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 Even this contains an out-of-date Kirwans Bridge address for one of the region’s premier tourist attractions in Skydive Nagambie.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.
The Bureau of Meteorology has released a severe weather warning for regions that include Shepparton. It includes damaging winds and the potential for flash flooding.
Pete O’Neill and Abby Hicks are national champions at the completion of the 2015 Australian Barefoot Championships held last week.
GVAC women Rachel Pratt and Jacquie Fitzpatrick showed the men, and the large crowd at Rushworth Speedway on Saturday, March 28, they have what it takes when competing in the men’s classes.
Two international backpackers have taken aim at contractors who hired them to pick fruit in the region without payment.
Rochester boxing coach Chris Trewin and his team of dedicated trainers have been hitting the bag for more than six months and the results are beginning to show.
Local MP calls for community applications
A special event will take place at Pioneer Park on Sunday.
Jerilderie's born and bred Madeleine Harris has been recognised for her banking and finance career
Concerned Costerfield residents had the chance to voice their antimony health concerns last week after an independent facilitator was appointed.
Strathmerton clinched a win in the high-scoring game against Mathoura on the weekend in the PDFL North West competition.
Deniliquin swimming dynamo Stephen Dalzell has finished 13th overall in his preferred event at the Australian Age Championships.
Murray Goulburn Co-operative has set a date for a special meeting to vote on a new capital structure.
Emergency services are on scene of a two-car crash on the Midland Hwy, near Benalla. Two people have died. Traffic is being diverted.
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