Black Caviar tourism gold
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 at www.blackcaviartrail.com.au.