Clarence Valley to embrace tourism
THE Clarence Valley is ready to tap the growing market for active and adventure-seeking tourists.
Clarence Valley Council, with the experience-seeker in mind, will inject half a million dollars into enticing tourists to the Clarence River.
The money for the project has come from the Federal Government.
Council deputy general manager Des Schroder said the money would be used for a variety of different projects around the Clarence Valley.
“Our aim is to grow our tourism numbers in the active tourism sector, both up and down-river,” he said
“Experience seekers who want to get out there and do things are the biggest growth in the tourism sector at the moment and we would like to expand on that here in the Valley and open the whole area up to a great river experience.”
A canoeing/kayaking trip guide to highlight different routes and river entries for the Upper River areas will be produced. Camping sites in primitive nature-based areas will be developed, as will a cruising/sailing guide with tourism hotspots. New pontoons and river sculptures join the list of main projects.
Page MP Janelle Saffin said the funding was for The Clarence, river of adventure, an exciting eco-tourism project which maximised nature and adventure tourism potential.