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Monday, November 16, 2015

Kimberley Recognised at Perth Airport Tourism Awards

Accommodation and tourism operators in the Kimberley were recognised at the Perth Airport Western Australian Tourism Awards on Saturday 14 November.

The region was successful in receiving nine gold, eight silver and two bronze medals on the night.

The prestigious Sir David Brand Medal went to Paul King, Managing Director of Seashells, for his contribution to Western Australian tourism.

Brian Lee, based on the Dampier Peninsula 200 km north of Broome, took out the much coveted FACET Golden Guide Award with his tagalong tours, where he shares his country as well as traditional fishing and crabbing methods.

Beaches of Broome were inducted into the Hall of Fame under the backpacker accommodation category.

CEO of Australia’s North West Tourism Glen Chidlow said the awards recognised the outstanding holiday experiences on offer in the region.

“Not only do we have incredible landscapes which attract people from all over the world to the North West, but we have an industry passionate about the region and dedicated to providing the best holiday experience possible - whether its accommodation, tours, or restaurants,” he said.

“It was a clean sweep in the unique accommodation category for the Kimberley, with Horizontal Falls Seaplane Adventures Horizontal Hotel, Berkeley River Lodge and Faraway Bay taking out gold, silver and bronze, highlighting the extraordinary places to stay in the region.”

“It’s fantastic our members receive accolades and be rewarded for their professionalism and enthusiasm in sharing the highlights of the region with its many visitors.

“The Kimberley is home to many vast, remote and truly spectacular national parks, limestone caves, plunging gorges, incredible waterfalls and world heritage listed geological landmarks. This, combined with the expertise of the tourism operators, produces an unforgettable holiday experience,” said Mr Chidlow.

Perth Airport Western Australian Tourism Awards
Kimberley Winners

Tourist Attractions

Gold – Horizontal Falls Seaplanes Adventures

Silver- Willie Creek Pearls

Festival & Events

Gold - Argyle Diamonds Ord Valley Muster

Aboriginal & Torres Strait Islander Tourism

Silver - Brian Lee Tagalong Tours

Specialised Tourism Services

Gold - Willie Creek Pearls

Business Event Venues

Silver - Cable Beach Club Resort & Spa

Major Tour and/or Transport Operators

Gold - Adams

Silver - Helispirit

Adventure Tourism

Gold - Horizontal Falls Seaplane Adventure

Destination Marketing

Gold - Australia’s North West Tourism’s Kimberley Bucket List

Tourism Wineries, Distilleries & Breweries

Silver - Matso’s Broome Brewery

Caravan & Holiday Parks

Silver - Kimberleyland Holiday Park

Unique Accommodation

Gold - Horizontal Falls Seaplane Adventures – The Horizontal Hotel

Silver - Berkeley River Lodge

Bronze - Faraway Bay

Deluxe Accommodation

Gold – Mangrove Hotel

Bronze – Freshwater East Kimberley Apartments

Luxury Accommodation

Gold - Cable Beach Club Resort & Spa

Silver - El Questro Homestead

Hall of Fame

Beaches of Broome

FACET Golden Guide Award

Brian Lee Tagalong Tours

Sir David Brand Medal

Paul King

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