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Get to know the winners from the Western Australian Tourism Awards

Sponsored by Tourism Western Australia

If you are preparing a trip for your clients to the home of Lonely Planet’s number one must-visit destination in Asia Pacific for 2019, the first step is knowing the best tourism attractions and businesses in the industry.

Western Australia is home to a milieu of amazing tourism operators and services for all corners of the state, which were recently recognised in their respective categories at the Western Australian Tourism Awards.

Ranked by their peers and the industry for excellence, here are some of the top in tourism to get you started on your WA trip-building journey:

Major Tourist Attractions (sponsored by Tourism WA): Busselton Jetty

At 1.8 kilometres long, Busselton Jetty is the longest tourist jetty in the southern hemisphere and second longest in the world. It’s also managed by non-profit Busselton Jetty Inc.

Tourist Attractions (sponsored by Hello Perth): Horizontal Falls Seaplane Adventures

Experience the trip of a lifetime with the Kimberley’s most experienced family-owned and operated Horizontal Falls tour specialists.

Qantas Award for Aboriginal & Torres Strait Islander Tourism (sponsored by Qantas and WAITOC): Go Cultural Aboriginal Tours and Experiences

Go Cultural Aboriginal Tours and Experiences is an Aboriginal-owned and operated business based in Perth, delivering authentic Aboriginal cultural experiences for local, domestic and international visitors to Perth.

Major Tour & Transport Operators (sponsored by Budget Car and Truck Rental): Kimberley Wild Expeditions

While on a Kimberley Wild Expeditions tour, travellers will enjoy local expertise and the operator’s real passion for the region in small, diverse groups and custom-built, comfortable four-wheel drive vehicles.

Tourism Restaurants & Catering Services (sponsored by Tourism WA): The Lake House Denmark

The Lake House Denmark winery is a popular destination with its natural beauty and rustic charm. It is also the perfect place to stop for a bite to eat, browse the gourmet store, have a drop of premium wine and enjoy delicious Vinofood condiments.

Tourism Wineries, Distilleries & Breweries (sponsored by Vanguard Press): Sandalford Wines

Sandalford’s Swan Valley Estate is 20 minutes from Perth city and is Western Australia’s most awarded attraction, having won more than 70 major state and national awards in the last 10 years.

New Tourism Business (sponsored by Gallagher Gold): Discovery Rottnest Island

Discovery Rottnest Island opened earlier this year, bringing with it a sought after beachside eco-tent resort. Glamping accommodation is in the dunes at Pinky Beach, and features 83 low impact eco tents that are fitted with en suites, and designed for couples, families, extended families or groups.

Excellence in Food Tourism (sponsored by Tourism Australia): Two Feet & a Heartbeat

Two Feet & a Heartbeat provides guided walking tours in Perth, with a team of passionate locals taking guests on urban adventures across the city, uncovering the best stories, food, art, bars, history and culture.

Luxury Accommodation (sponsored by Tourism Council WA): Pullman Bunker Bay Margaret River Region

Pullman Bunker Bay Resort is found in the Margaret River wine region, alongside Bunker Bay and the Cape Naturaliste promontory. The resort features 150 spacious and beautifully furnished villas with separate living areas, fully equipped kitchens or kitchenettes, decks or courtyards, and indulgent deep baths.

Click here to see the full list of winners.

The Perth Airport Western Australian Tourism Awards, presented by Tourism Council WA, have been recognising and rewarding business excellence, innovation and professionalism in tourism for 47 years.

Following their wins, the gold medallists in categories one to 25 will go on to represent Western Australia at the Qantas Australian Tourism Awards, being held in Canberra on 6 March 2020.

To learn more about the winners from the Perth Airport Western Australian Tourism Awards, click here.

To find out more about Tourism Western Australia, visit its website or follow it on Facebook, Instagram and Twitter, and join the conversation using the hashtag #thisisWA.

Featured image: Horizontal Falls Seaplane Adventures



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