Koroit going for gold

Published on 25 May 2023

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Koroit has been named a finalist in this years Victorian Top Tourism Town Awards and the community will be able to get involved to make sure the town wins gold!

The Irish village has been nominated in the small town category of the Victorian Tourism Industry Council Awards with public voting set to begin on June 1.

Moyne Shire Mayor Cr Karen Foster said Koroit’s Irish charm and heritage, it’s natural beauty and it’s exceptional dining experiences made it a tourist gem.

“Koroit offers so much – from the natural environment at Tower Hill where you are almost guaranteed to see an Emu, Koala and a Kangaroo, to the heritage buildings, and the beautiful botanic gardens or the fantastic railway station precinct with its playground and skatepark” she said.

“It also has a great dining experience with two fantastic pubs with charm and character, Noodledoof Brewery and Distillery for great beer and gin and then Izzy’s or the Little Thai House for a fantastic meal.

“On top of all that, it’s a great community – you’re always made to feel welcome and that’s always evident when the town hosts it’s fantastic events, including the hugely popular Irish Festival and Truck Show and the agricultural society show which has been running for more than 100 years.”

Cr Foster said she hoped the community and wider Moyne community would get on board and cast a vote for Koroit when voting opens on June 1.

“For the past two years Port Fairy has won this category thanks to the fantastic support of the community – now we need to make sure Moyne stays at the top of the tourist tree and get gold for Koroit,” she said.

“These awards help us sell the whole Moyne region to a huge audience through increased enquiries to the regional visitor information center - so a win will ensure we can continue to promote Moyne as a great place to visit – from the coast through to the volcanic lakes and planes and everything in between.”

Details on how to vote will be announced via Moyne’s Social Media channels and through engagement with the Koroit community. 


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