Major Tourist Attractions

Gold: Abell Point Marina

Silver: Hartley's Crocodile Adventures

Bronze: Australia Zoo

Highly Commended: Eat Street Northshore

 

Tourist Attractions

Gold: Paronella Park

Silver: Sarina Sugar Shed

Bronze: Daintree Discovery Centre

Highly Commended: Cobbold Gorge

 

Major Festivals and Events

Gold: Toowoomba Carnival of Flowers

Silver: Surfers Paradise Sand Safari Arts Festival 2017

Bronze: Surfers Paradise LIVE 2017

 

Festivals and Events

Gold: Mount Isa Mines Rotary Rodeo

Silver: Birdsville Big Red Bash

Bronze: Redcliffe KiteFest, Redcliffe

 

The Steve Irwin Award for Ecotourism

Gold:Lady Elliot Island Eco Resort

Silver: Fun Over Fifty

Bronze: Daintree Discovery Centre

 

Cultural Tourism

Gold: Outback Pioneers

Silver: Fun Over Fifty

Bronze: Hinkler Hall of Aviation

 

Qantas Award for Aboriginal & Torres Strait Islander Tourism

Gold: Tjapukai Aboringal Cultural Park

Silver: Mungalla Aboringal Tours

Bronze: Mossman Gorge Centre

 

Specialised Tourism Services

Gold: The Henderson Gallery

Silver: LocalTickets.com.au

Bronze: USQ Japanese Garden

 

Visitor Information and Services

Gold: Ipswich Visitor Information Centre

Silver: Kuranda Visitor Information Centre

Bronze: Hervey Bay Visitor Information Centre

 

Business Event Venues

Gold: Empire Conference Centre Rockhampton

Silver: RACV Royal Pines Resort

 

Major Tour and Transport Operators

Gold: Ocean Rafting

Silver: Passions of Paradise

Bronze: Sunlove Reef Cruises

 

Tour and Transport Operators

Gold: Fun Over Fifty

Silver: Ocean Safari

Bronze: Whitsunday Jetski Tours 

Highly Commended: Red Cat Adventures

 

Adventure Tourism

Gold: TreeTop Challenge

Silver: Red Cat Adventure

Bronze: Ocean Rafting 

Highly Commended: Whitsunday Jetski Tours 

 

The Richard Power Award for Destination Marketing

Gold: Discover Ipswich 

Silver: Townsville North Queensland 2017 Events Campaign 

Bronze: TOURISM NOOSA 2016-2017 INTERSTATE MARKETING CAMPAIGN

 

 

Tourism Restaurants and Catering Services

Gold: The Waterline Restaurant, Keppel Bay Marina

Silver: Fish D'Vine

Bronze: Ochre Restaurant & Catering

 

 

Tourism Wineries, Distilleries and Breweries

Gold: O'Reilly's Canungra Valley Vineyards

Silver: Sarina Sugar Shed

Bronze: Bundaberg Rum Distillery

 

Caravan and Holiday Parks

Gold: BIG4 Adventure Whitsunday Resort

Bronze: Killarney View Cabina and Caravan Park

 

Hosted Accommodation

Gold: Cobbold Village

Silver: The Feathered Nest - Luxury Wildlife Retreat

Bronze: Narrows Escape Rainforest Retreat

Highly Commended: Bli Bli House

 

Unique Accommodation

Gold: Cumberland Charter Yachts

Silver:  Whitsunday Escape

Bronze: Gilberton Outback Retreat

 

Self Contained Accommodation

Gold: RACV Noosa Resort

Silver: Pinnacles Resort

Bronze: Kinnon & Co Outback Accommodation

 

Standard Accommodation

Gold: Grand Hotel and Apartments Townsville

Silver: Kellys Beach Resort

Bronze: ibis Mackay

 

Deluxe Accommodation

Gold: Next Hotel Brisbane

Silver: Empire Apartment Hotel Rockhampton

Bronze: Mirage Whitsundays

 

Luxury Accommodation

Gold: Bedarra Island Resort

Silver: RACV Royal Pines Resort

Bronze:  The New Inchcolm Hotel

 

New Tourism Business

Gold: Island Jet boating

Silver: Rivershore Resort

Bronze: Walkabout Creek Adventure

 

Excellence in Food Tourism

Gold: Sarina Sugar Shed

 

Outstanding Contribution by a Volunteer or Volunteer Group

Gold: Brisbane Greeters

Silver: Moreton Bay Region Industry & Tourism Events volunteers

Bronze: Townsville Enterprise Welcome to Townsville Program

 

Young Achievers Award
Winner: 
Giovanna & Paul Shakhovskoy

The Marie Watson-Blake Award for Outstanding Contribution by an Individual
Winner: 
Wendy Morris

 

RACQ People's Choice Awards: 

Experience/Service: Paronella Park 

Accommodation: RAVC Noosa Resort


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