Our guide to Sarina by our Whitsundays local expert - To the south of Mackay in Central Queensland lies the charming town of Sarina, which is fast becoming a popular stop for the tourist crowd. There is much to do in and around Sarina. It is an important centre for the growth and milling of sugarcane, cattle-rearing and agriculture. Sarina blends rural with modern impeccably. On the one hand, it is close to beautiful coasts and mountains, and on the other, it is home to golf courses, bowling alleys and squash courts. The accommodation options in Sarina are also varied enough to meet different tastes and budgets.