Photo caption: Federal Member for Parkes Mark Coulton encourages prospective holidaymakers to jump in the car for their next getaway and explore the many unique tourist attractions on offer right here in the Parkes electorate.
Federal Member for Parkes Mark Coulton is encouraging prospective holidaymakers to look no further than their own backyard for their next getaway to support local tourism jobs and businesses.
With international borders still closed and interstate travel restrictions changing by the day, Mr Coulton said there’s no better time for people in the Parkes electorate to explore the many great attractions in this part of the state.
“I want the good people of Parkes to take a break this year at one of our many holiday destinations to support local jobs and businesses,” Mr Coulton said.
“The Parkes electorate is home to some of the most unique tourist destinations in the state, from Lightning Ridge, the black opal capital of the world, to Broken Hill, a town steeped in mining history and the outback village of Silverton, which has featured in some iconic Aussie films. And in between is Cobar, also rich in mining history.
“You could follow the Great Artesian Drive and take a relaxing dip in each of the natural hot springs in the northern part of the electorate, including Moree, the Artesian spa capital of Australia.
“We also have the stargazing capital of Australia at Coonabarabran, the Big Bogan at Nyngan, and of course the popular Taronga Western Plains Zoo in Dubbo. These are just some of the exciting places to visit in remote and western NSW.
“Agriculture is the heart of the Parkes electorate, so if you’re looking for a unique farm stay or want a paddock-to-plate experience, then be sure to holiday here this year.”
The Coalition Government this month launched a $5 million advertising blitz as part of Tourism Australia’s ‘Holiday Here This Year’ campaign for 2021 to encourage Australians to book domestic holidays and give the tourism industry a much-needed boost.
“Our tourism industry is so important because it supports more than 666,000 local jobs and every dollar spent on an Australian holiday this year will help our tourism sector,” Mr Coulton said.
“When you do book your holiday this year, go to a local travel agent to help support them because they’re also doing it tough because of COVID-19.”
To get your inspiration started for your next holiday, visit australia.com/en