Big night at Queensland Outback Tourism Awards

Big night at Queensland Outback Tourism Awards


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TOP EVENT: Tania Kernaghan presented the festival events award to Mount Isa Rotary Rodeo. Photo: Derek Barry

TOP EVENT: Tania Kernaghan presented the festival events award to Mount Isa Rotary Rodeo. Photo: Derek Barry

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A gala night in Cloncurry to present 16 awards across the region.

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Richmond’s Kronosaurus Korner and McKinlay Shire Council were among the big winners at the Outback Tourism Awards in Cloncurry on Saturday.

Richmond won two awards and McKinlay three out of the 16 categories awarded on the night.

General Manager of the Outback Queensland Tourism Association, Peter Homan, was pleased to see the Outback Queensland tourism industry come together to celebrate each other’s success.

“The winners of the tourism awards have gone above and beyond to provide outstanding service to the Outback Queensland tourism industry and deserve to be commended for their support” Mr Homan said.

McKinlay Shire Council picked awards for their destination marketing and support for local tourism and the Julia Creek Visitor Information 

Goldfields Hotel in Forsyth took home the Best Outback Pub award while the Mount Isa Rodeo won in the best festival/events category.

Jodi Leigh Fox from Kronosaurus Korner was awarded the Young Achiever’s Award for her contribution to the industry.

Full winners: 

Local​ ​Government​ ​Award​ ​for​ ​Tourism:​ McKinlay Shire Council

Best​ ​Outback​ ​Pub:​ Goldfields Hotel, Forsyth

Young​ ​Achiever’s​ ​Award:​ Jodi Leigh Fox, Kronosaurus Korner

Caravan​ ​&​ ​Holiday​ ​Park:​ Lakeview Caravan Park, Richmond

Visitor​ ​Information​ ​and​ ​Services:​ Julia Creek Visitor and Information Centre

Destination​ ​Marketing:​ ​McKinlay Shire Council

New​ ​Tourism​ ​Business:​ BooBook Ecotours

Hosted​ ​Accommodation:​ ​Cobbold Gorge Village

Standard​ ​Accommodation:​ ​Kinnon & Co

Tour​ ​&​ ​Transport​ ​Operator:​ Outback Aussie Tours

Cultural​ ​Tourism:​ Kinnon & Co

Festivals​ ​&​ ​Events:​ Mount Isa Rodeo

Tourist​ ​Attraction:​ Kronosaurus Korner

Major​ ​Tourist​ ​Attraction:​ The Australian Age of Dinosaurs

Outback​ ​Mates​ ​Award:​ Daniel Walker, Camden Park Station

Vince​ ​Evert​ ​Award:​ Bob “Willow” Wilson

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