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Australian Tourism Awards 2018

Victoria’s tourism stars shone brightly at the 2018 Qantas Australian Tourism Awards last Friday, picking up nine awards in total; two Gold, four Silver and three Bronze.

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

The Victorian winners at the awards are as follows:

New Tourism Business
GOLD – St Andrews Beach Brewery – VIC
SILVER – Blue Ginger Picnics – NSW
BRONZE – Vasse Virgin at Seppeltsfield – SA

Standard Accommodation
GOLD – Cave Hill Creek – VIC
SILVER – Grand Hotel and Apartments Townsville – QLD
BRONZE – Leumeah Lodge – ACT

Luxury Accommodation
GOLD – Cicada Lodge at Nitmiluk Gorge – NT
SILVER – Alkina Lodge – VIC
BRONZE – RACV Royal Pines Resort – QLD

Major Festivals and Events
GOLD – Toowoomba Carnival of Flowers – QLD – Hall of Fame
SILVER – Formula 1® 2018 Rolex Australian Grand Prix – VIC
BRONZE – Splendour in the Grass 2017 – NSW

Ecotourism
GOLD – Fun Over Fifty – QLD
SILVER – Moonlit Sanctuary Wildlife Conservation Park – VIC
BRONZE – Three Capes Track – TAS

Business Event Venues
GOLD – Adelaide Hill Convention Centre – SA
SILVER – Holmesglen at Eildon – VIC
BRONZE – Novotel Twin Waters Resort – QLD

Major Tour and Transport Operators
GOLD – Red Cat Adventures – QLD
SILVER – Pennicott Wilderness Journeys – TAS
BRONZE – SkyBus – VIC

Tour and Transport Operators
GOLD – Kimberley Quest – WA
SILVER – Ocean Safari – QLD
BRONZE – Autopia Tours – Small Group Experiences – VIC

Tourism Restaurants and Catering Services
GOLD – Cicada Lodge Restaurant at Nitmiluk Gorge – NT
SILVER – Sandalford Wines – WA
BRONZE – Royal Mail Hotel – VIC

The full list of award winners and finalists can be found here.

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