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The Australian Tourism Awards are the industry’s national standard of excellence. Finalists are chosen from each state’s Gold winners and are then put to our panel of expert industry judges, where a winner of the nation is then crowned. The winners are all shapes and sizes, serious and fun, and come from all walks of Australian life.

The Qantas Australian Tourism Awards is the pinnacle event of the tourism industry in Australia, recognizing excellence and innovation in tourism businesses and experiences across the nation. 

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The inaugural Talking Tourism Forum features a full-day program that will bring together industry leaders as speakers who will facilitate dynamic panel discussions, and offer a valuable opportunity for tourism professionals to acquire, exchange, and broaden their knowledge. The forum will explore key topics such as achieving inclusivity, implementing digital best practices, leveraging success to enter new markets, and attracting more customers.

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The 2022 Qantas Australian Tourism Awards celebrates the best tourism businesses across the country over the past year. Which one takes your pick?

The nation’s best of the best in the tourism industry gathered last night in Sydney for the 2022  Qantas Australian Tourism Awards.  Held at Sydney’s Doltone House on Darling Island, the tourism industry united to celebrate the premier tourism businesses in Australia to reveal the 2022 Gold, Silver and Bronze national winners at the black-tie gala event. 

It’s Australia’s biggest annual celebration of tourism business excellence, recognising and elevating the best tourism Australia has to offer. The Qantas Australian Tourism Awards celebrates innovation and exceptional standards in tourism.

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Overall, 75 awards were presented across 25 categories, with a Gold, Silver and Bronze winner announced for each category with the most coveted award, Major Tourist Attraction, won by Adelaide Zoo in South Australia for Gold, with the Gold for Tourist Attraction category being awarded to Bundaberg Rum Distillery Visitor Experience in Queensland. 

In the Aboriginal & Torres Strait Island Tourism Experience, the Gold was awarded to wukalina Walk in Tasmania. In the Ecotourism category, Gold went to Live Ningaloo in Western Australia. The Cultural Tourism award went to Geelong Gallery in Victoria, and in the Major Festivals & Events category, Gold was awarded to The Darwin Festival in the Northern Territory.

In the accommodation sector, Canberra’s Jamala Wildlife Lodge won Gold in the Unique Accommodation category, whilst Mt Hay Retreat in NSW took Gold for 5 Star Luxury Accommodation. 

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The full list of winners is listed below:

Cultural Tourism

GOLD – Geelong Gallery VIC SILVER – The Cedars Hahndorf SA BRONZE – Venture North Safaris NT

Adventure Tourism

GOLD – The Hike Collective WA SILVER – Ocean Rafting QLD BRONZE – Bendleby Ranges SA

Aboriginal & Torres Strait Island Tourism Experience

GOLD – wukalina Walk TAS SILVER – Spirits of the Red Sand QLD BRONZE – Angkerle Atwatye – Standley Chasm NT

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Tour & Transport Operators

GOLD – Fun Over 50 Holidays QLD SILVER – The Hike Collective WA BRONZE – Air Adventure Golf TAS

Major Tour & Transport Operators

GOLD – SeaLink WA SILVER – Searoad Ferries VIC BRONZE – Sea World Cruises QLD

Tourist Attractions

GOLD – Bundaberg Rum Distillery Visitor Experience QLD SILVER – Katherine Outback Experience NT BRONZE – Willie Creek Pearl Farm WA

Australian Tourism Awards 2023 _ Attraction - Bundaberg Rum Distillery

Major Tourist Attractions

GOLD – Adelaide Zoo SA SILVER – National Zoo & Aquarium CBR BRONZE – Currumbin Wildlife Sanctuary QLD

GOLD – Live Ningaloo WA SILVER – Tasmanian Walking Company TAS BRONZE – Lady Elliot Island Eco Resort QLD

Major Festivals & Events

GOLD – The Darwin Festival NT SILVER – Tesselaar KaBloom VIC BRONZE – Optus Stadium – AFL Grand Final 2021 WA

The Darwin Festival NT

Festivals & Events

GOLD – Outback Queensland Masters QLD     SILVER – Macedon Ranges Autumn Festival VIC BRONZE – Tumbafest Inc NSW

Tourism Retail and Hire Services

GOLD – Willie Creek Pearls WA SILVER – Sydney Harbour Kayaks NSW BRONZE – Uluru Audio Guide NT

New Tourism Business

GOLD – Wildcat Mackay QLD SILVER – CENTREPIECE at Melbourne Park VIC BRONZE – Sequoia Lodge SA

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Hosted Accommodation

GOLD – Bli Bli House QLD SILVER – Tallawarra Homestead VIC BRONZE – Redwing Farm SA

Unique Accommodation

GOLD – Jamala Wildlife Lodge CBR SILVER – Woodhouse Activity Centre SA BRONZE – Mitchell Grass Retreat QLD

Self Contained Accommodation

GOLD – The Woods Ocean Grove VIC SILVER – Tree Chalets WA BRONZE – Villa Talia TAS

The Woods Ocean Grove VIC

Caravan & Holiday Parks

GOLD – BIG4 Adventure Whitsunday Resort QLD SILVER – BIG4 St Helens Holiday Park TAS BRONZE – Oasis Tourist Park NT

Tourism Restaurants & Catering Services

GOLD – Char Restaurant and The Darwin Club at Admiralty House NT SILVER – Potager NSW BRONZE – Mures Tasmania TAS

Tourism Wineries, Distilleries & Breweries

GOLD – Bangor Vineyard Shed TAS  SILVER – Courabyra Wines NSW BRONZE – Billson’s Brewery VIC

