Hilltops Council launches Antique Trail
24 May 2016
A tourism trail has been launched in the newly formed Hilltops Council.
The Antique and Hand-crafted Trail is a joint tourism initiative which covers the former Boorowa, Harden and Young shires areas and links antiques, collectables and second hand retailers in the towns and villages of the region.
Three towns and five villages make up the newly released trail and apart from businesses in Murrumburrah, Young and Boorowa, the trail includes Murringo, Wombat, and Koorawatha as well as the neighbouring villages close to the Hilltops Region boundary of Bowning and Wallendbeen.
The trail is a welcome addition to the tourism attractions of the Hilltops Region and was devised in response to regular inquiries from visitors to the region.
A brochure promoting the trail also links hand-crafted businesses in the Hilltops Region and is available from local visitor information centres and the visit young website.
Newly appointed Administrator for the Hilltops Council and the former Mayor of Boorowa, Wendy Tuckerman said, “The former shires of the new Hilltops Council area have been collaborating in the tourism and visitor economy space for many years.”
“This is an important first step for the new Council and I think it points to a very positive future, where tourism experiences from across our region can be promoted under a single Hilltops brand.”
“Increased tourism in the region will provide additional employment opportunities for local people in retail and hospitality industries and I welcome its development,” Ms Tuckerman added.
The trail flyer is available from antique outlets in Harden, Young and Boorowa as well as through Visitor Information Centres and online.
The Young office of the Council can be contacted on: 6380 1200; the Harden office can be contacted on 6386 0100 and the Boorowa office on 6380 2000.