Most of the Goulburn Valley is conspicuous by its absence in Melbourne and Victoria guide.CHALPAT SONTI July 17, 2014 3:52am
We might like to think of our region as having plenty to offer tourists, but it seems one of tourism’s bibles doesn’t share that view.
The ninth edition of the Lonely Planet Melbourne and Victoria guide (Lonely Planet Publications, $34.99) is now out and it continues a recent trend.
Recent editions of the widely-sold guide have contained less and less on our region, and this one goes a step further.
Not only is there no mention of Seymour, with its world-class Vietnam Veterans Commemorative Walk, or Avenel and its role in the Ned Kelly story, or other tourist spots, even the likes of Shepparton, Euroa and the Strathbogie Ranges miss out.
The only concession that the region even exists is a brief spiel on Nagambie near the end of the guide in the section ‘‘The Murray River and Around’’. Even this contains an out-of-date Kirwans Bridge address for one of the region’s premier tourist attractions in Skydive Nagambie. There is also a little bit on Benalla.
Goulburn River Valley Tourism and local councils have gone to a great deal of time and effort recently developing destination management plans for our region, well detailed in the Telegraph.
This book shows they — and tourism businesses — will just have to work even harder to put us back on the map.
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