Kings Park tops WA Tourism Awards

Kings Park was the major winner at the WA Tourism Awards / Picture: Niall McIlroy

Kings Park & Botanic Garden was the major winner at the Perth Airport WA Tourism Awards, which were announced on Saturday night at a gala dinner at Crown Perth.

The evening saw prizes awarded in 31 categories, culminating in the presentation of the Sir David Brand Awards for Tourism to Kings Park & Botanic Garden for its outstanding achievements in promoting and servicing the tourism industry.

Gold, silver and bronze medals were presented in most categories and the hold medallists will go on to represent WA at the Qantas Australian Tourism Awards. The full list of winners is below.

Major Tourist Attractions

Gold - Kings Park and Botanic Garden

Silver - Fremantle Prison

Bronze - Rottnest Island

Tourist Attractions

Gold - Yanchep National Park

Silver - Nullarbor Links - world's longest golf course Australia

Bronze - Lobster Shack

Major Festivals and Events

Gold - Sunsmart Ironman Western Australia

Silver - Perth's Festival of Cycling

Bronze - Pinctada Beach Polo Festival

Festivals and Events

Gold - Kings Park Festival

Silver - City of Perth Australia Day Skyworks

Bronze - 2012 Kickstarters Gascoyne Dash


Gold - Out of Sight Tours

Silver - Sail Ningaloo

Bronze - Alek & Gina's Ningaloo Ecology Cruises Glass Bottom Boat

Heritage and Cultural Tourism

Gold - Two Feet & a Heartbeat

Silver - Fremantle Prison

Bronze - The Bell Tower, Home of the Swan Bells, Perth

Indigenous Tourism

Gold - Koomal Dreaming

Silver - Uptuyu Adventures

Specialised Tourism Services

Gold - Rottnest Island Bike & Hire

Silver - Crystal Swan Cruises

Bronze - WAITOC

Visitor Information and Services

Gold - Geographe Bay Tourism Association

Silver - Fremantle Visitor Centre

Bronze - Augusta Margaret River Tourism Association

Business Tourism

Gold - Cable Beach Club Resort & Spa

Silver - Hyatt Regency Perth

Bronze - Esplanade Hotel Fremantle

Major Tour and/or Transport Operators

Gold - Slingair Heliwork WA

Silver - Rottnest Express

Bronze - The ADAMS Group

Tour and/or Transport Operators

Gold - Top Drop Tours

Silver - Out of Sight Tours

Bronze - Adventure Wild

Adventure Tourism

Gold - Skydive Jurien Bay

Silver - Three Islands Whale Shark Dive

Bronze - Sail Ningaloo

Destination Marketing

Gold - Perth City Get To Know Me

Silver - Australia's North West Tourism: Characters of the Kimberley

Bronze - Geographe Bay Tourism "Recharge Yourself" Marketing Campaign

Tourism Restaurants and Catering Services

Gold - The Lake House Denmark

Silver - Sunset Bar and Grill

Bronze - CORE Cider House

Tourism Wineries, Distilleries & Breweries

Gold - CORE Cider House

Silver - Voyager Estate

Bronze - The Lake House Denmark

Tourist and Caravan Parks

Gold - Big4 Peppermint Park

Silver - Discovery Holiday Parks - Lake Kununurra

Backpacker Accommodation

Gold - Beaches of Broome

Hosted Accommodation

Gold - The Beach House at Bayside

Silver - Trigg Retreat Bed and Breakfast

Bronze - Fawkes House

Bronze - HideAway Haven

Unique Accommodation

Gold - Berkeley River Lodge

Silver - Rottnest Island

Bronze - Karma Chalets and Karisma Spa

Standard Accommodation

Gold - Ibis Hotel Perth

Silver - The Murray Hotel

Bronze - Perth Ambassador Hotel

Deluxe Accommodation

Gold - Cape Howe Cottages

Silver - Darby Park Serviced Residences Margaret River

Bronze - Pier 21

Luxury Accommodation

Gold - Crown Metropol Perth

Silver - Cable Beach Club Resort & Spa

Bronze - Pullman Resort Bunker Bay

New Tourism Development

Gold - Walpole Wilderness Discovery Centre

Silver - The Terrace Hotel

Bronze - Kingfisher Tours

Qantas Award For Excellence in Sustainable Tourism

Winner - Rottnest Island

Local Government Award for Tourism

Gold - City of Swan

Silver - City of Fremantle

Bronze - City of Irwin

Excellence in Food Tourism

Gold - The Bushfood Factory & Café

Silver - Eat Drink Perth

Bronze - Lobster Shack

FACET Golden Guide Award

Winner - David Bomba - Out of Sight Tours

Sir David Brand Young Achiever Medal

Winner - Genevieve Whisson - Shire of Kulin

Sir David Brand Medal

Winner - Pat Strahan

Sir David Brand Award for Tourism

Winner - Kings Park and Botanic Garden