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Over 88% of businesses awarded at the 2023 Qantas Australian Tourism Awards are Quality Tourism Accredited Businesses, demonstrating the vital role of accreditation in supporting businesses to deliver quality tourism experiences.

57 of the Gold, Silver and Bronze winners also held Sustainable Tourism Accreditation, meeting the higher business standards of environmental management and sustainable tourism operations. This strong representation of Quality Tourism and Sustainable Tourism accredited businesses was a true testament to the incredible outcomes possible for businesses that achieve accreditation through the Quality Tourism Framework suite of programs.

“These businesses are continuously developing their products and services to provide exceptional visitor experience. This has positioned them well to take out top honours and continue to develop and grow their business further,” said Erin McLeod, CEO, Australian Tourism Industry Council.

“The Quality Tourism Framework not only supports businesses in their efforts for success, but also provides the wider community with peace of mind and confidence when making their travel choices by highlighting reliable, quality tourism products and services through the Quality Tourism Accredited Business brandmark,” explains Ms McLeod.

The Qantas Australian Tourism Awards recognise and celebrate businesses that have demonstrated a commitment to quality tourism products and experiences. It is the pinnacle event for the tourism industry, with close to 700 representatives from across Australia coming together to celebrate.

“The Australian Tourism Awards are the tourism industry’s most prestigious awards which showcases innovation and business excellence,” said Shaun de Bruyn, Chairperson, Australian Tourism Awards.

“There was an exceptional level of competition across all categories which demonstrates the dedication tourism operators have to developing extraordinary visitor experiences,” he said.
During 2023 awards gala, it was the announced that Adelaide, South Australia would be the official Host Destination for the 2024 Australian Tourism Awards.

The 2023 awards were supported by returning naming rights sponsor, Qantas, as well as Platinum Sponsor, Tourism Australia, and Host Partners, the Northern Territory Government and Tourism NT. The awards were also supported by numerous Partners and Sponsors including GetAboutAble, the Big Red Group, Darwin Convention Centre, the Airport Development Group and Signature Media.

Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Tourism Experience 

  • GOLD – wukalina Walk TAS 
  • SILVER – Cape York Peninsula Lodge QLD 
  • BRONZE – Ngurrangga Tours WA 


  • GOLD – Fun Over 50 Holidays – Immersive Tours and Adventures QLD 
  • SILVER – Sydney by Kayak NSW 
  • BRONZE – National Arboretum Canberra CBR 

Self Contained Accommodation 

  • GOLD – The Woods Ocean Grove VIC 
  • SILVER – Tree Chalets WA 
  • BRONZE – The Granary | Richmond Hill TAS 

Unique Accommodation 

  • GOLD – Cygnet Bay Pearl Farm WA 
  • SILVER – Jamala Wildlife Lodge CBR 
  • BRONZE – Woodhouse Adventure Park SA 

Hosted Accommodation 

  • GOLD – The Dragonfly Inn TAS 
  • SILVER – Narrows Escape Rainforest Retreat QLD 
  • BRONZE – Kangaroo Ridge Retreat VIC 

Caravan & Holiday Parks 

  • GOLD – BIG4 Adventure Whitsunday Resort QLD 
  • SILVER – Alivio Tourist Park Canberra CBR 
  • BRONZE – NRMA Phillip Island Beachfront Holiday Park VIC 

Tourism Marketing & Campaigns 

  • GOLD – The Tweed Tourism Company NSW 
  • SILVER – Rockhampton Regional Council – Explore Rockhampton QLD BRONZE – BIG Reasons to visit Mandurah – Visit Mandurah WA

New Tourism Business 

  • GOLD – On Board TAS 
  • SILVER – Nexus Airlines WA 
  • BRONZE – Port River Cruises SA 

Visitor Information Services 

  • GOLD – Canberra and Region Visitors Centre CBR 
  • SILVER – Mandurah Visitor Centre WA 
  • BRONZE – Port Lincoln Visitor Information Centre SA 

3 – 3.5 Star Accommodation 

  • GOLD – Urban Camp Melbourne VIC 
  • SILVER – ibis Adelaide SA 
  • BRONZE – Magnums Accommodation Airlie Beach QLD 

4 – 4.5 Star Deluxe Accommodation 

  • GOLD – Beach Huts Middleton SA 
  • SILVER – Ship Inn Stanley TAS 
  • BRONZE – Cape York Peninsula Lodge QLD 

5 Star Luxury Accommodation 

  • GOLD – The Reef House Boutique Hotel and Spa | Adults Tropical Escapes QLD SILVER – Chocolate Gannets VIC 
  • BRONZE – Pullman Bunker Bay Resort WA 

Business Event Venues 

  • GOLD – Darwin Convention Centre NT 
  • SILVER – Peppers Silo Hotel TAS 
  • BRONZE – Pullman Bunker Bay Resort WA 

Tour & Transport Operators 

  • GOLD – Air Adventure Golf TAS 
  • SILVER – Swan River Seaplanes WA 
  • BRONZE – NT Bird Specialists Birding & Photographic Safaris NT 

Major Tour & Transport Operators 

  • GOLD – Pennicott Wilderness Journeys TAS 
  • SILVER – Ocean Rafting QLD 
  • BRONZE – Searoad Ferries VIC 

Adventure Tourism 

  • GOLD – Ocean Rafting QLD 
  • SILVER – Bendleby Ranges SA 
  • BRONZE – Balloon Aloft Australia NSW 

Tourism Restaurants & Catering Services 

  • GOLD – Grain of the Silos TAS 
  • SILVER – Potager NSW 
  • BRONZE – CORE Cider House WA

Tourism Retail, Hire and Services 

  • GOLD – Origins Market WA 
  • SILVER – The Museum Shop at the National Museum of Australia CBR BRONZE – Go Adventure Nagambie VIC 

Excellence in Accessible Tourism 

  • GOLD – Adelaide Fringe SA 
  • SILVER – Accessible Accommodation VIC 
  • BRONZE – Katherine Outback Experience NT 

Excellence in Food Tourism 

  • GOLD – Love Lord Howe NSW 
  • SILVER – The Truffle Farm – Home of Australia’s first black Truffle TAS BRONZE – Adelaide Showground Farmers’ Market SA 

Tourism Wineries, Distilleries & Breweries 

  • GOLD – Bangor Vineyard Shed TAS 
  • SILVER – Seppeltsfield Wines SA 
  • BRONZE – Billson’s Brewery VIC 

Cultural Tourism 

  • GOLD – Royal Australian Mint CBR 
  • SILVER – Fun Over 50 Holidays – Immersive Tours and Adventures QLD BRONZE – Geelong Gallery VIC 

Tourist Attractions 

  • GOLD – Katherine Outback Experience NT 
  • SILVER – Bundaberg Rum Distillery Visitor Experience QLD BRONZE – d’Arenberg SA 

Major Tourist Attractions 

  • GOLD – Australian Reptile Park NSW 
  • SILVER – Currumbin Wildlife Sanctuary QLD 
  • BRONZE – Zoos Victoria – Melbourne Zoo VIC 

Festivals and Events 

  • GOLD – National Capital Authority – Lights on the Lake CBR SILVER – 2023 Ord Valley Muster WA 
  • BRONZE – Tumbafest Inc NSW 

Major Festivals and Events 

  • GOLD – Toowoomba Carnival of Flowers QLD 
  • SILVER – Tesselaar KaBloom VIC 
  • BRONZE – Darwin Festival NT

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