Winners and Awards
CATEGORY 6 – Heritage and Cultural TourismSponsored by National Trust Australia WA
Gold - Two Feet & a Heartbeat
Two Feet & a Heartbeat is a Perth based, privately owned company that creates and conducts guided walking tours for local, intrastate, interstate and international visitors 365 days a year. Established in October 2007, Two Feet & a Heartbeat was born out of a desire to foster a greater understanding and appreciation of Perth and greater Metropolitan area. This is achieved through offering a multitude of guided experiences every day of the week that cover the history, heritage and culture of the region.
Silver - Fremantle Prison
Bronze - The Bell Tower
CATEGORY 7 – Indigenous TourismSponsored by WAITOC
Gold - Koomal Dreaming
visitors to experience Wardandi and Bibbulman country through the eyes of the traditional owners. Guests have the opportunity to taste bush tucker, learn bush medicine, and meet the animals, plants and Dreaming spirits that have enriched the lives of Wardandi and Bibbulman people since time began. “Koomal is the traditional name of Wardandi man Josh Whiteland. Passionate, learned and spiritually aware, Josh has a personal commitment to sharing his deep knowledge of his culture and lore with visitors. He created Koomal Dreaming so he could communicate at least part of his profound connection with his land and his people with guests from around Australia and the world.
Silver - Uptuyu Adventures
CATEGORY 8 – Specialised Tourism ServicesSponsored by Chamber of Commerce & Industry WA
Gold - Rottnest Island Bike & Hire
Rottnest Island is as beautiful as it is unique. There are not many holiday islands in the world where the main mode of transport is pedal-power. There are not many businesses in the world can boast 67,000 bike rentals, 7,000 mask and snorkel sets, and 700 other recreation items hired per annum. The specialised tourism services offered by Rottnest Island Bike & Hire can lay claim to these.
Silver - Crystal Swan Cruises
Bronze - WAITOC
CATEGORY 9 – Visitor Information and ServicesSponsored by Tourism Council WA
The Geographe Bay Tourism Association (GBTA) operates as a not-for-profit business with over 400 members based in and around the towns of Busselton, Dunsborough, Yallingup and the Margaret River Wine Region. The GBTA manages two major attractions (Ngilgi Cave (pronounced Neelgee) Yallingup, and Cape Naturaliste Lighthouse, Dunsborough) and operates ground handling at the Busselton Regional Airport. With the funds generated, it operates two level one accredited Visitor Centres (in Dunsborough and Busselton), and markets the region on a national and international stage.
Silver - Fremantle Visitor Centre
CATEGORY 10 – Meetings and Business TourismSponsored by Perth Convention Bureau
Discover the art of doing business in Broome at the award-winning Cable Beach Club Resort & Spa. Comfortably accommodating groups of 10 to 200 people, the resort is the ultimate setting for world class meetings, conferences, incentives and specialist events. Business is a pleasure in the resort’s purpose built meeting facilities featuring polished floorboards, high ceilings, temperature control, original artworks and an abundance of natural light. Let our events team develop an exciting range of fully coordinated events for your conference or incentive in these magnificent settings.
Silver - Hyatt Regency Perth
Bronze - Esplanade Hotel Fremantle by Rydges
CATEGORY 11 – Major Tour and/or Transport OperatorsSponsored by Budget Car & Truck Rentals
Gold - Slingair Heliwork
The Kimberley: remote, immense and rugged, it challenges you to discover it, but guards its secrets well unless you take to the air. Slingair Heliwork WA’s air safaris of the Kimberley have been designed to deliver the best experience possible. Fly by helicopter or aeroplane, or perhaps choose a plane/heli combination air safari and add a ground tour. Destinations include; Purnululu, (pronounced Purn a lulu) Mitchell Falls, Lake Argyle, Ord River, Kimberley Coast, King George Falls, El Questro and much more. Adventures include heli fishing, croc spotting or being dropped off at a remote spot to hike. Truly the Flight of a Lifetime!
Silver - Rottnest Express
Bronze - ADAMS
CATEGORY 12 – Tour and/or Transport OperatorsSponsored by Tourism Council WA
Gold - Top Drop Tours
A leader in ecotourism, Out of Sight Tours specialises in small group walks and 4WD eco-tours into one of Australia’s National Landscapes – the Great South West Edge. We are committed to building a sustainable future for our community, and believe that the best way to protect our natural environment is to educate people about the unique flora, fauna and geology of this precious region. Our guests experience spectacular national parks and nature reserves in an informative, fun and relaxed manner with our lead guide – Dr Dave, aka the Adventure Doctor. Come on board for the experience of a lifetime!
Silver - Out of Sight Tours
Bronze - Adventure Wild
CATEGORY 13 – Adventure TourismSponsored by MGIB
Gold - Skydive Jurien Bay
Skydive Jurien Bay offers tandem skydives, landing on the beach at Jurien Bay. The slogan is Australia’s Most Beautiful Skydive, because the views of the islands and reefs of the Jurien Bay Marine Park and Turquoise Coast have to be seen to be believed. A small, family run company, Skydive Jurien Bay is in its third year of operation and is growing extremely quickly. We also offer training in solo skydiving through intensive live-in courses. The opportunity to participate in the adventure activity of skydiving enables our eligibility for the adventure tourism category.
Silver - Three Islands Whale Shark Dive
Bronze - Sail Ningaloo
CATEGORY 14 – Destination MarketingSponsored by Countrywide Publications
Gold - Perth City Get to Know Me
The City of Perth is the local government authority of Western Australia’s dynamic and rapidly growing capital city. Delivering a range of services to residents, ratepayers and stakeholders, the City of Perth is also active in supporting the local tourism sector to increase visitation to Perth and WA. Perth has ranked consistently among the Top 10 most liveable cities in the world by the highly regarded Economist Intelligence Unit. The PERTH CITY – GET TO KNOW ME campaign, created with Marketforce, highlights all the newest and latest there is to be excited about, and proud of, in the City of Perth.
CATEGORY 16 – Tourism Restaurants and Catering ServicesSponsored by HOSTPLUS
Gold - The Lake House Denmark
Located just 5 minutes from Denmark and open every day, The Lake House Denmark restaurant and cafe is a must visit destination with its natural beauty and rustic charm. Enjoy casual dining in our restaurant or cafe with our delicious vineyard lunches, pies & curries or simply relax with a coffee and a piece of our delectable homemade cakes.