A new visitor guide promoting the many attractions of the region has been produced by Upper Hunter Country Tourism (UHCT).
The glossy 66 page publication includes photos by some of the area’s top photographers and information on festivals and events, recreational activities, local produce, accommodation, maps, recipes, original bush poetry and an introduction by writer and broadcaster Phillip Adams AO.
The guide is available free from Visitor Information Centres.
At the launch of the guide, UHCT President Peter Hale said it would help create a unique identity for the Upper Hunter.
“It is a fantastic collection of really great destinations, experiences and local products,” he said.
Around 40 UHCT members attended the launch held at Scone Motor Inn today as well as Upper Hunter Shire Mayor Wayne Bedggood, Councillor Kiwa Fisher and Muswellbrook Shire Mayor Martin Rush.
Mr Hale commended Muswellbrook and Upper Hunter shire councils for their support.
“The councils are taking a progressive approach in joining the ‘Come on up!” brand and supporting Upper Hunter Country Tourism not only with funding but with council resources,” he said.
Cr Bedggood said the partnership with Muswellbrook Shire had been very productive.
“We are two healthy stand-alone shires which share interests and share industries, so it made sense to collaborate,” said Mayor Bedggood.
“For example we have collaborated on our events calendar to spread events throughout the year, not to have clashes and hold events that complement each other so people come up for a few days,” Cr Bedggood said.
Mr Hale also thanked the many photographers, writers, council staff and businesses who had contributed to the creation of the guide.
For information about Upper Hunter attractions and events, or becoming a member of Upper Hunter Country Tourism, visit their website www.upperhuntercountry.com and subscribe to the fortnightly eNewsletter “Come on up!” or find them on Facebook.
Photo Caption: Upper Hunter Country Tourism President Peter Hale, Upper Hunter Shire Mayor Wayne Bedggood, and Muswellbrook Shire Mayor Martin Rush at the launch of the new visitor guide yesterday.