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.
2019 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
16. Tourism Wineries, Distilleries & Breweries
Bright Brewery is an independent, family-owned, craft brewery located in beautiful Bright, in the heart of the Victorian High Country. We brew a range of handcrafted beers using predominantly local ingredients and solar power, which are enjoyed, along with a seasonal menu featuring with fresh local produce, at our family-friendly riverside brewery door on the banks of the Ovens River, as well as at nearly 200 venues throughout Australia.
Bright Brewery was founded to be an Active, Sustainable, and Authentic brewery and member of the local community and these values drive our business today. Our philosophy has long been “what is good for Bright is good for us” and our beers tell the stories of our spectacular Alpine home – they attract beer-loves, adventure-seekers, nature enthusiasts, active families, and many others to Bright, and allow them to take a piece of mountains home with them.
04. Festivals & Events
The Riverboats Music Festival is the Murray River’s premiere outdoor music event. Staged in the heart of Echuca-Moama and with paddlesteamers meandering past the festival stage all weekend, Riverboats was founded in 2012 and has presented performances by some of the biggest names in Australian music including Paul Kelly, Neil Finn, The Waifs and many more.
Over 6000 people from across Australia attend the Riverboats Music Festival each year, cementing the event’s place as a major driver of tourism and economic activity for the region.
In addition, Riverboats won Gold (Festivals and Events) at the 2017 and 2018 RACV Victorian Tourism Awards, as well as Gold (Festivals and Events) at the 2017 QANTAS Australian Tourism Awards.
08.Specialised Tourism Services
Parks Victoria manages a diverse estate of national parks, marine sanctuaries, urban parks, wilderness areas and much of Victoria’s coastline. Acting on the Healthy Parks Healthy People philosophy of Access for All, Victorian parks have become a destination of choice for inclusive tourism. As a result, Parks Victoria has been recognised within Australia and internationally, as leaders in Inclusive and Accessible Tourism. New innovations include a custom-designed hoist for accessible water activities, accessible camping at Wilsons Promontory National Park and a suite of services that enables inclusive recreation in Victoria’s treasured natural environments.
11. Major Tour & Transport Operators
SkyBus have delivered outstanding Airport transit services for over 41 years. Our Melbourne Tullarmarine, Melbourne Avalon, Gold Coast, Hobart and Auckland, NZ operations transport just over 5.5 million business travellers, residents and visitors on fifteen different services to the city and other destinations. Enjoy free Wi-Fi on board our modern fleet featuring our custom built, Australian made double deckers. We aim to deliver a world class service for those travelling in and out of Melbourne. SkyBus received its fourth consecutive Trip Advisor Certificate of Excellence in 2019.
17. Caravan & Holiday Parks
At the BIG4 Inverloch Holiday Park we have a range of Cabins/Villas to suit all budgets. Guests can choose from Luxury 3 bedroom Villas, Spa Units, self contained 2 bedroom Deluxe Holiday Units, Holiday Units and Ensuite Cabins.
We offer resort style facilities which include an indoor heated swimming pool, indoor heated water park/splash zone, Pump Track for scooters, BMX, tennis Court, Basketball court, games room & playground.
23. Luxury Accommodation
The majestic Southern Ocean. The awe-inspiring Twelve Apostles. Endless desolate beaches. Abundant native wildlife. And some of the most enchanting natural landscapes in the country, on the Great Ocean Road. This is the setting for Alkina Lodge – three unique, purpose-built, private contemporary residencies designed for discerning travellers.
Designed by internationally-renowned Australian architects Glenn Murcutt and Wendy Lewin to ‘touch the earth lightly’, each residence is carefully positioned to give you exclusive privacy, and a level of luxurious detail far beyond the ordinary. With clean lines, stone floors, minimalist aesthetic and natural light, they offer a personal sanctuary where you can relax, discover and enjoy the abundant local wildlife.