Discover the winners of the 2017 Tasmanian Tourism Awards »

Plan your Tasmanian trip around these amazing experiences

Media release
Subscribe to
Signs - Bridestowe Lavender Estate, North East Tasmania

Signs - Bridestowe Lavender Estate, North East Tasmania

Pumphouse Point
Port Arthur Historic Site - Tourism Tasmania and Stuart Crossett
Salamanca Market - Tourism Tasmania/Hobart City Council
Riverfly 1864


New businesses and quintessentially Tasmanian experiences were amongst the winners in the 2017 state tourism awards. Events, markets and adventure tourism were also on the list along with the state's iconic attractions.

If you're travelling to the island state, this is a great list to start your planning!

Major Tourist Attractions

  • Port Arthur Historic Site Winner
  • Salamanca Market Silver

Tourist Attractions

  • West Coast Wilderness Railway  Winner
  • Seahorse World Silver
  • Coal River Farm Bronze

Major Festivals and Events

  • Salamanca Market Winner
  • MyState Australian Wooden Boat Festival Silver

Festivals and Events

  • The Unconformity  Winner
  • Junction Arts Festival Silver


  • Tasmanian Walking Company Winner
  • Freycinet Experience Walk Silver
  • Hobart Hideaway Pods Bronze

Cultural Tourism

  • Port Arthur Historic Site Winner
  • Mawson's Huts Replica Museum Silver
  • Channel Heritage Centre Bronze

Specialised Tourism Services

  • RiverFly 1864 Winner
  • Launceston Airport Silver
  • Inala Nature Tours  Bronze

Visitor Information Services

  • Wonders of Wynyard Exhibition and Visitor Information Centre Winner

Business Event Venues

  • Wrest Point Winner

Tour & Transport Operators

  • The Maria Island Walk Winner
  • Jump Tours Silver
  • Vertigo MTB Bronze

Adventure Tourism

  • Roaring 40s Kayaking Winner
  • The Maria Island Walk Silver
  • Tassie Bound Adventure Tours Bronze

Destination Marketing

  • Flinders Island Tourism and Business Inc Winner

Tourism Restaurants & Catering Services

  • Altitude Restaurant + Lounge Bar Winner
  • Peacock and Jones  Silver
  • Landscape Bar & Grill  Bronze

Tourism Wineries, Distilleries & Breweries

  • Josef Chromy Wines Winner
  • Moores Hill Estate Silver

Caravan and Holiday Parks

  • Port Arthur Holiday Park Winner
  • Big 4 Launceston Holiday Park Silver
  • Discovery Park Cradle Mountain Bronze

Hosted Accommodation

  • Alexandria Bed and Breakfast Gold
  • Ashdowns of Dover Silver

Unique Accommodation

  • Pumphouse Point Winner
  • Avalon City Retreat Silver

Self-Contained Accommodation

  • Avalon Coastal Retreat Winner
  • Falls River  Silver

Standard Accommodation

  • Hobart Hideaway Pods Winner
  • Stanley Seaview Inn  Silver

Deluxe Accommodation

  • The Henry Jones Art Hotel Winner
  • Hadley's Orient Hotel  Silver
  • The Sebel Launceston Bronze

Luxury Accommodation

  • Saffire Freycinet Winner

Gustav's Award for New Tourism Business

  • MACq01 Hotel Winner
  • Wild Pedder Silver
  • Thousand Lakes Lodge  Bronze

Excellence in Food Tourism

  • Coal River Farm Winner
  • Bruny Island Cheese Co. Silver

Josef Chromy OAM – A true Tasmanian Tourism Champion 

Tasmania's greatest industrialist, Josef Chromy OAM, was awarded the Tasmanian tourism industry's highest honor last night – named the 2017 Tasmanian Tourism Champion.

Mr Chromy's contribution to Tasmanian enterprise over six decades is unrivalled, but his impact on the Tasmanian tourism and wine industries –particularly in his beloved Launceston – is the stuff of legend.

In the 1990s Joe purchased, cultivated and developed vineyards along the Tamar that are now home to some of Tasmania's best known wine labels including Tamar Ridge and Jansz.

More recently his family company has grown the signature Josef Chromy and Pepik wine labels while developing the stunning Josef Chromy Wine Centre – one of Australia's top 10 Cellar Doors.

In 2008  at the height of the Global Financial Crisis, Joe injected much-needed confidence and investment into the Northern Tasmanian tourism industry with the redevelopment of the old Launceston General Hospital into Hotel Charles.

More recently he revitalised and reopened the Penny Royal site, and this year at the age of 86 revealed his vision to develop what promises to be one of Australia's best hotels,The Gorge Hotel.

Alongside his developments, Joe's JAC Group is renowned for cultivating local Tasmanian talent and skills in our wine, hospitality and tourism sectors and has a reputation as an outstanding employer.

For all this and more, Joe Chromy is a very worthy addition to the Honor Roll of Tasmanian Tourism Champions. 

Tom Wootton  Tourism Minister's Young Achiever

Federal Group's Tourism Marketing Manager, Tom Wootton, was named the Tourism Minister's Young Achiever for 2017.

In a short time in the industry, Tom has excelled in working with some of Tasmania's highest profile tourism ventures including Pumphouse Point, MACq01, Saffire Freycinet and RACT Destinations.

Tom is also actively engaged in the industry as Deputy Chairman of Destination Southern Tasmania and a mentor to many operators. 


Congratulations to all winners!

Our Recommendations

To see our recommendations, ratings and reviews you must be a logged-in subscriber.

To subscribe please enter your email address in the "Subscribe Now - it's Free" box on the right and click the "Join" button, or fill in this form >

December 10th, 2017
Subscribe today - it's free
Subscribe Button

Subscribe now - for news and reviews, our newsletter (optional), to join our forums, and more.

Enter your email address and click the Subscribe button. We respect your privacy.

Log in

Enter your username...

Enter your password...

Log In Button

Forgotten your password?


Kerry's corner - your free benefits
Premium listing