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Tourism expert backs big loan

Friday, 5th May, 2017

A local tourism company has come out in support of City Council’s move to secure a $10 million loan.

New Broken Hill-based tourism business, Out of the Ordinary Outback, which owns Tri State Safaris, has welcomed opportunities to secure the city’s long-term infrastructure needs.

Owner Scott Smith said any investment into the city was a step in the right direction.

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Germans love our wide brown land

Friday, 2nd November, 2012

STA Travel’s Philip Bardach is among a group of German travel experts touring the city. The group spent some time at The Big Picture yesterday before moving on to other sites. STA Travel’s Philip Bardach is among a group of German travel experts touring the city. The group spent some time at The Big Picture yesterday before moving on to other sites.

The cream of Germany's travel agents arrived in Broken Hill yesterday for a whirlwind two-day visit to see all that the outback has to offer.

The 11-strong touring party arrived aboard the Indian Pacific and will tour Broken Hill's leading attractions including the Pro Hart gallery, Royal Flying Doctor Base, Line of Lode and The Big Picture.

City Council is playing an active role in the familiarisation tour, which is a joint initiative between Destination NSW and Tourism Australia.

"Travellers from Germany are key high yield visitors because they tend to stay longer and spend more than the average international tourist to Australia," said Council's Manager Economic Development, Andrea Roberts.

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TV host can't get enough of outback

Thursday, 20th September, 2012

(From left): Sydney Weekender crewman Duncan McLeod, host Mike Whitney, producer Susan Elliot, TriState Safari owners Mick and Joanne McCulkin and crewman James Cunningham. (From left): Sydney Weekender crewman Duncan McLeod, host Mike Whitney, producer Susan Elliot, TriState Safari owners Mick and Joanne McCulkin and crewman James Cunningham.

By Erica Visser

Far Western NSW has been given another push as a tourism destination by a travel television show hosted by former Test cricketer Mike Whitney.

The Channel Seven program, Sydney Weekender, last month spent time in Broken Hill and surrounding areas gathering enough footage for two episodes.

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Local operators win tourism awards

Monday, 30th July, 2012

The Outback Lodge’s Christine Hugo The Outback Lodge’s Christine Hugo

Local tour operators and accommodation owners have been recognised at a recent Tourism Award night in Mudgee.

Tri State Safaris/ Mutawintji Eco Tours were awarded the CountryLink Inland Tourism Award for Indigenous tourism and for transport
operations.

Eldee Station was awarded the winner of hosted accommodation and the Lodge Outback Motel was awarded the winner of standard
accommodation.

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Bench can rest easy as a big attraction

Friday, 29th June, 2012

Four-year-old Sydney girl Emma McCarthy had the time of her life looking over the city from the Big Bench on the Line of Lode. Four-year-old Sydney girl Emma McCarthy had the time of her life looking over the city from the Big Bench on the Line of Lode.

By Kurtis Eichler

Tourists still love their larger-than-life monuments, and Broken Hill's Big Bench is one of their favourites.

Automotive navigation company, TomTom, surveyed 1000 people and collated a list of the 10 most popular big attractions the nation has to offer.

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