The new billboard at Traveston, on the Bruce Highway, urges people to come out to play in Mary Valley Country.
The new billboard at Traveston, on the Bruce Highway, urges people to come out to play in Mary Valley Country. Contributed

New Mary Valley facelift revealed

THIS is the new look for Mary Valley Country - cool water activities and a contemporary entry statement on the new link road off the Bruce Highway.

The impressive image of Scott Gear tubing at Borumba Dam was taken by Cherie Carlson, and won the action shot award in the Mary Valley Country photo competition this year.

It now greets motorists heading north on the Bruce Highway at Traveston, just south of Gympie, and was achieved through collaboration with Bishopp Signs and Gympie Cooloola Tourism.

The welcome sign was funded by the Department of Transport and Main Roads and the Gympie Regional Council economic development fund.

Installation of the new signage coincides with the release of a range of nine activity brochures promoting the Mary Valley Country - come out to play campaign.

The tourism marketing campaign is promoted by a sub-committee of Mary Valley Inc, and chair Julie Worth is excited to see the results of the dedicated group's work.

"We have taken recommendations from Tourism Queensland research and created a niche for the Mary Valley as a great place to enjoy your favourite outdoor activities," Mrs Worth said.

"With current temperatures the way they are, what could be better than slipping into a rock pool in the Amamoor State Forest or playing around in the water at Borumba Dam?

"We have no shortage of creekside camping sites and cool rainforests for a casual walk or more serious tracks for walking or cycling if you want the exercise."

The brochures outline useful tips and information on such activities as camping, fishing, bushwalking and horse riding, as well as the popular 21 things to do in the Mary Valley.

Brochures are available at information centres throughout the valley and online at maryvalleycountry.com.au.

"We are only 40 minutes from Noosa and offer something unique to families and day trippers wanting to get back to nature," Mrs Worth said.

You can find out more from Lesa Bell on 5488 6595 or 0428 193 156 or email tourism@themaryvalley.com.au.

Gympie Times


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