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How can we get more tourists to the South Burnett?

Do you think tourists would be keen on a floating water sports complex at one of our dams?
Do you think tourists would be keen on a floating water sports complex at one of our dams? Warren Lynam

WHAT do you think will bring more tourist to the South Burnett?

Perhaps the dams could host a floating water park or maybe we set up a Paddock-to-Plate food festival.

Maybe it could be something simple like change when and where tourism operators advertise their offerings or slightly reducing the fees for tours and accommodation in the off-peak season.

This question is the focus of the the quarterly South Burnett Unpacked meetings held across the region.

The November chin-wag was held at the Yallakool Caravan Park on Bjelke-Petersen Dam.

It was attending by a range of tourism advocates and member of the South Burnett Regional Council and its economic development team.

Councillor Danita Potter said it was important to get the conversation started.

"Everyone who was at the South Burnett Unpacked meeting put forward their ideas," Cr Potter said.

Some of the ideas will take time and money to develop, others are simpler.

"I think there is already some off-peak rates at the dam's but it's not at much as was first suggested," Cr Potter said.

The attendees have had time to think about how to implement some of the concepts and they will be further refined and developed at the next South Burnett Unpacked meeting.

It will be held at Bunya Mountains on February 20.

Vote below for your favourite idea that was suggested at the South Burnett Unpacked meeting. 

Which of these ideas would be best for South Burnett tourism?

This poll ended on 19 February 2018.

Current Results

Reduce off-peak accommodation rates at the Bjelke-Petersen and Boondooma Dam’s by 50%

10%

Develop a floating water park similar to the Bli Bli Watersports Complex

50%

Have the wineries link up and run regional wine tours

7%

Increase advertising and promotion

2%

Develop a tourism centre for the peanut industry

2%

Assist the South Burnett PCYC to host more events

1%

Establish a Paddock-to-Plate festival

15%

Host a best burger competition

0%

Run tours through the PCA factory and farms

8%

This is not a scientific poll. The results reflect only the opinions of those who chose to participate.

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