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Welcome to Sun Country’s Discovery Weekend

By Yarrawonga Chronicle

Your favourite local tourist hotspots across the shire will be bustling on July 27 and 28 as Moira Shire residents are invited to take part in the upcoming Discovery Weekend. 

Over this weekend, residents can enjoy scrumptious local produce, paddle boat rides, coffee, historic tours and more – all for just $1. 

Moira Shire Mayor Libro Mustica said he was looking forward to the weekend and encouraged all residents to save the date. 

“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 is 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 will welcome 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 visiting friends and relatives make a significant contribution to the local tourism economy and account for 34.54% of day visitors, 31.7% of domestic overnight visitors and 42% of international visitors to the region. 

“Residents will receive a ticket and brochure in the mail about the specials on offer over the Discovery Weekend,” he said. 

“Just show your Sun Country Discovery Weekend ticket at participating venues and enjoy mates rates all weekend.” 

There are prizes on offer for residents who collect 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, August 10 2019 to be in the running for this great prize.” 

For more information about how to enter the competition or locations of the $1 offers go to the Moira Shire website or call into your local Visitor Information Centre.