Winners and Awards
CATEGORY 22 - Deluxe AccommodationSponsored by What's On Group
Gold - Mangrove Hotel
Mangrove Hotel is a bayside escape of unparalleled style and service. Tucked away amid lush tropical gardens and swaying palm trees, the boutique hotel in Roebuck Bay boasts the most impressive sea views in Broome. Vibrant bars, casual dining and lounging zones offer tourists a choice of experiences. Slip into ‘Broome time’ in cosy cabanas, luxurious daybeds and relax in the choice of two pools. All 60 rooms have undergone a modern, deluxe makeover. From the moment of arrival, guests are transported into a deluxe tropical paradise, where the stylish and contemporary design sets the tone for a relaxed, memorable and fun-filled stay.
Silver - Seashells Mandurah
Bronze - Freshwater East Kimberley Apartments
CATEGORY 23 - Luxury AccommodationSponsored by Tourism Council WA
Cable Beach Club Resort & Spa is the only resort directly overlooking Broome’s iconic Cable Beach. The Resort offers four styles of accommodation, three restaurants, bars, the adults only Ocean Pool, the Family Pool, water playground, playground, mini golf, tennis courts and the Chahoya Spa by L’Occitane.
Silver - El Questro
Bronze - Crown Metropol Perth
CATEGORY 24 - New Tourism BusinessSponsored by Tourism Council WA
Gold - National Anzac Centre
The National Anzac Centre was opened by the Prime Ministers of Australia and New Zealand and the Premier of Western Australia on 1 November 2014: the centenary of the first Australian and New Zealand convoy’s departure to war from Albany’s King George Sound. The National Anzac Centre is Australia’s foremost museum honouring the Anzac legend. Set within Albany Heritage Park, the Centre offers visitors a deeply personal connection with the Anzac experience. These personal stories unfold through interactive, multimedia displays, poignant artefacts, rare images and film, and audio commentary.
Silver - Mandoon Estate
Bronze - Walk Into Luxury
CATEGORY 25 - Excellence in Food TourismSponsored by Tourism WA
Located just 5 minutes from town, The Lake House Denmark is a must visit destination. It’s the perfect place to stop for a bite to eat. Unwind with a glass of wine and savour our delicious vineyard lunches, pies and curries using local produce or simply relax with a coffee and a piece of home-made cake. Try our gourmet Vinofood range and WineSpa bodycare products plus a selection of local produce.
Silver - Fervor
Bronze - Kalamunda Farmers Market
CATEGORY 27 - Tourism Education & TrainingSponsored by Tourism Council WA
Edith Cowan University was named in the Times Higher Education 100 Under 50 2015 global rankings and has received at 5 star rating from the Good Universities Guide for seven years running. The ECU School of Business is an innovator in tourism studies and collaborates with industry and the local community to create contemporary and relevant programs. The Bachelor of International Hotel and Resort Management, introduced in 2012, is the first of its kind in Western Australia. Our graduates are job ready and highly successful – both locally and internationally. Edith Cowan University: how university should be.
CATEGORY 28 - Local Government Award for TourismSponsored by WA Local Super
Gold - City of Albany
The City of Albany is the principal hub providing port, airport, health, community, sporting, recreation, cultural, retail, industrial, financial and agricultural support and services to the region. The City of Albany has positioned itself as a leader in the region as it aims to be Western Australia’s most sought after and unique regional city to live, work and visit. It recently completed a successful CBD revitalisation program, hosted the opener to Australia’s Anzac Centenary Commemorations and unveiled a plan to develop an iconic heritage and tourism precinct – Albany Heritage Park.
Silver - City of Busselton
Bronze - Shire of Denmark
CATEGORY 29 - Excellence in Chinese TourismSponsored by Tourism Council WA
Gold - ADAMS
ADAMS is proud to provide Chinese visitors with a touring experience they can trust. They are the only Western owned operator in WA to have a dedicated PR consultant in Hangzhou China. An inaugural operator of the CRA programme, they offer Chinese translated website material, promotional collateral in simplified Chinese, two Chinese speaking Day Tours, payment options through UnionPay, as well as Chinese speaking driver/guides. ADAMS are well equipped to cater to the Chinese visitor allowing them to be able to enjoy the wonders WA has to offer in comfort, style and assurance that all cultural needs have been considered.
Silver - Chocolate Drops
Bronze - Sandalford Wines
CATEGORY 30 - Backpacker AccommodationSponsored by Tourism Council WA
Gold - Kangaroo Inn
Kangaroo Inn is one of Australia’s best value backpackers, providing the comforts of home, the luxuries of a hotel and all at a backpacker’s price. Located in the heart of Perth’s CBD, we are proudly Australian owned and operated. We offer a variety of shared and private room options to suit most travellers, whether they be travelling alone, as a couple, family or group. We offer our guests luxury 4 star hotel grade mattresses for a blissful nights rest as well as extensive common facilities including clean and modern shared bathrooms, free WiFi, home theatre and self service kitchen.
FACET Golden Guide AwardSponsored by Department of Parks & Wildlife
Gold - Brian Lee - Tagalong Tours
Brian Lee is a Bardi Aboriginal man, a Traditional Custodian of the area where he operates his Tagalong Tours, on the Dampier Peninsula (Ardi) north of Broome. He is one of the Kimberley’s most colourful characters, a natural storyteller, a charismatic and entertaining tour guide with a deep connection to country. Brian’s tours provide an opportunity for visitors to learn first-hand about Aboriginal culture and give a captivating insight into Brian’s connection to country and family history.
Sir David Brand Young Achiever MedalSponsored by
Gold - Chris Nunn - Adventure World
A member of the Adventure World leadership team with significant and impactful contributions to the tourism industry. Chris is an exceptional Team Member who leads by example. His commitment to business improvements in order to benefit the visitor experience is exemplary.