Outback Queensland shines at Queensland Tourism Awards

Outback Queensland takes home six accolades at this year’s Queensland Tourism Awards over the weekend, proving its strength as a region in the state’s $25 billion tourism industry.  

Outback Queensland collected three Gold, one Silver, one Bronze, and one Highly Commended award from Queensland Tourism Awards, out of a total 160 nominations across the State. 

General Manager of the Outback Queensland Tourism Association, Peter Homan, was pleased to see the Outback tourism industry reaping the rewards for their hard work.  

“I’m proud to see Outback Queensland recognised as an asset in the state’s tourism industry, providing some of the most outstanding tourism experiences across Queensland.” 

“The Outback Queensland tourism operators recognised at this year’s Queensland Tourism Awards all provide exceptional service – and lift not just the tourism experience in Outback Queensland but the whole State,” Homan said.  

Outback Queensland dominated the Festival and Events category, with the Mount Isa Mines Rotary Rodeo picking up Gold and the Birdsville Red Bash collecting Silver.  

Cobbold Gorge took home two awards, a Gold and Highly Commended, for the Hosted Accommodation and Tourist Attractions categories respectively.  

Outback Pioneers received Gold for their Cultural Tourism, and Kinnon & Co Outback Accommodation took home Bronze for the Self-contained Accommodation category.  

Outback Queensland Winners:  

Cobbold Gorge  Hosted Accommodation  Gold 
Mount Isa Mines Rotary Rodeo  Festival and Events  Gold 
Outback Pioneers  Cultural Tourism  Gold 
Birdsville Big Red Bash  Festival and Events  Silver 
Kinnon & Co Outback Accommodation  Self-contained Accommodation  Bronze 
Cobbold Gorge  Tourist Attractions  Highly Commended 


For media information:

Peter Homan, General Manager, Outback Queensland Tourism Association
0438 394 492