Black Caviar tourism gold

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THE Black Caviar Trail is to be a tour of Vic­to­ria’s prime thor­ough­bred breed­ing re­gion.

It will al­low tour­ers to ex­plore the re­gion at their leisure and to util­is­ing tech­nol­ogy to ac­cess the sto­ries be­hind what has made the Vic­to­rian thor­ough­bred in­dus­try what it is today.

The pro­posal de­vel­oped by ‘Nagam­bie Lakes Tourism and Com­merce’ is to de­velop a new tour­ing route lever­ag­ing off the enor­mous in­ter­est cre­ated by the cham­pion race­horse Black Caviar and to high­light the cre­den­tials and his­tory of Cen­tral Vic­to­ria’s re­gional thor­ough­bred breed­ing and rac­ing in­dus­try.

The tour­ing route takes in 25 des­ig­nated sites of sig­nif­i­cance, com­menc­ing at Flem­ing­ton Rac­ing Mu­seum head­ing north­wards tak­ing in many sites along Vic­to­ria’s North Cen­tral Thor­ough­bred breed­ing cor­ri­dor.

It cov­ers a dis­tance of 230km and will take par­tic­i­pants through Liv­ing Leg­ends, Kil­more, Sey­mour, North­wood, Nagam­bie and Avenel.

The trail al­lows for flex­i­bil­ity as par­tic­i­pants will be able to cus­tomise their tour by pick­ing and choosing which of the sites they may wish to fo­cus on, and which ones they may pre­fer to leave out.

The drive passes through the pic­turesque coun­try­side of re­gional Vic­to­ria, trav­el­ling past state of the art train­ing and breed­ing fa­cil­i­ties.

At the en­trance of each of the places of in­ter­est, an un­ob­tru­sive plaque with a fa­mil­iar theme will be po­si­tioned to in­di­cate to mo­torists where they are po­si­tioned along the trail.

In ad­di­tion to the thor­ough- bred es­tab­lish­ments of note, the tour in­cludes key points of in­ter­est and ac­tiv­i­ties to un­der­take dur­ing the day.

This in­cludes winer­ies, cafes, restau­rants, a river cruise and, sites of his­tor­i­cal sig­nif­i­cance, of course, a visit to the iconic statue of Black Caviar sit­u­ated on the fore­shore of Lake Nagam­bie.

A web­site has also been es­tab­lished for fur­ther in­for­ma­tion and ease of ac­cess to maps for the tourist.

This can be found at­caviar­

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