Major Festivals and Events

Gold: Toowoomba Carnival of Flowers, Southern Queensland Country

Silver: Woodford Folk Festival, Brisbane

Bronze: Beef Australia 2015, Southern Great Barrier Reef


Festivals and Events

Gold: Birdsville Races, Outback

Silver: Cairns Amateurs Carnival, Tropical North Queensland

Bronze: Noosa Festival of Surfing, Sunshine Coast


Major Tourist Attractions

Gold: Australia Zoo, Sunshine Coast

Silver: Qantas Founders Museum, Outback

Bronze: Dreamworld, Gold Coast


Tourist Attractions

Gold: Daintree Discovery Centre, Tropical North Queensland

Silver: Cobbold Gorge Tours, Tropical North Queensland

Bronze: Skypoint Observation Deck, Gold Coast


The Steve Irwin Award for Ecotourism

Gold: Daintree Discovery Centre, Tropical North Queensland

Silver: True Blue Sailing, Whitsundays

Bronze: Lady Elliot Island Eco Resort, Fraser Coast


Cultural Tourism

Gold: Queensland Rail’s 150 years of rail, Brisbane

Silver: Mossman Gorge Centre, Tropical North Queensland

Bronze: Historic Village Herberton, Tropical North Queensland


Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Tourism

Gold: Tjapukai Indigenous Experience, Tropical North Queensland

Silver: Dreamworld Corroboree, Gold Coast


Specialised Tourism Services

Gold: NewBook eManagement Technology, Gold Coast

Silver: Tourism Lounge at Harbour Town Outlet Shopping Centre Gold Coast, Gold Coast

Bronze: Kuranda Scenic Rail, Tropical North Queensland


Visitor Information Services

Gold and Hall of Fame Entrant: Ipswich Visitor Information Centre, Brisbane

Silver: Noosa Visitor Information Centre, Sunshine Coast

Bronze: Redcliffe Jetty Visitor Information Centre, Brisbane


Business Event Venues

Gold and Hall of Fame Entrant: Cairns Convention Centre, Tropical North Queensland

Silver: O’Reilly’s Rainforest Retreat Villas and Lost World Spa, Gold Coast

Bronze: Brisbane Convention & Exhibition Centre, Brisbane


Major Tour and Transport Operators

Gold: Reef Magic Cruises, Tropical North Queensland

Silver: Ocean Rafting, Whitsundays

Bronze: Cruise Whitsundays, Whitsundays


Tour and Transport Operators

Gold: Ocean Safari, Tropical North Queensland

Silver: Fun Over Fifty, Brisbane

Bronze: Whitsunday Jetski Tours, Whitsundays


Adventure Tourism

Gold: Seawalker @ Green Island, Tropical North Queensland

Silver: Whitsunday Jetski Tours, Whitsundays

Bronze: Ocean Rafting, Whitsundays


The Richard Power Award for Destination Marketing

Gold: ‘Australia's Nature Coast’ - Campaign partnership between Sunshine Coast Destination Limited and Fraser Coast Opportunities, Sunshine Coast, Fraser Coast

Silver: ‘Bundaberg Turtle Campaign’ - Bundaberg North Burnett Tourism, Southern Great Barrier Reef

Bronze: ‘Southern Great Barrier Reef Project 2020’ - Capricorn Enterprise, Southern Great Barrier Reef


Tourism Restaurants and Catering Services

Gold and Hall of Fame Entrant: Noosa Boathouse, Sunshine Coast

Silver: Ochre Restaurant & Catering, Tropical North Queensland

Bronze: Qantas Founders Museum - McGinness' Restaurant, Outback


Tourism Wineries, Distilleries and Breweries

Gold: Sarina Sugar Shed, Mackay

Silver: XXXX Brewery, Brisbane

Bronze: O'Reilly's Canungra Valley Vineyards, Gold Coast


Caravan and Holiday Parks

Gold: BIG4 Adventure Whitsunday Resort, Whitsundays

Silver: Cairns Coconut Holiday Resort, Tropical North Queensland


Hosted Accommodation

Gold: Adels Grove Camping Park, Outback

Silver: Pethers Rainforest Retreat, Gold Coast

Bronze: nightfall camp, Brisbane


Self Contained Accommodation

Gold: O'Reilly's Rainforest Retreat and Villas, Gold Coast

Silver: Pinnacles Resort, Whitsundays

Bronze: Kinnon & Co. Outback Lodges, Outback


Standard Accommodation

Gold: Cape Tribulation Beach House Resort, Tropical North Queensland

Silver: ULTIQA Shearwater Resort, Sunshine Coast

Bronze: ULTIQA Rothbury Hotel, Brisbane


Deluxe Accommodation

Gold and Hall of Fame Entrant: RACV Noosa Resort, Sunshine Coast

Silver: Rumba Beach Resort, Sunshine Coast

Bronze: Mercure Brisbane Hotel, Brisbane


Luxury Accommodation

Gold: Spicers Peak Lodge, Southern Queensland Country

Silver: Pullman Reef Hotel Casino, Tropical North Queensland

Bronze: Sofitel Brisbane Central, Brisbane


New Tourism Business

Gold: Empire Apartment Hotel Rockhampton, Southern Great Barrier Reef

Silver: Potters Oceanside Motel, Mackay

Bronze: The Feathered Nest - Luxury Wildlife Retreat, Mackay


Excellence in Food Tourism

Gold: Sarina Sugar Shed, Mackay


Qantas Award for Excellence in Sustainable Tourism

Gold: Fun Over Fifty, Brisbane

Silver: Lady Elliot Island Eco Resort, Fraser Coast


Backpacker Accommodation

Gold and Hall of Fame Entrant: Cairns Central YHA, Tropical North Queensland


Outstanding Contribution by a Volunteer or Volunteer Group

Gold: Brisbane Airport Ambassador Program, Brisbane

Silver: Moreton Bay Regional Council Tourism Volunteer Group, Brisbane

Bronze: Sarina Sugar Shed, Mackay


Young Achievers Award

Bindi Irwin


The Marie Watson-Blake Award for Outstanding Contribution by an Individual

Stephen Gregg (watch announcement video on YouTube)



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