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2016 Australian Tourism Awards Finalists

Category: Major Tourist Attractions

Adelaide Central Market SA
Tasmania Parks and Wildlife Service – Freycinet National Park TAS
Whiteman Park WA
BridgeClimb Sydney NSW
Sovereign Hill VIC
Australian Age of Dinosaurs QLD
Kakadu National Park NT

Category: Tourist Attractions

Curtin Springs NT
Taronga Western Plains Zoo NSW
Creswick Woollen Mills VIC
Willie Creek Pearls WA
Cobbold Gorge Tours QLD
Bruney Island Cruises TAS
Questacon – The National Science and Technology Centre ACT
Calypso Star Charters SA

Category: Major Festivals & Events

National Museum of Australia – Encounters exhibition ACT
Bryon Bay Bluesfest NSW
Adelaide Cabaret Festival 2016 SA
Toowoomba Carnival of Flowers QLD
Salamanca Market TAS
Mandurah Crab Fest WA
Australian Grand Prix Corporation VIC

Category: Festivals & Events

Uluru Camel Cup NT
Sounds by the River SA
Queenscliff Music Festival VIC
Argyle Diamonds Ord Valley Muster WA
Mount Isa Mines Rotary Rodeo QLD
Parkes Elvis Festival NSW
The Falls Music & Arts Festival, Marion Bay TAS
2016 National Folk Festival ACT

Category: Ecotourism

Seal Bay SA
Byron Bay Eco Cruises & Kayaks NSW
Peninsula Hot Springs VIC
World Expeditions NT
Tasmanian Walking Company TAS
Sail Ningaloo – Overnight Sailing Tours WA
Fun Over Fifty QLD

Category: Cultural Tourism

Adelaide Oval Tours and Museums SA
Fremantle Prison WA
Kinnon & Co QLD
Nundle Woollen Mill NSW
Bendigo Tramways VIC
Cascades Female Factory TAS
Venture North Australia NT
Royal Australian Print ACT

Category: Aboriginal & Torres Strait Islander Tourism

Aboriginal Cultural Tours – South Australia SA
Mossman Gorge Centre QLD
Ngurrangga Tours WA
Sand Dune Adventures NSW
Voyages Ayers Rock Resort NT
Worn Gundidj @Tower Hill VIC

Category: Specialised Tourism Services

Tourism Lounge at Harbour Town Outlet Shopping Centre Gold Coast QLD
Ask Roz NSW
Willie Creek Pearls WA
Getaways SA SA
More than a Room NT
SkyBus VIC
RiverFly 1864 TAS
Canberra Airport ACT

Category: Visitor Information Services

Margaret River Busselton Tourism Association WA
Hervey Bay Visitor Information Centre QLD
Southern Highlands Welcome Centre NSW
Phillip Island and Bass Coast Visitor Information Centre Network VIC
Tourism Kangaroo Island SA
Wonders of Wynyard Exhibition and Visitor Information and Centre TAS
Alice Springs Visitor Information Centre NT

Category: Business Event Venues

National Convention Centre Canberra ACT
National Wine Centre SA
Holmesglen at Eildon VIC
Rendezvous Hotel Perth Scarborough WA
Chateau Elan at The Vintage NSW
Darwin Convention Centre NT
The Old Woolstore Apartment Hotel TAS

Category: Major Tour & Transport Operators

AAT Kings New South Wales NSW
Par Avion Wilderness Tours TAS
AAT Kings Northern Territory NT
ADAMS WA
Ocean Rafting QLD
Bunyip Tours VIC
Wrightsair Pty Ltd/ Trevor Wright SA

Category: Tour & Transport Operators

Jump Tours TAS
Adelaide Haunted Horizons Ghost Tours SA
Beyond Ballooning NSW
Global Ballooning Australia VIC
Uluru Camel Tours NT
Fun Over Fifty QLD
Top Drop Tours WA

Category: Adventure Tourism

Tangatours QLD
Lets Go Surfing Australia NSW
Horizontal Falls Seaplane Adventures WA
The Maria Island Walk TAS
Calypso Star Charters SA
Uluru Camel Tours NT
Auswalk Walking Holidays VIC

