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.
2018 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
03. Major Festivals and Events
Since 1996, the Formula 1® Australian Grand Prix has played a pivotal role in positioning Melbourne as the sporting capital of the world.Each year in March, thousands of fans flock to the picturesque Albert Park Grand Prix Circuit to see the star studded line-up of motorsport world champions, while our great city is beamed to millions of viewers around the globe.With its future secured until 2023, the Formula 1® Australian Grand Prix showcases Melbourne like no other event, combining world-class international sport with premium hospitality, fine wine, food and entertainment to provide an unforgettable experience and lasting memories.
07. Aboriginal & Torres Strait Island Tourism
Driven by a passion to share Australia’s unique environment, wildlife and indigenous culture, Worn Gundidj provide tours from the Visitor Centre at the Tower Hill Wildlife Reserve in South West Victoria. After 60 years of re-vegetation and the re-introduction of native species, Tower Hill provides visitors with an unequalled opportunity to enjoy the tranquillity of the Australian bush, and to to observe our native wildlife roaming free in their natural habitat.Worn Gundidj tours engage guests with this extraordinary natural world, whilst educating and informing them of the 65,000 year old culture and practices of the lands original inhabitants.
10. Business Event Venues
This purpose built Business Event Venue situated on 660acres, just 2hours from Melbourne, truly reflects its natural surrounds. Offering flexible function rooms, boardrooms and a wide range of entertaining spaces for Conferences Functions&Events and accommodation on site for 150. Culinary experiences await you – their ‘Low Miles’ food philosophy sees all catering prepared in house using produce from their kitchen gardens, their own farmed beef, locally sourced fresh water salmon, trout, poultry, berries, olive oil, and more. Their sustainable ethos and involvement in the local Community and Tourism industry is a credit to this Business Event Venue that has grown immensely since it commenced operation.
13. Adventure Tourism
Auswalk is Australia’s most trusted and experienced pack-free walking company. For nearly 30 years, Auswalk has been giving their customers experiences you can only have on foot. Their range of guided, self-guided and private walking tours operate in across Australia, including 11 iconic walks in Victoria. They take the hassle out of organising a walking holiday, pre-arranging and including accommodation, transfers, park permits and delicious meals. Auswalk’s customers enjoy unique access to Australia’s real natural beauty on foot with the luxury of a hot shower, a good meal and a comfortable bed at the end of the day.
21. Standard Accommodation
Cave Hill Creek hosts camps, walks and weddings for groups. Guests stay in our unique glamping and lodge accommodation, in a stunning lake and bush setting at the foot of the Mt Cole Range in Beaufort, just two hours from Melbourne. Abseil, canoe, hike the scenic Beeripmo Walk, catch a trout in the lake, spot our resident platypus and native wildlife, or simply socialise and soak up the view by the magnificent open fires. At Cave Hill Creek you live the outdoors!
22. Deluxe Accommodation
Dunkeld’s Royal Mail Hotel is a destination that showcases nature based tourism. Its stunning location at the base of the Grampians National Park in Victoria’s west ensures magnificent views from the deluxe accommodation rooms. Visitors enjoy immersing themselves in excellence in food, wine and nature. 2017/18 saw many innovative business practices and marketing initiatives rolled out, cementing Royal Mail Hotel as a leading regional property with a bright future.