Cos­mos #40 on tourism bucket list

Western Times - - NEWS -

THE Ex­pe­ri­ence Oz, the num­ber one web­site for things to do in Aus­tralia have re­cently re­vealed its ul­ti­mate Queens­land Bucket List with the top 100 things to do in the state be­fore you die.

Among the 100 tours, at­trac­tions and ac­tiv­i­ties, the Charleville Cos­mos Cen­tre and Ob­ser­va­tory hit num­ber 40 on the list.

In the rea­son­ing to why it was ranked as num­ber 40, Ex­pe­ri­ence Oz said stargaz­ing at the Cos­mos Cen­tre blended to­gether pre­sen­ta­tions from knowl­edge­able guides with prac­ti­cal view­ing ex­pe­ri­ences to get the coun­try’s best avail­able look at many key fig­ures that dot the so­lar sys­tem, as well as day-time view­ings of the sun.

Fur­ther, the clar­ity of the Aus­tralian Out­back sky made an ideal set­ting for the ex­cel­lent ob­ser­va­tory and at­trac­tion com­plex.

Mur­weh Shire tourism man­ager Monique John­son said she was “over the moon” with the Cos­mos cen­tre mak­ing an ap­pear­ance on the bucket list.

“I was so ex­cited when I saw this: To be recog­nised by Ex­pe­ri­ence Oz’s top 100 is great and it’s even bet­ter to be in the top 50 per cent,” she said.

“A lot of peo­ple must have it on their bucket lists, which is a credit to the cen­tre.”

This year the Cos­mos Cen­tre wel­comed 10 new guides who will help cover the seven ob­ser­va­tory shows.

“This year we have an out­stand­ing team which has just started and are all learn­ing about the out­back skies, ready for the tourism sea­son,” she said.

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