Winners revealed for Australian Tourism Awards

The drinks were flowing and the gongs were going at the 2019 Qantas Australian Tourism Awards on Friday night in Canberra.

Originally scheduled to be held at the Rond Terrace in Canberra, the event was moved at the last minute to the National Convention Centre due to bad weather.

A total of 76 awards were handed out on the night, acknowledging the top tourism organisations across the country.

Check out the full list of winners below:

Major Tourist Attractions

Gold: Port Arthur Historic Site (TAS)

Silver: The Australian Reptile Park (NSW)

Bronze: Nitmiluk National Park (NT)

Tourist Attractions

Gold: Calypso Star Charters (SA)

Silver: Horizontal Falls Seaplane Adventure (WA)

Bronze: Cobbold Gorge (QLD)

Major Festivals and Events

Gold: MyState Australian Wooden Boat Festival 2019 (TAS)

Silver: Tesselaar Tulip Festival (VIC)

Bronze: Rome City + Empire at the National Museum of Australia (ACT)

Festivals and Events

Gold: Groundwater Country Music Festival (QLD)

Silver: The Unconformity (TAS)

Bronze: Grazing Down the Lachlan (NSW)


Gold: The Maria Island Walk (TAS)

Silver: Lady Elliot Island Eco Resort (QLD)

Bronze: Moonlit Sanctuary Wildlife Conservation Park (VIC)

Cultural Tourism

Gold: Venture North Australia (NT)

Silver: Hadley’s Orient Hotel (TAS)

Bronze: Royal Australian Mint (ACT)

Qantas Award for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Tourism

Gold: Nitmiluk Tours and Cicada Lodge (NT)

Silver: Go Cultural Aboriginal Tours and Experiences (WA)

Bronze: Rainforestation Nature Park – Pamagirri Aboriginal Experience (QLD)

Specialised Tourism Services

Gold: Blue Ginger Picnics (NSW)

Silver: Launceston Airport (TAS)

Bronze: Small World Journeys (QLD)

Visitor Information Services

Gold: Swan Valley Visitor Centre (WA) – Hall of Fame

Silver: Wonders of Wynyard Exhibition and Visitor Information Centre (TAS)

Bronze: Canberra and Region Visitor Centre (ACT)

Business Event Venues

Gold: Gold Coast Convention and Exhibition Centre (QLD)

Silver: Adelaide Hill Convention Centre (SA)

Bronze: Pullman Bunker Bay Resort Margaret River Region (WA)

Major Tour and Transport Operators

Gold: Red Cat Adventures (QLD)

Silver: SkyBus (VIC)

Bronze: Pennicott Wilderness Journeys (TAS)

Tour and Transport Operators

Gold: Kimberley Quest (WA)

Silver: Gordon River Cruises (TAS)

Bronze: Tasman Venture (QLD)

Adventure Tourism

Gold: Roaring 40s Kayaking (TAS)

Silver: Red Cat Adventures (QLD)

Bronze: Adventure Bay Charters (SA)

Destination Marketing

Gold: Bendigo Tourism Tudors to Windsors campaign (VIC)

Silver: Orange360 – Extend the Weekend campaign (NSW)

Bronze: Mona Foma – Air Mofo (TAS)

Tourism Restaurants and Catering Services

Gold: Nitmiluk’s Cicada Lodge Restaurant (NT)

Silver: The Tasting Room at Mayura Station (SA)

Bronze: The River Deck (NSW)

Tourism Wineries, Distilleries and Breweries

Gold: Bundaberg Rum Visitor Experience (QLD)

Silver: Bangor Vineyard Shed (TAS)

Bronze: Bright Brewery (VIC)

Caravan and Holiday Parks

Gold: BIG4 Hahndorf Resort (SA)

Silver: Ingenia Holidays Cairns Coconut (QLD)

Bronze: NRMA Port Macquarie Breakwall Holiday Park (NSW)

Hosted Accommodation

Gold: Ashdowns of Dover Bed and Breakfast (TAS)

Silver: Heytesbury House (VIC)

Bronze: Holberry House (WA)

Unique Accommodation

Gold: Horizontal Falls Seaplane Adventure – The Horizontal Hotel (WA) – Hall of Fame

Silver: Sierra Escape (NSW)

Bronze: Jamala Wildlife Lodge (ACT)

Self-Contained Accommodation

Gold: Balingup Heights Hilltop Forest Cottages (WA)

Silver: Lakeside Villas at Crittenden Estate (VIC)

Bronze: Avalon Coastal Retreat (TAS)

Standard Accommodation

Gold: IBIS Styles Hobart (TAS)

Silver: Leumeah Lodge (ACT)

Bronze: Grand Hotel and Apartments Townsville (QLD)

Deluxe Accommodation

Gold: MACq 01 Hotel (TAS)

Silver: Fairmont Resort & Spa Blue Mountains (NSW)

Bronze: Crowne Plaza Alice Springs Lasseters (NT)

Luxury Accommodation

Gold: Cicada Lodge at Nitmiluk Gorge (NT)

Silver: Pullman Bunker Bay Resort Margaret River Region (WA)

Bronze: Alkina Lodge (VIC)

New Tourism Business

Gold: Habitat Noosa (QLD)

Silver: Stillwater SEVEN – Stillwater Restaurant and Seven Room (TAS)

Bronze: Seppeltsfield Road Distillers (SA)

Excellence in Food Tourism

Gold: Two Feet & a Heartbeat (WA)

Silver: Sarina Sugar Shed (QLD)

Bronze: Margan Wines & Restaurant (NSW)

Australian Tourism Legend

John Morse AM


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