Tourism Tasmania supports a host of great operators selling great products around the state, so it wouldn’t be fair to single anyone out. Would it?

Tourism Tasmania - Port Arthur Historic Site

Port Arthur Historic Site: Tourism Tasmania

Tourism Tasmania Industry Council Awards

Congratulations then, to everyone who even entered the prestigious tourism awards. The awards are presented annually to recognise business excellence in tourism. Tasmania celebrated the winners announced by the Tourism Industry Council at a gala dinner at Wrest Point in Hobart earlier this month. And in the interests of fairness, I won’t single anyone out.

Tourism Tasmania - Wrest Point Awards Gala Dinner

Awards, Tourism Tasmania: Wrest Point, Hobart

TMAG and Port Arthur Historic Site

Actually, I do have to say, just quickly… I told you so! The Tasmanian Museum and Art Gallery was the winner of the Major Tourist Attraction Award for 2010. Well done! We’ve been telling you how great that place is. The other finalist in this category was the Port Arthur Historic Site.

Tasmanian Museum Entrance

Tasmanian Museum and Art Gallery

Heritage and Cultural Tourism Tasmania

Recently, we went to Beaconsfield Mine and Heritage Centre and came away very impressed. The judges concurred, and gave them the award for Heritage and Cultural Tourism. Tasmania makes it very hard for the judges though, as the Port Arthur Historic Site was a finalist in this category too. So close!

Tourism Tasmania - Beaconsfield Heritage Centre

Beaconsfield: Heritage and Cultural Tourism, Tasmania

Tasmanian Winners: Jack Lark

While on the subject of congratulations, we also have to give a quick shout out to Jack Lark, Tasmania’s Junior MasterChef. We mentioned in our Lark Distillery article that Jack was a competitor on the show. And he made it all the way to the final. Fantastic effort, and a fantastic display of sportsmanship. A generous nature and a natural flair for food? All good for local tourism. Tasmania is in good hands.

Tourism Tasmania - Jack Lark Junior Masterchef

Lark Distillery: Jack Lark (Junior Masterchef)

Visit Tourism Industry Council Tasmania online for a complete list of all Tourism Tasmania award finalists.