Snowy Mountains on the tele

Weekend Sunrise will be broadcast live across Australia from the Snowy Mountains on Sunday.

Member for Monaro John Barilaro said the broadcast was secured by the NSW Government’s tourism and major events agency Destination NSW, as part of the $100,000 Tourism Snowy Mountains co-operative marketing campaign announced in January. The NSW Government funding from Destination NSW’s Regional Tourism Fund will help drive overnight visitation to the Snowy Mountains outside the peak holiday period.

“During the warmer months, our region becomes an adventure playground and I am delighted that the Snowy Mountains is benefiting from the Regional Tourism Fund,” Mr Barilaro said.

“This funding allows Tourism Snowy Mountains to deliver a cooperative destination marketing campaign that puts our region front and centre.

“Growing tourism in the Snowy Mountains is a key priority for the NSW Government, and the exposure of the region to the national Weekend Sunrise audience is invaluable for local businesses and the tourism industry.

“Weekend Sunrise will showcase the Snowy Mountains as a desirable summer and autumn holiday destination, giving viewers a taste of some of the natural beauty and the nature-based water and land activities the region has to offer, including mountain biking Australia’s longest gravity trails, fishing in pristine lakes and streams, horse riding, kayaking, dining on Snowy Mountains’ trout and enjoying the spectacular views.

“The show will ensure we not only showcase this beautiful region but encourage more people to visit - putting more heads on beds, diners in our restaurants, shoppers in our boutiques and visitors on our tours,” Mr Barilaro said.

Weekend Sunrise weather with James Tobin will be broadcast live from Lake Crackenback Resort on Sunday, February 11.

Last summer, the Snowy Mountains welcomed 147,000 domestic overnight visitors who spent $138 million in the region, up 52 per cent from the previous year.