DINE and Discover have been the words on everyone's lips these holidays, with many locals using their vouchers at Tamworth businesses.
Businesses are lapping up the state government incentive that spurs spending on food and activities.
Escape Rooms Tamworth owner/operator Jody Stevens said out of the 130 or so people who had come through their doors over the long weekend, about 70 of those used their vouchers.
"We've been really busy with the Dine and Discover, nearly everyone's been using them so that's been great," Ms Stevens said.
She said the vouchers provided a great opportunity for people to try something new.
"It's right in time for school holidays so I think it's perfect timing too," she told the Leader.
All NSW residents over the age of 18 are eligible for the four vouchers, all worth $25 each. Two of these are for dining, and two for entertainment.
The folks at Tamworth and Kootingal Horse Riding Adventures have been "flat out", with 80 per cent of visitors taking advantage of their vouchers.
"Each day over the weekend we've had ... about 150 through the gate," owner Christine Ogilvie said.
"That's exceptionally busy.
"Our paddocks look like a parking lot everyday so it's amazing."
The vouchers have "gone off" at Forum 6 Cinemas, according to manager Grant Lee.
"It's one of the best things to happen to our industry and to help us out," Mr Lee said.
"Having great movies like Godzilla vs Kong, Peter Rabbit 2, people are loving coming back to the movies."
Residents have until June 30 to use their four vouchers. A full list of which businesses are accepting them can be found on the Service NSW website.
According to the website, there are seven Tamworth businesses accepting the discover vouchers. As well as the local businesses above, the Capitol Theatre, Chris Watson Travel, Hello World Travel, Tamworth Ten Pins, and the Tamworth Hotel are also signed up to the scheme.
By late Thursday, 39 various business across Tamworth were part of the 'dine' voucher program. These include Tamworth and surrounding cafes, Chinese restaurants, pubs, fast food, clubs, and more.
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