Tasmanian Walking Company inducted to Australian Tourism hall of fame

Tasmanian Walking Co has entered the National Tourism hall of fame after winning gold in the Eco-Tourism category three years in a row. 

The company’s general manager Heath Garrett said he never thought the company would take home three awards. 

“That’s pretty huge,” he said. “Even just to do a submission for these awards is fairly significant. It’s recognition that we’ve done a great job … but more importantly that we’re doing the right thing with Eco-Tourism.”

He said staff had spent more than 100 hours getting the submission ready for the awards, and the win was ‘validation’. 

“The process is really good to go through because you learn a lot about your business. It’s a great opportunity to look at if you’re doing things right and if they can be done better,” he said. 

 In the North, Saffire Freycinet won gold for best luxury accommodation RiverFly 1864 was awarded silver in the Specialised Tourism Service and The Unconformity bronze for Festivals and Events.  

In 2019, the National Tourism Awards will be held in Launceston. 

It’s recognition that we’ve done a great job … but more importantly that we’re doing the right thing with Eco-Tourism.

Heath Garratt