The best in lo­cal tourism

Guided tours show­cas­ing the re­gion’s best wines and vine­yards

Isis Town and Country - - News - By VANESSA KUM­MEROW

CHILDERS Eco-lodge opened its doors, bring­ing a sus­tain­able al­ter­na­tive to back­packer ac­com­mo­da­tion to the area.

Last year own­ers Vanessa and Rhys Kum­merow claimed a Gold Queens­land Tourism Award to cel­e­brate its first birth­day.

This year they are launch­ing a guided wine tour around Childers’ four vine­yards and winer­ies to cel­e­brate the grow­ing pres­ence in the lo­cal tourism arena.

Owner Rhys Kum­merow said: “We are push­ing hard to show­case the amaz­ing ex­pe­ri­ences peo­ple can have when they visit the Childers re­gion.

“Of­fer­ing a guided wine tour will ap­peal to do­mes­tic vis­i­tors look­ing for a week­end away, as well as groups look­ing for a unique ac­tiv­ity.”

High­light­ing the four unique stops on the tour, Mr Kum­merow hopes the wine tour will boost peo­ple vis­it­ing the Hill of Prom­ise, Bri­er­ley Wines, Ohana Win­ery and Vint­ner’s Se­cret Vine­yard.

Off the Wagon Wine Tours will start on Novem­ber 21.

Tours will in­clude wine tast­ing at all venues, morn­ing tea and lunch, an ex­otic fruit farm tour, and com­men­tary on the re­gion and the ar­ray of pro­duce on of­fer.

Lo­cal dis­counts and group pack­ages make it a great ac­tiv­ity for vis­it­ing friends and rel­a­tives or Christ­mas par­ties.

On Fri­day, Novem­ber 13, the Kum­merows will be ea­gerly wait­ing re­sults from the en­try into the 2015 Queens­land Tourism Awards Spe­cialised Tourism Cat­e­gory.

“We see the awards as a way to shine the spot­light on Childers and the great ex­pe­ri­ences vis­i­tors can have to the re­gion,” Mr Kum­merow said.

The re­gion is mak­ing a name for it­self with a wide ar­ray of na­ture-based tourism ac­tiv­i­ties on of­fer.

Rhys Kum­merow A guided wine tour will ap­peal to do­mes­tic vis­i­tors

PHOTO: CON­TRIB­UTED

ECO-LODGE TOURS: En­joy the tastes of the re­gion on the wine tour.

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