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.
2014 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
02. Tourist Attractions
Entering the bathing area is like stepping into another world, a sanctuary where the mind and body are calmed by the steam, soothing aroma and the sound of running water. It’s a place where time is forgotten and lingering is part of the code of harmony……
An hour’s drive South of Melbourne on the beautiful Mornington Peninsula natural hot mineral waters are flowing from deep underground and into the pools and private baths at Peninsula Hot Springs. Bathe and relax at the Spa Dreaming Centre and dine in the café at this tranquil ecotourism attraction.
09. Visitor Information Services
Strategically located on the stunning Frankston Waterfront, the Frankston Visitor Information Centre provides quality information and retailing which complements the Mornington Peninsula region.
The Centre provides a central point for a range of ticketing, booking and community services encompassing a wide range of customer needs encouraging visitors to explore the vibrant, urban waterfront destinations in Victoria where arts, nature and cultural experiences connect.
10. Business Event Venues
Melbourne Convention and Exhibition Centre (MCEC) is situated in the heart of Melbourne on the banks of the Yarra River in South Wharf and is Australia’s largest convention and exhibition facility.
MCEC works closely with key business partners to attract important business events to Victoria to enhance tourism and the growth of the state.
Melbourne Convention and Exhibition Centre connects people with everything needed for a successful event offering versatile spaces, up-to-date technology, food and wine and staff with the skills and experience to bring it all together.
16. Tourism Wineries, Distilleries & Breweries
Fowles Wine is a boutique family owned winery based in the Strathbogie Ranges and craft some of Australia’s finest cool climate wines including “Ladies who Shoot their Lunch” and “Are you Game?”.
Fowles Wine strives for excellence in the tourism industry by providing quality products and services which are enhanced by the unique events held an their Cellar Door Cafe located in Avenel.
18. Hosted Accommodation
Montfort Manor is located in the heart of Central Gippsland, Victoria overlooking the tree-lined driveway, lake and manicured gardens, Montfort Manor offer four luxury suits to accommodate corporate business travellers, romantic weekenders, honeymoon couples and sophisticated leisure travellers for both long and short stays.
The grounds offer a range of activities including walking paths which surround the property lake, a multi-use tennis court including a hitting wall and two swimming pools.
19. Unique Accommodation
Riviera Nautic is based in Metung at the eastern end of the Gippsland Lakes.
With a diverse fleet of yachts and motor cruisers, Riviera Nautic offers guests the opportunity to experience a self-drive boating holiday immersed in the natural surrounds of Australia’s largest inland waterway, the Gippsland Lakes
An abundance of bird and marine life can be seen with wide expanses of water for exhilarating sailing, tranquil rivers for cruising and fishing and deserted beaches and peaceful coves to visit.
The charter boat provides guests with accommodation, transport and entertainment rolled into one package, offering a truly unique experience.
26. Qantas Award for Excellence in Sustainable Tourism
The Falls Music & Arts Festival is an annual event over New Year’s Eve held in Lorne, Victoria and is regarded as one of the most environmentally and socially sustainable events in Australia.
Operating over the past 21 years, the festival continues to produce innovative techniques for waste management, power saving measures, successful community involvement programs and so much more.