District famil tours growing in popularity
NORTH Burnett’s second Famil Tour proved even bigger than it’s first, with about 75 people turning up for a bus tour of Monto.
Mayor Rachel Chambers said the tours were intended to showcase other towns to people who lived in the region but had not travelled much in it.
“Since amalgamation this has become important for our region to start acting as one because our funding is as a region and we’re looked upon as the North Burnett region,” Cr Chambers said.
The Monto tour took people out to the famous Mulgildie Bunyip hole, Cania Dam and the Historical complex.
At the tour, people were offered “I’m a resident” badges to represent the region as tourism ambassadors.
Mayor Chambers said tourism needed to become part of the region’s economy going forward.
“The North Burnett is substantially agriculturally based; we do agriculture, we’re really good at that,” Cr Chambers said.
“However, the economy of towns used to be based on timber, dairy, and lots of other industries that we’ve lost along the way.”
The next tour will be in Mount Perry on Sunday, March 12.
FAMIL TOUR: Two busloads of people set off from Monto Colonial Inn on a tour of the region.