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Business Event Venues

GOLD – Pullman Bunker Bay Resort WA SILVER – Darwin Convention Centre NT BRONZE – Peppers Silo Hotel TAS

Tourism Marketing & Campaigns

GOLD – ‘Viva Bendigo’ by the City of Greater Bendigo VIC    SILVER – MidCoast Council – Destination Barrington Coast NSW BRONZE – Tourism Tropical North Queensland QLD

Excellence in Food Tourism

GOLD – Coal River Farm TAS SILVER – CORE Cider House WA BRONZE – Margan Wines & Restaurant NSW

Coal River Farm Tasmania

3-3.5 Star Accommodation

GOLD – Urban Camp Melbourne VIC SILVER – Broadwater Resort Busselton WA BRONZE – Magnums Unique Accommodation Airlie Beach QLD

4-4.5 Star Deluxe Accommodation

GOLD – Cape York Peninsula Lodge QLD SILVER – Ship Inn Stanley TAS BRONZE – The Byng Street Boutique Hotel NSW

5 Star Luxury Accommodation

GOLD – Mt Hay Retreat NSW SILVER – COMO The Treasury WA BRONZE – Eos by SkyCity Adelaide SA

Mt Hay Retreat NSW

Visitor Information Services

GOLD – Mudgee Region Tourism NSW SILVER – Quilpie Visitor Information Centre, Museum & Gallery QLD BRONZE – Bendigo Visitor Centre VIC

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Welcome to the official announcement of the winners for the Australian Tourism Awards 2023! These prestigious awards recognize and celebrate excellence in the tourism industry across Australia. It is with great pleasure that we reveal the exceptional businesses and destinations that have been awarded for their outstanding contributions.

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Congratulations to all the winners of the Australian Tourism Awards 2023! Your dedication and commitment to providing exceptional experiences to visitors from around the world is truly commendable. We hope that these awards inspire others in the industry to strive for excellence and continue to showcase the beauty and diversity of Australia.

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The winners are selected through a rigorous evaluation process that includes judging panels, industry experts, and assessments based on specific criteria.

Yes, businesses and organizations are eligible to apply for multiple categories if they meet the criteria for each category.

Yes, there are specific eligibility criteria that businesses and organizations must meet to participate in the Australian Tourism Awards. These criteria vary for each category.

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Australia’s leading tourism operators have been recognised at the 2018 Qantas Australian Tourism Awards, which were held in Launceston on Friday night.

Notably, four businesses won the prestigious accolade of being inducted into the Australian Tourism Awards Hall of Fame for taking the top honours in their respective categories three years running.

These were Toowoomba Carnival of Flowers (Queensland) for Major Festivals and Events, Horizontal Falls Seaplane Adventures (Western Australia) for Adventure Tourism, The Beach House and Bayside (Western Australia) for Hosted Accommodation, and The Frames Luxury Accommodation (South Australia) for Deluxe Accommodation.

In addition, the Irwin Family (pictured above) was awarded the prestigious title of Australian Tourism Legend, recognising for their continued contribution to the local tourism industry through the promotion of Australia as a destination of choice, and also through their tireless work in protecting the environment.

The awards, which showcase the best in outstanding customer service, innovation and ongoing business excellence, were presented in front of 800 industry peers and officials from across Australia.

Daniel Gschwind, chair of the Australian Tourism Awards, congratulated all the winners and finalists from across Australia.

“To reach the finalists stage of the Australian Tourism Awards is a great honour in itself and all finalists should be immensely proud of their efforts,” he said.

“The winners from tonight’s event truly are the best of the best, with a lot of strong competition across all categories.

“Those that have taken home the trophy have been honoured for their hard work, innovation and commitment to quality, which contributes to the ongoing success of our $55.3 billion tourism industry.

“It is businesses like these that drive the growing contribution that tourism makes to the economy and communities right across Australia.

Below is the full list of winners and grinners from this year’s Australian Tourism Awards:

