The Qantas Australian Tourism Awards (QATA's) are the peak awards for the Australian tourism industry. They represent excellence across all sectors of the tourism industry and are the pinnacle of peer recognition.

The ATA's are owned and administrated by the Australian Tourism Industry Council (ATIC). 

The 2021 Qantas Australian Tourism Awards were held in Queensland at the Sunshine Coast Convention Centre on Friday 18th March, 2022.

A complete list of this year's Queensland Gold, Silver, and Bronze award winners, as well as Queensland operators who were recognised with Highly Commended honours can be found here. We also invite you to view photos from the Awards evening and share them with your network. 

2021 Qantas Australian Tourism Awards - Queensland finalists 


01. Major Tourist Attractions

  Currumbin Wildlife Sanctuary

02. Tourist Attractions

  Bundaberg Rum Visitor Experience

03. Major Festivals and Events  

  Beef 2021

04. Festivals and Events 

  Isaac Regional Council - St Lawrence Wetlands Weekend

05. The Steve Irwin Award for Ecotourism 

  Lady Elliot Island Eco Resort

06. Cultural Tourism

  Fun Over Fifty

07. Qantas Award for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Tourism

  Spirits of Red Sand

08. Specialised Tourism Services

  Pelican Boat Hire, Noosaville

09. Visitor Information Services 

  Longreach Visitor Information Centre

10. Business Event Venues

  Empire Apartment Hotel Conference Centre

11. Major Tour and Transport Operators

  Red Cat Adventures 

12. Tour and Transport Operators 


13. Adventure Tourism

  Red Cat Adventures 

14. The Richard Power Award for Destination Marketing

  Scenic Rim Regional Council 'Welcome to the Richest Place on Earth, in Australia Campaign''

15. Tourism Restaurants and Catering Services

  The Windmill Cafe Bargara

16. Tourism Wineries, Distilleries and Breweries

  Bundaberg Rum Visitor Experience 

17. Caravan and Holiday Parks

  Julie Creek Caravan Park

18. Hosted Accommodation

  Narrows Escape Rainforest Retreat

19. Unique Accommodation

  Paradise Resort Gold Coast

20. Self Contained Accommodation

  Pinnacles Resort

21. 3-3.5 Star Accommodation

  Oaks Toowoomba Hotel

22. 4-4.5 Star Deluxe Accommodation

  Empire Apartment Hotel 

23. 5 Star Luxury Accommodation

  InterContinental Hayman Island Resort

24. New Tourism Business

  Mitchell Grass Retreat

25. Excellence in Food Tourism

  Beef 2021