TOP SPOT: Families take to the water at Lake Dyer.
TOP SPOT: Families take to the water at Lake Dyer. Rob Williams

New tourism destination guide to showcase Lockyer Valley

FROM country cafes, to picturesque country views, to a region full of mouth-watering fresh produce, the Lockyer Valley is quickly becoming a tourist hub.

The Lockyer Valley Regional Council is looking to showcase local attractions through a new tourism destination guide.

Lockyer Valley Mayor Steve Jones said the industry was of growing importance to the traditionally agricultural Lockyer Valley.

"Tourism continues to grow in the Lockyer Valley and this high-quality guide will be used to further enhance our prospects as a tourism destination," he said.

Cr Jones said the council was looking for local businesses to get on board with the publication.

"With the guide set to be released in May we are now looking for advertisers who would like to secure a place in this product," he said.

"Restaurants, cafe facilities, events and activities that may be of interest to travellers will all be included in the guide, so come forward and be part of this great opportunity."

The Lockyer Valley is home to several local attractions including water sports hub Lake Dyer at Laidley, the Queensland Transport Museum at Gatton as well as scenic and historic tourist drives throughout the region.

The Lockyer is also home to some of south-east Queensland's most iconic country pubs, as well as country cafes and restaurants that make the most of some of Australia's best fresh fruit and vegetables in their delicious dishes.

The guide is distributed to customers for free at tourism and food tradeshows, tourism operators, places of interest, major events, as well as local accredited Visitor Information Centres, satellite centres and surrounding regions.

The special publication offers readers a comprehensive guide to the region; featuring stories, maps and photographs.

"This publication will become the must-have guide to the region for visitors and potential tourists looking to travel to the Lockyer," Cr Jones said.

Bookings close on January 31.

For further information on the 2014 Lockyer Valley Tourism Destination Guide, or to receive a complimentary copy of last year's guide, phone the Lockyer Valley Regional Council on 1300 005 872.

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