Sunrise in Cameron Park during weekend broadcast that highlighted tourism in Wellington

Jessica Gough, Audrey and Sunrise's James Tobin.

Jessica Gough, Audrey and Sunrise's James Tobin.

Wellington's most enthusiastic entrepreneurs and community groups have been given a national spotlight thanks to a recent visit from the Sunrise weekend weather team. 

The broadcast took place on the Saturday morning slot, including six live segments broadcast between 7am to 10am from Cameron Park. 

Residents in attendance were given a rare chance to see behind the scenes of the Sunrise's broadcast team's live crosses and were furnished with a free sausage sizzle organised by the Dubbo Regional Council.

Mayor of the Dubbo Region Ben Shields called the broadcast a 'great chance' for Wellington to promote it's interests across the nation. 

"Weekend Sunrise has a national audience of almost 250,000 people so this is a priceless promotion for Wellington," Councillor Shields said. 


Among those interviewed as part of the broadcast was Lisa Thomas of Wellington Arts, who spent the day dressed in her vintage costume from the recent Vintage Fair's steampunk workshop that Wellington Arts helped organise. 

Lisa Thomas being interviewed by James Tobin.

Lisa Thomas being interviewed by James Tobin.

"It was a great opportunity to promote the very positive vibes of Wellington community and rural communities," Ms Thomas said. 

"From all reports the telecast painted a wonderful picture of Wellington's energy and interesting things to explore and do while visiting our region."

Ms Thomas also praised the crew from Sunrise for their attention to detail and the way they conducted themselves. 

"The whole of the Sunrise crew were absolutely delightfully and pleasant and totally immersed themselves for 3 hours talking sincerely with all the people who attended."

"They only wanted to promote good stories and fun times and the attending participants were easily able to cater for this."

The visit to Wellington was followed by a visit to Emu Logic in Tooraweenah on Sunday.

Both visits were made possible thanks to the Dubbo and Great Western Plains destination marketing campaign, a $250,000 co-operative fund formed by Dubbo Regional Council and Destination NSW in October of last year. 

The campaign aims to highlight the tourism opportunities offered in areas such as Dubbo, Wellington, Narromine, Warren, Gilgandra, Coonamble and Warrumbungle.