Major Tourist Attractions

Gold: Port Arthur Historic Site, Tas

Silver: National Gallery of Australia, ACT

Bronze: Busselton Jetty, WA

Tourist Attractions

Gold: Horizontal Falls Seaplane Adventures, WA

Silver: Capricorn Caves, Qld

Bronze: Katherine Outback Experience, NT

Major Festivals & Events

Gold: Toowoomba Carnival of Flowers, Qld

Silver: Formula 1 2018 Rolex Australian Grand Prix, Vic

Bronze: Splendour in the Grass 2017, NSW

Festivals & Events

Gold: Mount Isa Mines Rotary Rodeo, Qld

Silver: CinefestOZ, WA

Bronze: Parkes Shire Council — 2018 Parkes Elvis Festival, NSW

Gold: Fun Over Fifty, Qld

Silver: Moonlit Sanctuary Wildlife Conservation Park, Vic

Bronze: Three Capes Track, Tas

Cultural Tourism

Silver: Paronella Park, Qld

Bronze: Fremantle Prison, WA

Qantas Award for Aboriginal & Torres Strait Islander Tourism

Gold: Go Cultural Aboriginal Tours and Experiences, WA

Silver: Nitmiluk Tours and Cicada Lodge, NT

Bronze: Mossman Gorge Centre, Qld

Specialised Tourism Services

Gold: Proud Mary, SA

Silver: Small World Journeys, Qld

Bronze: Willie Creek Pearls at Elizabeth Quay, WA

Visitor Information Services

Gold: Swan Valley Visitor Centre, WA

Silver: Canberra and Region Visitors Centre, ACT

Bronze: Tourism Central Australia, NT

Business Event Venues

Gold: Adelaide Hills Convention Centre, SA

Silver: Holmesglen at Eildon, Vic

Bronze: Novotel Twin Waters Resort, Qld

Major Tour & Transport Operators

Gold: Red Cat Adventures, Qld

Silver: Pennicott Wilderness Journeys, Tas

Bronze: SkyBus, Vic

Tour & Transport Operators

Gold: Kimberley Quest, WA

Silver: Ocean Safari, Qld

Bronze: Autopia Tours — Small Group Adventures, Vic

Adventure Tourism

Silver: Roaring 40s Kayaking, Tas

Bronze: Calypso Star Charters, SA

Destination Marketing

Gold: Pie Time, Southern Highlands, NSW

Silver: Shoalhaven Tourism – 100 Beach Challenge Campaign, NSW

Bronze: Yorke Peninsula Tourism, SA

Tourism Restaurants & Catering Services

Gold: Cicada Lodge Restaurant at Nitmiluk Gorge, NT

Silver: Sandalford Wines, WA

Bronze: Royal Mail Hotel, Vic

Tourism Wineries, Distilleries & Breweries

Gold: Bundaberg Rum Visitor Experience, Qld

Silver: Seppeltsfield Estate, SA

Bronze: Willie Smith’s Apple Shed, Tas

Caravan & Holiday Parks

Gold: BIG4 Adventure Whitsunday Resort, Qld

Silver: NRMA Port Arthur Holiday Park, Tas

Bronze: RAC Cervantes Holiday Park, WA

Hosted Accommodation

Gold: The Beach House at Bayside, WA

Silver: Cobbold Village, Qld

Bronze: Mulberry Lodge Country Retreat, SA

Unique Accommodation

Gold: Horizontal Falls Seaplane Adventures – The Horizontal Hotel, WA

Silver: Whitsunday Escape, Qld

Bronze: Jamala Wildlife Lodge, ACT

Self-Contained Accommodation

Gold: The Frames, SA

Silver: Avalon Coastal Retreat, Tas

Bronze: Balingup Heights Hilltop Forest Cottages, WA

Standard Accommodation

Gold: Cave Hill Creek, Vic

Silver: Grand Hotel and Apartments Townsville, Qld

Bronze: Leumeah Lodge, ACT

Deluxe Accommodation

Gold: MACq 01 Hotel, Tas

Silver: Wallaroo Marina Apartments, SA

Bronze: Kununurra Country Club Resort, WA

Luxury Accommodation

Gold: Cicada Lodge at Nitmiluk Gorge, NT

Silver: Alkina Lodge, Vic

Bronze: RACV Royal Pines Resort, Qld

New Tourism Business

Gold: St Andrews Beach Brewery, Vic

Silver: Blue Ginger Picnics, NSW

Bronze: Vasse Virgin at Seppeltsfield, SA

Excellence in Food Tourism

Gold: Two Feet & a Heartbeat, WA

Silver: Sarina Sugar Shed, Qld

Bronze: Coal River Farm, Tas

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The Australian Tourism Industry Council is delighted to announce the finalists for the 2022 Qantas Australian Tourism Awards.

The awards recognise excellence across 25 categories including Major Tourist Attraction, Festivals and Events, Adventure Tourism and 5 Star Luxury Accommodation, to name a few. The finalists for these prestigious awards are drawn from the Gold winners at each State & Territory’s own tourism awards program.

Shaun de Bruyn, Chair of the Australian Tourism Awards, congratulated all the finalists from across Australia.

“To reach the finalists stage of the Australian Tourism Awards is a great honour in itself and all finalists should be immensely proud of their efforts.,” said Mr de Bruyn.

Sydney’s glamorous Dolton House on Darling Island will host the 2022 Qantas Australian Tourism Awards on Friday 17 March 2023. The awards will take this as an opportunity to showcase the State in all its glory from entertainment to food & wine and inspiring itineraries to extend guest’s stay.

NSW Minister for Tourism, Ben Franklin, said the NSW Government was proud to be hosting the finalists of the 2022 Qantas Australian Tourism Awards in Sydney.

“NSW is home to the nation’s best tourism offerings and the gateway to Australia. I am delighted Sydney is hosting the 2022 Qantas Australian Tourism Awards to honour the best of the best in the Australian Tourism Industry and celebrate the enormous impact Tourism has in driving our nation’s visitor economy,” Mr Franklin said.

“The NSW Government joins ATIC in congratulating the finalists and we look forward to welcoming them from across the country to the Harbour City for Australian tourism’s night of nights.”

The Awards acknowledges the continued support by Qantas for the National Tourism Awards as our naming rights sponsor.

The ongoing support by Qantas, and our other partners including Tourism Australia, helps to ensure this incredible program continues and we are able to recognise and celebrate our industry’s champions.

Qantas Group Chief Marketing Officer Petra Perry said:

“We’re proud to be supporting these awards and helping to celebrate the best of Australia’s tourism industry. We know it’s been a challenging few years for the industry and these Awards are a great opportunity to recognise many of our world-leading tourism operators. As the national carrier we know we have an important role supporting Australia’s tourism industry as it recovers.”

ATIC would like to thank all entrants across the States & Territories for taking part this year and congratulate our Finalists. We are excited to see who takes the GOLD in March.

Tickets are on sale via our website. Make sure to secure your seat at the table to enjoy the festivities and celebrate Sydney style!

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The Australian Tourism Industry Council is delighted to announce the finalists for the 2022 Qantas Australian Tourism Awards.

The awards recognise excellence across 25 categories including Major Tourist Attraction, Festivals and Events, Adventure Tourism and 5 Star Luxury Accommodation, to name a few. The finalists for these prestigious awards are drawn from the Gold winners at each State & Territory’s own tourism awards program.

