More than 90 guests attended an exclusive event hosted by Minister for Tourism, Innovation and Sport – Stirling Hinchliffe Monday 13th June at the ‘tower of power’ government chambers in Brisbane to celebrate the exciting announcement of the 2022 Top Tourism Town Awards.
The Southern Great Barrier Reef destination were proud to have four towns announced as finalists in 2022 including Bundaberg, Gladstone, Yeppoon and Rockhampton.
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QTIC Media Statement
Queensland’s Top Tourism Town winners announced
Queensland’s best holiday destinations for 2022 were announced yesterday at the QTIC Queensland Top Tourism Town Awards, with Tamborine Mountain, Airlie Beach, and Winton taking out top honours.
With three hotly contested awards presented to a trio of towns based on population size, Tamborine Mountain were crowned this year’s Top Tourism Town, with a population over 5,000. While Airlie Beach, the coastal retreat with a population between 1,500 and 5,000, took out Top Small Tourism Town, and Winton were awarded Top Tiny Population. A big achievement for a destination with a population under 1,500!
After a public vote that attracted more than 16,000 votes, Queensland’s best holiday destinations for 2022 were selected from a shortlist of 23 exceptional finalists.
Congratulations to this year’s Top Tourism Town winners and to all of the finalists, whose commitment to visitor excellence demonstrate that holidaymakers don’t have to travel far in Queensland to enjoy outstanding and diverse experiences.