Capricorn/Southern Great Barrier Reef shines at Queensland Tourism Awards 2023!
Posted on November 28th, 2023
Out of 31 categories at this year’s Queensland Tourism Awards, Capricorn Enterprise Members placed 7 times out of 11 awards received across the greater Southern Great Barrier Reef destination!
In a highly competitive event, Bronze, Silver and Gold Awards reflect exceptional achievement and a lengthy nomination process amongst 184 entries (a 25% increase on last year’s entries) across the State.
Congratulations to Qld Tourism Industry Council (QTIC) on their 38th event and a huge congratulations to our regional winners including:
Beverley “Gillo” Gilligan (Capricorn Coast Visitor Information Centre)
BRONZE – Outstanding Contribution by a Volunteer or Volunteer Group
SILVER – 3-3.5 star Accommodation
SILVER – 4-4.5 star Deluxe Accommodation
SILVER – Business Event Venues
SILVER – Tour and Transport Operators
GOLD – The Steve Irwin Award for Eco-Tourism
GOLD – Cultural Tourism (Hall of Fame)
Rockhampton Regional Council/Advance Rockhampton
GOLD – The Richard Power Award for Tourism, Marketing & Campaigns (“Ultimate Mates Trip” video campaign)
BRONZE – Rare Spares Rockynats – Major Events and Festivals
Bundaberg Rum Distillery Visitor Experience
GOLD – Tourist Attraction (Hall of Fame)
Lady Musgrave Experience HQ Pontoon
SILVER – Unique Accommodation
Capricorn Enterprise CEO Mary Carroll said “We are so very proud of our beautiful volunteers with Bev Gilligan acknowledged for her incredible 35 years of voluntary service to the Capricorn Coast community.”
“First time Qld Tourism Award entrant Great Keppel Island Hideaway should be very proud of their efforts and I encourage them to enter the awards annually as they continue to grow and improve their business.”
“We are so proud of multi award winner Empire Apartment Hotel, an exceptional operator in Rockhampton which continues to raise the bar in tourism and hospitality for our entire destination with years of consecutive award wins, which requires consistent standards of excellence.”
“Fun Over 50 Holidays which commenced operations in Yeppoon over twenty years ago (now based in Brisbane) is a long time Member of Capricorn Enterprise and continues to bring regular coach tours to the Capricorn Coast and Rockhampton. To enter the Hall of Fame after three consecutive wins in Cultural Tourism is a huge achievement along with winning the coveted Steve Irwin Award for Eco-Tourism.”