Shaun de Bruyn, Chair of the Australian Tourism Awards, congratulated all the finalists from across Australia.

“To reach the finalists stage of the Australian Tourism Awards is a great honour in itself and all finalists should be immensely proud of their efforts.,” said Mr de Bruyn.

Sydney’s glamorous Dolton House on Darling Island will host the 2022 Qantas Australian Tourism Awards on Friday 17 March 2023. The awards will take this as an opportunity to showcase the State in all its glory from entertainment to food & wine and inspiring itineraries to extend guest’s stay.

NSW Minister for Tourism, Ben Franklin, said the NSW Government was proud to be hosting the finalists of the 2022 Qantas Australian Tourism Awards in Sydney.

“NSW is home to the nation’s best tourism offerings and the gateway to Australia. I am delighted Sydney is hosting the 2022 Qantas Australian Tourism Awards to honour the best of the best in the Australian Tourism Industry and celebrate the enormous impact Tourism has in driving our nation’s visitor economy,” Mr Franklin said.

“The NSW Government joins ATIC in congratulating the finalists and we look forward to welcoming them from across the country to the Harbour City for Australian tourism’s night of nights.”

The Awards acknowledges the continued support by Qantas for the National Tourism Awards as our naming rights sponsor.

The ongoing support by Qantas, and our other partners including Tourism Australia, helps to ensure this incredible program continues and we are able to recognise and celebrate our industry’s champions.

Qantas Group Chief Marketing Officer Petra Perry said:

“We’re proud to be supporting these awards and helping to celebrate the best of Australia’s tourism industry. We know it’s been a challenging few years for the industry and these Awards are a great opportunity to recognise many of our world-leading tourism operators. As the national carrier we know we have an important role supporting Australia’s tourism industry as it recovers.”

ATIC would like to thank all entrants across the States & Territories for taking part this year and congratulate our Finalists. We are excited to see who takes the GOLD in March.

Tickets are on sale via our website. Make sure to secure your seat at the table to enjoy the festivities and celebrate Sydney style!

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Full list of 2022’s Finalists: https://www.qualitytourismaustralia.com/australian-tourism-awards/2022-finalists /

Tickets to the Awards: https://tickets.myguestlist.com/v263882d20962ef/2022-qantas-australian-tourism-awards/evs63882d20a405a/

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2022 Australian Tourism Awards – Celebrating the Best in Australian Tourism

Posted by Stephen Morton | Mar 20, 2023 | Accolades , Headline News | 0 |

2022 Australian Tourism Awards – Celebrating the Best in Australian Tourism

Aboriginal & Torres Strait Island Tourism Experience

The Aboriginal & Torres Strait Island Tourism Experience award recognizes the best tourism experiences that promote and celebrate the rich cultural heritage of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples. This year, the wukalina Walk in Tasmania won the Gold Award for its exceptional commitment to providing a culturally sensitive and immersive experience for visitors.

Adventure Tourism

Australia’s diverse natural landscapes provide the perfect backdrop for adventure tourism experiences that cater to adrenaline junkies and outdoor enthusiasts. The Hike Collective in Western Australia took home the Gold Award for its well-curated hiking experiences, while Ocean Rafting in Queensland and Bendleby Ranges in South Australia were recognized with the Silver and Bronze Awards, respectively.

Tour & Transport Operators

Tour & Transport Operators play a crucial role in making it easier for tourists to navigate and experience different regions of Australia. Fun Over 50 Holidays in Queensland won the Gold Award for its range of escorted tours and holiday packages tailored to mature travellers. The Hike Collective in Western Australia and Air Adventure Golf in Tasmania took home the Silver and Bronze Awards, respectively.

Caravan & Holiday Parks

Caravan & Holiday Parks are an integral part of Australia’s tourism industry, providing affordable and convenient accommodation options for domestic and international visitors. The BIG4 Adventure Whitsunday Resort in Queensland won the Gold Award for its extensive facilities and family-friendly atmosphere. BIG4 St Helens Holiday Park in Tasmania and Oasis Tourist Park in the Northern Territory were recognized with the Silver and Bronze Awards, respectively.

Unique Accommodation

Australia is home to some of the most unique and unforgettable accommodation experiences in the world, ranging from luxurious wildlife lodges to rustic retreats. Jamala Wildlife Lodge in the Australian Capital Territory won the Gold Award for its immersive wildlife experiences and exceptional hospitality. Woodhouse Activity Centre in South Australia and Mitchell Grass Retreat in Queensland were recognized with the Silver and Bronze Awards, respectively.

Ecotourism experiences allow travellers to explore Australia’s natural wonders while minimizing their impact on the environment. Live Ningaloo in Western Australia won the Gold Award for its sustainable and responsible tourism practices, while Tasmanian Walking Company in Tasmania and Lady Elliot Island Eco Resort in Queensland were recognized with the Silver and Bronze Awards, respectively.

Visitor Information Services

Visitor Information Services play a vital role in helping tourists plan their trips and discover the best experiences that Australia has to offer. The Mudgee Region Tourism in New South Wales won the Gold Award for its comprehensive and engaging visitor information services. Quilpie Visitor Information Centre, Museum & Gallery in Queensland and Bendigo Visitor Centre in Victoria were recognized with the Silver and Bronze Awards, respectively.

Tourism Restaurants & Catering Services

Australia is renowned for its culinary scene, with world-class restaurants and catering services offering a diverse range of flavours and experiences. Char Restaurant and The Darwin Club at Admiralty House in the Northern Territory won the Gold Award for their exceptional food and service. Potager in New South Wales and Mures Tasmania in Tasmania was recognized with the Silver and Bronze Awards, respectively.

