Meander Valley Gazette

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Drumreagh: people’s choice

BusinessJoanne EisemannComment

August 2018

DELORAINE B&B Drumreagh has topped the pops for this quarter’s Tasmanian Tourism Awards People’s Choice Poll.

They were voted the best overall rated Tourism operator in the North over the second quarter, April to June, based on a minimum of 25 customer reviews about their business across 175 online travel review sites during that period.

They will go on to become a finalist in the 2018 Tasmanian Tourism Awards People’s Choice Category to be announced at the Tasmanian Tourism Awards Gala in November.

Owned and operated by David and Glenys Sheppard, Drumreagh is located on River Rd, just outside of Deloraine.

Commenting on their win Glenys said, “I was gobsmacked when I heard. I had no idea such a competition existed or why people would vote for us.” From speaking with her further, it becomes obvious why Drumreagh is a favourite. Visitors are treated to fresh baked muffins when they arrive, families with children are invited to help feed the farm animals that live on the property, and breakfast is bacon and home-grown free range eggs or continental with a selection of jams. All this, located on a picturesque property complete with 160-year-old trees.

Also included in the top 10 people’s choice for the Northern region were Meander Valley tourist attractions Trowunna Wildlife Park and the Mole Creek Caves.