Warrumbungle visitor centre secures silver
Visitors are loving it and now official recognition for the new Warrumbungle National Park Visitor Centre, securing a silver award at the NSW Regional Tourism Awards announced over the weekend.
NPWS Castlereagh Area Manager John Whittall said the award was worthy recognition for many hours of planning, designing and building, while continuing to meet the needs of park visitors.
“This award is recognition of the many hours of hard work put in to rebuilding the visitor centre.
“We’re so very proud of the result of the years of planning and work that has gone into this building by many NPWS staff and members of the local community.
“The result is an iconic building that is quite awe inspiring to visit, and which will attract and fascinate visitors for many years to come.
“I would also like to especially mention the local visitor centre staff that meet and greet visitors every day to welcome them to our great National Park and region.
“Without their friendliness, knowledge and dedication this kind of recognition by our tourism industry peers wouldn’t be possible.
“It was particularly pleasing to be one of only a couple of tourist operators from our region to be recognised,” he said.
NPWS Castlereagh Area, Area Manager, John Whittall and former Warrumbungle National Park Visitor Centre Manager May Fleming travelled to Dubbo to attend the 2019 Destination Country and Outback and Destination Riverina Murray Regional Tourism awards.
Joined by Northern Inland Visitor Experience Team Leader, Leah Pippos, and NPWS Marketing representatives Susana Heraud and Melanie Sit, they were delighted to accept the silver award in the category of Visitor Information Services.