Winners and Awards
CATEGORY 1 - Major Tourist AttractionsSponsored by Tourism WA
Gold - Busselton Jetty
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 AttractionsSponsored 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.
Bronze - The Perth Mint
CATEGORY 3 - Major Festivals & EventsSponsored by What's On Group
Gold - Mandurah Crab Fest
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.
CATEGORY 4 - Festivals & EventsSponsored by Department of Local Government, Sport & Cultural Industries
Gold - CinefestOz Film Festival
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 - EcotourismSponsored by Parks & Wildlife Service
Gold - Cape to Cape Explorer Tours
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 TOURISMSponsored by Department of Local Government, Sport & Cultural Industries
Gold - Fremantle Prison
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.
Bronze - The Perth Mint
CATEGORY 7 - Qantas Award for Aboriginal & Torres Strait Islander TourismSponsored 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 ServicesSponsored 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 ServicesSponsored by RAC Parks & Resorts
Gold - Swan Valley Visitor Centre
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.
CATEGORY 10 - Business Event VenuesSponsored 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.