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Road signs point path to Queensland icons

Road signs pointing the way to Queensland’s iconic tourist sites will be rolled out across the state, honouring the top 15 stop-overs

October 6, 2010

Tour coach operators will be left in no doubt where Queensland’s favourite stop-overs are located with a series of 15 new road signs being erected across the state.

“New tourist road signs to highlight Queensland’s most loved icons are rolling out across the state,” Queensland’s Main Roads Minister Craig Wallace says.

Wallace says a tourist sign showing the way to the famous Yatala pie shop – south of Brisbane – is the first of 15 new tourist road signs to be erected.

“Pulling into Yatala to buy a meat pie on the way to or from the Gold Coast has become a travelling ritual for hundreds of thousands of Queenslanders over the years,” he says.

“New tourist signs to highlight our icons make sense and the Yatala pie shop is up there with the best of them,” he said.

The top 15 Queensland icons chosen by 30,000 Queenslanders include Australia Zoo, Australian Stockman’s Hall of Fame, Surfers Paradise, Bundaberg Rum Distillery, The Big Pineapple, South Bank Parklands, Noosa, Breakfast Creek Hotel, Yatala Pie Shop, Barcaldine Tree of Knowledge, Paronella Park, Lone Pine Koala Sanctuary, Currumbin Wildlife Sanctuary, Great Diving Range and the Darling Downs.

Wallace commended former Tourism Minister Margaret Keech for her work behind the scenes in supporting Yatala’s nomination,

“You simply can’t under-estimate the importance of putting our much loved icons on the map,” Keech says.

“They’ll be great tourism drawcards and that’s got to be good for local businesses,” she says.

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