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Swan Hill, a 2021 Victorian Top Tourism Town finalist!

Swan Hill has been announced as a finalist in the Victorian Top Tourism Town Awards!

The Awards are a new addition to the Victorian Tourism Awards program, hosted by the Victoria Tourism Industry Council (VTIC), recognising regional towns and centres that offer amazing visitor experiences.

Swan Hill Rural City Council’s Mayor Bill Moar said it was fantastic recognition for our region.

“Swan Hill has so much to offer for visitors, with attractions like the Pioneer Settlement, Heartbeat of the Murray, as well as cafés and restaurants serving fresh local produce, and parks and gardens along the Riverfront. There is something for every visitor.

“This recognition highlights the significant efforts of local tourism businesses and firmly positions the Swan Hill region on the tourist map,” Cr Moar said.

Cr Moar said the Top Tourism Town Awards recognise and celebrate towns that offer an amazing visitor experiences, and more so who are committed to growing visitation to their destination.

“We’ve seen a huge increase in the number of domestic visitors this Summer and over the Easter period. Australians are certainly exploring their own backyard and we are welcoming them with open arms.

“As our visitors needs and wants change, we need to ensure that we keep up with those changing visitor demands, and we certainly plan on doing that -e have many exciting ideas and developments to come,” he said.

Cr Moar said with Swan Hill having more sunny days per year than Queensland and an average temperature of 23 degree – Swan Hill is the obvious choice for tourists.

“Our region is a natural choice for lovers of fine weather, fine food and wine, and the finest outdoor lifestyle around,” Cr Moar added.

Victorians are being encouraged to vote for their favourite Victorian tourism town before Thursday, 27 May 2021 to go into the draw to win a Melbourne getaway for two.

To find out more or vote for Swan Hill please click here.

For more information, please call Council on 5036 2333.

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