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Western Australian Experiences Scoop National Tourism Awards

February 27, 2018 Accolades No Comments Email Email

Seaplane adventures, Aboriginal culture, food and wine and unique places to stay are just some of Western Australia’s award winning tourism experiences recognized at the Qantas Australian Tourism Awards, held last night at the new-state-of-the-art Optus Stadium in Perth.

Taking home a record 14 awards, West Australian tourism businesses won eight gold, four silver and two bronze medals from the 25 categories.

WA gold medal winners include:

  • Horizontal Falls Seaplane Adventures – Adventure Tourism
  • Horizontal Falls Seaplane Adventures, Horizontal Hotel – Unique Accommodation
  • Swan River Seaplanes – New Tourism Business
  • Sandalford Wines – Tourism Wineries, Distilleries and Breweries
  • Fremantle Prison – Cultural Tourism
  • Beach House at Bayside – Hosted Accommodation
  • Swan Valley Visitor Centre – Visitor Information Services
  • Australia’s North West – Destination Marketing


  • Kooljaman at Cape Leveque – Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Tourism
  • Two Feet and a Heartbeat – Excellence in Food Tourism
  • Aviair – Major Tour and Transport Operator
  • RAC Cervantes Holidays – Caravan and Holiday Parks


  • Sightseeing Pass Australia – Specialised Tourism Operator
  • Rendezvous Hotel Scarborough – Business Event Venue

The wins follow recent accolades for Western Australia, with Perth named ‘Capital of Cool’ by CNN Travel and the Australian Financial Review, while CNN Travel and Fairfax Media’s Traveller also named Perth among its recommended places to visit in 2018. All articles highlighted Perth’s new dining, small bar, accommodation, cultural and entertainment offerings as a drawcard for Australians and international visitors.

Experiencing a holiday in Perth has never been easier with new and more affordable accommodation and direct flight services, such as the much anticipated Qantas 787 Dreamliner services, which start in late March and will connect London and Perth non-stop.

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