The Hinkler Hall of Aviation is one of six local tourism experiences to be featured in the 2021 Queensland Tourism Awards – RACQ People's Choice, with the public being asked to vote now to crown a winner.
Operating for 35 years, the Queensland Tourism Awards recognise the outstanding achievements of the state's tourism industry, including individuals, businesses and events.
As part of the tourism awards, Hinkler Hall of Aviation, Lady Musgrave Experience, Lady Elliot Island Eco Resort, The Bundaberg Rum Distillery, Splitters Farm and The Windmill Cafe have all been submitted in to the 2021 RACQ People's Choice category.
Bundaberg Region Mayor Jack Dempsey said it was wonderful to see a Council facility in the mix of the many great local businesses highlighted in the awards.
“We are so blessed to live in a region that offers such a diverse range of experiences for locals and visitors alike to enjoy,” he said.
“The Hinkler Hall of Aviation is a very special place and showcases the life of Bundaberg's favourite son, Bert Hinkler, and his many amazing achievements during his aviation career.
“This fantastic facility features interactive displays, full size display aircraft exhibits, unique museum artefacts and offers self-guided and guided tours and hosts many wonderful exhibitions and events.”
Chief Executive of QTIC Daniel Gschwind said the Queensland Tourism Awards were about celebrating the exceptional achievements of the state’s tourism operators, especially in these challenging times.
“We are very fortunate to have a wealth of amazing destinations in Queensland and thousands of tourism operators who provide outstanding experiences,” he said.
“Their determination and resilience is worth celebrating. It is a reminder of how fortunate we are in Queensland to have access to diverse and outstanding holiday destinations right on our doorstep. Cheering us up even during the COVID challenges.”
The Queensland Tourism Awards have been operating for 36 years.
Winners of the People’s Choice category will be announced at a special ceremony held on Friday 12 November at the Brisbane Convention and Exhibition Centre.
All entrants will also be in the running to take out Gold, Silver and Bronze for the overall Queensland Tourism Awards, which is professionally judged.
Voting closes at 5pm, Friday 1 October.
To see the full list of entrants and to cast your vote click here.