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Year 12 Tourism: Hanmer Springs

Ms D Lee —

Our aim for the day was to explore different aspects of the tourism industry; students gained insight on tourism businesses, work roles and the diverse range of attractions and activities on offer within the thriving resort town of Hanmer.

On Thursday 5th July, the Year 12 Tourism students took part in a day trip to Hanmer.

Whilst exploring the town, by  riding on the popular tandem village cruiser bikes; students completed a scavenger hunt to become more familiar with the features and facilities on offer to visitors.  To follow, a highly-competitive round of mini golf. These activities certainly helped to warm everyone up in the notably cooler alpine climate!

Next was a familiarisation visit to the Heritage Hotel. Here Anne, the events and conferences manager, conducted a seminar on the range of career opportunities available in the hotel and tourism industry. She also provided advice on the types of attributes employers seek within this industry. Students were then given a guided tour of the hotel to see the range of facilities available to guests. Anne explained that 60% of the tourist market in Hanmer is made up of domestic tourists, and that the summer and weekends were the busiest times. Our group was then treated to the chef's special of pizza and salad for lunch in the hotel restaurant.

Lastly, it was finally time to relax at Hanmer's premier attraction - the alpine thermal pools and spa resort. Students enjoyed the hydro slide and super bowl rides, along with a hot pool soak!