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.
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