Katherine Tourism Operators take out Gold, Silver and Bronze at the 2018 Qantas Australian Tourism Awards

Territory tourism has made its mark at the 2019 Qantas Australian Tourism Awards in Launceston last night, with local operators taking out five awards.

Attending the ceremony, Minister for Tourism, Sport and Culture Lauren Moss said the awards were an opportunity to celebrate the very best in tourism and showcase outstanding customer service, innovation and ongoing business excellence.

This years Territory winners were:

  • Cicada Lodge at Nitmiluk Gorge won two Gold awards: Luxury Accommodation; and Tourism restaurants and Catering Services;
  • Cicada Lodge claimed Silver in the Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Tourism category;
  • Katherine Outback Experience won Bronze in Tourist Attractions; and
  • Tourism Central Australia won Bronze for Visitor Information Services.

While in Tasmania, Minister Moss attended Ministerial Council meetings for Tourism as well as for Trade, on behalf of the Chief Minister.

She also met with the Tasmania Government (Special Projects and Industry Development) Collect Art Program to exchange ideas on the development of the arts and cultural sectors.

As noted by Minister for Tourism, Sport and Culture, Lauren Moss:

The NT tourism industry is worth $2.1 billion to the economy, creates 16,300 jobs, and continues to develop due to the talent and passion of our operators.

Turbocharging Tourism is providing integral support to tourism operators and industry as we continue to find fresh and innovative ways to showcase and attract visitors to the Territory.

Our tourism operators are incredibly passionate about what they do and that is reflected in the exciting and unique attractions, tours and experiences available to visitors to the NT.

Its wonderful to see so many of our 2018 Brolga Awards winners go on to achieve recognition as both finalists and winners at a national level.

I congratulate all of tonight’s nominees and winners; it is fantastic to see your hard work, dedication and passion for the tourism industry rewarded.


  • Cicada Lodge
  • Katherine Outback Experience
  • Tourism Central Australia Visitor Centre

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