Qantas Australian Tourism Awards: Winners List

Six Queensland tourism operators have taken out seven awards at the Qantas Australian Tourism Awards, providing a big boost for a state hard hit by floods and cyclones in recent months.

The awards were announced as a ceremony at the Burswood Entertainment Complex in Perth.

This year saw two Hall of Fame winners: Skycity Darwin (NT) for Luxury Accommodation and Sydney Central YHA (NSW) for Backpacker Accommodation.

The Qantas Award for Excellence in Sustainable Tourism was awarded to Lane Cove River Tourist Park (NSW).

Qantas Australian Tourism Awards 2010 winners

Major Tourist Attractions: Taronga Zoo (NSW)

Tourist Attractions: Jungle Surfing Canopy Tours (QLD)

Major Festivals and Events: Santos Tour Down Under (SA)

Festivals and Events: Temora Aviation Museum – Sabre Launch (NSW)

Ecotourism: Lane Cove River Tourist Park (NSW)

Heritage and Cultural Tourism: The Workshops Rail Museum (QLD)

Indigenous Tourism: Mutawintji Eco-tours (NSW)

Specialised Tourism Services: Mornington Peninsula Tourism (VIC)

Visitor Information and Services: Bendigo Visitor Centre (VIC)

Meetings and Business Tourism: Gold Coast Convention and Exhibition Centre (QLD)

Major Tour and/or Transport Operators: Fantasea Adventure Cruising (QLD); Highly Commended, Intrepid Connections NT Tour (NT)

Tour and/or Transport Operators: Tri State Safaris (NSW)

Adventure Tourism: Jungle Surfing Canopy Tours (QLD)

Tourism Marketing: Destination Gippsland (VIC)

Tourism Education and Training: Qld Dept Tourism, Leisure, Hotel and Sport Management (QLD); Highly Commended, Holmesglen Tourism (VIC)

Tourism Restaurants and Catering Services: Max’s at Red Hill Estate (VIC)

Tourism Wineries Distilleries and Boutique Breweries: Wyndham Estate Cellar Door (NSW)

Tourist and Caravan Parks: Cairns Coconut Holiday Resort (QLD)

Backpacker Accommodation: Sydney Central YHA (NSW) Hall Of Fame

Hosted Accommodation: Seppeltsfield Vineyard Cottage (SA)

Unique Accommodation: Eco Beach Wilderness Retreat (WA); Highly Commended, Rose Gums (QLD).

Standard Accommodation, Scone Motor Inn (NSW)

Deluxe Accommodation: The Old Woolstore Apartment Hotel (TAS); Highly Commended, Azjure Studio Retreat (QLD)

Luxury Accommodation: Skycity Darwin (NT) Hall of Fame

New Tourism Development: Sydney Harbour YHA (NSW)

Qantas Award for Excellence in Sustainable Tourism: Lane Cove River Tourist Park (NSW)

Outstanding Contribution by an individual (National): Ian Laurance (WA)