Get back to nature this Christmas

FOR those searching for the perfect summer holiday this Christmas break have a look at the Bass to Barra Trail.

The immensely popular 32 page fresh full colour magazine was officially launched at the GAPDL AGM last week.

The trail features a series of freshwater fishing hotspots and visitors have the chance to experience nature at its best while following the Bass to Barra Trail through the heart of Queensland to get a real taste of fishing heaven in Queensland Lakes and Dams.

Lead tourism and economic development organisation, GAPDL chief executive, Glenn Churchill said the Bass to Barra Trail has been a popular continuation of the exciting publication.

"The previous edition of the publication was an outstanding achievement being named winner of the 2008 Central Queensland and Southern Great Barrier Reef Regional Tourism Awards in the Tourism Product Marketing category.

"This edition of the Bass to Barra Trail has seen in excess of 20,000 copies distributed throughout Australian Visitor Information Centres following last week's official launch.

"The influx of summer rain in 2011 has filled the Lakes, Dams and waterways to capacity and as a result, produced an abundance of freshwater fish just waiting to be caught.

"The trail to fishing heaven treks through Central Queensland stopping off at eight impressive Lakes. Check out the fishing tips, top places to camp, the upcoming competitions, some great brag photos of massive fish and enjoy the keen anglers paradise."

The Bass to Barra Trail Magazine is a joint initiative by GAPDL with other Regional Tourism Organisations, local councils, Tourism Queensland and private operators throughout Queensland.

The popular magazine is stocked in Visitor Information Centres around Queensland and is available online at Gladstone Region.

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