Time is ticking for locals and visitors alike to help crown the Bundaberg Region as the state's Top Tourism Town, with voting set to close for the prestigious award on Wednesday.
Presented by the Queensland Tourism Industry Council (QTIC), the annual awards recognise outstanding regional destinations and honours communities that demonstrate a commitment to visitor excellence.
For the second year in a row the Bundaberg Region has been listed as a finalist in the Top Tourism Town Award (population over 5,000) category, with the outcome now in the hands of voters.
Local tourism operator and director of Lady Musgrave Experience Brett Lakey said there were plenty of reasons below and above the water to vote.
“The Bundaberg Region has such a diverse range of different tourism experiences from the island and reef experiences to fresh and local food and drink offerings to amazing beaches and farm stays,” he said.
“It’s where the famous Great Barrier Reef starts, and we love taking guests out to experience this natural wonder firsthand.
“Our guests are often surprised at how much they learn on our tours about the Southern Great Barrier Reef, its precious ecosystems and how the wildlife and coral is thriving down here.”
Mayor Jack Dempsey said while the region was a great place to live, it was also a wonderful area to visit and boasted many tourist attractions from the hinterland to the sea.
“The Bundaberg Region's accessible reef, stunning beaches, mouth-watering food, fresh produce and experiences to last a lifetime are some of the many reasons why we deserve to be named Top Tourism Town,” he said.
“To add a feather in our cap, we recently attained ECO Destination Certification which means our local tourism is thriving on sustainability practices that support our environment.
“So, if you love what the Bundaberg Region has to offer, vote now and spread the word so we become the 2023 Top Tourism Town!
How to vote:
There are four Queensland Top Tourism Town Awards categories, with voters invited to nominate their top three destinations:
• Top Tourism Town Award – those with a population over 5,000
• Top Small Tourism Town Award – those with a population between 1,500 – 5,000
• Top Tiny Tourism Town Award – those with a population below 1,500
Every voter goes in the draw to win a three-night stay at the 5-Star RACV Noosa Resort in a luxurious three-bedroom villa.
Vote now by clicking here.
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