WA tourism businesses recognised

WA tourism and travel businesses, including two operated by Park Ambassadors,  were well recognised in the 2021 Qantas Australian Tourism Awards. WA finalists in this prestigious national awards program won three golds and a total of 12 medals out of 25 categories.

Gold in the ecotourism category went to Live Ningaloo for its specialist bespoke boat tours of world heritage listed Ningaloo Reef on WA’s coral coast. Live Ningaloo is one of 15 companies licensed to bring the extraordinary Ningaloo Reef to tourists across the world.

Tree Chalets, Busselton – simple and romantic luxury in nature. Photo credit: Dylan Alcock  

Eco-friendly Tree Chalets in Busselton won a gold medal for self-contained accommodation.

Nature-based tour company, the Hike Collective, bridging the gap between urbanised life and outdoor adventure, won a silver medal in the tour and transport operators category.

This organisation, owned and led by Park Ambassador Kate Gibson, offers exceptional trail experiences to discover and explore the beauty of nature in and around Perth.

Two Feet & a Heartbeat, a Perth-based, highly successful walking tour company was awarded a Bronze medal for excellence in food tourism –  its third consecutive award in this category. Director and Co-founder Ryan Mossny is also a Park Ambassador.

Go Cultural Aboriginal Tours and Experiences WA won a bronze award in  the Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander category. Based in Perth, Go Cultural offers immersive and insightful tours of Goomup (Elizabeth Quay), Karrgatup (Kings Park) and Goologoolup (Yagan Square), and Wadjemup (Rottnest Island) as well as other cultural events experiences. For more WA winners, details and locations, visit Scoop’s Localista Guide

Learning about Kings Park (Karrgatup) as a  place of great significance to its traditional custodians, the Whadjuk Noongar people. Photo credit: Go Cultural – Aboriginal Tours and Experiences, wins bronze in the 2021 Qantas Australian Tourism Awards.