Hall of Fame

Hall of Fame is awarded to an entrant that has won the same category over 3 consecutive years. Winners and Finalists of the Victorian Tourism Awards are determined by achieving a score of 75% or above. The winner is the highest scoring entrant in each category.

2015 Tourism Award winners

  • 01. Major Tourist Attractions
  • 02. Tourist Attractions
  • 03. Major Festivals and Events
  • 04. Festivals & Events
  • 05. Ecotourism
  • 06. Cultural Tourism
  • 07. Aboriginal & Torres Strait Island Tourism
  • 08.Specialised Tourism Services
  • 09. Visitor Information Services
  • 10. Business Event Venues
  • 10. Business Tourism
  • 11. Major Tour & Transport Operators
  • 12. Tour & Transport Operators
  • 13. Adventure Tourism
  • 14. Destination Marketing
  • 15. Tourism Restaurants & Catering Services
  • 16. Tourism Wineries, Distilleries & Breweries
  • 17. Caravan & Holiday Parks
  • 18. Hosted Accommodation
  • 19. Unique Accommodation
  • 20. Self Contained Accommodation
  • 21. Standard Accommodation
  • 22. Deluxe Accommodation
  • 23. Luxury Accommodation
  • 24. New Tourism Business
  • 25. Excellence in Food Tourism
  • 25. Health and Wellness Tourism
  • 26. Luxury Boutique Accommodation
  • 26. Qantas Award for Excellence in Sustainable Tourism
  • 27. Outstanding Contribution by an Individual
  • 28. Tourism Education and Training
  • 29. Local Government Award for Tourism
  • 30. Backpacker Accommodation
  • 31. Young Achievers Award
  • 32. Outstanding Contribution by Volunteers
  • All

Category


03. Major Festivals and Events


Winner

2014 Melbourne Cup Carnival

Melbourne Cup Day

The Melbourne Cup Carnival is one of Australia’s major festivals and events, held at the Flemington Racecourse in Melbourne.

The Melbourne Cup Carnival is a unique social and cultural tradition dating back to 1861 that draws the finest equine athletes from all over the world.

The carnival attracts more than 340,000 racegoers to Flemington over the four day Carnival each year contributing greatly to Victoria’s economy.

Category


08.Specialised Tourism Services


Winner

Leisure Options

Leisure Options

Leisure Options is an accredited tourism business specialising in premium, boutique holiday and travel experiences for people with disabilities. The focus is on making what is often perceived as impossible, possible, by ensuring that tours are inclusive, barrier free and most of all, fun.

Leisure Options offer experiences that showcase the finest destinations throughout Victoria, interstate and internationally.

With over 500 travellers each year the company is successfully fulfilling its vision of accessible travel for all.

Category


11. Major Tour & Transport Operators


Winner

Searoad Ferries

Searoad Ferries

Searoad Ferries delivers a 40 minute ferry crossing between Sorrento and Queenscliff connecting the Mornington Peninsula to the Bellarine and Great Ocean Road. Ferries operate 365 days of the year, every hour from 7am to 6pm.

There are two world class all weather ferries offering easy drive on/drive off car facilities, comfortable viewing lounges and external observation decks. The ferry passes by marine National Parks and spectacular scenery, visitors to both regions can experience the beauty of Melbourne’s Port Phillip Bay.

Category


13. Adventure Tourism


Winner

Enchanted Adventure Garden and Tree Surfing

Enchanted Adventure Garden and Tree Surfing

Enchanted Adventure Garden is a natural attraction situated on the beautiful Mornington Peninsula at Arthurs Seat. With stunning views over the park’s formal gardens and hedge mazes, the park offers many different things to see and activities to try including giant sculpture, indoor and outdoor mazes, Tube Sliding, Tree Surfing, the Big Zip Line or alternatively set up a picnic and enjoy the natural surroundings.

It’s a place where you can loose yourself in the colours of garden design or marvel at the formal structures of hedge topiary.

Category


15. Tourism Restaurants & Catering Services


Winner

Stillwater at Crittenden

Stillwater at Crittenden

Stillwater at Crittenden is a multi-award winning tourism restaurant on Victoria’s stunning Mornington Peninsula.
The restaurant, nestled amid the vines within the grounds of Crittenden Estate Winery, provides a full service, yet relaxed, fine dining experience showcasing local produce and regional wines.

Category


28. Tourism Education and Training


Winner

Crown College

Crown College

Crown College is one of the largest and most successful registered training organisations in Australia, providing customised and innovative learning to employees wishing to build long-term careers in tourism.

Crown College focus’ on incorporating innovative and exciting learning experiences, delivering content that exceeds participant expectations, setting the benchmark in tourism education and training.

Category


30. Backpacker Accommodation


Winner

Space Hotel

Space Hotel

Space Hotel is an affordable and contemporary accommodation in Melbourne’s CBD with a diverse range of room types from dorm beds to private suites and family rooms catering for travellers with different budgets.

Space Hotel emphasise their social elements with facilities such as an in-house cinema, a restaurant-quality communal kitchen, and a rooftop area showcasing panoramic views of the city.

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