“Our local hospitality and tourism operators have done some incredible work to further enhance our tourism experiences, propelling us from strength to strength. Special thanks go to FORM and Thomas Dambo for the incredible addition of the Giants of Mandurah to our tourism offering,” said Williams.
“Today is a momentous occasion for our community, a cause for celebration that we can all join in.”
WA tourism minister Rita Saffioti said it is wonderful that Mandurah and Dwellingup were being recognised on a national stage.
“Western Australia has some truly remarkable destinations for visitors to explore, and it’s great to see the valuable promotion of some of these towns across the country, raising the profile of the state as a tourism destination,” Saffioti said.
Mandurah’s most famous booster, local Labor member David Templeman, said that the award confirmed what Western Australians have known for a long time – that Mandurah is a fantastic place.
“[It has] great beaches and canals, a lovely and relaxed vibe, as well as fine dining and other great tourism experiences, so I encourage everyone to make the short trip south for their next holiday or weekend away and enjoy everything the town has to offer.”
Tourism Council CEO Evan Hall is especially pleased that Oolin Sunday Island Cultural Tours were recognised for their work promoting the Kimberley.
“Rosanna has made a significant contribution to the public’s understanding of Aboriginal culture through her guiding, alongside work supporting and inspiring Aboriginal women in her local community,” Hall said.
Australia’s Top Tourism Town Awards are part of the Australian Tourism Awards series, with a focus on promoting regional tourism in Australia.
“This is a chance for our regions to really claim the spotlight,” said de Bruyn.
“They promote not only the individual towns themselves, but also the positive impact tourism has on regional communities.”
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