Winners and Awards
CATEGORY 21 – Unique AccommodationSponsored by Ascert Australia
Gold - Berkeley River Lodge
Australia’s newest and most remote luxury lodge. In one of the last true wilderness areas on Earth, between Timor Sea sunrises and Berkeley River sunsets, the ultimate Kimberley adventure and refined indulgence awaits. Only accessible by air or sea, getting to the Berkeley is half the adventure.
Silver - Rottnest Island
Bronze - Karma Chalets
CATEGORY 22 - Standard AccommodationSponsored by Print Logic incorporating Bookeasy
Gold - Ibis Hotel Perth
Located on Murray Street in the heart of Perth ibis Perth boasts 192 recently refurbished and fully serviced guest rooms, a restaurant, bar and three dedicated conference rooms. As part of the International Hotel Group, Accor, ibis Perth prides itself on accommodating guests from around the world and contributing to the growth of tourism in Perth and Western Australia. ibis Perth consistently delivers above expectation guest engagement and prides itself on positive feedback received by guests. Ibis Perth is committed to sustainable development and quality management.
Silver - The Murray Hotel
Bronze - Goodearth Hotel
CATEGORY 23 – Deluxe AccommodationSponsored by What's On Group
Gold - Cape Howe Cottages
Cape Howe Cottages provide five distinctly different secluded holiday retreats nestled amid 50 hectares of private nature reserve near Lowlands Beach on the far south coast of Western Australia. Guests are invited to savour the essence of a real holiday experience surrounded by nature and immersed in affordable luxury. Joint owners and business partners, Gaynor and David Clarke, built the business over 14 years staying true to their philosophy of providing space, privacy and tranquillity. Cape Howe Cottages have earned a multi-award winning reputation for excellence providing quality accommodation with personal care and passionate service in a truly inspiring environment.
Bronze - Pier 21
CATEGORY 24 – Luxury AccommodationSponsored by Hotels Apart
Gold - Crown Metropol
On the banks of the world-famous Swan River, overlooking the sun-kissed backdrop of the Perth city skyline, Crown Metropol offers the ultimate five-star luxury accommodation experience. With a stylish and modern product offering, the property is located in close proximity to the international and domestic airports and only five minutes from the Perth CBD, making it the perfect location for both business and leisure travellers. The refurbishment and modernisation project at Crown Metropol has seen the redesign of all guest rooms, floor foyers, reception area, pool area, day spa and gym setting a new benchmark for true five-star international luxury in Perth, Western Australia.
Silver - Cable Beach Club Resort
Bronze - Pullman Resort Bunker Bay
CATEGORY 25 – New Tourism DevelopmentSponsored by Small Business Development Corporation
The Walpole Wilderness Discovery Centre is an exciting new tourism product for Australia’s South West and the State. It represents a multi-million dollar investment by the State Government into eco-tourism and is comprised of three sites; The Tree Top Walk – Walpole, Swarbrick Art Loop – Mount Frankland South National Park; and the newly completed $2 million Mount Frankland Wilderness Lookout, arrival shelter and visitor facilities – Mount Frankland National Park. The centre focuses on different perspectives of the vast, natural and wild landscapes of the Walpole Wilderness to create inspiring visitor experiences. After ten years in the making and with the completion of the final site in February this year, the Walpole Wilderness Discovery Centre demonstrates the unique blending of renowned product with the new to create A jewel in the crown for nature based tourism in the south west.
Silver - The Terrace Hotel
Bronze - Kingfisher Tours
CATEGORY 26 – Qantas Award For Excellence in Sustainable TourismSponsored by Qantas
Gold - Rottnest Island
The Rottnest Island Authority (RIA) has a strong focus on sustainability, with a vision to be a model of ethical tourism based on financial, environmental and social sustainability. · low-traffic bicycle-friendly roads, wind turbine, extensive woodland restoration program · around 33% of the Island’s power is generated by the wind, saving some 1100 tonnes of greenhouse gas emissions each year; future activities to be low-impact and sustainable; curriculum-based education and interpretation programs encourage conservation behaviour; successful adaptive re-use of heritage structures and historic buildings; the RIA has made significant advances towards financial sustainability; has invested in sustainable visitor research ; and achieved Bronze EarthCheck Certification in the past year.
CATEGORY 27 – Local Government Award for TourismSponsored by WA Local Government Super
Gold - City of Swan
The City of Swan has established a well-defined and strategic role that uniquely integrates visitor servicing with regional marketing, product development and interpretive infrastructure. Our innovative ‘Adding Value through Tourism’ program has resulted in the delivery of high quality tourism infrastructure, services and facilities including management of the award-winning Swan Valley Food and Wine Trail and T-QUAL accredited Swan Valley Visitor Centre. The City of Swan’s activities, implemented in partnership with local, state and federal tourism agencies, have significantly contributed to the growth of the Swan Valley – today Western Australia’s most visited wine region, servicing about 2.1 million visitors per annum – and set benchmarks for local government involvement in tourism in Western Australia.
Silver - City of Fremantle
Bronze - Shire of Irwin
CATEGORY 28 – Excellence in Food TourismSponsored by Tourism WA
Gold - Bushfood Factory and Cafe
The Bushfood Factory and Cafe is without doubt the most exciting food experience in Western Australia and will be remembered as the attraction not to be missed. This unique jewel encompasses all aspects of Australian native food herbs and fruits, from the plantation to the table. As a visitor, you will be overwhelmed by the extensive product range created with these bush foods. All your senses will be put to contribution whilst participating in a guided tour or enjoying an innovative modern cuisine featuring these amazing Australian food marvels. Activate your taste buds and learn about Australian natural food sensations.
Silver - Eat Drink Perth
Bronze - Lobster Shack
Sir David Brand Award for TourismSponsored by City of Perth
Kings Park is Western Australia’s premier tourist destination. A large inner-metropolitan park, it showcases the Western Australian Botanic Garden, many important memorials, landscaped parkland and a significant area of remnant bushland. Kings Park is an iconic part of Western Australian life; a place of inspiration, relaxation, recreation and wonder; something we proudly share with interstate and overseas visitors. And share it we do – over 6 million people visit the Park every year. The Botanic Gardens and Parks Authority manages Kings Park and Botanic Garden to ensure the conservation of native biological diversity and cultural heritage icons, while providing a unique tourist destination.