Tourism Marketing & Campaigns

Tourism Marketing & Campaigns are crucial in promoting Australia’s diverse tourism experiences and attracting visitors from around the world. The ‘Viva Bendigo’ campaign by the City of Greater Bendigo in Victoria won the Gold Award for its innovative and engaging marketing strategies. MidCoast Council – Destination Barrington Coast in New South Wales and Tourism Tropical North Queensland in Queensland was recognized with the Silver and Bronze awards, respectively.

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Australia's Top Tourism Town Awards 2023

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The winners for 2023 have been announced! Check out who made the Top Towns across the country…

Each category is measured by population size along with attractions, amenities, and the infrastructure designed to host guests. Every town has something wonderful to offer - why not get your community involved and tell us what's yours...

Winners will enjoy state recognition, increased visitation, free publicity and possibly: national glory at the Qantas Australian Tourism Awards in front of their industry and peers.

It's not just the town but the people we want to celebrate too. We also have a category for Top Tour Guide to recognise the most charismatic and entertaining guides in the industry.

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You must first enter your state/territory Top Tourism Town Awards, win Gold in your category and then you will automatically be put forward to the National Awards in September at Parliament House. Winners are determined by a state and national level voting process combining review scores and an industry judging panel.

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Victoria Wins Gold At Australian Tourism Awards

Victoria and its iconic tourism accommodation, attractions and experiences have been recognised at the Qantas Australian Tourism Awards, with the state taking home eleven honours.

Acting Minister for Tourism, Sport and Major Events Mary Anne Thomas today applauded the successful local businesses and operators, commending them on their resilience and commitment as the sector continues its bounce back from the challenges of the global pandemic.

Held on the Sunshine Coast, Victoria was honoured with five gold, four silver and two bronze awards for 2021.

Leading the way with gold were the Royal Botanic Gardens in the Major Tourist Attractions category, Ballarat Heritage Festival in Festivals and Events, Destination Gippsland for their stunning tourism marketing campaign, Wilsons Promontory Cruises in New Tourism Business and Green Olive in Red Hill for Excellence in Food Tourism.

The Alexandra Hotel in Alexandra was awarded two silver awards for its three-star accommodation and restaurant and catering services, joined by Heytesbury House in Hosted Accommodation and the Bendigo Visitor Centre for their visitor information service offering.

Rounding out the Victorian winners were Searoad Ferries for their work as a major tour and transport operation and the Tesselaar Tulip Festival in the Major Festival and Events category.

The Andrews Labor Government is committed to the continued recovery of the state’s tourism sector, injecting $633 million in support under the Visitor Economy Recovery and Reform Plan.

A whole-of-state strategy to grow Victoria’s tourism industry, the Plan has a goal of achieving $35 billion in annual visitor expenditure supporting the industry to generate 300,000 jobs by June 2024.

Quotes attributable to Acting Minister for Tourism, Sport and Major Events Mary-Anne Thomas

“Victorians are back enjoying the things they love and that includes the best destinations and attractions in the state.”

“It is fantastic to see the quality of the Victorian tourism industry recognised and we are backing businesses in this sector to grow and create jobs right across the state.”

Quotes attributable to Victorian Tourism Industry Council CEO Felicia Mariani

“After an impossibly difficult two years, it’s incredibly heartening to see so many Victorian businesses and communities rewarded for their mammoth efforts to recover.”

“These awards are a testament to the resilience and passion of our sector.”

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The state’s peak tourism organisation, NSW Tourism Industry Council , is excited to announce the winners of the prestigious NSW Tourism Awards for 2022.

Held this evening in iconic Luna Park Sydney’s Big Top, over 450 industry representatives gathered for the first time in three years to celebrate these outstanding tourism businesses.

The awards are managed by the NSW Tourism Industry Council powered by Business NSW, the state’s peak business organisation, and supported by the NSW Government via its tourism and major events agency, Destination NSW .

“The NSW Tourism Awards celebrate those tourism experiences that inspire visitors to #feelnewsouthwales and recognise those businesses who exemplify quality tourism,” said Paula Martin, Senior Director, NSW Tourism Industry Council.

“These businesses provide leadership in innovation, marketing and in the delivery of quality products and services. These are businesses who advance and promote the NSW and Australian tourism industry through consistent customer service and quality experiences to all.

“A highlight of this year’s awards program was the high number of first-time entrants (32), many of whom are very new businesses.

“They should all be very proud of this recognition of their business excellence, particularly after the ravages of Covid, floods and all off the back of the devastating Black Summer Bushfires,” Paula Martin said.

Tourism Minister Ben Franklin said the event highlighted the industry’s commitment to delivering premium products and experiences to all visitors to NSW.

“I’d like to congratulate all winners and finalists of the 2022 NSW Tourism Awards, who have shown a commitment to excellence throughout this year,” Mr Franklin said.

“It is an exciting time for our visitor economy, with domestic overnight visitor expenditure in NSW recently surpassing pre-pandemic levels.

"They should all be very proud of this recognition of their business excellence, particularly after the ravages of Covid, floods and all off the back of the devastating Black Summer Bushfires."

“The NSW Government is committed to supporting tourism operators, businesses and event owners that create jobs, boost regional economies and position NSW as a global destination.”

Hospitality and tourism entrepreneur Donna Carrier, one of the most passionate and hardworking tourism operators on the North Coast, was awarded the Dean Gorddard Award for Outstanding Contribution by an Individual to NSW.

The award is in recognition of her dedication and advocacy for tourism in her local and regional area, over the past 18+ years.

