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2016 Whitsunday Tourism Awards

More than 30 local businesses and individuals were recognised for their outstanding contribution to tourism at last night's annual Whitsunday Tourism Awards. 

The event was sponsored by Paradise Outdoor Advertising and Whitsunday Regional Council, along with Lion Nathan, Whitsunday Times, Southern Cross Austereo, TAFE North Queensland, Bendigo Bank, Brisbane Airport Corporation, Graphic House, Interactivink, Angel Signs, Whitsunday Transit, Fraser Ford, and Tourism and Events Queensland. 

 

 

Category

Winner

Major Tourism Attraction 

GOLD - Abell Point Marina 

Tourism Attraction 

GOLD - Airlie Beach Foreshore; Whitsunday Regional Council

Festivals and Events

GOLD - Bowen Offshore Superboat Championships; Bowen Tourism and Business 

SILVER - Whitsunday Reef Festival

The Steve Irwin Award for Eco Tourism

WINNER - Tall Ship Adventures Derwent Hunter The Steve Irwin Award for Eco Tourism

 FINALIST - True Blue Sailing

Specialised Tourism

GOLD - Airlie Day Spa  

Visitor Information Services

GOLD - Bowen Information Centre 

Business Events Venue

GOLD - Events at Coral Sea Resort 

Major Tour and Transport Operator

GOLD - Ocean Rafting 

SILVER - Cruise Whitsundays

BRONZE - Air Whitsunday Seaplanes

Tour and Transport Operators

GOLD - Whitsunday Jetski Tours 

SILVER - Red Cat Adventures

Adventure Tourism 

GOLD - Whitsunday Jetski Tours 

HALL OF FAME - Whitsunday Jetski Tours

SILVER - Ocean Rafting

Caravan and Holiday Parks

GOLD - BIG4 Adventure Whitsunday 

Unique Accommodation

GOLD - Whitsunday Escape

SILVER - True Blue Sailing

BRONZE - Cruise Whitsundays; ReefSleep

Self-Contained Accommodation GOLD - Pinnacles Resort 

Deluxe Accommodation 

GOLD - Mirage Whitsundays 

SILVER - Coral Sea Resort

New Tourism

GOLD - Wendy and Corrie's Airlie Beach Map 

Excellence in Food Tourism

GOLD - Party Cakes Whitsunday 

Outstanding Contribution by a Volunteer or Volunteer Group

GOLDCruise Ship Ambassadors Program

SILVER -  Collinsville Pit Pony; Bowen Tourism and Business

Young Achievers Award

WINNER - Cherry Muddle 

Backpacker Accommodation

GOLD - Magnums Backpackers 

Excellence in Sustainable Tourism

GOLD - Whitsunday Segway Tours 

Non - Tourism Business

GOLD - Angel Signs 

SILVER - Brooke Miles Photography

The Bob Porter Award for Outstanding Contribution by and individual

WINNER - Greg Waites, Coral Sea Resort 

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