The installation of an $80,000 modular pump track at the Reflections Holiday Park at Wyangala Waters is already proving a winner with kids of all ages bringing their wheels to the park and enjoying the fun new play space.
Reflections Holiday Parks CEO Steve Edmonds said the modular pump track was part of a Group-initiative to expand land-based guest offerings across its inland parks.
“The NSW Drought has provided us with opportunities to look at new land-based activities at our inland parks and our investment in a pump track at Wyangala Waters has proven to very popular with guests and visitors from surrounding communities,” Mr Edmonds said.
“Our park close to Tamworth at Lake Keepit also has a small fleet of pedal cars for guests to explore the park on.
“Our inland parks throughout country NSW are based on dams, some of which have been severely affected by the drought. As a group we are thinking of innovative ways to bring communities to our parks when water is not the main attraction.
“There are so many fantastic opportunities to engage guests at our inland parks from adventure tourism activities to events based on appreciating the natural surrounds like hiking and biking trails, stargazing or geocaching.”
Park Manager Andrew Newson said the pump track was a great addition to the park and kept the kids entertained for hours. “Our kiosk will have scooters available for free hire and we are also installing a fence and some picnic tables to make the space a great place for families to hang out,” Mr Newson said.
“A walking trail we have planned, ending at Thompson’s Lookout with fun animal photo opportunities along the way, is another land-based activity we are looking forward to.”
Cowra Tourism Corporation Tourism Manager Belinda Virgo said the pump track was a step in the right direction for Reflections when thinking about the wider picture for tourism to the park and to the region.
“These dams are a major drawcard for families to visit parks like Wyangala,” Ms Virgo said. “It’s fantastic that Reflections is looking at the natural assets of their parks and thinking of innovative ways to keep servicing tourists and visitors from surrounding communities.”