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 Even this contains an out-of-date Kirwans Bridge address for one of the region’s premier tourist attractions in Skydive Nagambie.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.
City of Greater Shepparton Mayor Jenny Houlihan urges people to continue supporting SPC Ardmona after yesterday’s funding announcement, but also warns it could mean less jobs in the future.
Mulwala Thirds full forward Gus McMillan kicked his 100th goal for the season on Saturday.
Murchison and Tatura SES units were two of 26 Victoria State Emergency Service volunteer units to receive an allocation of new equipment this week as part of the annual AAMI equipment handover program.
Community Living and Respite Services has received a huge funding boost for its Minor st project with $28,773 from Campaspe Shire, $20,000 from Moama RSL and Moama Bowling Club respectively and $5000 from Rich River Golf Club.
Rochester resident Phyllis Thompson raised concerns about the pedestrian crossing outside the post office VicRoads recently.
Girgarre Primary School students relate what the best book is they have read and why.
The death of Arthur Cole is the passing of a true gentleman.
A commemorative plaque to mark 100 years of Berrigan Red Cross has been unveiled outside the Berrigan RSL Club.
Peter Maine has traken over the president's role for Heathcote Tourism and Development.
Cobram service sees crowd commemorate 48th anniversary of a key Vietnam battle.
The region is holding out for winter rain.
A $100 million investment program will recommence following parent company Coca-Cola Amatil's decision today to invest $78 million into SPC Ardmona.
Vale Pat Gardner, 1916 - 2014 whose last wish was for the Benalla ceramic mural to be listed by the National Trust.
- Benalla unveils its refurbished old shire offices which are now the Civic Centre
- Support Light the Night in Benalla next month
- Poppy Smith celebrates her second birthday, having survived a heart defect.
- Benalla Rural City Council announces intention to re-appoint CEO Tony McIlroy
- Benalla Art Gallery appoints new director
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