Sarina is located about 35km south of Mackay just inland from the Sarina Beach, and is a farming community that has also embraced mining over recent years.
This region consists of many primary schools and one large secondary school, small shopping centres and lovely beaches nearby. There are also a number of environmental parks within the area.
The region is home to the Hay Point and Dalrymple Bay coal terminals which are the largest coal export facilities in the world.
The township itself is home to the Sarina Distillery, which opened in 1927, and processes industrial strength alcohol from sugar bought from surrounding mills. The region remains one of the most affordable in the Mackay district.