TV show promotes Southern Downs
SOUTHERN Downs and Granite Belt Regional Tourism and Caravanning Queensland have last week hosted the Channel 7 program Creek to Coast and Tommo the Bush Cook.
The week began with a charity dinner hosted by the Stanthorpe Chamber of Commerce at the Queensland College of Wine Tourism where Tommo and head chef Andrew Simpson cooked up a storm.
A camp oven cook-off hosted by David and Susan Marks was held at the Top of The Town Tourist Park in Stanthorpe.
Competitors came from many parts of Queensland to compete.
The winner, judged by Tommo and Andrew, cooked a rabbit stew from local produce.
While in Stanthorpe, the film crew captured many local tourist attractions so maximum exposure could be given to the region in general.
This is supplementary to the coverage given to the Warwick area last year and also continues the process of promotion of the parks as tourism hubs.
The crew then travelled to Killarney where Tommo was hosted by Gary and Trudy Grant of Killarney View Caravan Park.
Tommo tried his hand at milking a cow and showed Channel 7 around the award-winning Killarney View.
They then moved on to the Moss Garden and later did a segment at the Darling Downs Zoo.
Kahlers Oasis Caravan Park hosted the Channel 7 film crew on Wednesday night. Visitors enjoyed local wine and cheese from Stanthorpe and a cooking demonstration by Tommo.
Caravanning Queensland vice-president Majella Kahler thanked the operators who supported the tourism promotion, along with Southern Downs and Granite Belt Tourism who helped organise the film shoots.