Here in Queensland, we're really proud of the fantastic standard of tourism operators that are on duty across our state, 365 days a year. The Queensland Tourism Awards recognises the best of the best in categories that cover attractions, tour and transport, accommodation, events, ecotourism and more. For a full list of categories and winners, click here.
Here is the elite list of this year's winners for you to add to your next Queensland holiday. See you soon!
From AU$48 - 120
Cairns Central YHA is an award winning hostel located within easy walking distance of shops, restaurants, cafes and nightlife.
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From AU$38 - 375
Set amidst 28 acres of tropical gardens Cairns Coconut Holiday Resort boasts a fantastic range of features and facilities to suit everyone's holiday needs.
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A multi-award winner, the Discovery Centre is nestled in the heart of the rainforest, 10 kilometres north of the Daintree River.
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Australia's theme park, Dreamworld is the biggest in the nation with rides, attractions, shows and characters to thrill kids of all ages.
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From AU$75 - 140
The Emeraldene Inn and Eco-Lodge is located in the peaceful Pialba region of Hervey Bay and offers impeccably presented accommodations hidden within two acres of natural bushland and landscaped gardens.
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From AU$295 - 695
Brisbane's award-winning boutique property, the Emporium Hotel, presents a tangible vision of contemporary elegance and hospitality.
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From AU$980 - 5875
Gwinganna Lifestyle Retreat is the only Eco Tourism certified health retreat in Australia and offers an exclusive health and wellness destination for guests to step away from their busy lives and re-focus on their health.
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The Ipswich Visitor Information Centre is located at Queens Park on Queen Victoria Parade in Ipswich.
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From AU$40 - 120
Set in the pristine Daintree Rainforest at Cape Tribulation, the multi award-winning Jungle Surfing Canopy Tours take you on a unique rainforest tour where your feet don't touch the ground.
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From AU$15 - 264
Multi award winners, Kinnon and Co, offer great holiday adventures and packages in Longreach plus accommodation for a total holiday experience (see Kinnon and Co Outback Lodges).
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The history and culture of Mungalla tours begins at the grand Mungalla Station homestead where they introduce you to 45 000 years of Nywaigi Aboriginal Culture.
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From AU$300 - 400
Narrows Escape Rainforest Retreat is a boutique luxury resort comprising six fully self-contained secluded cottages nestled in two hectares of pristine rainforest in the Blackall Range, near Lake Baroon, Montville.
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Situated on the edge of the Noosa River and capturing 180 degree water views, Noosa Boathouse is an iconic venue comprising of three levels each offering something different.
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From AU$134 - 237
Ocean Rafting visits the "Wild Side" of the Whitsunday Islands, the uninhabited islands with beautiful natural scenery brimming with marine, bird and animal life.
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Ocean View Estates Winery and Restaurant is the perfect place to unwind. Be spoilt by your hosts at this picturesque boutique vineyard and winery located just 45 kilometres from Brisbane along the spectacular Mount Mee Tourist Drive.
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From AU$178 - 231
Experience the Great Barrier Reef with Quicksilver - Australia's most awarded reef cruise company. Cruise to the outer edge, sail to the Low Isles or seek the thrill of dive and snorkel adventures.
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From AU$196 - 551
Experience the new and sophisticated RACV Noosa Resort. Located just three minutes drive from iconic Hastings Street and nestled on nine hectares of conservation sanctuary, RACV Noosa Resort is the ultimate holiday destination for a relaxing escape, family getaway or much needed time out for couples.
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Redlands IndigiScapes Centre is Australia's first environmental centre for indigenous plants. The 14.
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From AU$570 - 1750
Whitsunday Escape specialises in Skipper Yourself 'bareboat' charters. Their modern fleet of 30 vessels includes Power Cruisers, Power Catamarans, Sailing Catamarans and Sailing Yachts.
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