Council’s Information marquee at Agfest was a great success. This was the third year we have had a site at this event. We had many ratepayers who called in to just say hello, and others who had minor queries connected to their residences, particularly those who have holiday homes in our area. We have around […]
Tourism Brand Sets The Pace
Tourism in the Central Highlands now has its own regional brand in a significant, and bold, initiative telling the World it is the place to be.
Highlands Tasmania is a new organisation, led by Central Highlands Council and including tourism associations, business groups and individual operators from across the region.
It is believed to be the first time a single council in mainland Tasmania has taken responsibility for branding outside the regional organisation structure established by Tourism Tasmania.
“We listened intently to our operators who have been doing it tough and Council decided it was time to take a lead and join with the industry to promote the entire region,” said Central Highlands Mayor Deirdre Flint OAM.
“Highlands Tasmania is a Council committee with additional members drawn from individual operators, tourism and trade organisations, such as Trout Guides and Lodges Tasmania.
“We aim to steady and grow tourism with an inter-state and international focus,” she added.
Recent Tourism News
A new Visitor Amenities area is currently being constructed at Derwent Bridge encompassing toilet facilities, information bay, parking, picnic tables and a barbeque. The information bay will provide tourism information encouraging visitors to spend more time in Lake St Clair and the greater Western Region. The project is being funded by a State Government Grant […]
Ratho Farm home to Australia’s oldest golf course will be soft opening some if its accommodation & homestead hospitality over the coming weeks. Ratho Farm is looking forward to working with the local community & service providers to deliver a world class hospitality & heritage experience in the scenic setting of the Central Highlands. The […]
Highlands Bushfest A Success The inaugural Highlands Bushfest was held on the 15th and 16th November, 2014 at the Bothwell Recreation Ground with the theme of showcasing the recreational activities in the Highlands – fishing, camping, hunting and four wheel driving. Although the Huon Show, Scottsdale Show, Beerfest, Christmas Parade and Point to Pinnacle were […]