Liverpool Plains Shire Council’s (LPSC) Visitor Information Centre (VIC) recently organised a familiarity trip to show staff and volunteers from Tamworth, Nundle, Manilla, Murrurundi, Quirindi and Narrabri VICs the attractions the Shire has to offer tourists.
“We had a great day, the weather was perfect for the occaision. On the bus between stops the LPSC staff also informed our visitors about our other attractions, accommodation on offer, the sunflower alerts issued by the VIC, local history, the Shire’s villages, freedom camping and our events calendar,” said LPSC VIC Manager, Nikki Robertson.
“The Austin Tourist Park in Tamworth is a great ambassador for the Liverpool Plains and we were stoked when they also sent along one of their staff members,” she said.
“During the day we had morning tea at Willow Tree, took in the scene from Who’d-A-Thought-It lookout, visited Bob’s Shed, the Rural Heritage Village and Miniature Railway, Werris Creek’s Rail Journeys Museum and Australian Railway Monument, had lunch at the Marshall McMahon Inn Wallabadah and had a guided tour of the First and Second Fleet Memorial Gardens,” Nikki continued.
“All of our visitors thoroughly enjoyed the day and were amazed at just how much the Liverpool Plains has to offer. The Shire’s attractions are impressive and I always enjoy introducing visitors to them.
“Additionally, the day provided a great opportunity for networking and conversation between the VICs towards further progress working together to promote this wonderful region,” she continued.
“I’d like to thank Bob’s Shed, The Rural Heritage Village, the Miniature Railway and the Rail Journeys Museum for the interesting tours they provided, and the Marshall McMahon Inn for a delicious lunch. Lastly, a big thanks to all the visitors who made the day a resounding success,” Nikki said.
LPSC Mayor, Councillor Andrew Hope, congratulated Nikki for her initiative in organising the days events.
“Promoting tourism and Council’s Recreational Vehicle (RV) Strategy are vital components of our economic development program to assist local businessess and attractions prospser,” Councillor Hope said.
Rail Journeys Museum and Australian Railway Monument President, Chris Holley, showed the visitors all facets of the museum’s operations.
|Narrabri VIC girls pictured at Who’d-A-Thought-It lookout with Narrabri Tourism Manager Penny Jobling (centre).||
The visitors were surprised at the amazing collection at Bob’s Shed.
Train driver Brian prepares to take the contingent for a ride on the miniature railway at the Heritage Village.