Canberra Region finalists take home gold, silver and bronze at National Tourism Awards

Canberra  Region’s national tourism finalists joined eight hundred Australian tourism industry colleagues in Perth for the 2017 Qantas Australian Tourism Awards on Friday 24th February. At this leading event, the capital’s foremost tourist attractions, experiences and services were acknowledged and celebrated by their industry peers from across the Nation.

Questacon – The National Science and Technology Centre took home the highest award –
gold – as the winner of the Tourist Attractions category. This follows their gold win last year, and proves their place as one of the country’s leaders in providing unparalleled tourism excellence. This year they will be aiming to take it one step further and win again both locally and nationally to make Hall of Fame status joining  The Old Bus Depot Markets and the War Memorial who both have Hall of Fame recognition.

No strangers to the tourism industry, Destination Southern Highlands took away silver in the Destination Marketing category for their ‘Pie Time’ campaign.

The Hyatt Hotel Canberra – A Park Hyatt Hotel won bronze showcasing excellence in the Luxury Accommodation category.

Congratulations to these winners who are recognised for achieving excellence and innovation at the highest level – and to all the National finalists who represented Canberra Region. These were; National Gallery of Australia, National Museum of Australia – A History of the World in 100 Objects from the British Musuem, ExperienceAIS, Canberra and Region Visitors Centre, National Convention Centre Canberra, Jamala Wildlife Lodge, and the Vibe Hotel Canberra Airport.

“We are very proud of the ten organisations who competed Nationally with the best of the best, it’s is an outstanding achievement,” said Dr Naomi Dale, President of the National Capital Attractions Association.

The annual Canberra Region Tourism Awards showcase the best of our region’s tourism operators and promote, encourage and reward tourism excellence. The Awards are supported by VisitCanberra and are made possible by the support of this major agreement and other local and national sponsors.

The full list of national award winners will be available on the the Australian Tourism Awards website.

For more information on the National Capital Attractions Association, visit