Winners and Awards
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.
Silver - Kimberleyland Holiday Park
Bronze - Denmark Ocean Beach Holiday Park
CATEGORY 18 - Hosted AccommodationSponsored by Tourism Council WA
Gold - Hideaway Haven
HideAway Haven Albany Western Australia Hosted Accommodation A starlit Jacuzzi, bushland setting and five star luxury makes Maggie van Santen and Becki Shaver’s hosted accommodation a place worth visiting. Located in the hillside surrounds of rural Albany, HideAway Haven is the perfect place to experience personalised service and luxurious comfort. Maggie and Becki were inspired to share the area’s beauty after experiencing the passion many overseas hosts had for their local region. They seek to attract international and Australian visitors by offering quality accommodation with a range of activities and experiences. Guests can enjoy whale watching, cooking classes and massages … or just relax. While the region isn’t short of hosted accommodation, the quality of HideAway is reflected in the accolades it’s received.
Silver - Fawkes House
Bronze - KalyaaNa Spa & Wellness Retreat
CATEGORY 19 - Unique AccommodationSponsored by Tourism Council WA
An accommodation experience straight from the pages of National Geographic, the Horizontal Hotel floats on picturesque Talbot Bay within the Buccaneer Archipelago, one of the most remote regions in Australia. Only accessible by seaplane, our luxury houseboat accommodates up to 30 guests and 10 staff. After a day of adventure and exploration our guests relax on-board enjoying freshly caught barramundi, majestic views and a spectacular sunset before retiring to the privacy of their own air conditioned cabin. The Horizontal Hotel offers guests a truly unique way to experience “one of the greatest wonders of the world”, the Horizontal Falls.
Silver - Berkeley River Lodge
Bronze - Faraway Bay
CATEGORY 21 - Standard AccommodationSponsored by Staragencies
Gold - Cottesloe Beach Hotel
he Cottesloe Beach Hotel offers modern boutique accommodation, in a spectacular beachside holiday setting. The Cottesloe Beach Hotel allows guests to experience Perth’s enviable beachside lifestyle. The 13 rooms have recently been refurbished, featuring a stylish, sleek, modern design. 10 of the rooms enjoy sweeping ocean views. They have wide private balconies with cushioned lounges perfect for soaking up the sun or getting cosy while enjoying a magical WA sunset. Guests have access to the property’s three renowned restaurants and bars, The Beach Club, Cott & Co. Fish Bar and The Verandah Bar.