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Moonta, Robe & Clare Crowned SA’s Best Tourism Towns

Top Town and Small Town Winners Moonta and Robe will go on to compete nationally for Australia’s Top Tourism Town in August this year.

Moonta, Robe, and Clare all won big at the state’s Tourism Industry Council Awards, taking home gongs for their incredible contribution to South Australia’s world-class reputation as a must-visit destination. 

The winners were revealed by the Honourable Hieu Van Le, Governor of South Australia, at a glittering reception hosted by the Tourism Industry Council, where 32 program finalists were whittled down by a panel of industry experts. 

The annual event recognises the stand-out towns that not only offer unforgettable visitor experiences but continue to innovate their efforts to drive tourism in each region, without the incredible resilience of the finalists acknowledged by Tourism Industry Council CEO Shaun de Bryn, in what has been a challenging 18 months for tourism globally.

Taking home the top title for the Yorke Peninsular, the historic town of Moonta, also fondly known as ‘Little Cornwall’ won South Australia’s Top Tourism Town, delighting visitors with its delicious Cornish pasties and pristine beaches. 

Situated on the Limestone Coast, Robe was awarded South Australia’s Small Tourism Town with cellar door favourite Clare accepting the prestigious Top Tourism Town Voters’ Choice award with over 10,000 votes.

In light of their success at last night’s awards, Moonta and Robe will go on to compete nationally for the prestigious title of Australia’s Top Tourism Town and Small Tourism Town in August 2021. 

You can find out more about the awards and winners at the Tourism Industry Council website here.

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