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Major Tourist Attractions

Melbourne Museum, Victoria
Adelaide Casino, South Australia
Sea World, Queensland
Port Arthur Historic Site, Tasmania
Rottnest Island, Western Australia
Taronga Zoo, NSW
Kakadu National Park, Northern Territory

Tourist Attractions

The Workshops Rail Museum, Queensland
Rhyll Trout Bush Tucker Farm, Victoria
Old Timers Mine, South Australia
Alice Springs School of the Air – Visitor Centre, Northern Territory
Bruny Island Cruises, Tasmania
Jewel Cave, Western Australia
Questacon – The National Science and Technology Centre, ACT Region
The Magic of Jenolan, NSW

Major Festivals and Events

Melbourne Fringe Festival, Victoria
2010 Gold Coast Airport Marathon, Queensland
Santos Tour Down Under, South Australia
Floriade 2010 – Imagination: Where will yours take you, ACT Region
Broome Beach Polo Festival, Western Australia
Ten Days on the Island 2011, Tasmania
Bluesfest Byron Bay, NSW

Festivals and Events

Blues on Broadbeach Music Festival, Queensland
Suzuki Night Market, Victoria
South Australian Wooden Boat Festival, South Australia
NSW Caravan, Camping, RV and Holiday Supershow, NSW
Ingkerreke Commercial Mountain Bike Enduro – Alice Springs, Northern Territory
Festival of Voices, Tasmania
National Folk Festival Ltd, ACT Region
City of Perth Australia Day Skyworks, Western Australia


Paronella Park, Queensland
Moonraker Dolphin Swims, Victoria
Bruny Island Cruises, Tasmania
Eco Beach Broome, Western Australia
Lane Cove River Tourist Park, NSW
Rawnsley Park Station Ecovillas, South Australia

Heritage and Cultural Tourism

The Workshops Rail Museum, Queensland
Central Deborah Gold Mine, Victoria
Venture North Australia, Northern Territory
Two Feet a Heartbeat, Western Australia
Innamincka Hotel, South Australia
Boggy Creek Shows, ACT Region
Beaconsfield Mine Heritage Centre, Tasmania
Jenolan Caves – Written in Stone, NSW

Indigenous Tourism

Aboriginal Discovery Programs Tumut, ACT & Region
Urban Indigenous Tours, Western Australia
Brambuk the National Park Cultural Centre, Victoria
Aboriginal Cultural Tours – Adjahdura Land, Yorke Peninsula, South Australia
Nyinkka Nyunyu Art Culture Centre, Northern Territory
Mungalla Aboriginal Tours, Queensland
Coffs Coast Aboriginal Discovery, NSW

Specialised Tourism Services

Mornington Peninsula Tourism, Victoria
Getaways Reservation Service, South Australia
Fremantle Prison Gift Shop, Western Australia
Villa Botanica, Queensland
Australian Institute of Sport Tours, ACT & Region
Newcastle Airport, NSW
DIY Tourguide, Northern Territory
The Wilderness Gallery, Tasmania

Visitor Information and Services

Bendigo Visitor Centre, Victoria
Yorke Peninsula Visitor Information Centre, South Australia
Ipswich Visitor Information Centre, Queensland
Swan Valley Visitor Centre, Western Australia
Launceston Travel and Information Centre, Tasmania
Tourism Top End Visitor Information Centre, Northern Territory
Tourism Southern Highlands, ACT Region
Greater Port Macquarie Visitor Information Centre, NSW

Meetings and Business Tourism

Sofitel Gold Coast Broadbeach, Queensland
Melbourne Convention Visitors Bureau, Victoria
Darwin Convention Centre, Northern Territory
National Convention Centre, ACT Region
Esplanade Hotel Fremantle, Western Australia
Hilton Adelaide, South Australia
Shoal Bay Resort Spa, NSW
Country Club Conference Banqueting Department, Tasmania

Major Tour and/or Transport Operators

Fantasea Adventure Cruising, Queensland
Driver Group/Gray Line, Victoria
Rottnest Express, Western Australia
Spirit of Tasmania, Tasmania
Great Southern Rail, South Australia
Moonshadow Cruises, NSW
Yellow Water Cruises, Northern Territory

Tour and/or Transport Operators

12 Apostles Helicopters, Victoria
Tour Barossa, South Australia
Fun Over Fifty, Queensland
Aussie Wanderer, Western Australia
Tri State Safaris, NSW
SEIT Outback Australia, Northern Territory
Gordon River Cruises, Tasmania

Adventure Tourism

Auswalk Walking Holidays, Victoria
Equathon Horse Riding Tours, Queensland
Adventure Bay Charters, South Australia
The Maria Island Walk, Tasmania
Tri State Safaris, NSW
Fish Darwin Fishing Tours, Northern Territory
Global Gypsies Tag-a-Long Tours, Western Australia

