Major Tourist Attractions

Gold: Australian Age of Dinosaurs

Silver: Australia Zoo

Bronze: Mossman Gorge Centre


Tourist Attractions

Gold: Cobbold Gorge Tours

Silver: Capricorn Caves

Bronze: Sarina Sugar Shed


Major Festivals and Events

Gold: Toowoomba Carnival of Flowers

Silver: Blues on Broadbeach Music Festival

Bronze: World Science Festival Brisbane 2016


Festivals and Events

Gold: Mount Isa Mines Rotary Rodeo

Silver: Broadbeach Country Music Festival

Bronze: Noosa Food & Wine Festival


The Steve Irwin Award for Ecotourism

Gold: Fun Over Fifty

Silver: Tall Ship Adventures

Bronze: Ocean Safari


Cultural Tourism

Gold: Kinnon & Co

Silver: Mossman Gorge Centre


Qantas Award for Aboriginal & Torres Strait Islander Tourism

Gold: Mossman Gorge Centre

Specialised Tourism Services

Gold: Tourism Lounge at Harbour Town Outlet Shopping Centre, Gold Coast

Silver: Fun Over Fifty

Bronze: Small World Journeys


Visitor Information Services

Gold: Hervey Bay Visitor Information Centre

Silver: Wirrari Visitors Centre, Birdsville

Bronze: Kuranda Visitor Information Centre


Business Event Venues

Silver: Gold Coast Convention and Exhibition Centre


Major Tour and Transport Operators

Gold: Ocean Rafting

Silver: Cruise Whitsundays

Bronze: Reef Magic Cruises


Tour and Transport Operators

Gold: Fun Over Fifty

Silver: Whitsunday Jetski Tours

Bronze: Outback Aussie Tours


Adventure Tourism

Gold: Tangatours

Silver: Reef Magic Cruises

Bronze:Whitsunday Jetski Tours


The Richard Power Award for Destination Marketing

Gold: Moreton Bay Region Industry and Tourism

Silver: Tourism Noosa

Bronze: Southern Great Barrier Reef


Tourism Restaurants and Catering Services

Gold: Ochre Restaurant & Catering

Bronze: O'Reilly's Canungra Valley Vineyards


Tourism Wineries, Distilleries and Breweries

Gold: Sarina Sugar Shed

Silver: O'Reilly's Canungra Valley Vineyards


Caravan and Holiday Parks

Gold: BIG4 Adventure Whitsunday Resort

Silver: NRMA Treasure Island Holiday Park

Bronze: Killarney View Cabins and Caravan Park


Hosted Accommodation

Gold: Cobbold Village

Silver: Narrows Escape Rainforest Retreat

Bronze: Adels Grove Camping Park


Unique Accommodation

Gold: Cruise Whitsundays - Reefsleep

Silver: Whitsunday Escape Bareboat Holidays

Bronze: Cumberland Charter Yachts


Self Contained Accommodation

Gold: Pinnacles Resort

Silver: O'Reilly's Rainforest Retreat


Standard Accommodation

Gold: Ibis Mackay

Silver: Grand Hotel and Apartments Townsville

Bronze: Cape Trib Beach House


Deluxe Accommodation

Gold: NEXT Hotel Brisbane

Silver: Empire Apartment Hotel Rockhampton

Bronze: Mirage Whitsundays


Luxury Accommodation

Gold: RACV Royal Pines Resort

Silver: Spicers Peak Lodge

Bronze: Pullman Palm Cove Sea Temple Resort & Spa


New Tourism Business

Silver: iFLY Gold Coast

Bronze: Ibis Styles Brisbane Elizabeth Street


Excellence in Food Tourism

Gold: Sarina Sugar Shed


Outstanding Contribution by a Volunteer or Volunteer Group

Gold: Moreton Bay Region - Tourism and Events Volunteers

Silver: Brisbane Greeters

Bronze: Townsville Enterprise Welcome Program Volunteers


Young Achievers Award
Nikki Dudley

The Marie Watson-Blake Award for Outstanding Contribution by an Individual
The Oatley Family

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