The prestigious Queensland Tourism Awards, held on the Gold Coast in November, brought together hundreds of representatives working within the state’s diverse tourism industry in what was a celebration and reflection of the incredible operators working tirelessly to provide visitors with exceptional experiences.
The Southern Great Barrier Reef brought home several trophies, proudly collecting 12 Awards across the 31 Categories presented.
The pinnacle of tourism success in Queensland, these Awards take a lens to all aspects of a business or event, including human, financial and risk management, marketing, profitability, and sustainability.
Twenty-eight of the Queensland Award recipients progress to the Qantas Australian Tourism Awards in March 2023 to be judged against finalists from each State and Territory.
Bundaberg Rum Distillery Visitor Experience – GOLD in the Tourist Attractions Category
RockyNats Car Festival – SILVER in Festivals and Events Category
Lady Elliot Island Eco Resort – GOLD in the Ecotourism Category
Lady Musgrave Experience – BRONZE in the Ecotourism Category
Agnes Water/1770 Visitor Information Centre – BRONZE in the Visitor Information Services Category
Empire Apartment Hotel Conference Centre – GOLD in the Business Event Venues Category
1770 LARC! Tours – BRONZE in the Tour/Transport Operators Category
Explore Rockhampton – SILVER in the Tourism Marketing and Campaigns Category
Lady Musgrave Experience – SILVER in the Unique Accommodation Category
Empire Apartment Hotel – SILVER in the 4-4.5 Star Accommodation Category
Macadamias Australia – BRONZE in the New Tourism Business Category
Amy Gash (Lady Elliot Island) – Young Achievers Award