Possible icon status for Mt Warning

The Mt Warning caldera could soon be promoted as one of Australias iconic National Landscapes.

Tourism Australia recently announced that the caldera region which takes in the Lismore and Kyogle area and encompasses 11 national parks, many of them world-heritage listed is being considered for National Landscape status.

The shortlisting came after strong lobbying by the Mt Warning Wollumbin Caldera National Landscapes Steering Committee.

Committee chair Robyn Rae said National Landscapes ordination would serve as an umbrella branding for the national parks, touring routes and established tourism infrastructure.

If we are ultimately accepted as a National Landscape, Mt Warning and the surrounding region would be positioned at the forefront of Tourism Australias destination marketing strategy their targeted experience seeker market represents exactly the sort of serious, environmentally conscious traveller that would bring significant benefits to the region in a sustainable manner, Ms Rae said.

The caldera has been identified as a contender due to the unique nature of its volcanic origins and subsequent evolution as one of Australias most biodiverse flora and fauna eco-systems.


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