The front page of the free pocket sized calendar of events for summer 2010/2011.

Calendar of events a present for tourists

Finding something to do in the Alpine Shire has never been easier for tourists after the release of a pocket sized events calendar.

The free calendar was released at Christmas and is available at Council’s Visitor Information Centres in Myrtleford, Mount Beauty and Bright, and also from many tourism operators.

Showcasing Alpine Shire’s expanding calendar of events will boost the experience of visitors and encourage them to stay longer, according to Mayor Cr Nino Mautone.

“Tourism plays such a vital role for the Alpine Shire,” he said.

“We have distributed this calendar for free all over the shire with the aim of making all visitors’ stay more memorable.

"The calendar also features a top 10 list of things to do when visiting the Great Alpine Valleys.

“This includes activities like cycling the rail trail, walking through our national parks, swimming at Lake Buffalo and driving up to Dinner Plain to check out the spectacular scenery.

"We live in one of the most beautiful areas in Australia and it is important for local business that we continue to attract people here.

“The calendar of events is just one aspect of our tourism push, with the launch of the Alpine Explorer something that will have a great benefit for local business, and a flow-on effect to accommodation operators.

"Alpine Shire Council plans to hold an official launch of the Alpine Explorer in the coming months that will showcase the itinerary builder to our tourism operators and the general public.

“Two high-definition helmet cameras will soon be available for hire allowing the community and visitors to capture their Alpine experiences.

"Our three Visitor Information Centres have recently been revamped, while township cameras in Bright, Dinner Plain, Mount Beauty and Myrtleford allow visitors to see activity in the towns by logging on to the Great Alpine Valleys website.”

To view the calendar, and check out the top 10 activities in the Alpine Shire visit the Great Alpine Valleys website.

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