Winners and Awards

CATEGORY 11 - Major Tour & Transport Operators

Sponsored by Budget Car & Truck Rentals

Kimberley Wild Expeditions offer the best value tours in WA. Family-owned and operated, and based in Broome, we explore the Kimberley and the West Coast with small groups in clean, comfortable custom-built vehicles. From Day Tours to overland Kimberley Expeditions, travellers appreciate our guides’ local expertise and real passion for our beautiful region. We offer accommodation choices on our extended itineraries so that travellers can opt for a comfort level that suits them personally, yet still enjoy the grass roots experience that Kimberley Wild can provide. 

Silver - Busy Blue Bus

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CATEGORY 12 - Tour & Transport Operators

Sponsored by Tourism Council WA

From its foundations as a commercial operator in 1994, locally owned and operated company, Kimberley Quest, has grown into a multi-award winning, expedition style Cruise Company that caters for individuals and small groups on-board the well-appointed Kimberley Quest 2.  With 24 years of experience, a strong sense of guest-focus, quality service and local knowledge, Kimberley Quest remains dedicated to providing all guests with  an unforgettable experience ‘beyond adventure’.

Silver - Pearl Luggers by Willie Creek Pearls

Bronze - Coral Coast Helicopter Services

CATEGORY 13 - Adventure Tourism

Sponsored by RAC Parks & Resorts

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 - Live Ningaloo

Bronze - Kimberley Quest

CATEGORY 14 - Destination Marketing

Sponsored by Countrywide Publications

Entwined in the Valley 2017 was an event reimagined.  Refreshed and reawakened and in the making since 1829, the weekend celebrated the master craftsmen of the region - our winemakers, our chefs, our artists and our musicians – casting them brightly in the spotlight to showcase their wares and to show off the gorgeous Swan Valley region in Spring. The strategic marketing campaign was complex and bespoke, combining a variety of tools in combination to deliver an extremely successful campaign for the region.  

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CATEGORY 15 - Tourism Restaurants & Catering Services

Sponsored by Tourism WA

Swan Valley Estate is our multi-award winning Sandalford Restaurant.  Nine separate, popular venues also cater for functions, events and weddings. Our restaurant and venues are a significant regional attraction as they present a unique blend of WA’s celebrated vineyard culture with rural views, fresh regional produce, Australian cuisine, superb wines and unmatched service. Guests dine surrounded by the rustic ambience of limestone, wood and a grand open fire or enjoy a relaxed alfresco atmosphere under 178 year old vines.

Silver - The Lake House Denmark

Bronze - Odyssea Beach Cafe

CATEGORY 16 - Tourism Wineries, Distilleries & Breweries

Sponsored by Vanguard Press

Founded in 1840 by Western Australia’s first Surveyor General, John Septimus Roe, Sandalford Wines is one of Australia’s oldest and largest privately owned wineries. Located on the banks of the Swan River in the picturesque Swan Valley, Sandalford’s custom built facility offers a unique blend of tradition and innovation, showcasing a total wine experience to visitors, and placing the company at the forefront of wine tourism in Australia.  

Silver - Leeuwin Estate

Bronze - Mandoon Estate

CATEGORY 17 – Caravan & Holiday Parks

Sponsored by Caravan Industry Association WA

RAC has been part of the great WA road trip for more than 100 years; our mission is to provide value for money, quality holiday accommodation in the most beautiful locations in WA, to encourage more Western Australians to holiday at home. RAC gives back to members by reinvesting profits to make life better for members and WA. The aim is to redevelop each of our properties to improve the quality of our accommodation and facilities in an effort to make holidays in WA for the better.

Silver - Kimberleyland Waterfront Holiday Park

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CATEGORY 18 - Hosted Accommodation

Sponsored by Tourism Council WA

The Beach House at Bayside are proud back to back winners of the Qantas Australian Tourism Award for Hosted Accommodation. The ten room, Boutique B&B Hotel is located beyond the dunes along King George Sound in beautiful Albany, WA. The experience is true hosted country hospitality, highlighting local food, regional wine and a warm welcome allowing guests to enjoy the wonderful Amazing South Coast Region of Western Australia.

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CATEGORY 19 - Unique Accommodation

Sponsored by Bailiwick Legal

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 - Kimberley Quest

Bronze - Faraway Bay

CATEGORY 20 - Self Contained Accommodation

Sponsored by Quick Slip Frames

Balingup Heights is a spectacular 46 acre property, located 1.5 km’s west of Balingup town site. Balingup Heights has six fully self-contained cottages, each set apart in 25 acres of Jarrah & Marri hilltop forest. The spectacular views from the top of the hill are a key feature of the property, and the cottages take full advantage of this providing guest’s privacy, seclusion and an opportunity to immerse themselves in nature.

Silver - Cocos Beach Bungalows

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