Gunnedah Shire Council is calling for residents to sign up to host visitors in their home during AgQuip, helping boost accommodation availability during the very busy week in August.
Gunnedah Home Hosting is operated by Council and coordinated by the Gunnedah Visitor Information Centre. The program helps visitors and exhibitors find accommodation in Gunnedah during the AgQuip Field Days from August 17-19.
Gunnedah residents registered with Home Hosting provide comfortable ‘home style’ billet accommodation with a light breakfast for a minimum of two nights.
Council Tourism Team Leader Nikki Robertson said the program was a way of keeping tourism dollars in town as well as being great way to meet people from all over Australia.
“Every AgQuip we see our accommodation options booked out. It is such a large event and in previous years people have been staying as far away as Scone and Armidale. We need to make sure we have as much accommodation on offer to ensure that Gunnedah makes the most of this premier event,” Ms Robertson said.
“Hosts provide visitors with a comfy bed, full linen and a light breakfast daily topped off with the welcoming country hospitality Gunnedah is known for.
“There are a couple of different options available to hosts including booking out your whole house or just one room. The Visitors Centre will be able to guide you through this process.
“It’s a great way to meet new people, earn some extra money and help support the Gunnedah Shire by ensuring as many people as possible can stay locally while they are attending AgQuip”.
Hosts are asked to provide each guest with:
- A cosy bed fitted with fresh linen, clean blankets and 2 pillows;
- Bed side table and lamp;
- A place for guests to hang / store clothing and personal items;
- Fresh towels;
- A spare blanket on the foot of the bed;
- A light breakfast each morning consisting of toast and cereal, fruit, tea/coffee and juice.