Major Tourist Attractions

Gold: Australia Zoo

Silver: Skyrail Rainforest Cableway

Bronze: Qantas Founders Museum

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Tourist Attractions

Gold: Capricorn Caves

Silver: Bundaberg Rum Visitor Experience

Bronze: Paronella Park

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Major Festivals and Events

Gold: Toowoomba Carnival of Flowers

Silver: Blues on Broadbeach Music Festival

Bronze: Beef Australia 2018

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Festivals and Events

Gold: Mount Isa Mines Rotary Rodeo

Silver: Broadbeach Country Music Festival

Bronze: Noosa Triathlon Multi Sport Festival

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The Steve Irwin Award for Ecotourism

Gold: Fun Over Fifty

Silver: Tall Ship Adventures - Derwent Hunter

Bronze: Lady Elliot Island Eco Resort

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Cultural Tourism

Gold: Paronella Park

Silver: Fun Over Fifty

Bronze: Outback Pioneers

Highly  Commended: Qantas Founders Museum 

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Qantas Award for Aboriginal & Torres Strait Islander Tourism

Gold: Mossman Gorge Centre

Silver: Tjapukai

Bronze: Dreamworld Corrobee

Highly Commended: Minjerribah Camping

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Specialised Tourism Services

Gold: Small World Journeys

Silver: Brisbane Airport Corporation

Bronze: Pacific Fair Shopping Centre

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Visitor Information and Services

Gold: Hervey Bay Visitor Information Centre

Silver: Ipswich Visitor Information Centre

Bronze: At the Creek - Julia Creek Visitor Information Centre

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Business Event Venues

Gold:  Novotel Twin Waters Resort

Silver: Empire Conference Centre

Bronze:  Gold Coast Convention & Exhibition Centre

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Major Tour and Transport Operators

Gold: Red Cat Adventures

Silver: Ocean Rafting

Bronze: Passions of Paradise

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Tour and Transport Operators

Gold: Ocean Safari

Silver: Fun Over Fifty

Bronze: Whitsunday Jetski Tours 

Highly Commended: Tasman Venture

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Adventure Tourism

Gold: Red Cat Adventures

Silver: Whitsunday Jet Ski Tours

Bronze: Ocean Rafting 

Highly Commended: TreeTop Challenge

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The Richard Power Award for Destination Marketing

Gold: The Ultimate Guide to Driving the Great Barrier Reef

Silver: Destination Gold Coast, Keys to the Coast

Bronze: Sunshine Coast Leveraging Campaign of GC2018

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Tourism Restaurants and Catering Services

Gold: Vintage Restaurant, O'Reilly's Canungra Valley Vineyards

Silver: Noosa Beach House, Peter Kuruvita

Bronze: Hemmingway's

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Tourism Wineries, Distilleries and Breweries

Gold: Bundaberg Rum Distillery

Silver: Sarina Sugar Shed

Bronze: O'Reilly's Canungra Valley Vineyards

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Caravan and Holiday Parks

Gold: BIG4 Adventure Whitsunday Resort

Silver: Big4 Gold Coast Holiday Park

Bronze: Big4 Ingenia Holiday Cairns Coconut

Highly Commended:  Rivershore Resort

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Hosted Accommodation

Gold: Cobbold Village

Silver: Bli Bli House

Bronze: The Country House at Hunchy

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Unique Accommodation

Gold: Whitsunday Escape

Silver:  Cumberland Charter Yachts

Bronze: Gilberton Outback Retreat

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Self Contained Accommodation

Gold: RACV Noosa Resort

Silver: Holiday Holiday - H Residences Surfers Paradise

Bronze: Dorchester on the Beach

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Standard Accommodation

Gold: Grand Hotel and Apartments Townsville

Silver: Ibis Mackay

Bronze: Kellys Beach Resort

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Deluxe Accommodation

Gold: Empire Apartment Hotel Rockhampton

Silver: Mirage Whitsundays

Bronze: Q1 Resort and Spa

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Luxury Accommodation

Gold: RACV Royal Pines Resort

Silver: Heart Hotel & Gallery Whitsundays

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New Tourism Business

Gold: Waltzing Matilda Centre

Silver: Cairns Aquarium 

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Excellence in Food Tourism

Gold: Sarina Sugar Shed

Silver: Bundy Food Tours

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Outstanding Contribution by a Volunteer or Volunteer Group

Gold: Mon Repos Turtle Volunteers

Silver: Moreton Bay Region Industry & Tourism Events volunteers

Bronze: GC Games Shapers

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Young Achiever Award

Winner: Hannah Statham

Highly Commended: Chris Spielmann

Highly Commended: Lauryn Johansen


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


Winner:
Mark and Judy Evans - Paronella Park

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RACQ People's Choice Awards: 

Experiences and services: Paronella Park 

Accommodation: RACV Noosa Resort

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