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Whitsunday Tourism Awards 2017

Whitsunday Tourism Awards 2017

The Whitsunday Tourism awards pay tribute to the top tourism operators and service providers in the Whitsunday Region. Aiming to encourage excellence, the annual awards reward the top performers and covers 31 categories, ranging from accommodation, tours, events, attractions and more. The awards are the region's premier tourism event and provide an opportunity to recognise and acknowledge the Whitsundays' top tourism operators.

The Reef Gateway Hotel 2017 Whitsunday Tourism Awards results:

Major Tourism Attraction
GOLD - Abell Point Marina

Tourist Attraction
GOLD - Whitsunday Regional Council - Horseshoe Bay beach

Festivals and Events
GOLD - Spring Break Whitsundays
SILVER - Whitsunday Reef Festival
BRONZE - Whitsunday Regional Council - 2016 Whitsundays Schoolies
FINALIST - Airlie Beach Festival of Music
FINALIST - 2016 Bowen Offshore Superboats

Specialised Tourism Service
GOLD - Lure, Abell Point Marina
SILVER - 8 Seconds - Where We Live
BRONZE - Airlie Day Spa Whitsundays

Visitor Information Service
GOLD - Bowen Visitor Information Centre

Business Events Venue
GOLD - Events at Coral Sea Resort

Major Tour and Transport Operator
GOLD - Ocean Rafting
SILVER - Air Whitsunday Seaplanes

Tour and Transport Operators
GOLD - Red Cat Adventures
SILVER - Whitsunday Jetski Tours
BRONZE - Providence Sailing

Adventure Tourism
GOLD - Red Cat Adventures
SILVER - Whitsunday Jetski Tours
BRONZE - Ocean Rafting

Destination Marketing
GOLD - Bowen 'Top of the Whitsundays' App

Tourism Restaurants and Catering Services
GOLD - Fish D'Vine
SILVER - Walter's Lounge

Caravan and Holiday Parks
GOLD - BIG4 Adventure Whitsunday
HALL OF FAME - BIG4 Adventure Whitsunday
SILVER - BIG4 Bowen Coral Coast Beachfront Holiday Park

Backpacker Accommodation
GOLD - Magnums Backpackers
HALL OF FAME - Magnums Backpackers
SILVER - Nomads Airlie Beach

Unique Accommodation
GOLD - Whitsunday Escape
SILVER - Cumberland Charter Yachts

Self-Contained Accommodation
GOLD - Pinnacles Resort

Deluxe Accommodation
GOLD - Mirage Whitsundays
SILVER - Whitsunday Bliss

Excellence in Sustainable Tourism
GOLD - Whitsunday Segway Tours

New Tourism Business
GOLD - Island Jet Boating
SILVER - Airlie Beach Skydivers
BRONZE - Matador Whitsundays
FINALIST - Whitsunday Bullet
FINALIST - Heart Hotel & Gallery Whitsundays

Outstanding Contribution by a Volunteer or Volunteer Group
WINNER - Bowen Tourism and Business - Christin Short and Jenn Honnery

Young Achievers Award
WINNER - Rob Mohr, Walter's Lounge

The Bob Porter Award for Outstanding Contribution by an individual
WINNER - Colin Crossley, Whitsunday Transit

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