THE WINNERS: Adventure Tourism Awards 2019

November 15th, 2019 | | Adventure Tourism Awards

The Adventure Tourism Awards 2019 were held on Thursday at The Island in the Gold Coast. There was a massive turnout from the industry, all dressed up and looking resplendent. Over 24 000 votes were cast across the categories listed below.

Congrats to all those who entered and for those who won. A tireless effort to put on such an event by Anita Butler and Aimee Udall from OzParty

The Winners 2019

Sustainability and Ecotourism 
Kanu Kapers Australia

Best Transport Australia
Spaceships Campervans

Best Transport NZ
Stray NZ

Best Backpacker Night Australia 
The Woolshed

Best Backpacker Night NZ
Loco Cantina

Best Accommodation NSW
Sydney Harbour YHA

Best Accommodation NT
Jump Inn Alice Springs

Best Accommodation QLD
Bounce Cairns

Best Accommodation TAS
Hobart Central YHA

Best Accommodation VIC
Grampians Eco YHA

Best Accommodation WA
Old Swan Barracks

Best Accommodation AUSTRALIA
Grampians Eco YHA

Best Accommodation NZ
Pacific Coast Lodge and Backpackers

Best Tour/Activity NSW
Surf Camp Australia

Best Tour/Activity NT
Crocosaurus Cove

Best Tour/Activity QLD
Nomads Fraser Island Tours

Best Tour/Activity SA
Calypso Star Charters

Best Tour/Activity TAS
Jump Tours

Best Tour/Activity VIC
Welcome to Travel

Best Tour/Activity WA
Live Ningaloo

Nomads Fraser Island Tours

Best Activity AUSTRALIA
Live Ningaloo

Stray NZ

Best Activity NEW ZEALAND
Go Orange

Best Online Travel Agent

Best Travel Agent AUSTRALIA 
Peterpans Adventure Travel

Best Travel Agent NEW ZEALAND 
Peterpans Adventure Travel

Innovation Award
Travello App

Cultural Tourism AUSTRALIA 
Walkabout Cultural Adventures

Cultural Tourism NEW ZEALAND 
Haka Tours

Best Youth Marketed Destination

Young Industry Legend Award
Andy Cowan

Industry Legend Award
Drew Pearson

2 Responses

  1. FRED ALLSOPP says:

    Congratulations to all the winners.
    Anita Butler, Aimee Udall and the rest of Adventure Queensland well done on organising such a great night

  2. Dave says:

    TripAdvisor review ratings dispute these results.

    For example, the “Best Tour In Australia” = Nomads Fraser Island, yet TripAdvisor has this as the 5th best Fraser Island Tour, it’s not event best in it’s filed yet alone the country.

    Award ceremonies like this are more a reflection of the effort put in to rallying votes.

    And how does Go Orange win best activity in New Zealand? I’m not saying they don’t deserve it but it was my understanding they run multiple different activities, Milford Sound & Doubtful Sound Cruises, Kayaking in Fiordland & Queenstown, Whitewater Rafting, 4WD Unimog adventures and Jet boat rides……………… So what it the best activity????????