2014 Queensland Tourism Award winners announced

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Winners of the 2014 Annual Queensland Tourism Awards were announced recently and Ecotourism Australia would like to congratulate all winners. We were ecstatic to see the large number of Ecotourism Australia certified operators to take home awards, with approximately half of all awards in applicable categories going to our members. 

The awards are supported by Queensland Tourism Industry Council and recognise high standard, best practice tourism.

Ecotourism Australia certified operators took home awards in the following categories:

Major Tourist Attraction
Bronze - Skyrail Rainforest Cableways (Advanced Ecotourism, Climate Action Innovator)

Tourist Attractions
Gold - Capricorn Caves (Advanced Ecotourism)
Silver - Jungle Surfing Canopy Tours (Advanced Ecotourism, Climate Action Leader)

The Steve Irwin Award for Ecotourism
Gold - Lady Elliot Island Eco Resort (Advanced Ecotourism, Climate Action Business, EcoLodges of Australia)
Silver - True Blue Sailing (Ecotourism, Climate Action Business)
Bronze - Sea World Whale Watch (Advanced Ecotourism)

Heritage and Cultural Tourism
Silver - Fun Over Fifty (Ecotourism)

Indigenous Tourism
Gold - Mossman Gorge Centre (Ecotourism, ROC)

Major Tour/Transport Operator
Gold - Cruise Whitsundays (Advanced Ecotourism)
Silver - Quicksilver Group (Advanced Ecotourism, Climate Action Innovator)

Tour/Transport Operator
Gold - Jungle Surfing Canopy Tours (Advanced Ecotourism, Climate Action Leader)
Silver - Mike Ball Dive Expeditions (Advanced Ecotourism)

Unique Accommodation
Gold - Cruise Whitsundays (ReefSleep) (Advanced Ecotourism)
Bronze - Whitsunday Escape (Ecotourism)

New Tourism Development
Bronze - Sailaway Reef & Island Tours - Sailaway V (Advanced Ecotourism)

Qantas Award for Excellence in Sustainable Tourism
Gold - Passions of Paradise (Advanced Ecotourism, Climate Action Leader)

Health and Well-being Tourism
Gold - Gwinganna Lifestyle Retreat (Ecotourism)

Outstanding Contribution by a Volunteer or Volunteer Group
Gold - Reef HQ Volunteers Association (Advanced Ecotourism, Climate Action Business, ROC)

The Marine Watson-Blake Award for Outstanding Contribution by an Individual
Winner - Peter Gash, Managing Director, Lady Elliot Island Eco Resort (Advanced Ecotourism, Climate Action Business, EcoLodges of Australia)

Hall of Fame Inductees
Gwinganna Lifestyle Retreat (Ecotourism)


Ecotourism Australia would like to congratulate all of our certified award winners on their outstanding achievement; particularly our Board Director, Peter Gash on his individual win, and Gwinganna Lifestyle retreat on their induction into the Hall of Fame.

Each winning operator has been more than deserving of the recognition received. Keep up the fantastic work!


To see the full list of winners, please click here.

(Pictured: Peter Gash, Managing Director, Lady Elliot Island Eco Resort)

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