Latest figures show booming Gippy tourism

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Tourism is booming in Gippsland with the region attracting more than seven million visitors for the first time and the Baw Baw region recorded the second highest visitation rate. Latest figures released by Tourism Research Australia for the year ending

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Arts and tourism collide

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Local artists have partnered with Visit Baw Baw to launch an exciting new tourism product exploring the arts. A crowd recently gathered at the West Gippsland Arts Centre for the launch of the “Warragul Region Art Trail”. Showcasing 16 local

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Tourism boost

Knights Andrew McKinnon (left) and Phillip Leitch told guests at a Baw Baw shire tourism promotion in Melbourne on Thursday the many things to expect when the world jousting championships and medieval village come to Lardner Park in June. Shire councillors keen to find out more were, from left, Jessica O’Donnell, Michael Leaney, mayor Mikaela Power, Keith Cook and Tricia Jones.

Baw Baw Shire took its wares to town last Thursday as it ramps up its campaign to make city people more aware of the attractions of visiting the Gippsland area closest to their doorstep. The “closer than you think” tag

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Walhalla tourism boost

Inspecting the carriage are Baw Baw Shire mayor Cr Joe Gauci, Walhalla Goldfields Railway president Michael Leaney and Member for Eastern Victoria Harriet Shing.

A state government grant of $300,000 will help Walhalla Goldfields Tourist Railway to operate seven days a week. Not-for-profit organisation Walhalla Goldfields Railway will provide the remaining $150,000 to restore and convert a 1926 Melbourne tram into a self-propelled rail

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