Territory’s best tourism operators crowned

NT Government

Twenty-five Northern Territory businesses have been recognised at the tourism industry’s night of nights.

The 35th Brolga Awards celebrate individual contributions as well as the best tourism operators and products across the Northern Territory.

Char Restaurant and The Darwin Club took out the Chairman’s Choice for Tourism Excellence, as well as the Tourism Restaurants and Catering Services Award.

For the fourth year running, Katherine Outback Experience was the winner of Best Tourist Attraction.

A pioneer in sustainable travel, Grant Hunt AM was named the winner of the Tourism Minister’s Perpetual Trophy, in recognition of his contribution to nature-based tourism.

Twenty of the Brolga winners will go on to represent the Northern Territory at the 2022 Qantas Australian Tourism Awards, to be held in Sydney early next year.

Quotes from Chief Minister Natasha Fyles:

“Congratulations to all entrants in the 2022 Brolga Awards and to the Alice Springs Convention Centre for hosting such a fabulous evening in Australia’s heart, the Red Centre.

“Winning a Brolga Award is the industry’s highest accolade, and the award winners represent the best tourism products and services in the Territory.”

Quotes from Minister for Tourism and Hospitality Nicole Manison

“The Territory’s tourism industry has a lot to celebrate, they were one of the hardest hit by the COVID-19 pandemic and through their commitment and resilience they have adapted and innovated.

“Tonight’s ceremony is a fitting acknowledgment of how the tourism sector has thrived and continues to be a key contributor to our economy, employing locals throughout the regions and highlighting the unique experiences on offer in the Northern Territory.”

Full list of winners:

Tourist Attractions: Katherine Outback Experience

Major Festivals and Events: Darwin Festival

Festivals and Events: Red Hot Arts Central Australia

Ecotourism: Trek Larapinta

Cultural Tourism: Venture North Safaris

Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Tourism: Standley Chasm Angkerle Atwatye

Tourism Retail and Hire: Uluru Audio Guide

Visitor Information Services: Tourism Top End

Business Event Venues: Darwin Convention Centre

Major Tour and Transport Operators: AAT Kings NT

Tour and Transport Operators: Uluru Camel Tours

Adventure Tourism: World Expeditions Australian Walking Holidays

Tourism and Marketing Campaigns: Tourism Central Australia

Tourism Restaurants and Catering Services: Char Restaurant and The Darwin Club at Admiralty House

Tourism Wineries, Distilleries and Breweries: One Mile Brewery

Caravan and Holiday Parks: Oasis Tourist Park

Unique Accommodation: Mercure Kakadu Crocodile Hotel

3-3.5 Star Accommodation: Capitanos

4-4.45 Star Accommodation: Rydges Palmerston

Tony Clementson New Tourism Business: Cyaround Australia Tours

Business Growth Award: Top Didj Cultural Experience and Art Gallery

Chairman’s Choice for Tourism Excellence: Char Restaurant and The Darwin Club at Admiralty House

Skal Industry Employee Award: Susan Silvester

George Dunne Award Outstanding Contribution by an Individual: Michael Scott

Tourism Minister’s Perpetual Trophy: Grant Hunt AM

Northern Territory Government

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