Tourism plays an im­por­tant role here

Central and North Burnett Times - - YOUR SAY - Adam McCleery adam.mccleery@cnbtimes.com.au

TOURISM is al­ways a big fo­cus for many re­gions in the coun­try and the North Bur­nett is no ex­cep­tion.

Our Mun­dub­bera jour­nal­ist has cov­ered a story about the in­flux of grey no­mads and other trav­ellers into the re­gion with the change of sea­son, to get some more insight into what brings them to the North Bur­nett.

As well as the be­gin­ning of the new sea­son, the Heart­land Fes­ti­val is com­ing up within weeks and is an­other bea­con of what tourism means to the North Bur­nett.

The Heart­land Fes­ti­val aims to show­case ev­ery­thing great about the North Bur­nett, from the lo­cally made prod­ucts to the freshly grown pro­duce.

Tourism, in­clud­ing the work­ing back­pack­ers, brings with it an in­flux of money for the lo­cal econ­omy, which can’t be over­stated.

Coun­try rac­ing in the North Bur­nett has al­ways proven pop­u­lar and the Gayndah Races, com­ing up this week­end, al­ways at­tracts a large con­tin­gent of peo­ple from out­side the re­gion.

This week­end will be the same I’m sure.

The Gayndah Her­itage Rail Trail has opened at the per­fect time as it aims to give those very same trav­ellers a new av­enue with which to see the nat­u­ral and his­tor­i­cal beauty of the re­gion.

Tourism is a hall­mark of Queens­land and the North Bur­nett con­tin­ues to at­tract more of it with each pass­ing year.

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