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National Tourism Award wins for Great Walks members

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Congratulations to our Great Walks of Australia members who had success at their respective state events last year and progressed through to the National finals of the Qantas Australia Tourism Awards (QATA17).

Held in Perth last Friday night, our winners are still on a high from being crowned in the following categories at this prestigious awards event:

GOLD for Tasmanian Walking Company (TWC) in the Ecotourism category, also progressing to the Hall of Fame after winning this award three years running. TWC are the operators of Cradle Mountain Huts Walk, Bay of Fires Lodge Walk and the new Three Capes Lodge Walk.

GOLD for The Maria Island Walk in the Tour & Transport Operator category. This is the 4th time the walk has won an award at National level in their 15 years of operation, previously winning Best Adventure Tourism operator in 2008, 2011 and 2012.

SILVER for Murray River Walk in the Ecotourism category after their first full season of operation. Congratulations on this fine achievement! #QATA17

Our full list of walk operators who went through to the finals is:


Larapinta Trail by World Expeditions/Australian Walking Holidays – NT

Murray River Walk – SA

Tasmanian Walking Company – TAS

Tour and Transport Operators

The Maria Island Walk – TAS

Walk into Luxury – Cape to Cape Track and Bibbulmun Track – WA

Congratulations to all our walks – we are certainly very proud of their achievements!

Next year’s event will be held at First Basin (Cataract Gorge), Launceston, Tasmania. #QATA18 (Qantas Australian Tourism Awards)