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Cactus Country has another award

Julie, Jim and John Hall from Cactus Country.
Awarded for being the best: Julie, Jim and John Hall from Cactus Country. Photo by Andrea Sissons

Originally called Spikes and Blooms, Cactus Country has been a tourism drawcard in the region since 1988.

Owners Jim and Julie Hall have been running the business since day one, and are pleased to be enjoying a period of growth.

“It’s a really exciting time for us at the moment,” Mr Hall said.

“We have some exciting projects coming up and we’re growing well.”

It has won the Best Tourism Business award at the Moira Business Awards.

Mr Hall said it was an honour to even be nominated.

“It was a really great night, and we were actually a bit surprised to win. We were up against some great businesses,” he said.

“We were just going for a few wines and to network with the industry.

“It was held in a brand new hotel, so it was beautiful, with good food and a great atmosphere.

“It was nice to celebrate along with other business owners in the region.

“We have been really lucky this year, winning gold at the Victorian Tourism Awards, and we also took out a Trip Advisor award as one of the top 120 tourist attractions in the world.

"These type of things are great, as you meet new people in your industry who have been where you are and can offer great advice about how to get to the next stage.’’