Hume to shine on TV


Channel Nine’s popular travel program, Postcards, will showcase a number of Hume’s tourist attractions on Sunday 5 July 2015.

Football legend and TV host Shane Crawford recently visited Hume to film a segment for the show, and met with Hume Mayor, Councillor Adem Atmaca.

Cr Atmaca said he was confident the television exposure would demonstrate that Hume presented many diverse offerings for residents and visitors.

“It was fantastic to have Shane Crawford spend time in Hume, and I think he was very impressed with what he saw,” Cr Atmaca said.

The Postcards team filmed stories at the quaint Westmeadows café, Mayflour Cupcakes, as well as Just Planet in Sunbury, which offers a fair trade café and gift shop.

The television crew also visited Wildwood Cellar and Café in Bulla, to experience its vineyard and Mediterranean restaurant.

Cr Atmaca said there was much to celebrate about Hume’s tourism industry, as demonstrated by a recent progress report, prepared as part of Council’s Tourism Strategy 2011-2015.

“We estimate that more than 1.17 million people visited Hume in 2014, and they helped our tourism industry to generate an output of $1.522 billion,” he said.

“Our tourism operators provide many job opportunities, and last year they employed more than 4400 people, including Hume residents.

“Tourism remains Hume’s fourth largest industry and it continues to grow and grow.”

The winter issue of Council’s Hume Pride magazine outlines a number of Hume’s tourism experiences, which include:

• Living Legends in Greenvale, home to Melbourne Cup champions Rogan Josh, Might and Power and Brew;
• Tibetan Buddhist Temple at Yuroke, which contains an 18-foot tall, golden Shakyamuni Buddha statue;
• Malcolm Creek, at Craigieburn, where visitors can walk through grasslands accompanied by spectacular river red gums; and
• Bulla Hill Miniature Railway, a delight for young children and anyone who is fascinated by the marvel of steam engines.

Cr Atmaca called on everyone to encourage their friends and family members to spend time exploring Hume’s tourism attractions.

“There is a lot to enjoy, whether you want to watch an A380 roar from viewing platforms in Tullamarine and Greenvale, or get closer to nature through a stroll along Moonee Ponds Creek,” he said.

“Take a friend to Emu Bottom Wetlands in Sunbury and count the water birds, or head to Woodlands Historic Park to soak up spectacular views of the city.”

Further information about things to see and do in Hume is here.

Updated : 5:41 PM, 15 June 2015

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