CANOWINDRA is leading the way for central west tourism with two businesses from the town as finalists in the 2012 Inland Tourism Awards.
The Age of Fishes Museum and the Old Vic Inn Historic Guesthouse are no strangers to accolades. Both businesses won Inland Tourism Awards last year and the Old Vic Inn Historic Guesthouse was inducted into the hall of fame for winning three consecutive years in a row.
The Old Vic Inn Historic Guesthouse manager Jennifer Beasley said she was delighted the team was finalists once again.
“We’ve had to enter a new category because we won the last three years in a row for standard accommodation,” she said.
“We’ve entered in the restaurant and catering category this time.”
Ms Beasley said the nomination goes to show Canowindra is just as competitive as Sydney in terms of tourism.
“We have places here that would rival Sydney,” she said.
Age of Fishes Museum manager Fiona Ferguson said the nomination demonstrates that the museum has come of age.
“Just by being acknowledged at this sort of level shows we hold a reasonably good market share,” she said.
“It acknowledges the work of the community and the volunteers who have put in so much effort to make the museum what it is today.”
The Age of Fishes Museum won an Inland Tourism Award for the past two years. Ms Ferguson said she was hoping to make it three from three.
- Nicole Kuter