Winners and Awards

CATEGORY 1 - Major Tourist Attractions

Sponsored by Tourism WA

The 153-year old heritage listed Busselton Jetty is one of Western Australia's most popular tourist attractions welcoming over 505,000 visitors annually. Extending 1.8 kilometres over the protected waters of Geographe Bay, the timber-piled Jetty is the longest in the Southern Hemisphere. The Jetty is home to an Interpretive Centre and interactive Museum, electric Jetty Train and one of only five Underwater Observatories in the world.

Silver - Fremantle Prison

Bronze - Crown Perth

CATEGORY 2 - Tourist Attractions

Sponsored by Hello Perth

Horizontal Falls Seaplane Adventures are a multi-award winning, family owned and operated tour company that have been providing exciting adventures to Horizontal Falls in the Kimberley, for more than 12 years. With a fleet of five Cessna Caravans, helicopters, fast boats and houseboats, each year Horizontal Falls Seaplane Adventures welcome thousands of people to experience this unspoilt part of Northern WA.

Silver - The Bell Tower, Home of the Swan Bells, Perth

Bronze - The Perth Mint

CATEGORY 3 - Major Festivals & Events

Sponsored by What's On Group

The Channel Seven Mandurah Crab Fest is proud to be the only crab inspired festival in Australia. This iconic event, named after Mandurah's native blue manna crab attracted crowds of over 120,000 and showcased the destination's culinary experiences and enviable alfresco lifestyle in the spirit of Mandurah’s relaxed and friendly community.  The festival offers insight into what the region has to offer, enticing new visitors to return and experience more.

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CATEGORY 4 - Festivals & Events

Sponsored by Department of Local Government, Sport & Cultural Industries

Set in the seaside centres of Busselton, Bunbury, Dunsborough and the Margaret River wine region, CinefestOZ premieres feature films and events in the region’s cinemas, wineries, small bars and galleries, making it a feast for the senses and an unforgettable five-day getaway. CinefestOZ has consolidated its position as the premiere destination film festival in Australia with record numbers of high calibre film guests, a sensational line-up of new Australian and French films and unprecedented audience numbers.

Silver - 2018 Caravan & Camping Show

Bronze - Shinju Matsuri

CATEGORY 5 - Ecotourism

Sponsored by Parks & Wildlife Service

Cape to Cape Explorer Tours is a Margaret River based eco-tourism business facilitating authentic and reinvigorating outdoor experiences on WA’s premier coastal long-distance hike, the Cape to Cape Track.  Their tours include fully-guided hikes, self-guided hikes, and youth and corporate experiences, all with professional, local staff and exceptional, low-impact catering.  Cape to Cape Explorer Tours is an environmentally responsible and conscientious operator: we have hiked, surfed, fished, and foraged in this area all of our lives.  

Silver - Live Ningaloo

Bronze - Rottnest Island

CATEGORY 6 - CULTURAL TOURISM

Sponsored by Department of Local Government, Sport & Cultural Industries

Fremantle Prison is WA’s premier heritage attraction delivering a diverse range of unforgettable visitor experiences. It is the largest convict built structure in Australia and the most intact convict establishment in the southern hemisphere. In recognition of its heritage significance it is currently the only World Heritage listed building in WA. Visitors can ‘step inside and do time’ with Fremantle Prison’s experienced Guides on a range of fascinating, educational and entertaining daily tours highlighting the daily life of convicts and prisoners, view museum displays or visit themed exhibitions in the Prison Gallery.

Silver - The Bell Tower, Home of the Swan Bells, Perth

Bronze - The Perth Mint

CATEGORY 7 - Qantas Award for Aboriginal & Torres Strait Islander Tourism

Sponsored by Qantas and WAITOC

Go Cultural Aboriginal Tours and Experiences offers authentic, engaging and entertaining Aboriginal cultural tours, ceremony experiences, awareness programs, public speaking, consultancy services, unique corporate gifts, and our signature Elizabeth Quay cultural walking tours overlooking the spectacular Swan River and Perth City Skyline. Operating in Nyungar Boodja (City of Perth), to Wadjemup (Rottnest Island) and beyond, Go Cultural's passion is sharing Aboriginal culture with our local community and visitors to Perth and WA. In doing so, we aim to promote strong, positive messages about Aboriginal society and culture locally, nationally and the world over.

Silver - Kooljaman at Cape Leveque

Bronze - Narlijia Cultural Tours

CATEGORY 8 - Specialised Tourism Services

Sponsored by Guru Productions

Willie Creek Pearls at Elizabeth Quay has brought a slice of Broome to Perth! Willie Creek Pearls have combined their highly awarded pearling experience with an extraordinarily beautiful pearl jewellery showroom overlooking the Swan River. Broome is intrinsically wrapped up in this showroom, from the imagery and colour, right through to the rattan furniture, ceiling fans and camels! The showroom offers visitors to Elizabeth Quay a unique Broome pearling experience – in Perth.

Silver - Crystal Swan Cruises

Bronze - Mandurah Boat and Bike Hire

CATEGORY 9 - Visitor Information Services

Sponsored by RAC Parks & Resorts

The Swan Valley Visitor Centre has proven itself over 16 years to be one of Australia’s leading visitor centres. The passionate team of industry professionals are the experts in everything Swan Valley and are constantly innovating and striving to provide the highest quality of information services to visitors and industry partners. Housed in the Guildford Courthouse, the Visitor Centres blend of modern facilities and rustic charm surprises and delights, and the welcoming atmosphere instantly puts visitors at ease.  

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CATEGORY 10 - Business Event Venues

Sponsored by Perth Convention Bureau

Gold - Crown Perth

Crown has the most spectacular array of events and conferencing facilities in Perth. From the impressive new Crown Ballroom which can host gala dinners and large-scale conferences, to our meeting rooms and Business Centres which are ideal for intimate meetings and private work spaces, the versatility of our venues provide endless possibilities. The Crown Events & Conferences team will ensure every detail is tailored to your specific needs to deliver a truly spectacular event experience.

Silver - Rendezvous Hotel Perth Scarborough

Bronze - Cable Beach Club Resort & Spa

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