2016 Queensland Tourism Awards

This week, Queensland Weekender reveals the winners of the 2016 Queensland Tourism Awards. This special episode will feature the very best that our great state has to offer, as well as giving viewers plenty of ideas on how to plan their next getaway in true Queensland Weekender style.

The awards will be held this Friday, November 11th. Head to the Queensland Weekender website after the event where all the lucky winners will be announced.

01 Major Tourist Attractions
1st / Gold Australian Age of Dinosaurs
2nd / Silver Australia Zoo
3rd / Bronze Mossman Gorge Centre
02 Tourist Attractions
1st / Gold Cobbold Gorge Tours
2nd / Silver Capricorn Caves
3rd / Bronze Sarina Sugar Shed
03 Major Festivals and Events
1st / Gold Toowoomba Carnival of Flowers
2nd / Silver Blues on Broadbeach Music Festival
3rd / Bronze World Science Festival Brisbane 2016
04 Festivals and Events
1st / Gold Mount Isa Mines Rotary Rodeo
2nd / Silver Broadbeach Country Music Festival
3rd / Bronze Noosa Food & Wine Festival
05 The Steve Irwin Award for Ecotourism
1st / Gold Fun Over Fifty
2nd / Silver Tall Ship Adventures – Derwent Hunter
3rd / Bronze Ocean Safari
Highly Commended Reef Magic Cruises
06 Cultural Tourism
1st / Gold Kinnon & Co
2nd / Silver Mossman Gorge Centre
3rd / Bronze No prize awarded
07 Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Tourism
1st / Gold Mossman Gorge Centre
2nd / Silver No prize awarded
3rd / Bronze No prize awarded
08 Specialised Tourism Services
1st / Gold Tourism Lounge at Harbour Town Outlet Shopping Centre, Gold Coast
2nd / Silver Fun Over Fifty
3rd / Bronze Small World Journeys
09 Visitor Information and Services
1st / Gold Hervey Bay Visitor Information Centre
2nd / Silver Wirrarri Visitors Centre, Birdsville
3rd / Bronze Kuranda Visitor Information Centre
10 Business Event Venues
1st / Gold No prize awarded
2nd / Silver Gold Coast Convention and Exhibition Centre
3rd / Bronze No prize awarded
11 Major Tour and/or Transport Operators
1st / Gold Ocean Rafting
2nd / Silver Cruise Whitsundays
3rd / Bronze Reef Magic Cruises
12 Tour and/or Transport Operators
1st / Gold Fun Over Fifty
2nd / Silver Whitsunday Jetski Tours
3rd / Bronze Outback Aussie Tours
13 Adventure Tourism
1st / Gold Tangatours
2nd / Silver Reef Magic Cruises
3rd / Bronze Whitsunday Jetski Tours
14 The Richard Power Award for Destination Marketing
1st / Gold Moreton Bay Region Industry and Tourism
2nd / Silver Tourism Noosa
3rd / Bronze Southern Great Barrier Reef
15 Tourism Restaurants and Catering Services
1st / Gold Ochre Restaurant & Catering
2nd / Silver No prize awarded
3rd / Bronze O’Reilly’s Canungra Valley Vineyards
16 Tourism Wineries, Distilleries and Breweries
1st / Gold Sarina Sugar Shed
2nd / Silver O’Reilly’s Canungra Valley Vineyards
3rd / Bronze No prize awarded
17 Caravan and Holiday Parks
1st / Gold BIG4 Adventure Whitsunday Resort
2nd / Silver NRMA Treasure Island Holiday Park
3rd / Bronze Killarney View Cabins and Caravan Park
18 Hosted Accommodation
1st / Gold Cobbold Village
2nd / Silver Narrows Escape Rainforest Retreat
3rd / Bronze Adels Grove Camping Park
19 Unique Accommodation
1st / Gold Cruise Whitsundays – Reefsleep
2nd / Silver Whitsunday Escape Bareboat Holidays
3rd / Bronze Cumberland Charter Yachts
20 Self Contained Accommodation
1st / Gold Pinnacles Resort
2nd / Silver O’Reilly’s Rainforest Retreat and Villas
3rd / Bronze No prize awarded
21 Standard Accommodation
1st / Gold Ibis Mackay
2nd / Silver Grand Hotel and Apartments Townsville
3rd / Bronze Cape Trib Beach House Resort
22 Deluxe Accommodation
1st / Gold NEXT Hotel Brisbane
2nd / Silver Empire Apartment Hotel Rockhampton
3rd / Bronze Mirage Whitsundays
23 Luxury Accommodation
1st / Gold RACV Royal Pines Resort
2nd / Silver Spicers Peak Lodge
3rd / Bronze Pullman Palm Cove Sea Temple Resort & Spa
24 New Tourism Business
1st / Gold No prize awarded
2nd / Silver iFLY Gold Coast
3rd / Bronze Ibis Styles Brisbane Elizabeth Street
25 Excellence in Food Tourism
1st / Gold Sarina Sugar Shed
2nd / Silver NO Prize Awarded
3rd / Bronze NO Prize Awarded
26 Outstanding Contribution by a Volunteer or Volunteer Group
1st / Gold Moreton Bay Region – Tourism and Events Volunteers
2nd / Silver Brisbane Greeters
3rd / Bronze Townsville Enterprise Welcome Program Volunteers
27 Young Achievers Award
1st / Gold Nikki Dudley
Judges Commendation Nicole Were
Judges Commendation Thomas Angel
28 The Marie Watson-Blake Award for Outstanding Contribution by an Individual
1st / Gold The Oatley Family