WELCOME TO THE WINTER ISSUE OF THE NORTH EAST TOURIST NEWS 2015.
FROM skiing the pristine white slopes of our resorts, to getting cosy beside an open fire in the North East’s welcoming pubs or restaurants, the region shows off its diverse attractions during winter.
The weather may be cold, but there is still a wide array of festivals and events throughout the season.
During the Queen’s Birthday weekend in particular, visitors and locals alike are spoiled for choice.
Wine lovers flock to Rutherglen for their popular Winery Walkabout, or head across to the King Valley for their Weekend Fit For A King, or the Glenrowan area for Trails, Tastings and Tales.
The weekend also sees local mountains and alpine villages, including Mt Hotham, Falls Creek, Dinner Plain and Mt Buller, welcome in the official start to the snow season.
The snow attracts many to the region to enjoy a range of activities, including skiing, snowboarding, tobogganing, snowshoe walks, and après ski socialising.
Visitors can also find out more about Ned Kelly at the Ned Kelly Weekend in Beechworth.
It’s always a good idea to drop in to your nearest visitor information centre for helpful advice on upcoming events and other opportunities to make the most of your stay, whether it is for a few days or a few weeks.
Whatever the duration, we hope you enjoy your time in our beautiful part of the world.
Jeff Zeuschner Group Editor