Riverside Holiday Resort Urunga was inducted into the prestigious NSW Tourism Awards Hall of Fame, for taking out top honours in Excellence in Accessible Tourism for the third year in a row.

Glenayr Farm Mudgee and Love Lord Howe were joint recipients of the Judges’ Tourism Star Award’, a special award to reward their tremendous resilience and innovation during a very challenging year.

Winners in the designated national award categories will represent NSW at the Qantas Australian Tourism Awards to be held in Sydney, 17 March 2023.

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Powered by Business NSW , the NSW Tourism Industry Council helps businesses operating in the Visitor Economy maximise their potential to ensure New South Wales remains the number one tourism destination in Australia.

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Website: https://www.businessnsw.com/members/nsw-tourism-awards-2022/winners-2022

EDITORS’ NOTE: A full list of this year’s NSW Tourism Awards winners by category is outlined below.

2022 NSW Tourism Award Winners:

Major Tourist Attractions Gold: Taronga Western Plains Zoo, Dubbo Silver: The Australian Reptile Park, Somersby Bronze: The Big Banana Fun Park, Coffs Harbour

Tourist Attractions Gold: Hello Koalas Sculpture Trail, Port Macquarie Silver: Port Stephens Koala Sanctuary Bronze: Aussie Ark, Barrington Tops

Major Festivals and Events Gold: Bluesfest Byron Bay Silver: GLOW at Sydney Zoo

Festivals and Events Gold: Tumbafest Inc, Tumbarumba Silver: Bathurst Winter Festival Bronze: The Coffs Coast Food & Wine Festival

Ecotourism Gold: Sydney by Kayak, Lavender Bay Silver: Vision Walks - Eco Tours, Byron Bay Bronze: Tweed Eco Cruises, Tweed Heads

Cultural Tourism Gold: Local Sauce Tours, Sydney Silver: Old Dubbo Gaol Bronze: Hello Koalas Sculpture Trail, Port Macquarie

Excellence in Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Tourism Gold: Wajaana Yaam Gumbaynggirr Adventure Tours, Coffs Harbour Silver: Bundyi Cultural Tours, Wagga Wagga Bronze: Bularri Muurlay Nyanggan Aboriginal Corporation, Coffs Harbour

Tourism Retail & Hire Services Gold: Sydney Harbour Kayaks, The Spit Bridge, Mosman Silver: Ask Roz Blue Mountains

Visitor Information Services Gold: Mudgee Region Tourism Silver: Bathurst Visitor Information Centre Bronze: Eden Visitor Information Centre, Sapphire Coast

Business Event Venues Gold: Fairmont Resort Blue Mountains by MGallery Silver: Fullerton Hotel Sydney

Tour and/or Transport Operators Gold: Tweed Eco Cruises, Tweed Heads Silver: Beyond Ballooning, Lovedale Bronze: Blue Mountains Stargazing

Adventure Tourism Gold: Balloon Aloft, Hunter Valley, Camden Valley, Mudgee and Byron Bay Silver: Sydney Harbour Kayaks, The Spit Bridge, Mosman Bronze: Beyond Ballooning, Lovedale

Tourism Marketing and Campaigns Gold: MidCoast Council: Destination Barrington Coast Silver: Shoalhaven City Council, Tourism Bronze: The Tweed Tourism Company

Tourism Restaurants and Catering Services Gold: Potager, Carool Silver: Bent on Food, Wingham Bronze: Antica Australis, Carcoar

Tourism Wineries, Distilleries and Breweries Gold: Courabyra Wines, Tumbarumba

Caravan and Holiday Parks Gold: North Star Holiday Resort, Hastings Point Silver: NRMA Ocean Beach Holiday Resort, Central Coast Bronze: BIG4 Deniliquin Holiday Park

Hosted Accommodation Gold: Blueberry Hills on Comleroy, Kurrajong Silver: Belle Bois, Capertee Valley Bronze: Amaroo Valley Springs, Kurrajong

Unique Accommodation Gold: Zoofari Lodge, Taronga Western Plains Zoo, Dubbo Silver: Glenayr Farm Mudgee Bronze: Berger Houseboat Holidays, Tweed Heads

Self-Contained Accommodation Gold: Bandalong Cottages, Mudgee Silver: Peppertree Hill, Mudgee Bronze: Mt Warning Estate, Dum Dum

4 – 4.5 Star Accommodation Gold: The Byng Street Boutique Hotel, Orange Silver: Fairmont Resort Blue Mountains by MGallery Bronze: Wildlife Retreat at Taronga, Mosman

5 Star Accommodation Gold: Mt Hay Retreat, Berry Silver: Kalinya Estate, Bargo

New Tourism Business Gold: Italian Cooking Experience with Stefano Marvello, Bowral Silver: Navigate Expeditions, Sapphire Coast Bronze: Evamor Valley, Mudgee

Excellence in Food Tourism Gold: Margan Wines & Restaurant, Broke Silver: Food I Am, Wagga Wagga Bronze: Country Food Trails, Orange

Excellence in Accessible Tourism* Gold/ Hall of Fame: Riverside Holiday Resort Urunga Silver: Cocky Guides, Sydney Bronze: Sea Horse Diamond Beach

Local Government Award for Tourism* Gold: MidCoast Council: Destination Barrington Coast Silver: Central Coast Council - Destination Central Coast

Dean Gorddard Award for Outstanding Contribution by an Individual* Winner: Donna Carrier

Judges’ Tourism Star Award* Joint Winners: • Glenayr Farm, Mudgee • Love Lord Howe

Ground Swell 2022 Commendation presented by Take 3 for the Sea* From First Wave, Take 3’s tourism industry pilot project in 2021 through to the current 2022 Ground Swell Program, Take 3 for the Sea has engaged with 160 tourism businesses of all kinds. For the first time, Take 3 for the Sea commended three businesses, each of which have made significant contributions to visitor litter reduction under the program. Not only have they embraced the Take 3 philosophy, these businesses have shown leadership by taking ownership and action to prevent litter.

