Dream run for WA tourism businesses in national awards

Western Australia’s tourism businesses enjoyed great success at the Qantas Australian Tourism Awards, scooping up a total of 12 awards. This includes five golds, five silvers and two bronze medals. The awards, held in Sydney, celebrate innovation and exceptional standards in Australian tourism.

The gold medals were indicative of the wide range of diverse experiences across the State, with the successful businesses located in Exmouth, Broome, Rottnest Island, Bunker Bay and Perth. The medal winners ranged from cultural walking tours to 5-star hotels, and from whale shark experiences to pearl farming.

“The Australian Tourism Awards reinforce why Western Australia is the place to see in 2023,” said WA Tourism Minister Roger Cook.

WA’s award winners in the 25 categories at the Qantas Australian Tourism Awards were:

The Hike Collective – Adventure Tourism
Live Ningaloo – Ecotourism
Pullman Bunker Bay Resort – Business Event Venues
SeaLink WA – Major Tour & Transport Operators
Willie Creek Pearls – Tourism Retail & Hire Service
Broadwater Resort Busselton – 3-3.5 Star Accommodation
COMO The Treasury – 5 Star Luxury Accommodation
Core Cider House – Excellence in Food Tourism
The Hike Collective – Tour & Transport Operators
Tree Chalets – Self Contained Accommodation
Optus Stadium: AFL Grand Final 2021 – Major Festivals & Events
Willie Creek Pearl Farm – Tourist Attractions

Hikers enjoy a beautiful 10km guided hike experience along Western Australia’s famous Bibbulmun Track with the Hike Collective. Photo credit: Hike Collective