Newspaper article The Northern Star (Lismore, Australia)

Sign Points the Way for Region; Hinterland Way - One of the 'Great Tourist Drives'

Newspaper article The Northern Star (Lismore, Australia)

Sign Points the Way for Region; Hinterland Way - One of the 'Great Tourist Drives'

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Byline: Rebecca Lollback Rebecca.Lollback@northernstar.com.au

IT HAS been seven years in the making, but the Hinterland Way tourist drive has been officially launched.

New signage at the Coolamon Scenic Dr lookout was revealed yesterday.

Macadamia Castle owner Tony Gilding - who has been working on the project with the relevant councils, tourist organisations, chambers of commerce, politicians and the Roads and Maritime Services - said it was an important step forward for the region.

"We knew there was going to be an Old Pacific Hwy (once the upgrades were opened), but there are so many of those and we wanted something different," he said.

"We eventually decided on the Hinterland Way.

"We're really happy with how the marketing looks - the signs are great and we'll have brochures soon.

"Driving along the Hinterland Way, you get some of the best views in the world. You've got the hinterland, the coast, the mountains, the canefields and the macadamia plantations. …

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