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Image (supplied) - VTIC Chair Matt McDonald, Port Campbell Visitor Information Centre Coordinator Mark Cuthell, Corangamite Shire Mayor Ruth Gstrein and Tourism Minister Martin Pakula at the awards ceremony.

Timboon Proud Of Silver

Timboon Proud Of Silver

Image (supplied) - VTIC Chair Matt McDonald, Port Campbell Visitor Information Centre Coordinator Mark Cuthell, Corangamite Shire Mayor Ruth Gstrein and Tourism Minister Martin Pakula at the awards ceremony.

Timboon takes silver in Top Small Tourism Town awards

Corangamite Shire Mayor Ruth Gstrein has congratulated the township of Timboon, who took home the silver award in the Top Small Tourism Town category of the inaugural Top Tourism Town Awards.

It was a hat-trick for the Great Ocean Road region, with Port Fairy winning gold and Apollo Bay taking out Bronze.

“The awards were decided by a combination of judging and popular vote and the result shows Timboon really has a lot of friends across the State" Ms Gstrein said.

“Being a finalist shows that Timboon’s friendly, welcoming people make a positive and lasting impression on their visitors"

“We hope that recognition in the awards entices more visitors to come and discover the sights and experiences the area has to offer.”

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South-West Ward Councillor Kate Makin said Timboon was held in high regard and performed well against strong competition.

“The Port Campbell Visitor Information Centre and shire tourism team did a great job putting together a really professional submission,” Cr Makin said.

“It included a three-day itinerary showing how much there is for visitors to do in and around the town, and a promotional video featuring the talents of local songwriter, Timboon’s Ciara Fitzpatrick, and videographer, Josh Beames from Cobden"

“The aim is to stop people just driving through on their way to and from the more famous destinations. We want them to know it’s worth their while to stop in Timboon for a few days—or even more—and explore.

The judges said the submission was “packed with flavour and energy” and compelled people to want to visit Timboon.

The video and the three-day itinerary can be found at vtic.com.au/toptourismtown/timboon.

Great Ocean Road Regional Tourism General Manager Liz Price said the trifecta provided recognition in the industry and endorsement from consumers that the Great Ocean Road region one of Victoria’s favourite destinations.

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