Discovery weekend a stand-out success

Published on 29 July 2019

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Moira Shire residents en masse took part in the Discovery Weekend last weekend, visiting tourist spots right across the shire.

Over the course of the weekend, residents enjoyed scrumptious local produce, paddle boat rides, coffee, historic tours and more – all for just $1.

Mayor Libro Mustica said he was amazed at the amount of locals getting out and about, taking advantage of this great initiative.

"Locals are the friendly faces to thousands of family and friends visiting our region each and every year," Cr Mustica said.

"The Sun Country Discovery Weekend was a great opportunity to explore our own backyard, so we can spread the word to our friends and relatives when they visit.

"Our Farm Gate Trail, with more than 20 operators on board, as well as the Silo Art Trail are becoming more popular than ever.

"With the Discovery Weekend, from Bundalong to Barmah, tourism operators welcomed locals to re-visit attractions they may not have been to for a while, or to take a tour they haven’t experienced before."

Cr Mustica said it wasn’t too late to enter into the Discovery Weekend competition with prizes on offer for residents who collected four stickers on their ticket at participating venues.

"The prizes, valued at $1,500, comprise two nights’ accommodation at RACV Resort Cobram plus a three hour sunset dinner cruise for four people aboard the MV Paradise and a Locheilan Cheese Triple Cream Brie Ring; a two night accommodation voucher from ‘The Sinatra’ Waterfront Holiday Homes, Mulwala; and a two night cabin stay at the Numurkah Caravan Park," Cr Mustica said.

"Simply return your completed ticket with its four stickers to your local Visitor Information Centre before Saturday 10 August 2019 to be in the running for this great prize."