First birthday for Mining Trail drive
THE Mining Trail celebrated its first birthday with the launch of the second edition of its brochure.
In addition to the tourists already staying at Theresa Creek Dam, representatives from Mackay Tourism, Isaac Regional Council and the community got together for the brochure’s launch at the idyllic recreation area 20km south-west of Clermont.
The Mining Trail is a marketing initiative to build tourism into the Mackay–Isaac hinterland region, by promoting driving experiences between Clermont, Mackay and Hay Point, along the route of the region’s export coal industry.
Isaac Regional Council Mayor Cedric Marshall said he encouraged everyone to pick up a brochure and begin the fascinating journey.
“We have a unique region with a very unique story to tell,” he said. “This story encompasses the diversity of our industry, from agriculture to mining, the diversity of our people and the diversity of our towns. It has a lot to tell us about the real Australia.”
Mayor Marshall said there was something for everyone along the 300km route.
“The Mining Trail encourages locals and visitors alike to get out of the house and experience their own backyard,” he said.
Brochures are available from the council and tourist information offices in the Mackay-Isaac region.