Tourism Marketing

Tourism Whitsundays – Queensland Tourism Digital Web Project, Queensland
Baby Hammerheads at Melbourne Aquarium, Victoria
Rottnest Express – Love My Rotto Marketing Campaign, Western Australia
Conventions Adelaide Program, South Australia
The Legendary Pacific Coast, NSW
Gagudju Dreaming, Northern Territory
Pure Tasmania, Tasmania

Tourism Education and Training

Australian Tourism Data Warehouse Tourism e-kit, Queensland
South West Institute of TAFE, Victoria
Quinlan’s Hospitality Tourism Training Centre – Challenger Institute of Technology, Western Australia
Flinders University Tourism, South Australia
The Skills Institute – Tourism Qualifications, Tasmania
Travel 21fiftythree, NSW

Tourism Restaurants and Catering Services

Max’s at Red Hill Estate, Victoria
Capers at the Beach Bar/Grill, Queensland
Grandma’s Little Bakery, ACT Region
Cafe Pronto, Western Australia
Jacob’s Restaurant @ Jacob’s Creek Visitor Centre, South Australia
Margan Restaurant, NSW
Daly Waters Historic Pub, Northern Territory
The Point Revolving Restaurant, Tasmania

17 Tourism Wineries, Distilleries Boutique Breweries

Montalto Vineyard Olive Grove, Victoria
Ocean View Estates Winery Restaurant, Queensland
Matso’s Broome Brewery, Western Australia
Jacob’s Creek Visitor Centre, South Australia
Lerida Estate, ACT Region
Wyndham Estate Winery, NSW
Leaning Church Vineyard, Tasmania

Tourist and Caravan Parks

BIG4 Adventure Whitsunday Resort, Queensland
BIG4 Beacon Resort, Victoria
BIG4 Adelaide Shores Caravan Park, South Australia
Middleton Beach Holiday Park, Western Australia
MacDonnell Range Holiday Park, Northern Territory
BIG4 St Helens Holiday Park, Tasmania
BIG4 North Star Holiday Resort Caravan Park, NSW

Backpacker Accommodation

Brisbane City YHA, Queensland
Habitat HQ, Victoria
Alice Springs YHA, Northern Territory
Adelaide Central YHA, South Australia
Thredbo YHA, ACT Region
Sydney Harbour YHA, NSW
Arthouse Hostel, Tasmania

Hosted Accommodation

Narrows Escape Rainforest Retreat, Queensland
Seppeltsfield Vineyard Cottage, South Australia
Trigg Retreat Bed and Breakfast, Western Australia
Big Blue Backyard, Victoria
Eden at Fogg Dam, Northern Territory
Mollymook Beach Waterfront, NSW
Sheoaks on Freycinet, Tasmania

Unique Accommodation

Rose Gums Wilderness Retreat, Queensland
Kings Canyon Wilderness Lodge, Northern Territory
Bothfeet Walking Lodge, Victoria
Eco Beach Broome, Western Australia
Somewhere Unique – An Escape for 2 in the Hunter, NSW
Glenrest Camper Trailers, South Australia
Huon Bush Retreats, Tasmania

Standard Accommodation

Blue Moon Cottages, Victoria
Maroochy River Resort Bungalows, Queensland
Narnu Farm, South Australia
Ibis Hotel Perth, Western Australia
Scone Motor Inn, NSW
Bruny Island Escapes, Tasmania

Deluxe Accommodation

RACV Inverloch Resort, Victoria
Azjure Studio Retreat, Queensland
Emaroo Cottages, South Australia
The Old Woolstore Apartment Hotel, Tasmania
Habitat Resort Broome, Western Australia
Lasseters Hotel Casino, Northern Territory
Novotel Canberra, ACT Region
Macquarie Waters Boutique Apartment Hotel, NSW

Luxury Accommodation

Sheraton on the Park, NSW
The Sebel Playford Adelaide, South Australia
Spicers Peak Lodge, Queensland
Mandalay Luxury Stay, Northern Territory
Crown Metropol, Victoria
Pinctada Cable Beach Spa Resort, Western Australia
Hyatt Hotel Canberra – A Park Hyatt Hotel, ACT Region
Saffire-Freycinet, Tasmania

New Tourism Development

The Enchanted Maze Garden, Victoria
Spicers Balfour Hotel, Queensland
Heritage Highlights interpretive trail – West Terrace Cemetery, South Australia
Lobster Shack, Western Australia
Tandara, NSW
Wildman Wilderness Lodge, Northern Territory
MONA, Tasmania

Qantas Award for Excellence in Sustainable Tourism

Alto Hotel, Victoria
Daintree Discovery Centre, Queensland
Pennicott Wilderness Journeys, Tasmania
Eco Beach Broome, Western Australia
Sinclair’s Gully, South Australia
Thredbo Valley Distillery, ACT Region
Alice Springs Airport, Northern Territory
Lane Cove River Tourist Park, NSW

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