Locals who live in the Augusta, Kudardup, Hamelin Bay and Karridale areas will be eligible for an Ambassador Card, which entitles card holders to free entry to the grounds of the lighthouse, when accompanying a paying visitor.
Entry to the grounds also includes a state-of-the-art MP3 audio tour, which is available in English, German and Mandarin. The card is being introduced to formalise an existing, yet unofficial arrangement and to thank locals for their contribution to regional tourism via the visiting friends and relatives market.
AMRTA Attractions Manager Steve Harrison advised that the card is a scheme designed to encourage and reward locals in and around Augusta who are repeat visitors to the lighthouse with their friends and family.
“The AMRTA is aware that when friends and family visit, it is a chance to show them the outstanding features of the region,” said Mr Harrison. “As a result, many locals will visit nearby attractions on numerous occasions and in effect become local ambassadors.”Locals using the new Ambassador Card will be able to take advantage of the excellent audio tour of the grounds which contains a wealth of information about the history, geography and environment of this very special location,” he said.
The AMRTA encourages anyone who is a resident in the post code areas 6290 or 6288 to drop into the Augusta Visitor Centre and pick up their Augusta Local Ambassador Card. The cards will be available for collection from the Augusta Visitor Centre from Monday 8th December onwards; in time for the busy summer season.