North West Queensland (Australia) tourism operator Julia Creek Caravan Park will be competing against Australia‘s top tourism ventures during the national tourism awards over the next weekend.
According to a report, the McKinlay Shire Council-owned park is enjoying a great run, having already bagged gold on a state level during the 2021 Queensland Tourism Awards, and now hopes to achieve more success on March 18 when over 700 people are expected to gather at the Sunshine Coast Convention Centre for the Australian tourism awards.
The caravan park’s innovative design won the state award in the caravan and holiday parks category, a well-deserved win for the park, which is now famous for its artesian baths and boundary rider style huts.
Queensland Tourism Industry Council CEO Daniel Gschwind said Outback Queensland is an excellent example of Queensland’s operators’ exceptional level of professionalism and excellence.
Gschwind said that many tourism operators had faced uncertainty and tremendous difficulties over the past two years. Yet, despite the tough times, they have shown incredible resilience and a steadfast commitment to delivering world-class visitor experiences.
“The national awards provide us with an opportunity to celebrate the amazing people behind the tourism businesses who provide so much to not only the economy but to our regions and local communities,” Gschwind said.
Julia Creek Caravan Park is among the 21 Queensland finalists in the national awards.
Tourism Minister Stirling Hinchliffe said the award’s strong Queensland representation demonstrated the commitment to recovery.
“In the last two years, resilient Queensland tourism operators have found opportunities to build back better,” Hinchliffe said.
“They’ve strived for excellence in delivering outstanding, visitor-focused experiences and new, world-class tourism infrastructure.”
This story originally appeared on The North West Star.