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Lakes Entrance recognised wins Top Tourism Town Awards with East Gippsland towns Paynesville and Mallacoota placing high

East Gippsland towns being on top of the tourism awards.

By news@gippsland - 15th July 2021 - Back to News

Its official East Gippsland boasts one of Victorias most outstanding tourist destinations, with Lakes Entrance awarded a silver medal behind state winner Ballarat at the inaugural Top Tourism Town Awards announced Wednesday, July 14.

President of LEADA Bruce Hurley, centre, with Minister for Tourism Martin Pakula and CEO of Victorian Tourism Industry Council Felicia Mariani. Mr Hurley collected the silver award on behalf of Lakes Entrance at the inaugural Top Tourism Town Awards

President of LEADA Bruce Hurley, centre, with Minister for Tourism Martin Pakula and CEO of Victorian Tourism Industry Council Felicia Mariani. Mr Hurley collected the silver award on behalf of Lakes Entrance at the inaugural Top Tourism Town Awards

Most popular tourist spot

The awards, hosted by the Victoria Tourism Industry Council (VTIC) at Bendigo Art Gallery, saw the East Gippsland town beat out all but one of the 22 most popular tourist spots across the state. Paynesville and Mallacoota also made the final 22, vying for best small town. That award went to Port Fairy.

Submissions for each town were put forward by Councils Visitor Information Centres team, in collaboration with East Gippsland Marketing Inc. and the Business and Tourism Associations of Lakes Entrance, Paynesville and Mallacoota.

Unbeatable holiday spot

Mayor Mendy Urie said she was delighted to see all three of the East Gippsland towns recognised as being among the states best tourism destinations. "Tourists across the nation have long known that Lakes Entrance is an unbeatable holiday spot. Im so pleased to see this East Gippsland jewel given an accolade," Cr Urie said.

"Lakes Entrance and surrounds has it all stunning beaches, pristine lakes, tracks and trails, fabulous seafood, wineries and breweries, and great weather that invites you to enjoy a day outside," Cr Urie said.

Have the East Gippsland experience

Voting was conducted by judges selected by VTIC and the general public, with more than 23,000 Victorians casting votes for the finalists. "Theres no better time to discover a new corner of our own state, so we welcome new visitors to all of our tourist-friendly towns. Youll love the East Gippsland experience," Cr Urie said.

Just in time for the Top Tourism Town Awards, Council and EGMI have launched a showcase of all that the region has to offer visitors and locals. To plan your next East Gippsland travel adventure, head to the new tourism website and visit East Gippsland.

Pictures from East Gippsland Shire Council website.


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