The Victorian Visitor Information Services (VIS) Summit is the yearly meeting place for all VIS personnel, economic development staff and regional tourism bodies. Delving deep into the customer experience, the Summit program features professional development sessions, case study presentations, keynotes and opportunities to learn from others.
WEDNESDAY 21 – FRIDAY 23 AUGUST 2019, HOLMESGLEN AT EILDON
This year’s VIS Summit will be held at the multi-award winning business venue, Holmesglen at Eildon, hosted by the Murrindindi Shire.
The beautiful surrounds of this area of Victoria will be the setting for delegates to discover the diverse visitor experiences available in the region. Over the three days we’ll explore how to manage the change and disruption affecting visitor servicing and show you how to promote your tourism story by engaging with your local community, wider stakeholders and visitors to the region in a meaningful way.
Join a curated study tour to explore the Murrindindi Shire tourism landscape
Wednesday 21 August 2019, 9am – 5pm
Study Tour 1
Eildon & Alexandra –
History and Heritage Tour
What better way to explore the magnificent Lake Eildon than on board a luxury houseboat! Enjoy morning tea on the water while you discover the history of the Eildon Dam and the fascinating story of hydro-electricity in the region. Disembark and head to the gorgeous township of Alexandra for a trip to the historic Alexandra Timber & Tramway Museum and lunch in the old world charm of the Alexandra Hotel. Throw in a dash of nature with a visit to the stunning Snobs Creek Falls and your day is complete!
Study Tour 2
Marysville & Surrounds –
Art and Nature Tour
Art and nature lovers can combine the best of both worlds exploring the picturesque Marysville region. We’ll visit MiRa (Marysville Information and Regional Arts Centre) and enjoy morning tea and a tour of their latest exhibition followed by a wander through the famous Bruno’s Art & Sculpture Garden. Then it’s a trip up to the impressive Steavenson’s Falls, lunch at Vibe Hotel Marysville and a quick shopping fix in Marysville Village before we head back down the mountain. For a final flourish of nature’s paintbrush we’ll travel past the magnificent Cathedral Ranges and then on to Acheron to sample some of Little River Wine’s finest drops amongst the sculptures at Rennies at Acheron.
Study Tour 3
Say G’Day to Yea
Discover Yea’s best kept secret – the stunning Yea Wetlands. With a guided tour and a chance to get up close with an array of birds, animals and plants – budding photographers should bring their cameras! Enjoy morning tea at the award-winning Y Water Discovery Centre followed by a tour of the historic buildings in the township. Explore the Great Victorian Rail Trail and the Cheviot Tunnel and dine at the Yea Peppercorn Hotel (Victorian Tourism Awards Silver Award winner) in the historic Kelly Dining room. We’ll finish the afternoon high atop the ranges with a wine tasting at Sedona Estate.
Holmesglen at Eildon are proudly supporting the VIS Summit and providing great accommodation rates on-site. To ensure the maximum number of persons can be accommodated on site, rooms at Holmesglen at Eildon will be sold on a twin, 3 and 4 share basis. Prices start at $90/ night.
Single rooms have been secured at two nearby properties and transfers to/ from venue included together with full buffet breakfasts at Holmesglen at Eildon. Prices start at $160/ night.
Please contact the team at Holmesglen at Eildon for all accommodation bookings on 03 5774 2631 or email@example.com.