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ATA Questacon Gold for Tourist Attraction

Questacon won another Best Tourist Attraction in Australia at the Qantas Australian Tourism Awards. Photo: Supplied.

Australian Tourism Award Winners, Australian Tourism Awards, February 2018

Australian Tourism Legend
Paul Hogan

Major Tourist Attractions
GOLD – Kakadu National Park  – NT
SILVER – Sovereign Hill – VIC
BRONZE – The Royal Botanic Garden Sydney – NSW

Tourist Attractions
GOLD – Questacon – The National Science and Technology Centre – ACT
SILVER – Calypso Star Charters – SA
BRONZE – Sealy Lookout, Orara East State Forest – NSW

Major Festivals and Events
GOLD – Toowoomba Carnival of Flowers  – QLD
SILVER – The 28th Annual Byron Bay Bluesfest 2017  – NSW
BRONZE – Santos Tour Down Under – SA

Festivals and Events
GOLD – Riverboats Music Festival – VIC
SILVER – Mount Isa Mines Rotary Rodeo – QLD
BRONZE – The Unconformity – TAS

GOLD – Tasmanian Walking Company – HALL OF FAME – TAS
SILVER – Murray River Walk – SA
BRONZE – Lady Elliot Island Eco Resort – QLD

Cultural Tourism
GOLD – Fremantle Prison – WA
SILVER – Port Arthur Historic Site – TAS
BRONZE – Venture North Australia – NT

Qantas Award for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Tourism
GOLD – Sand Dune Adventure – NSW
SILVER – Kooljaman at Cape Leveque – WA
BRONZE – Nitmiluk Tours – NT

Specialised Tourism Services
GOLD – Parks Victoria – VIC
SILVER – RiverFly 1864 – TAS
BRONZE – Sightseeing Pass Australia – WA

Visitor Information Services
GOLD – Swan Valley Visitor Centre – WA
SILVER – Alice Springs Visitor Information Centre – NT
BRONZE – Sea Acres Rainforest Centre, NSW National Parks and Wildlife Service – NSW

Business Event Venues
GOLD – Adelaide Hill Convention Centre – SA
SILVER – Holmesglen at Eildon – VIC
BRONZE – Rendezvous Hotel Perth Scarborough – WA

Major Tour and Transport Operators
GOLD – Ocean Rafting – QLD
SILVER – Aviair – WA

Tour and Transport Operators
GOLD – The Maria Island Walk – TAS
SILVER – Fun Over Fifty – QLD
BRONZE – Autopia Tours – Small Group Experiences – VIC

Adventure Tourism
GOLD – Horizontal Falls Seaplane Adventures – WA
SILVER – Roaring 40s Kayaking – TAS
BRONZE – Calypso Star Charters – SA

Destination Marketing
GOLD – The Epic Pilbara – Australia’s North West – WA
SILVER – Pie Time’ – Southern Highlands – ACT
BRONZE – Mudgee Region Tourism – Let’s Skip Town Together Campaign – NSW

Tourism Restaurants and Catering Services
GOLD – Royal Mail Hotel, Dunkeld – VIC
SILVER – Margan Winery & Restaurant – NSW
BRONZE – Altitude Restaurant + Lounge Bar – TAS

Tourism Wineries, Distilleries and Breweries
GOLD – Sandalford Wine – WA
SILVER – Bright Brewery – VIC
BRONZE – Cupitt – NSW

Caravan and Holiday Parks
GOLD – BIG4 Deniliquin Holiday Park -HALL OF FAME – NSW
SILVER – RAC Cervantes Holiday Park – WA
BRONZE – BIG4 Adventure Whitsunday Resort – QLD

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 Adventure – The Horizontal Hotel – WA
SILVER – Cumberland Charter Yachts – QLD
BRONZE – Pumphouse Point – TAS

Self Contained Accommodation
GOLD – The Frames – SA
SILVER – Avalon Coastal Retreat – TAS
BRONZE – RACV Noosa Resort – QLD

Standard Accommodation
GOLD – Grand Hotel and Apartments Townsville – QLD
SILVER – Moama on Murray Resort – NSW
BRONZE – Marree Hotel – SA

Deluxe Accommodation
GOLD – Crowne Plaza Alice Springs Lasseters – NT
SILVER – Yondah Beach House – SA
BRONZE – The Henry Jones Art Hotel – TAS

Luxury Accommodation
GOLD – Saffire – Freycinet – TAS
SILVER – Cicada Lodge – NT
BRONZE – Hyatt Hotel Canberra – A Park Hyatt Hotel – ACT

New Tourism Business
GOLD – Swan River Seaplanes – WA
SILVER – MACq 01 Hotel – TAS
BRONZE – Arthurs Swat Eagle – VIC

Excellence in Food Tourism
GOLD – Margan Winery & Restaurant – NSW
SILVER – Two Feet & a Heartbeat – WA
BRONZE – Barossa Valley Cheese Company – SA

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