Tasmanian Tourism Awards finalists announced

The finalists for the 2017 Tasmanian Tourism Awards were announced on Wednesday.
The finalists for the 2017 Tasmanian Tourism Awards were announced on Wednesday.

The top tourism businesses across the state have been announced, with the Tourism Industry Council naming its finalists for this year’s state tourism awards.

Representatives from a range of organisations gathered for a ceremony at Mount Field National Park earlier in the week to mark the selection of the contenders.

It follows an extensive 12-month process, which featured more than 100 applicants. 

Tourism Northern Tasmania chairman James McKee said the awards always attracted a diverse mix of entries.

“We get different people coming forward every year, which is great,” he said.

“There are some that will do it for a few years to build their business up and then step aside for someone new to take their place.” 

Nearly a third of the finalists are from Northern Tasmania, with Josef Chromy Wines, Junction Arts Festival Inc., Launceston Airport, Penny Royal Adventures and The Sebel among those making the cut.

Mr McKee said while businesses had to put themselves forward for the awards, TNT is able to provide advice to businesses regarding the events.

“If a business does well at the TNT Champions of Tourism event, we might encourage them to put themselves forward.

“It is often a good indicator for if they are ready to take the next step.”

The Tourism Awards Gala Dinner will be held on November 10.

Tasmanian Tourism Awards finalists

3 Capes Gear & Gourmet 

Alexandria Bed and Breakfast

Altitude Restaurant + Lounge Bar

Ashdowns of Dover 

Avalon City Retreat

Avalon Coastal Retreat

BIG4 Launceston Holiday Park

BIG4 ST HELENS HOLIDAY PARK

Blue Derby Pods Ride

Bruny Island Cheese Co.

Channel Heritage Centre

Coal River Farm

Discovery Park Cradle Mountain

Evolo Room Escape

Falls River 

Flinders Island Tourism and Business Incorporation

Freycinet Experience Walk

Gordon River Cruises

Hadley's Orient Hotel

Heritage Horse Drawn Carriages

Heritage Sailing Tasmania 

Hobart Hideaway Pods

Inala Nature Tours

J P Gregory Pty Ltd T/A Red Decker Company

Josef Chromy Wines

Jump Tours

Junction Arts Festival Inc.

King River Rafting Pty Ltd

Landscape Restaurant & Grill

Launceston Airport 

MACq 01 Hotel

Mawson's Huts Replica Museum

Moores Hill Estate

MyState Australian Wooden Boat Festival

Osborne Heli Tours

Peacock and Jones

Penny Royal Adventures

Port Arthur Historic Site

Port Arthur Holiday Park

Pumphouse Point

RiverFly 1864

Roaring 40s Kayaking

Saffire-Freycinet

Salamanca Inn

Salamanca Market

Seahorse World

Stanley Seaview Inn

Tasmanian Expeditions

Tasmanian Walking Company

Tassie Bound Adventure Tours

The Henry Jones Art Hotel

The Maria Island Walk

The Sebel Launceston

The Unconformity

Thousand Lakes Lodge

Tiger Track Stamps

Vertigo MTB

Waterfalls Cafe & Gallery

West Coast Wilderness Railway

Wild Pedder

Wonders of Wynyard Exhibition and Visitor Information Centre

Wrest Point