Category: Destination Marketing

Adelaide Convention Bureau SA
Margaret River Busselton Tourism Association WA
Reset your senses in Mudgee Region NSW
Great Eastern Drive TAS
Moreton Bay Region Industry and Tourism QLD
Bendigo Art Gallery & Twentieth Century Fox present Marilyn Monroe VIC
Tourism Central Australia NT
Experience Canberra – 3inFun TMPP Campaign ACT

Category: Tourism Restaurants & Catering Services

The Tasting Room – Mayura Station SA
Cupitt’s Kitchen NSW
Ochre Restaurant & Catering QLD
Sandalford Wines WA
Josef Chromy Wines TAS
AAT Kings Uluru BBQ Dinner NT
Masons of Bendigo VIC

Category: Tourism Wineries Distilleries & Breweries

Sarina Sugar Shed QLD
Josef Chromy Wines TAS
Seppeltsfield Estate Winery SA
Cupitt’s Winery and Brewery NSW
Sandalford Wines WA
Pizzini Wines VIC

Category: Caravan & Holiday Parks

BIG4 MacDonnell Range Holiday Park NT
Denmark Ocean Beach Holiday Park WA
Big4 Adelaide Shores Caravan park SA
BIG4 Adventure Whitsunday Resort QLD
BIG4 Beacon Resort VIC
BIG4 Deniliquin Holiday Park NSW
BIG4 St Helens Holiday Park TAS

Category: Hosted Accommodation

Glen Helen Homestead Lodge NT
Harmony Bed and Breakfast VIC
Cobbold Village QLD
Eldee Station NSW
The Beach House at Bayside WA
Curringa Farm Accommodation TAS
Mulberry Lodge Luxury Country Retreat SA

Category: Unique Accommodation

Griffens Marina Blanchetown SA
All Seasons Houseboats VIC
Horizontal Falls Seaplane Adventures – The Horizontal Hotel WA
Pumphouse Point TAS
Taronga Western Plains Zoo NSW
Jamala Wildlife Lodge ACT
Cruise Whitsundays – Reefsleep QLD
Mercure Kakadu Crocodile Hotel NT

Category: Self Contained Accommodation

Lilypad Luxury Cabins NSW
Pinnacles Resort QLD
Darwin Waterfront Luxury Suites NT
Lakeside Villas at Crittenden Estate VIC
The Frames SA
Avalon Coastal Retreat TAS
Cape Howe Cottages WA

Category: Standard Accommodation

Palms City Resort NT
Ibis Mackay QLD
ibis Adelaide SA
Cave Hill Creek VIC
Sandpiper Ocean Cottages TAS
Moama on Murray Resort NSW
The Murray Hotel WA

Category: Deluxe Accommodation

Royal Mail Hotel VIC
NEXT Hotel Brisbane QLD
Lasseters Hotel NT
Seashells Mandurah WA
Yondah Beach House SA
East Hotel ACT
The Observatory, Port Macquarie NSW
The Old Woolstore Apartment Hotel TAS

Category: Luxury Accommodation

Cicada Lodge NT
RACV Royal Pines Resort QLD
Cable Beach Club Resort and Spa WA
Hyatt Hotel Canberra – A Park Hyatt Hotel ACT
The Darling Hotel NSW
The Playford SA
Saffire Freycinet TAS
Drift House VIC

Category: New Tourism Development

The Purple Mango Brewery NT
Commonwealth Bank RoofClimb Adelaide Oval SA
Little National Hotel ACT
The Wellness Manor VIC
Rees International NSW
COMO The Treasury WA
Three Capes Track TAS

Category: Excellence in Food Tourism

Margan Wines & Restaurant NSW
Crazy Acres NT
Sarina Sugar Shed QLD
Barossa Valley Cheese Company SA
Vinofood – The Lake House Denmark WA
Bruny Island Cheese Co. TAS
Green Olive at Red Hill VIC

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