Winners and Awards
CATEGORY 8 - Specialised Tourism ServicesSponsored by Prendiville Group
Gold - Willie Creek Pearls
Willie Creek Pearls offer both a tourism and retail experience which centres around Western Australia’s unique pearling industry. They operate a very remote pearl farm tour on the banks of the beautiful Willie Creek, 38kms from the north-west township of Broome, a town tour around the town itself and a pearl diving heritage museum in Broome which combine to attract tens of thousands of visitors each year. These tourism experiences are supported by five high end jewellery showrooms, including two in the capital city of Perth, which interlink discovering the origins of pearling with the opportunity to buy one.
Silver - Exmouth Holidays
Bronze - Kalamunda Farmers Market
CATEGORY 9 - Visitor Information and ServicesSponsored by Ascert Australia
Gold - Exmouth Visitor Centre
The Exmouth Visitor Centre is the information and bookings hub for the Ningaloo region (Exmouth & Coral Bay). Our aim is to position the Ningaloo as Western Australia’s premier holiday destination through the ongoing development, provision and promotion of local tourism products, visitor services and experiences within the Ningaloo region.
Silver - Kalgoorlie-Boulder Visitor Centre
Bronze - Dongara-Port Denison Visitor Centre
CATEGORY 10 - Business Event VenuesSponsored by Perth Convention Bureau
Gold - Joondalup Resort
Joondalup Resort is Perth’s inspiring conference centre with 11 function rooms (most with breathtaking views over our award winning golf course). Our latest addition opened in October 2013, the Lakeview Ballroom, is a state of the art, purpose built function centre with the flexibility and versatility to host a range of business events including conferences, expos, car launches, gala dinners, awards nights and more. With free parking, world-class facilities and highly experienced Events Professionals as well as 70 deluxe hotel rooms for international or interstate travelers, Joondalup Resort is setting the standard for impressive corporate events.
Silver - Cable Beach Club Resort & Spa
Bronze - Hyatt Regency Perth
CATEGORY 11 - Major Tour & Transport OperatorsSponsored by Budget Car & Truck Rentals
Gold - ADAMS
A wholly Western Australian owned company operating with over 26 years’ experience ADAMS is proudly regarded as Western Australia’s leading tour operator. Renowned for our custom-designed fleet of 5-star touring vehicles, visiting many of Western Australia’s premier and iconic attractions in superb comfort is made easy. Our driver guides are an elite group of highly trained environmentally aware professionals with more than 26 years’ experience. They share their experience and stories of Western Australia with you to ensure every tour is an experience you’ll come back for.
Silver - Helispirit
Bronze - Rottnest Fast Ferries
CATEGORY 12 - Tour & Transport OperatorsSponsored by Qantas
Gold - Top Drop Tours
Top Drop Tours create unique and authentic tours showcasing Margaret River’s world class wine. Just as a sommelier matches wine with food, Top Drop Tours carefully design each tour to match the specific wine styles that their guests enjoy. Their bespoke small group and private tours feature personalised service, exclusive experiences and flexible itineraries designed on a daily basis to meet the needs of their guests. Their tours are sought by tourists through to internationally renowned wine critics. If you’re visiting Margaret River in search of great wine – tour with the people who are passionate about every drop!
Silver - Cape to Cape Explorer Tours
Bronze - Aussie Wanderer Tours & Safaris
CATEGORY 13 - Adventure TourismSponsored by Arthur J Gallagher
An adventure experience straight from of the pages of National Geographic, Horizontal Falls Seaplane Adventures allows visitors to explore one of the most remote and majestic regions in Australia. Our range of tours are for the true adventurers, taking people way off the beaten track and deep into the red heart of the Kimberley. Travelling by land, sea and air our tours visit a number of amazing sites, including Beagle Bay, Cape Leveque, One Arm Point, Buccaneer Archipelago and Horizontal Falls. Jet boating, heli-fishing, swimming with sharks, sea-plane landings, plus more! Our tours are designed for avid adventurers!
Silver - Three Islands Whale Shark Dive
Bronze - Sail Ningaloo
CATEGORY 14 - Destination MarketingSponsored by Countrywide Publications
ustralia’s North West Tourism (ANW) is the regional marketing body for the tourism industry in Western Australia’s North West. The region is home to some of Australia’s extraordinary natural attractions, unique holiday experiences and is regarded as one of the last remaining wilderness areas on earth. In 2015, ANW launched the Kimberley Bucket List campaign showcasing a selection of extraordinary experiences from across the region. Consumers were encouraged to vote for their favourite experience each week, with the experience with the most votes going into the Kimberley bucket. The campaign centred on a competition – Four Extraordinary Experiences – One Amazing Holiday.
Silver - Regional Events Program - EMRC
CATEGORY 15 - Tourism Restaurants & Catering ServicesSponsored by Tourism Council WA
Gold - Cottesloe Beach Hotel
A lively, fun, iconic landmark overlooking Perth’s famous beach. Enjoy a beach-luxe experience at the property’s mix of vibrant bars and restaurants. The Beach Club is an expansive outdoor establishment. The stylish, sophisticated design caters for leisurely stays, cool vibes and a relaxed attitude. Sample the freshest local catch at Cott & Co. Fish Bar and be taken on a culinary journey sampling the tastes of Western Australia. For a laidback experience stroll up from the beach with sandy feet and enjoy a unique craft beer at the art deco Verandah Bar. For those who don’t want to leave, The Cottesloe Beach Hotel has modern, boutique accommodation with sweeping ocean views. It’s the best place in Perth to watch our mesmerising sunsets.
Silver - The Lake House Denmark
Bronze - CORE Cider House
CATEGORY 16 - Tourism Wineries, Distilleries & BreweriesSponsored by Tourism Council WA
Gold - Sandalford Wines
Sandalford Wines is one of Western Australia’s oldest, largest and most distinguished producers of premium wine with a history in the Swan Valley linked to the time of European settlement in the state, whilst also being a pioneer of the world famous Margaret River wine region. In addition Sandalford operates one of the most diverse wine tourism facilities in Australia with offerings including restaurants, cellar doors, tours, functions and banquets and of course concerts for up to 16,000 people per event. This year, Sandalford celebrates its 175th Anniversary.
Silver - Matso's Broome Brewery
Bronze - CORE Cider House
CATEGORY 17 - Caravan & Holiday ParksSponsored by Caravan Industry Associations WA
Gold - Coral Coast Tourist Park
The Coral Coast Tourist Park is a holiday and tourist park located in Carnarvon and the Coral Coast Region of Western Australia. The park has been operating for 14 years under the guide of Liz and Jon Watts. It has been built it up to successfully cater to a market that enjoy holidaying, camping and caravanning in our unique region. The park boasts over 100 sites, both ‘galamping’ and basic camping, backpacker styled accommodation and 4 star accommodation that really lets you switch off and relax. Our extra park services add to the tourism experience and help make memories.