Gold WA Tourism Award

Kimberley, Lonely Planet 10 Best Regions for 2014

Holiday in the Award Winning Kimberley

Kimberley Sweeps WA Tourism Awards

North West tourism, hospitality and accommodation operators shined at the 2014 Perth Airport Western Australian Tourism Awards.

The Kimberley region was well represented and scooped the pools taking out 19 awards in various categories including the coveted Sir David Brand Medal and Sir David Brand Award for Tourism.

The Sir David Brand Medal was presented to Jeff Hayley from Triple J Tours in recognition of his extraordinary, personal and professional achievements and significant contribution to the Western Australian tourism industry.  Cable Beach Club Resort and Spa was recognised for their outstanding achievement and ongoing contribution to the Western Australian tourism industry attaining the Sir David Brand Award for Tourism.

Australia’s North West Tourism (ANW) were excited to win gold in the destination marketing category for their ‘Characters of the Kimberley’ campaign, which featured local identities relating their experiences and passion for the region.

A full list of the North West region’s winners is below:

Tourist Attractions
Silver – Cygnet Bay Pearl Farm

Festivals and Events
Gold – Argyle Diamonds Ord Valley Muster

Indigenous Tourism
Silver – Uptuyu Adventures
Bronze – Brian Lee Tagalong Tours

Meetings and Business Tourism
Gold - Cable Beach Club Resort & Spa

Major Tour and/or Transport Operators
Gold – ADAMS
Silver – APT
Bronze – Kimberley Wild Expeditions

Tour and/or Transport Operators
Silver – Triple J Tours

Destination Marketing
Gold – Australia’s North West Tourism: Characters of the Kimberley

Tourism Restaurants and Catering Services
Gold – Sunset Bar & Grill – Cable Beach Club Resort & Spa

Backpacker Accommodation

Gold - Beaches of Broome

Unique Accommodation

Gold – The Berkeley River Lodge
Silver – Faraway Bay

Deluxe Accommodation
Gold – Freshwater East Kimberley Apartments

Luxury Accommodation
Gold – Cable Beach Club Resort & Spa

Qantas Award For Excellence in Sustainable Tourism
Winner – APT

Sir David Brand Medal

Winner – Jeff Hayley – Triple J Tours

Sir David Brand Award for Tourism
Winner – Cable Beach Club Resort & Spa

Lonely Planet Top 10 Regions for 2014

Lonely Planet has chosen the Kimberley as one of the world’s Top 10 Regions in Lonely Planet's Best in Travel 2014.

The Kimberley is ranked second on the book’s list of Top 10 Regions 2014. “It’s one of the most sparsely populated regions on the planet and one of the most starkly beautiful,” Lonely Planet says, “carved by giant gorges, dimpled with deep, cool pools, and home to a coastline that could make Australian east-coasters weep.



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