Major Tourist Attractions

Gold: Abell Point Marina

Silver: Hartley's Crocodile Adventures

Bronze: Australia Zoo

Highly Commended: Eat Street Northshore


Tourist Attractions

Gold: Paronella Park

Silver: Sarina Sugar Shed

Bronze: Daintree Discovery Centre

Highly Commended: Cobbold Gorge


Major Festivals and Events

Gold: Toowoomba Carnival of Flowers

Silver: Surfers Paradise Sand Safari Arts Festival 2017

Bronze: Surfers Paradise LIVE 2017


Festivals and Events

Gold: Mount Isa Mines Rotary Rodeo

Silver: Birdsville Big Red Bash

Bronze: Redcliffe KiteFest, Redcliffe


The Steve Irwin Award for Ecotourism

Gold:Lady Elliot Island Eco Resort

Silver: Fun Over Fifty

Bronze: Daintree Discovery Centre


Cultural Tourism

Gold: Outback Pioneers

Silver: Fun Over Fifty

Bronze: Hinkler Hall of Aviation


Qantas Award for Aboriginal & Torres Strait Islander Tourism

Gold: Tjapukai Aboringal Cultural Park

Silver: Mungalla Aboringal Tours

Bronze: Mossman Gorge Centre


Specialised Tourism Services

Gold: The Henderson Gallery


Bronze: USQ Japanese Garden


Visitor Information and Services

Gold: Ipswich Visitor Information Centre

Silver: Kuranda Visitor Information Centre

Bronze: Hervey Bay Visitor Information Centre


Business Event Venues

Gold: Empire Conference Centre Rockhampton

Silver: RACV Royal Pines Resort


Major Tour and Transport Operators

Gold: Ocean Rafting

Silver: Passions of Paradise

Bronze: Sunlove Reef Cruises


Tour and Transport Operators

Gold: Fun Over Fifty

Silver: Ocean Safari

Bronze: Whitsunday Jetski Tours 

Highly Commended: Red Cat Adventures


Adventure Tourism

Gold: TreeTop Challenge

Silver: Red Cat Adventure

Bronze: Ocean Rafting 

Highly Commended: Whitsunday Jetski Tours 


The Richard Power Award for Destination Marketing

Gold: Discover Ipswich 

Silver: Townsville North Queensland 2017 Events Campaign 




Tourism Restaurants and Catering Services

Gold: The Waterline Restaurant, Keppel Bay Marina

Silver: Fish D'Vine

Bronze: Ochre Restaurant & Catering



Tourism Wineries, Distilleries and Breweries

Gold: O'Reilly's Canungra Valley Vineyards

Silver: Sarina Sugar Shed

Bronze: Bundaberg Rum Distillery


Caravan and Holiday Parks

Gold: BIG4 Adventure Whitsunday Resort

Bronze: Killarney View Cabina and Caravan Park


Hosted Accommodation

Gold: Cobbold Village

Silver: The Feathered Nest - Luxury Wildlife Retreat

Bronze: Narrows Escape Rainforest Retreat

Highly Commended: Bli Bli House


Unique Accommodation

Gold: Cumberland Charter Yachts

Silver:  Whitsunday Escape

Bronze: Gilberton Outback Retreat


Self Contained Accommodation

Gold: RACV Noosa Resort

Silver: Pinnacles Resort

Bronze: Kinnon & Co Outback Accommodation


Standard Accommodation

Gold: Grand Hotel and Apartments Townsville

Silver: Kellys Beach Resort

Bronze: ibis Mackay


Deluxe Accommodation

Gold: Next Hotel Brisbane

Silver: Empire Apartment Hotel Rockhampton

Bronze: Mirage Whitsundays


Luxury Accommodation

Gold: Bedarra Island Resort

Silver: RACV Royal Pines Resort

Bronze:  The New Inchcolm Hotel


New Tourism Business

Gold: Island Jet boating

Silver: Rivershore Resort

Bronze: Walkabout Creek Adventure


Excellence in Food Tourism

Gold: Sarina Sugar Shed


Outstanding Contribution by a Volunteer or Volunteer Group

Gold: Brisbane Greeters

Silver: Moreton Bay Region Industry & Tourism Events volunteers

Bronze: Townsville Enterprise Welcome to Townsville Program


Young Achievers Award
Giovanna & Paul Shakhovskoy

The Marie Watson-Blake Award for Outstanding Contribution by an Individual
Wendy Morris

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