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2 June, 2023

Koroit goes for gold

KOROIT residents have the chance to show their love for their hometown by voting in this year’s Victorian Top Tourist Town Awards.

By Staff Writer

The Irish village has been nominated in the small town category of the Victorian Tourism Industry Council Awards, with public voting now open. 

Moyne Shire mayor Karen Foster said Koroit’s Irish charm and heritage, its natural beauty and its exceptional dining experiences made it a tourist gem. 

“Koroit offers so much – from the natural environment at Tower Hill where you are almost guaranteed to see an emu, koala or a kangaroo, to the heritage buildings, the beautiful botanic gardens and the fantastic railway station precinct with its playground and skatepark,” she said. 

“It also has a great dining experience with two fantastic pubs with charm and character, Noodledoof Brewery and Distillery for great beer and gin and then Izzy’s or the Little Thai House for a fantastic meal. 

 “On top of all that, it’s a great community – visitors are always made to feel welcome and that’s always evident when the town hosts its fantastic events, including the hugely popular Irish Festival and Truck Show and the agricultural society show which has been running for more than 100 years.” 

Cr Foster said she hoped local residents and the wider Moyne community would get on board and cast a vote for Koroit. 

“For the past two years Port Fairy has won this category thanks to the fantastic support of the community – now we need to make sure Moyne stays at the top of the tourist tree and gets gold for Koroit,” she said. 

“These awards help us to sell the whole Moyne region to a huge audience through increased inquiries to the regional visitor information centre, so a win would ensure we can continue to promote Moyne as a great place to visit – from the coast through to the volcanic lakes and planes and everything in between.” 

Voting is open until 5pm on June 22 and can be made at 


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