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Tourism operators launch ‘ultimate west coast road trip’ contest to support recovery

14th July 2020

Tourism operators launch ‘ultimate west coast road trip’ contest to support recovery

Destination West Coast, the region’s local business group, and West Coast Council have recently partnered to launch a competition aimed at locals and state-based visitors to get them travelling the west coast region following COVID-related lock-downs.

The group’s President, Anthony Brown, said “whilst we’ve seen some strong interest during the July school holidays, there’s so much to do here that we wanted to remind people there’s plenty of reason to visit the region again and again.”

The competition features two prizes and aims to make the most of road tripping in western Tasmania, where the journey is a feature in itself.

“The trip to the west coast is dotted with walks and interest points and is easily broken up with multiple stops. These days, the drive is only a few hours from Launceston or Hobart and, once here, visitors can enjoy mountain bike trails and day walks as well as the activities and tours that we are known for” says West Coast Council General Manager, David Midson.

West Coast Council has partnered with Destination West Coast to provide a competition entry page on their website,

Entrants will be able to choose between two 3-night getaways to be spent in the region which include accommodation, meal vouchers, activities and either luxury car hire or fuel vouchers, depending on the prize.

Prizes were donated by over a dozen different operators in the region, despite a difficult end to the summer tourism season. “By working together, we know that we are stronger. We have worked together as a local industry, to create some really great prizes. With our scenery, characters and activities here on the west coast, we know we have something special and we want to invite our fellow Tasmanian's to come and enjoy it.” says Mr Brown.

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