The 2016 Outback Queensland Tourism Awards were held in the Barcoo Shire on the 6th of November.
Major Tourist Attraction: The Australian Age of Dinosaurs
Tourism Attraction Award: Cobbold Gorge Tours
Festivals & Events: Mount Isa Rodeo
Cultural Tourism: Kinnon & Co
Visitor Information & Services: Outback At Isa
Tour & Transport Operators: Outback Aussie Tours
Destination Marketing Award: Mount Isa Entertainment & Tourism Venues
Caravan & Holiday Parks: Lakeview Caravan Park Richmond
Standard Accommodation: Kinnon & Co (Outback Pioneers)
Hosted Accommodation: Cobbold Village
Best Outback Pub: Goldfields Hotel, Forsayth
Outstanding Contribution / Volunteer Group: Roma Saleyards Tour Leaders
Young Achievers Award: Kristine Adcock
Local Government Award: Diamantina Shire Council
Outback Mates Award: Stewart Benson
Hall of Fame Awards
Hosted Accommodation: Adels Grove
Restaurant and Catering Services: McGinness Restaurant (Qantas Founders Museum)
Festivals & Events: The Birdsville Races
Vince Evert Award : Robert Chandler
Life Time Achievement Award: Tony Edwards
Many pictures were taken, speeches were made and congratulations passed out as every happy award winners approached the stage to share their accomplishments with the audience.
The 2016 Outback Queensland Tourism Association Awards was sponsored by Bus Queensland and Telstra. The Outback Queensland Tourism Association look’s forward to celebrating next years awards!