Super idea ahead of the V8 Supercars hitting the streets of Newcastle
Cessnock City Council wants to take full advantage of the Newcastle 500 this November and show off the Hunter Valley wine country to the influx of spectators the V8 Supercars event is sure to attract.
V8 Supercars will be receiving a call from Cessnock City Council and the Hunter Valley Wine and Tourism Alliance about getting a motor racing team out to Cessnock while they are in the region.
Cessnock City Councillor, Jay Suvaal is excited about the opportunity the event presents for Cessnock’s tourism industry.
“We know this event is going to be absolutely huge, attracting thousands of people from across Australia, what a fantastic chance to showcase our region and promote ourselves as a must see and do during peoples visit ”, Cr Suvaal said.
Cessnock City Council and Hunter Valley Wine and Tourism Alliance will work alongside local accommodation, transport and tourism operators to promote Hunter Valley wine country as the place to stay for those travelling to watch the race.
Cessnock Mayor, Councillor Bob Pynsent said the Cessnock local government areas is a perfect location, spectators can relax after a day of excitement on the track and enjoy the beautiful landscape we have to offer.
“It is a fantastic idea that could reap real reward for our tourism operators and tourism industry now and into the future. We really do live in a beautiful place and one visit to the Hunter Valley is enough to see people making a return trip”, Cr Pynsent said.