Queen’s Birthday long weekend visitation at the Deniliquin Visitor Information and Peppin Heritage Centre totalled 150 people — 40 more than the whole of June last year.
The number of people visiting the centre last weekend was also more than double the average weekend visitation at the centre, which is about 70.
People made Deniliquin their destination of choice despite rainy and chilly conditions.
Deniliquin BIG4 Holiday Park owner and Deniliquin Promotions Advisory Group member Frank White said the whole town seemed ‘‘pretty busy’’, with some local businesses teeming with shoppers.
‘‘It’s proof that all the marketing we’ve done over the last two years (under the Deniliquin Promotions Fund) is working, because we are seeing more people around,’’ Mr White said.
‘‘All our cabins were booked out and half of our powered sites, which is good for this time of the year.
‘‘Everyone seemed to be having a really good time.’’
Deniliquin tourism officer Jane Frazer said quite a few of the 150 visitors at the centre were from the Campaspe area, with many also hailing from New Zealand.
Others came from other parts of NSW and Victoria, as well as a few from Western Australia.
‘‘Some were here specifically for the Ros Lockhart exhibition, and some for the shopping,’’ Ms Frazer said.
‘‘Others had deviated from the silo art tour, and there were some doing family history research.’’