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2015 Destination Gippsland Tourism Stakeholders Survey

Destination Gippsland’s role is to inspire, influence and lead positive tourism outcomes through partnerships across Gippsland. We would like to learn from our industry and government partners how well we are performing and what we can improve for the future. This 10 minute survey will give...

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Small Towns Big Ideas

Small Town Transformations is a state-wide program managed by Regional Arts Victoria on behalf of the Victorian Government, through which $350,000 is available for creative, transformative projects in six small towns with populations fewer than 2,000 people. That is $350,000 for each of the six...

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Another successful year for the Gippsland visitor economy

Gippsland’s visitor economy continues to grow as the region attracted an additional 100,000 visitors in the 2014/15 year.  This result was announced by Destination Gippsland at its Annual General Meeting held in Sale on November 13, 2015. The organisation’s leadership remains strong with Steven Hibbard reappointed...

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Gippsland wins gold at the VTA

The spotlight was on Victoria’s leading tourism businesses at the RACV Victorian Tourism Awards’ gala ceremony at the Melbourne Convention and Exhibition Centre on Monday November 16. Now in their 31st year, the awards recognise excellence in the industry and assist in the ongoing quest...

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Destination Gippsland year in review 2014-15

Growing tourism in Regional Victoria is a competitive and challenging endeavour. Not only are we completing with other destinations both domestic and international but we are competing to some extent against all forms of recreation for the leisure time and spending of potential visitors. We have enjoyed a...

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Walhalla Railway Signs International Agreement

The Walhalla Goldfields Railway, located in the mountains of Gippsland two hours to the east of Melbourne, has signed an international “Twinning Agreement” with the Lynton & Barnstaple Railway in Devon UK. The twinning of these two Tourism and Heritage railways is in the spirit of...