Vote for Timboon in Top Tiny Tourism Town award

Published on 16 May 2022

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After winning silver last year, Timboon is going for gold in 2022.

Corangamite residents are being called upon to fly the flag for the Shire in the Victorian Top Tourism Town Awards.

Timboon, the gateway from the Great Ocean Road to Shire’s hinterland, is one of six finalists in the Top Tiny Tourism Town (population under 1,500) category.

The annual Awards recognise regional towns and centres that offer amazing visitor experiences.

South Ward Councillor Kate Makin encouraged Shire residents to enlist their friends, family and extended networks to vote for Timboon.

“I’m so excited Timboon is up for another award. It just shows this little town is punching well above its weight,” Cr Makin said.

“Winning a Top Tourism Town award would show all those people looking for a country getaway that Timboon is well and truly worth a visit.

“Because it’s a public vote, the award is a real endorsement from people who know and love the area.

“It will help us get the word out that Timboon is great place to stay for a few days and explore the town and surrounding area.

“For all those people coming down the Great Ocean Road, there are so many fantastic reasons to just take a right turn and stick around in the hinterland for a few days.

“Many thanks to the Mackieson family for stepping in at short notice to help us showcase the natural beauty and tasty delights of their home town.”

The Mackiesons rediscovered their home town after volunteering to be in photos for the submission, prepared by staff at the Port Campbell Visitor Information Centre. The submission includes a blog, suggested two-day itinerary and Spotify playlist.

“How could we pass up an opportunity to be a tourist in our own beautiful town for the day?” Sarah Mackieson asked.

“We are so proud of our home town Timboon. It is a big part of what makes us the family we are! It’s the small town charm where everyone waves and remembers your name.

““It had been years since we had gone out for lunch at the distillery, it was our first time trying Thai and first time for Jamie visiting the Corner store and Milk and Honey.

“Since the photo shoot we have been back for Thai three times, have recommended the tiny houses for our family to stay in next time they visit and have re-visited the strawberry patch to pick more strawberries for jam. We already are regulars at the ice-creamery.”

Community members are invited to vote for their favourite Victorian tourism town to go into the draw to win a weekend getaway for two in Melbourne.

To read applications and to vote, click here by Tuesday 31 May.