The Barossa’s Pindarie Cellar Door was named Australia’s best tourism winery and Yondah Beach House on the Yorke Peninsula was named Australia’s best deluxe accommodation at the Qantas Australian Tourism Awards in Adelaide on Friday night.
Pindarie Cellar Door is celebrating its second consecutive national win and beat some tough competition from around the country, including Margan Wines in New South Wales and James Boag’s Brewery in Tasmania.
Yondah Beach House triumphed over other deluxe accommodation providers including Avalon Coastal Retreat in Tasmania and Macquarie Waters Boutique Apartment Hotel in New South Wales.
Six other South Australian tourism businesses were also awarded five silver medals and one bronze medal recognising the amazing contribution they make to the State:
Silver – Barossa Visitor Centre (Visitor Information and Services)
Silver – SeaLink Ferries, Tours & Holiday Packages (Major Tour &/or Transport Operator)
Silver – Rawnsley Park Station Eco-Villas (Unique Accommodation)
Silver – The Frames (New Tourism Development)
Silver – The Barossa Council (Local Government Award for Tourism)
Bronze – Udder Delights Cheese Cellar (Food Tourism)
South Australian Tourism Industry Council Chief Executive Ward Tilbrook says the Australian Tourism Awards finalists represent the best of the best from around the country.
“The Qantas Australian Tourism Awards are a whole-of-business award which recognises tourism businesses that strive for excellence in every area of their operation, and sets a benchmark for best practice,” Mr Tilbrook says.
“This is a great result for the State and is excellent recognition of the hard work and innovation of the people at the front line of our tourism industry. We should all be very proud of their achievements.
“These wins not only raise South Australia’s profile in the Australian tourism industry but also places our magnificent regions on the tourism map.”
The awards were announced at a gala dinner at the Adelaide Convention Centre, attended by more than 800 of Australia’s key tourism operators and industry leaders. For further information contact Bianca Borrett, Manager Communications, South Australian Tourism Industry Council on 0421 355 252.
Details of South Australia’s winners & medallists are listed below. http://satic.com.au/index.php/awards/winners/national_winners