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Whilst we have all been taking the opportunity to enjoy travelling in Australia, one of the exciting trends is that regional tourism has been flourishing in Australia.

Whilst we have all been taking the opportunity to enjoy travelling in Australia, one of the exciting trends is that regional tourism has been flourishing in Australia.

Cultural Attractions of Australia’s emphasis on providing bespoke experiences for many of this country’s cultural, historic and sporting icons is encouraging visitors to venture out to atmospheric outback towns such as Longreach in Queensland. Here, you may explore aviation history at the Qantas Founders Museum. They also provide an exciting reason to make the trip to the town of Ballarat in country Victoria to visit Sovereign Hill, Australia’s largest outdoor museum, which captures the excitement of the goldrush era of the 1850’s.

Highlights Annabel Sullivan, Executive Officer, Cultural Attractions of Australia, “Australian travellers are making the most of this time to explore their own backyard differently. They’re looking for bespoke experiences that will provide them with more authentic interactions and leave them with lasting memories. Many of the experiences offered by the members of Cultural Attractions of Australia will do just that. They are guided by passionate experts in their field who share their special insights to help bring the people and places to life,” highlights Annabel Sullivan, Executive Officer, Cultural Attractions of Australia.

Situated in central Queensland, Longreach is accessible via a 2-hour flight from Brisbane. Highlights include the Australian Stockman’s Hall of Fame and Outback Heritage Centre, which showcases Australian history with an emphasis on pastoral developments. Exhibits include models of Indigenous cave paintings, early White Settlement records and a focus on past and present life in the bush. It is also fun to take a trip around town on an original Cobb & Co coach, and an afternoon cruise on the Thomson River on a paddle wheel steamer for a spectacular outback sunset. Dining options include Harry’s Restaurant and Redford Bar serving hearty country fare, named after local “hero” bushranger Captain Starlight.

A Victorian period gem, Ballarat is a one and a half hour drive from Melbourne. The city has a fine architectural heritage reflected in the Town Hall and Her Majesty’s Theatre – Australia’s oldest intact and operating lyric theatre. You can enjoy strolling boulevards such as Sturt Street with gardens featuring bandstands, statues, monuments, memorials, lamp posts and the tree lined Avenue of Honour. The Ballarat Art Gallery features a superb collection of Australian art from colonial times, including works by Arthur Streeton, David and Arthur Boyd and Claris Beckett all housed in a Victorian heritage building. The original Eureka Stockade flag is in the Eureka Annex to the Gallery. Take in the beautiful Ballarat Botanical Gardens, featuring Prime Ministers Avenue with striking bronze busts of every Australian Prime Minister. Accommodation options include grand heritage listed Victorian era hotels including Craig’s Royal Hotel orthe Provincial Hotel.

Read more about the experiences CAOA is offering in Longreach, and in the surrounds of Ballarat.

Press Release – Regional Queensland and Victoria

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