Riverboats steams into trourism Hall of Fame

By Alex Gretgrix

RIVERBOATS Music Festival was recently inducted into the RACV Victorian Tourism Awards Hall of Fame after winning Gold for Best Festival and Event for three consecutive years.

Staged in the twin-towns of Echuca-Moama, Riverboats is widely considered the Murray River’s premiere contemporary music event.

Taking place under towering river red gums in a natural amphitheatre, the festival has previously played host to the likes of Paul Kelly, Neil Finn, Missy Higgins and The Waifs.

“Being awarded Hall Of Fame status is an incredible achievement for Riverboats and we are so grateful to the thousands of people who continue to support our event each and every year,” festival director David Frazer said.

“These awards celebrate the achievements of finalists, winners and the tourism industry for their achievements and innovations over the past year,” Office of Visit Victoria chief executive Peter Bingeman said.

“Once again, we have seen fine examples of tourism operators putting the visitor at the centre of everything they do, which strengthens Victoria’s position as a leading global destination.”

The RACV Victorian Tourism Awards is the tourism and events industry’s annual event that acknowledges business excellence and performance.

Funded by Visit Victoria and hosted by the Victoria Tourism Industry Council, the awards recognise the outstanding contribution by operators across the state.

Riverboats returns to Echuca-Moama from February 14-16 next year and will play host to Bernard Fanning, Kate Miller-Heidke, Troy Cassar-Daley, Archie Roach and more.