Guy Saddleton, Maggie Porter and Stuart Allardice with the new Bellingen Shire tourist brochures.
Guy Saddleton, Maggie Porter and Stuart Allardice with the new Bellingen Shire tourist brochures. Ute Schulenberg

Brochures capture shire delights

ARTS, birds, waterfalls, walks and drives – the richness of what is on offer in the Bellingen Shire is showcased in the area’s newest tourism brochures.

Launched tonight, the brochures are a collaboration between Tourism Bellinger, the council and the Bellingen Community Arts Council.

Co-ordinator Maggie Porter said the brochure theme had come from those already on offer for Urunga and surrounds.

“They are a wonderful tool to encourage visitors to explore more widely,” Ms Porter said.

“Writing the brochures was a challenge because we had so much information. The brochures are already available on the web with the additional information to be uploaded soon.”

Tourism Bellinger president, Guy Saddleton, said the brochures were part of the shire’s co-ordinated tourism strategy, which today also saw the stewardship of the Waterfall Way Visitor Information Centre officially handed to the council.

“Our financial position is strong and we will be repaying one year of the funding back to the council,” Mr Saddleton said.

Stuart Allardice, the council’s economic development and tourism officer, said the brochures were a flagship product, easily accessible on the web at www.waterfallway.com and www.urunga.com.

He said there was room for future embellishment and electronic distribution including such possible forums as iPhones and iPads.

Bellingen Shire is in the final stages of completing the amalgamation with Coffs Harbour’s tourism body to create Tourism Coffs Coast.



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