Visitors were able to experience the ‘‘real Tocumwal’’ over the Queen’s Birthday long weekend, according to Ross Bodey.
The Tocumwal Chamber of Commerce member and Foreshore Committee president said despite there being no formal events planned for the weekend, the visitors still flocked to the Murray River town, with many coming from Victoria.
‘‘We didn’t have anything on in particular, but we did have magnificent weather,’’ Mr Bodey said.
‘‘There were quite a lot of people along the river camping, and I believe many of those chose to eat out at our local venues.
‘‘I’m also led to believe our shopkeepers had a great weekend, too.
‘‘I think we’re turning a corner in Tocumwal, I have the feeling we are being rediscovered by people who would normally holiday elsewhere.
‘‘They are discovering our nice cafes, quirky little shops and relaxing lifestyle.
‘‘It was another successful weekend in which people could simply experience the real Tocumwal and just chill out.’’
The weekend’s big event was in Jerilderie, where the League of Silent Flight celebrated its 40th model glider event.
It attracted 75 competitors from across Australia, New Zealand and Dubai.