Sarina Town Centre
Originally known as Plane Creek, Sarina was renamed by William Charles Borlase Wilson, a surveyor, some time before 1896. Sarina was named after the Sarina Inlet which was in turn named from the Greek mythological enchantress Sarina.
Sarina's town centre is a blend of natural country charm and developed thriving business area which features a hospital, schools, library, visitor information centre and sporting facilities. The Sarina community pool is a great spot to enjoy a cool off during the warm tropical months.
You won’t be stuck trying to find a bite to eat in Sarina, with plenty of cafes, restaurants and pubs showcasing a diverse range of culinary treats. Whether you fancy a famous Sarina pie or a counter lunch, you will not be disappointed.
There are number accommodation and camping options to suit all, visit the Mackay Tourism website to view some of the Sarina accommodation options.
Keep an eye out for a large cane toad statue located in the middle of the township, in-between the north and south-bound lanes of the Bruce Highway. His scientific name is Bufo Marinus, but the locals have nicknamed him “Buffy”. Originally crafted out of paper mache in 1983 to become a float for a sugar festival, Buffy was later cast in fibreglass to become a fixture in the town, in recognition of Sarina's cane farming history.
If you are traveling with your furry friends, there is an off-leash park located a short walk away from the town centre. The 900m2 area is the perfect place to let your furry friends roam off-leash and meet some new friends. The park is located in Apex Park and is available to use 24/7.