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Gumbuya World to embark on second and third stage expansions
The Victoria Government has announced that Gumbuya World is to commence stages 2 and 3 of its planned redevelopment project, offering new rides, onsite accommodation and a microbrewery.
The next stages of development come after the success of stage 1, which saw the theme park upgraded with new water slides, new adventure rides and an expanded wildlife trail.
Following its reopening in December last year, the park welcomed up to 3,000 visitors per day over summer.
Upon completion in 2021, the theme park will offer 50 new attractions, including water slides and adventure rides, as well as a range of onsite accommodation, new cafes, shops, a chocolate factory and a microbrewery.
To also include Indigenous, dinosaur and wool shed precincts for educational programs, it is expected that Gumbuya World will attract 750,000 visitors a year by 2022.
Tourism has been on the rise in Gippsland, with 5.3 million visitors who spent an estimated $858 million in the year ending March 2018 - a significant increase of 12.8% and 12.3% respectively since 2014.
The Victorian Government is supporting tourism through initiatives like the Your Happy Space campaign, which showcases Gippsland and other parts of regional Victoria – demonstrating all the delights on offer.
Announcing the expansion, Victorian Minister for Tourism and Major Events John Eren stated “tourism has never been stronger in regional Victoria and we’ll continue to promote our wonderful regions to Melburnians, other states and other countries.”
Image: Gumbuya World's waterpark.
21st August 2018 - David Thompson to leave Gumbuya World
21st December 2017 - Redeveloped Gumbuya World opens in time for summer peak season
3rd November 2017 - Pico forms new Imaginators company to create engaging experiences
22nd June 2017 - Gumbuya Park to undergo $50 million redevelopment
7th June 2017 - VTIC highlights challenges for tourism in regional Victoria
29th February 2016 - New marketing campaign promotes regional Victoria
10th December 2013 - New strategy to stimulate tourism to Regional Victoria
1st December 2013 - New strategy to boost Aboriginal tourism in Victoria
19th April 2013 - New campaign to boost tourism in regional Victoria
13th October 2011 - Vandals blow up Gumbuya Park’s giant lyrebird
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