The wonderful food and wine offerings of Mudgee have helped the town claim the mantle of the top tourism town in NSW with a population greater than 5000 people.
The announcement was made at the inaugural Top Tourism Award, which were held in Port Macquarie. Berrima won the award for towns with a population smaller than 5000.
Member for the Dubbo electorate Dugald Saunders said Mudgee’s reputation in the tourism industry was well founded, and praised the town’s council and promotions team for opening the Mid-Western region up to people from across NSW, Australia and the world.
“Everyone who lives in this area knows how great a town Mudgee is, but this recognition shows people from far and wide are continuing to understand that as well,” Mr Saunders said.
“The residents, the council and its staff have found a niche in the food and wine area and built around that through events such as Flavours of Mudgee, Mudgeeque, Sculptures In The Garden, and also tied in successful race meetings, the Charity Shield, NRL games, A-League games and the like.
“The town promotes itself well and I think everyone who lives in Mudgee should be proud of this award.”
Mudgee and Berrima wil nowl represent NSW at the inaugural Australian Top Tourism Town Awards to be held Wednesday 25 August at Parliament House in Canberra.