Our host council and destination in 2021 will be Port Macquarie-Hastings.
Port Macquarie is a fantastic tourism destination in NSW, with a range of attractions including a 9km coastal walk, eight beaches, scenic lookouts, the Billabong Koala and Wildlife Park and the world-famous Koala Hospital.
It is home to excellent local tourism businesses that provided an outstanding example of how to pivot in a crisis when the area’s operators adjusted their offerings to visitors following the impacts of bushfires and COVID-19.
Port Macquarie-Hastings has long charmed the leisure traveller with a vibrant culture, buzzing arts and food scene, and stunning coastal and country beauty. The region has had recent major capital investments, re-vamped hotels, foreshore and coastal walk upgrades, a new university campus and new airport terminal.
The conference will aim to embrace not just tourism, but also a wider aspect of economic development relevant to regional and metropolitan councils.
Further information will be available in coming weeks.
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