A word from Bingara’s Visitor Information Centre

December 21, 2011

Have you made your Christmas holiday plans yet?

With the Christmas Holidays looming there is no better time to start planning your summer escape. There are endless number of holiday options for travellers right here in New South Wales, no matter what experience you’re after!

From festivals to fishing or snorkelling to skydiving, whether you’re planning a family vacation, romantic getaway or holidaying with friends, New South Wales is the perfect place to spend your Christmas break.

Grab some mates and a surfboard and take a drive along the East Coast – from Eden in the South to Tweed Heads in the North, this entire coastline has a surf-break, catch-of-the-day or beautiful ocean view to suit even the most discerning traveller.

If the rural scene is more your style, why not take the family out West to some of New South Wales most rugged bushland and visit the National Parks or, perhaps water ski or canoe in one of the many beautiful rivers. If you’re lucky, you might catch a glimpse of some native wildlife, before rolling out your swag and sleeping under the stars.

Bingara Visitor Information Centre Tourist Officer Jenny Mead states that, “New South Wales is the ultimate holiday destination for any traveller and, who better to help plan your perfect Christmas getaway for free, than your friendly Accredited Visitor Information Centre (look for the blue on yellow ‘i’). The staff at these Centres can unlock the secrets to enjoying a dream holiday in New South Wales by passing on their wealth of local knowledge.”

Fancy preparing for a new year of awesomeness – Why not join Kung Fu Panda, now living his dream as The Dragon Warrior, as he deals with the emergence of the formidable peacock villain Lord Shen in Kung Fu Panda 2 on the big screen at the Roxy on Friday January 13th at 6.30 pm and Saturday January 14th at 2.00 pm.

Why not take the whole family to the Roxy on Friday January 6th at 6.30 pm and Saturday January 7th at 2.00 pm for Mr Poppers Penguins, or there is Transformers 3: Dark of the Moon, Friday January 20th at 6.30 pm and Saturday 21st at 2.00 pm.

Why not lead into the New Year at the Bingara Rodeo on Friday December 30th with showground gates opening at 2.00 pm and Rodeo starting at 4.00 pm. All the usual Rodeo events will be contested, including bull ride, saddle bronc, bareback, steer wrestling, team roping, rope and tie, ladies barrel, ladies breakaway, steer un-decorating, barrel races for under 11 plus 11 to 14 and 14 to 18 as well as junior steer ride – 14 and under 18 plus junior jackpot breakaway roping. Bar (strictly NO alcohol to be brought onto the grounds, barbeque, snow cones and music also on site. Entry to the Bingara Rodeo is adults $10.00, Children $5.00.

It is the season for rodeo with the Upper Horton Rodeo and Australian Championships Campdraft being stage from December 30 to January 2nd. This annual event for the Upper Horton has been running since before the World War 2 and has grown from a one day event to four days. The small population of the Horton village swells to several thousand for the event.

There are over 175 Accredited Visitor Information Centres in New South Wales, which Bingara VIC is one with staff who can develop individualised itineraries for your stay in the district.

An enormous array of maps, guides and brochures are also available to help you during every stage of your trip and, you can be sure you will receive the information you need, when you need it, as all Accredited Visitor Information Centres are open 364 days of the year (closed on Christmas Day). Follow the link to view the  Bingara Visitor Information Centre opening hours over the holiday season.

“People will often call into our Visitor Centre on their return journey home, just to thank us for giving them the ‘inside knowledge’ on a certain fishing spot, or thank us for the handy list of events and list of places to eat. It’s always a good feeling knowing you’ve helped to make someone’s holiday that much better by providing some insights into the region and assisting with localised information about things to see and do”, said Jenny Mead Bingara Visitor Information Centre Tourist Officer.

So as the holiday season approaches, call in and see what Bingara’s Accredited Visitor Information Centre has to offer and start planning your Christmas break in New South Wales now!
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For a full list of Accredited Visitor Information Centres in New South Wales, visit:  www.visitnsw.com/visitor-information-centres

For further information, contact: Bingara Visitor Information Centre Tourist Officer Jenny Mead or the volunteer on duty on 02 67240066 or bingaratourism@gwydir.nsw.gov.au or www.bingara.com.au