Focus on taroom tourist week

IF you didn't go to it, you missed out.

That is the opinion of Graham Beissel from Taroom District Development Association (TDDA) of Taroom Tourist Week.

Mr Beissel, who owns the town's chemist, said the week was a mixed success, admitting numbers of both visitors and locals were below expectations.

“We need to look for the reasons for that,” Mr Beissel said.

He said at next week's TDDA meeting they would conduct a post mortem of the week.

'It was so good for the town.

“I'd like to see it happen again.”

Mr Beissel said it would likely return in a different format to be more successful.

The pharmacist said there was probably too much on over too long a period.

He said the TDDA meeting would look at such issues, and maybe having one big event to attract people.

Mr Beissel said the visit by the Royal Flying Doctors Outback Trek, garden day and fishing competition went down well, but that was expected.

He said TDDA was impressed with the backing and support by the community, with many people going the extra mile to help out or do a bit extra.

“For a small town, it speaks volumes for the mindset of people,” Mr Beissel said.

Taroom Tourist Week aimed to give tourists who visited the town a local's look at the town with a week of events set to showcase the area.

Visitors got to see the majesty of the district's natural wonders, how a cattle property really operates and discover the area's history via tombstone and museum tours.

Add in a visit to a variety of local institutions such as schools, the court house and the nursing home, and it made a busy week.

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