2022 QATA winners
2022 Qantas Australian Tourism Awards
First established by the Federal Government in 1985, the Australian Tourism Awards are now owned and managed by the Australian Tourism Industry Council, on behalf of the tourism industry. A wide and diverse range of tourism businesses enter their state and territory Tourism Awards. The winners of the 25 business categories at the Brolga Awards are automatically entered into the Australian Tourism Awards.
Winners from these finalists are announced at the Australian Tourism Awards ceremony in front of an audience of industry leaders and peers. The prestigious Hall of Fame trophy is awarded to an entrant who has won the same category for three consecutive years. For both the industry and the consumer an Australian Tourism Award is recognised as a mark of excellence in Australian tourism.
Visit the Australian Tourism Awards website to view all the winners.
The 2022 Qantas Australian Tourism Award winners were announced on 17 March 2023 at Doltone House Darling Island in Sydney and the Northern Territory was recognised with the following:
Major Festivals and Events - Darwin Festival
The Darwin Festival is the flagship major cultural and tourism event in the Northern Territory. The Festival is not only an integral part of Darwin life but importantly attracts visitors from around the country for a total attendance of 100,000 – 150,000 each year.
The Darwin Festival is Australia’s hottest winter arts festival, combining the quintessential spirit and energy of Darwin with warm outdoor festivities and a vibrant program of events for an unforgettably good time.
Tourism Restaurants and Catering Services - Char Restaurant and The Darwin Club at Admiralty House
Char Restaurant and The Darwin Club at Admiralty House are two exciting culinary destinations at one incredible location. A go-to for foodies, locals and visitors alike, dining is enhanced by 1930s tropical architecture and newly refurbished interiors with garden views across Darwin Harbour. Both destinations provide an exemplary dining experience, sourcing the best regional produce paired with an impressive wine list across two distinct menus.
The hospitality team at Char and The Darwin Club pays tribute to the Top End’s unique Australian lifestyle and cuisine.
Business Event Venues - Darwin Convention Centre
Darwin Convention Centre is a world-class business events venue and the centrepiece of the Darwin Waterfront Precinct. Since opening in 2008, the Centre and its team of professionals have built a reputation for delivering outstanding events, first-class food and excellent customer service.
Tourist Attractions - Katherine Outback Experience
Owned by multiple Golden Guitar winner and horseman extraordinaire, Tom Curtain, Katherine Outback Experience celebrates the Northern Territory's rich pastoral culture and history through real horse-starting and working dog demonstrations, entwined with live music and humorous bush tales.
Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Tourism Experiences - Angkerle Atwatye - Standley Chasm
Angkerle Atwatye - Standley Chasm is owned by the local community who are direct descendants of the Arrernte Aboriginal people that have lived in this area for tens of thousands of years. It provides a backdrop for authentic cultural exchange and personal growth through guided tours, cultural conversations, activities and training. They offer camping, exceptional food and local Aboriginal crafts.
Caravan and Holiday Parks - Oasis Tourist Park
Ben and Yaz Reichstein took a leap of faith to become tourism business owners on 1st July 2019. In three years they have transformed the Oasis Tourist Park, creating a welcoming sanctuary for travellers to relax and connect in lush, secluded, shady and tropical surroundings.
Cultural Tourism - Venture North Safaris
Venture North Safaris offer guided micro-group 4 wheel drive safaris throughout the Top End. Catering to the higher end of the market and through strong relationships with Traditional Owners we specialise in taking guests off the beaten track, to experience remote Arnhem Land, in style
Tourism Retail and Hire Services - Uluru Audio Guide
Uluru Audio Guide provides visitors to Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park with an Australian first, GPS triggered audio commentary tailored specifically for a national park. The Uluru Audio Guide plays interpretative information in seven different languages about Uluru and Kata Tjuta as visitors walk, drive or ride around the park.