Tasmanian tourism stars shine bright at National Tourism Awards

Peter Gutwein,Premier

In an incredible feat, Tasmania has won eight gold medals at the Australian Tourism Awards, firmly cementing our reputation as a premier tourism destination.

These accolades are extremely well deserved by our unique and spectacular tourism operators who have done Tasmania proud on the national stage.

The winners include:

  • Coal River Farm (Tourism Retail & Hire Services);
  • Saffire Freycinet (5 Star – Luxury – Accommodation);
  • Wonder of Wynyard Exhibition & Visitor Information Centre (Visitor Information Services);
  • Pumphouse Point (Unique Accommodation);
  • Pennicott Wilderness Journeys (Major Tourism and Transport Operators);
  • Gordon River Cruises (Tour and Transport Operators);
  • Mures Tasmania (Tourism Restaurants & Catering Services); and
  • Blue Derby Pods Ride (Judges choice for innovation through COVID).

This feat is particularly rewarding for Coal River, Wonders of Wynyard, Gordon River Cruises and Mures as it is their first National Gold Medal.

It’s clear the world’s best kept secret is out, and when it comes to tourism you need not look any further than Tasmania for an extraordinary experience.

I would like to congratulate our world-class winners who have all demonstrated the breadth and depth of our incredible tourism offerings.

Tasmanian Silver Medallists include:

  • MACq 01 Hotel (4-4.5 Star Accommodation)
  • Kittawa Lodge, King Island (New Tourism Business)
  • Coal River Farm Cambridge, Hobart, Launcestom (Excellence In Food Tourism)
  • Wukalina Walk larapuna (Aboriginal & Torres Strait Islander Tourism)

Tasmanian Bronze Winners include:

  • Peppers Silo Hotel (Launceston Business Event Venues)
  • Ashdowns of Dover Bed and Breakfast (Hosted Accommodation)
  • Tasmanian Walking Company, Cradle Mountain, Bay of Fires, (Tasman Peninsula Ecotourism)

Tasmania’s tourism industry is world-class and supports thousands of jobs across the State, and these fantastic results will encourage even more people to travel here and see what we have to offer.

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