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Mornington Peninsula wears bronze and silver at  2019 Qantas Australian Awards.

Mornington Peninsula wears bronze and silver at 2019 Qantas Australian Awards.

The Australian Tourism Awards are the tourism industry’s peak Awards – recognising and promoting excellence in tourism.

Monday, 16 March 2020/Categories: News

First established by the Federal Government in 1985, the Australian Tourism Awards program has been operating for over 30 years, bringing recognition to, and celebrating businesses that have demonstrated a commitment to excellence.  On Friday 6 of March 2020 two Mornington Peninsula businesses took home prestigious awards amidst very tough national competition.

Congratulations to our Silver and Bronze winners.

Bronze – Moonlit Sanctuary for Eco Tourism

Silver – Lakeside Villas at Crittenden Estate for Self-Contained accommodation

“We are extremely proud of both Moonlit Sanctuary and Lakeside Villas at Crittenden Estate” shared Tracey Cooper, Chair - Mornington Peninsula Regional Tourism “To win bronze and silver awards in such highly competitive categories demonstrates both the innovation and determination they approach business.  Both offer visitors unique experiences delivered with excellence and we couldn’t be happier to share their news.”

Congratulations goes to those too who entered having won gold at the Victorian Level - Hawkes Farm for Excellence in Food Tourism and WaterMaarq Ocean Adventures for Adventure Tourism.

For more information on regional tourism news, please contact Angela Cleland, Director Operations and Industry Relations on 0431 407 333 or