Commendations: • F.O.C.K. Festival of Canoe and Kayak, Gangurang, Kangaroo Valley • Niigi Niigi - Sealy Lookout, Coffs Harbour – a Ground Swell collaboration between Forestry Corporation, Wajaana Yaam Gumbaynggirr Adventure Tours and Treetops Adventure • Glenworth Valley Outdoor Adventures, Central Coast

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Surprising beach clinches the top spot on list of Australia’s best

Australia’s best beach has been unveiled and it’s probably not the beach you’re thinking would claim the title.

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A famous stretch named after the sound it makes when your toes hit the sand has edged out shorelines across the nation to claim the title of Australia’s best beach.

Squeaky Beach, surrounded by the rugged wilderness of Wilsons Promontory National Park, has been recognised by Tourism Australia as the nation’s best for 2024.

Located just three hours drive from Melbourne, ‘Squeaky’ is known for the “acoustic delight” of compressed quartz and silica sand underfoot, crashing waves and clear waters, and for being enclosed by impressive granite boulders.

Squeaky Beach was crowned as the top beach. .Picture: Mark Watson / Supplied

It is the first time a Victorian beach has been crowned as Australia’s best beach.

The Farm in New South Wales and Australia’s southernmost beach, Cockle Creek in Tasmania, rounded out the top three.

The Farm took second place after being edged out by Squeaky. Picture: Lilly Pollard/ Supplied

The top ten includes beaches from all states and the Northern Territory, as well as Pulu Blan Madar Island on the Cocos (Keeling) Islands and Lagoon Beach on Lord Howe Island.

Conservationist and Tourism Australia’s beach expert Brad Farmer AM joked he had a tough and “sometimes controversial” job of compiling the top 10.

The eye-catching beach on Pulu Belan Island. Picture: Jaxon Roberts/ Supplied

“The list of ‘best beaches’ attracts headlines both here in Australia and in key international tourism markets around the world,” he said.

“That’s why I take the chance to uncover some of those destinations that might not be well-known but are home to some of Australia’s, and in my opinion, the world’s, best beaches.”

Lagoon Beach on Lord Howe Island was named Australia’s seventh best. Picture: Mark Fitz/ Supplied

The title has previously gone to Stokes Bay in SA’s Kangaroo Island, Misery Bay in WA and Cabarita Beach in NSW took the top spot back in 2021.

While Queensland may not have topped the list, it was the only state to have two beaches make it into the top ten – Cylinder Beach and Cow Bay.

Cow Bay was just one of two Queensland beaches that made the top ten. Picture: Supplied

Australia is home to more close to 12,000 beaches and the most varied and diverse coastline in the world.

The best beach list is released each year and is designed to open up the minds of travellers – both domestically and abroad — and head off the beaten track to a coastline they may have not considered otherwise.

Managing director Philippa Harrison said Tourism Australia’s research consistently showed the hold the country’s coastline had on travellers.

Long Beach on the Limestone Coast is known for its long stretch of sand. Picture: Supplied

“Beaches are one of the greatest drivers of international visitor demand to Australia and the majority of travellers enjoy our aquatic and coastal environments in some way when they are here,” she said.

As tourism continues to rebound from the pandemic, Tourism Minister Don Farrell said the list would help put Australia “front and centre on the world stage”.

“Australia’s beaches are the best in the world, and the list of ‘Best Australian Beaches’ showcases some of our hidden treasures to travellers here and abroad,” he said.

TOP 10 BEST BEACHES IN AUSTRALIA

  • Squeaky Beach, Wilsons Promontory, Victoria
  • The Farm (also known as Killalea Beach), Shellharbour, New South Wales
  • Cockle Creek, Tasmania
  • Madfish Bay, William Bay National Park, Western Australia
  • Pulu Belan Island, Cocos (Keeling) Islands
  • Cylinder Beach, North Stradbroke Island, Queensland
  • Lagoon Beach, Lord Howe Island
  • Long Beach, Limestone Coast, South Australia
  • Cow Bay, Daintree River/Cape Tribulation, Queensland
  • Casuarina Beach, Darwin, Northern Territory

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This year’s awards celebration will take place in the daring destination of Darwin! Come join us for an adventure in the NT and hear who took GOLD for the 2023 Qantas Australian Tourism Awards.

We are proudly supported by Tourism NT who are celebrating every nominated business across the country. They would like to welcome you to their Territory and hope you enjoy a few days to relax at the Local’s pace.

The Awards Gala will take place after our inaugural ‘Talking Tourism Business Forum” You can find out more information here …

Awards Gala Details Date : 6pm, Friday 15 March 2024 Venue : Darwin Convention Centre, 10 Stokes Hill Rd, Darwin City NT 0800 Please RSVP by : Friday 23 February 2024 Dress : Black Tie

We will welcome guests with a Darwin drinks reception, then move to the hall for a carefully selected NT themed 3 course meal, some wild entertainment and finally; the eagerly anticipated awards ceremony. An afterparty will see revellers into the wee hours of the morning with a top band. This time – you will not need ID!

