The 2021 Qantas Australian Tourism Awards

The Qantas Australian Tourism Awards are the tourism industry’s premier awards program and the most anticipated event, celebrating and recognising excellence in tourism. To enter these awards, you must win at State level in the categories 1 – 25.

Sunshine Coast hosted the 2021 QANTAS Australian Tourism Awards on Friday, 18 March 2022.

Victoria’s winners in 2021 were:


  1. Ballarat Heritage Festival (Festivals & Events)
  2. Gippsland: All Kinds of Wonder (Tourism Marketing & Campaigns)
  3. Green Olive at Red Hill (Excellence in Food Tourism)
  4. Royal Botanic Gardens Victoria (Major Tourist Attractions)
  5. Wilsons Promontory Cruises (New Tourism Business)


  1. Alexandra Hotel (3-3.5 Star Accommodation)
  2. Alexandra Hotel (Tourism Restaurants & Catering Services)
  3. Bendigo Visitor Centre (Visitor Information Services)
  4. Heytesbury House (Hosted Accommodation)


  1. Searoad Ferries (Major Tour & Transport Operators)
  2. Tesselaar Tulip Festival (Major Festivals & Events)

Highly Commended

The following Victorian finalists were also highly commended for getting a score of over 80% in the Australian Tourism Awards:

  1. Absolute Outdoors / Grampians Peak Walking Company (Adventure Tourism)
  2. Anchors Port Campbell (4-4.5 Star Accommodation)
  3. Balgownie Estate Bendigo (Unique Accommodation)
  4. BIG4 Castlemaine Gardens Holiday Park (Caravan & Holiday Parks)
  5. Cactus Country (Tourist Attractions)
  6. Carmel at Sorrento (5 Star Accommodation)
  7. Golton in the Gap (Self Contained Accommodation)
  8. Higher Mark – Geelong Cats (Business Event Venues)
  9. Melbourne Boat Hire (Tour & Transport Operators)
  10. Uniquely Bendigo and the Living Arts Space (Tourism Retail & Hire Services)

View all winners here

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