and agriculture are successful industries. Proximity to the coast and mountains also attracts tourists to this area. It is a major supplier of ethanol through the CSR Limited distillery.

The world famous "Big Cane Toad" is situated in the town center in honor of Sarina's proud cane farming history.

Recently tourism has grown in Sarina with Mackay being relatively close. Legend has it the very first jar of Vegemite was produced in Sarina in 1922.

The Sarina Churches are of modern design. The Catholic Church is impressive.

The Sarina War Memorial is located in the centre of the town.

The Sarina Hotels are a mix in terms of age.

When traveling either north or south on the Bruce Hgy, Sarina will be passed through. At a min check out the Museum and get a photo of the ‘big toad’

Diary notes




Fireplace Dump Station
General Store Bottled Gas
Internet Caravan
Camping 4WD
Kitchen Facilities Disabled access
Laundry Toilets
Campervans Accommodation
Meals   Airport
Pets Allowed   Boat Ramp
Telephone Picnic Area
Roadside Rest Area Electricity
Scenic Swimming
Tap water   Thermal Area
Stream Water   Walking tracks
Rotary Club Lions Club
Gymnasium   Gardens
Winery   Whitewater Rafting
Surfing   Skydiving
Skiing   Scenic Flights
Postal Service Police
Movie Location   Mountain Biking
Kayaking   Jet Boating
Information Hospital
Hang Gliding Golf Course