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Coastal Communities Bracing For Big Long Weekend

In a break for local tourism, Apollo Bay's accommodation is reportedly 90% booked for this coming long weekend.

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President of the Apollo Bay Chamber of Commerce Bob Knowles said local operators were over the moon to have tourists coming back into the region.

He encouraged southwest locals to get out and about in their own backyard.

"We're pretty happy with 90%, we're delighted to see people coming. The welcome mat will be out and so will the sanitiser!

"It won't be quite business as normal, because you can't just go to the pub and have a drink. But we are well and truly happy to see people coming.

"We've got plenty of information on what's opening and what's happening. In fact we've reprinted our local news sheet so everyone who comes will get a free copy of that. They'll have a heads up on who's open."

"We're standing by, welcoming as we can within the rules. It won't be quite the same, but gee, everyone will be happy to see you.

"Even just come down for a day trip. If you're stuck in Colac, come down and say g'day."

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