Wednesday, September 19, 2012

Take the tiger trail this weekend



FINAL preparations are being made for the inaugural Tiger Trail Festival this weekend. “With over 30 events, at 25 venues across three days we are very excited about the Tiger Trail Festival,” organising committee member Anne Niven said. “There’s something for everyone, a mix of free and ticketed events stretching from Plenty and Hayes through to Bushy Park, Ellendale, Westerway, Maydena and Strathgordon," she said.

“The community has really been behind this idea, and we’ve had great support from a number of sponsors including Derwent Valley Council, Forestry Tasmania, Craig Farrell MLC, Destination Southern Tasmania, Tiger Airways and Tourism Tasmania and Cr Damian Bester," Ms Niven said. “People coming to events have the chance to win a $1000 travel voucher, courtesy of Tiger Airways, by entering a photo they have taken at one of the events for our Facebook competition.  Details are at the events and on the Facebook page – Tasmanian Tiger Trail Festival."

The Tiger Trail Festival was inspired by the movie The Hunter, and there will be screenings of the movie at selected venues over the weekend. There will also be markets, open gardens, a comedy quiz night, a specially commissioned play, walks, wine and beer tasting, tours available to Adamsfield, the Eagles Eyrie and Gordon Dam and lots for the kids including learning to fish and play cricket as well as a Tiger Hunt.

“We are aiming to attract locals and visitors alike to our beautiful area to get a taste of what we have to offer here. There’s plenty to see and do, and some great accommodation on offer,” Mrs Niven said. "With this mix of events, it really is something for everyone to enjoy."

For more information see this week's issue of the Derwent Valley Gazette or visit www.tigertrailfestival.com.au for the full list of events and attractions as well as accommodation options for those coming from out of the area.

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