2023 Qantas Australian Tourism Awards

An annual event the Qantas Australian Tourism Awards recognises and celebrates the best of the tourism industry from across the country. This year saw Tasmania take home 7 Golds, 3 Silver and 1 Bronze!

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The Truffle Farm

wukalina Walk – GOLD: Aboriginal & Torres Strait Island Tourism Experience

A 4-day/3-night Palawa owned and operated experience in North East Lutruwita/Tasmania. wukalina Walk takes you on a guided journey through the beautiful bushland coastline of Wukalina (Mt William National Park) and Larapuna (Bay of Fires). With the guides sharing their knowledge and perspectives.

Find more information by visiting their website.

Air Adventure Golf – GOLD: Tour & Transport Operators

Offering an unforgettable golfing experience, Air Adventure Golf take care of everything to ensure you can relax and focus on your game.

With a dedicated golf manager and talented team, they will manage everything: flights, accommodation, tee times, transfers and more.

Travel in comfort in their Air Adventure Outback Jet to experience Tasmania’s world renowned golf courses Barnbougle, Cape Wickham and Ocean Dunes.

Find more information by visiting their website.

Peppers Silo Hotel

Grain of the Silos – GOLD: Tourism Restaurants & Catering Services

Explore an abundant harvest gathered from port to wilderness at Grain of the Silos.

From Cape Grim beef to Bruny Island cheese to the creamiest Dutch potatoes – this marvellous island of ours has been scoured for perennial favourites and seasonal treasures to take the lead on a carefully curated menu.

It’s a bit off the beaten track but Grain of the Silos sits proudly in a patch of Tassie brimming with good food and people who care.

With a focus on local produce and artisan products, Grain of the Silos looks to their neighbours to supply them with the ingredients to produce truly extraordinary seasonal dishes.

Whether it be pork from Fiona and Oliver at Langdale Farm, cheddar from Jon and Lyndall at Pyengana or truffles grown by Marcus, Grain of the Silos offers you a real taste of Tasmania.

Find more information by visiting their website.

Bangor Vineyard Shed

Bangor Vineyard Shed – GOLD: Tourism Wineries, Distilleries & Breweries

Bangor is an award-winning family-owned vineyard, Cellar Door and Restaurant near Dunalley on the tourist route to the Port Arthur Historic site. Overlooking the vineyard and picturesque Blackman Bay, the Dunbabin family have built this special place to share their wine and other premium Tasmanian produce.

Their Bangor Vineyard Shed is a uniquely Tasmanian venue on a picturesque, 6,000-hectare working farm and vineyard. With spectacular views, a wood fire, catering facilities, and a versatile function space, it is a premium event venue perfect for meetings, off site conference functions or seminars.

From offsite seated dinners to long-table lunches behind the beach and cocktail-style functions, Bangor can cater for a range of events, with customisable inclusions such as vineyard wine tastings and local meet-the-maker culinary experiences and guided walks and air transfers to a remote headland.

Find more information by visiting their website.

The Dragonfly Inn – GOLD: Hosted Accommodation

Featuring ten uniquely styled rooms set in a heritage-listed Victorian mansion, The Dragonfly Inn is located on the peaceful grounds of the hills of West Launceston.

With the Inn situated less than a 5-minute drive from the CBD and close to the iconic Cataract Gorge it makes it the ideal accomadition for exploring Launceston.

Each guest room features private ensuite bathrooms and sitting area, reverse-cycle heating and cooling. A hearty breakfast basket is provided to be prepared and enjoyed in the grand dining room downstairs.

Find more information by visiting their website.

Pennicott Wilderness Journeys

Pennicott Wilderness Journeys – GOLD: Major Tour & Transport Operators

Robert Pennicott and his team of local guides have been sharing Tasmania with visitors since 1999. The multiple award-winning Pennicott Wilderness Journeys operates five standard touring experiences in Southern Tasmania, inviting travellers to experience close encounters with wildlife, and explore spectacular national park coastlines aboard custom-built yellow boats. The boats feature covered, open-air tiered seating that provides excellent all-round views and connection with the environment.

Journeys can be tailored to create memorable experiences for corporate groups of 10 to 350 delegates, with a daily bus service from Hobart to Port Arthur Historic Site and return also provided by Pennicott.

Find more information by visiting their website.

On Board – GOLD: New Tourism Business

Locally-owned and family-operated since 1998, On Board’s multi-day expeditions are the ultimate combination of luxury escape, wilderness cruise and guided walking tour.

Discover Freycinet, Port Davey, Bathurst Harbour, Melaleuca, southwest Tasmania & beyond from a boutique expedition catamaran. Explore remote lands with daily guided walks, tender excursions, and tailored itineraries in small groups.

Wake each day to a different view of Tasmania’s precious World-Heritage Wilderness & National Parks from floating luxury accommodation aboard the vessel Odalisque.

Find more information by visiting their website.

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