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New caravan park managers eager to promote Cobar

The Cobar Caravan Park has recently welcomed new park managers Joe and Michelle Neate, who are very eager to boost tourism and put Cobar on the map. The newlyweds stepped straight into the manager’s role from their honeymoon last month and while both don’t actually have backgrounds working in hospitality, […]

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Visitor suggests stop and shop trial

A regular visitor to Cobar and advocate of free camping, John Linton has offered a simple idea used in other towns that could be adopted by Cobar. Mr Linton said an innovative ‘Stop and Shop free camping trial’, introduced by a Queensland council, has helped to save money for campers […]

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TripAdvisor excellence award two years in a row

Cobar’s Crossroads Motel has received TripAdvisor’s Certificate of Excellence for the second year in a row and the Great Western Hotel (GWH) has also received the Certificate of Excellence for service. GWH lessee Ashleigh Bellotti (who is also the son of the Crossroads Motel’s owner Carolyn Bellotti) said getting Certificates […]

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Visitor numbers are well up compared to last few years

Visitor numbers at Cobar Visitor Information Centre are up by 1,000 compared to pervious years with the increase in tourists also reflected in overnight stay data. Cobar Shire Council tourism and public relations manager John Martin said Cobar’s tourism economy has received “a real boost” over the last two months […]