Ready for the dollar discovery weekend

Local business representatives including Yarrawonga Mulwala Visitor Information, Mulwala Water Ski Club, Squires Winery, Moira Shire Council, Sebel Yarrawonga, Cactus Country Strathmerton, Yarrawonga Mulwala Golf Club Resort and Sporties Barooga gather at Squires Winery for the launch of Moira Shire Dollar Discovery Weekend which will take place in each of their stores on July 23 and 24. Photo by Les_Garbutt

Residents of Moira Shire are invited to participate in the upcoming Dollar Discovery Weekend to be held July 23-24 at tourist hotspots across the county.

Officially launched at Bundalong’s Squires Winery last Friday, staff from participating businesses including Mulwala Water Ski Club Cafe, Yarrawonga Mulwala Historical Society, Yarrawonga Mulwala Golf Resort, Yarrawonga Mulwala Visitor Information Center , Byramine Estate and Brewery, Lake Cafe and Terrace, Rich Glen Provedore and Orangery, Sebel Yarrawonga, Cactus Country and Sporties Barooga were all on hand to inspire the community to take part in the big initiative.

During Dollar Discovery Weekend, residents can enjoy delicious local produce, coffee, wine, golf, cactus adventures and more – all from just $1.

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

“Tour operators and retail outlets from Bundalong to Barmah have embarked and are offering attractions, products and experiences from just $1,” said Cr Mustica.

“We are committed to helping our communities thrive, both economically and socially, and this weekend is a fantastic opportunity to explore our own backyard while supporting local businesses.

“It’s also a great opportunity to have some fun experiences, catch up with family and friends, and get out and see our beautiful part of Sun Country on the Murray.

“The Council’s Visit Friends and Relatives campaign is vital to local and regional tourism with statistics showing that over 30% of our day and night visitors come to our county because they have family and friends living locally, so it is vital that we invest in positive promotions and initiatives to increase this number.

Cactus Country Strathmerton owner John Hall is a tour operator who is a passionate supporter of Moira Shire Council’s Discovery Weekend event.

“The market for visiting friends and relatives is huge for Cactus Country,” John said. “Every year more and more people tell us that they visit us because a local recommended us.

“There are so many bargains in Moira Shire this year that I can’t wait to load a few friends into the car and explore the area like a tourist.

“It’s a great way to give back to the community.

“Support a local business this Discovery Weekend, and if you fall in love with a new place or it reminds you how much you love a place, you’ll visit it often.

“Be sure to share your experience with someone from out of town to attract them to our little piece of paradise!”

For more information on the Discovery Weekend and the attractions on offer, visit the Moira Shire website.

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