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These Australian beaches have made the world’s best beach list for 2024

Nine beautiful beaches around Australia were included in Lonely Planet's latest guide

Melissa Woodley

You don’t need to tell us twice: Australia is home to a fair chunk of the world’s best beaches . We’ve got lots of variety too. Sure, there’s Sydney’s stereotypical Bondi Beach , but we’ve also got the blindingly white sands of the Whitsundays and the wondrous waters of Wineglass Bay. So it comes as no surprise then that Australia’s sandy shores dominate Lonely Planet's 2024 rankings of the 100 best beaches in the world.

The travel experts from Lonely Planet have published these rankings as a hardback book ( Best Beaches: 100 of the World’s Most Incredible Beaches ), featuring a carefully chosen curation of the best beaches on every continent, as well as ‘top five’ lists in nine special categories.

It’s no surprise that Bondi Beach , aka the most famous beach in the world, scored a page in the book, also winning the title of "best beach to people watch" and the "best beach worth the crowds". The Pass in Byron Bay  was another NSW contender ranked as one of the world's best, with its Aboriginal significance and resident pod of dolphins cited as reasons to stop by for a beach day. It was also awarded the fifth most family-friendly beach in the world. 

A view of the Bondi Beach surf from a restaurant with a sign saying: NBF

Two other Australian beaches topped the global round-ups, with Moreton Island’s Tangalooma Beach being named the best beach to see nature, and Lucky Bay (Kepa Kurl) in Western Australia crowned as the top beach to see wildlife. (Skippy, we’re talking about you!)

Victoria’s Bell’s Beach  also earned its place on the list, having built a global reputation as a prime surfing beach with keen wave-chasers travelling from far and wide to ride its famous swells. Other Australian beaches to make the cut were Squeaky Beach in Victoria, Cable Beach in Broome, Wineglass Bay in Tasmania and Whitehaven Beach in the Whitsundays.

Here’s Lonely Planet’s full list of the best beaches in Oceania:

  • The Pass, Byron Bay , New South Wales, Australia
  • Bells Beach , Surf Coast, Victoria, Australia
  • Cable Beach/Walmanyjun, Broome , Western Australia, Australia
  • Wineglass Bay, Freycinet National Park, Tasmania , Australia
  • Bondi Beach , Sydney, New South Wales, Australia
  • Lucky Bay /Kepa Kurl, Cape Le Grand National Park/Mandoowernup, Western Australia, Australia
  • Squeaky Beach, Gippsland, Victoria, Australia
  • Tangalooma Beach, Moreton Island/ Moorgumpin, Queensland, Australia
  • Whitehaven Beach, Whitsundays , Queensland, Australia
  • Cathedral Cove, Coromandel Peninsula, North Island, New Zealand
  • Awaroa Beach, Abel Tasman National Park, South Island, New Zealand
  • Blue Lagoon Beach, Nanuya Lailai, Yasawa Islands, Fiji
  • Lalomanu Beach, Upolu, Samoa
  • Tapuaeta’i/One Foot Island Beach, Aitutaki, Cook Islands
  • Ta’ahiamanu Beach, Mo’orea, French Polynesia

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Murals bring visitors, revive rural SA town as art shortlisted for Australian Street Art Awards

Three people painting a mural on a wall, depicts a historical scene, horse and cart, people dressed in victorian clothing.

Empty shops have been abundant on the main streets of a South Australian town, but volunteers with an ambition to use art to attract visitors have brought change.

It has been eight years since a small group of volunteers joined to form the project, and now 13 murals don the walls of the buildings in Kapunda, north of Adelaide.

Kapunda Mural Town Project chair Maxine Donald said there was a "noticeable" increase in visitors in recent years since the murals started going up, reviving the town.

"I would say when we started [painting murals], we probably had five or six empty shops in the main street, and now I can think of one," Ms Donald said.

A man on scaffolding painting a mural with a Victorian brown and white building, man in Victorian clothing.

The murals vary in size, from the size of a shopfront to one that spans 18 metres. 

All were painted or designed by volunteers. 

Two murals have been shortlisted as finalists for the Australian Street Art Awards — the Post Office mural and the Town History mural.

How it all began

Ms Donald said the idea for the Kapunda Mural Town Project was born after a Rotary art show in 2016.

"It started because the town had a number of empty shops in the main street," she said.

"The usual story of country towns. We thought, 'What can we do?'

A brown and white Victorian post office mural on a wall, lady in victorian clothing in horse--drawn carriage, man on a bicycle.

"Somebody said, 'We've got a couple of old murals in the town. Maybe we should add on to those and do something about that to attract visitors.'"

Danny Menzel, a Kapunda graphic artist and committee member with the Kapunda Mural Town Project, said the art has revived the town.

"People have been painting murals for a long time … I think part of it, probably with Kapunda, it's a town which used to be quite large back in the day and has kind of died off a little bit," Mr Menzel said.

A colourful mural of a town on a wall with people in Victorian clothing, a town crier with a bell in his hand, blue robes.

"There's a lot of vacant walls, which still hold a lot of history.

"I think it's just a great place to liven up these old towns and get people coming over for a bit of a look and use local facilities and go to local pubs."

What inspires the artists

Ms Donald said a lot of the art was inspired by local things.

"Mostly it's inspired by the history of the town, which is significant, as well as the local flora and fauna … And the economics of the town through grain and agriculture," she said.

A large mural featuring a mine in a country town.

"It's educational as well as colourful."

The group plans on expanding its work to planter boxes and sculptures in the town in the next year.

The Australian Street Art Award winners are announced in Queensland in March.

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The 2024 Australia Day Honours list recognises and celebrates 1,042 Australians, including awards in the Order of Australia (General and Military Divisions), meritorious awards and recognition for distinguished and conspicuous service. 

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