Railway an award winner

The West Coast Wilderness Railway was honoured to be named the leading tourism attraction for the second consecutive year in the region at the recent WIN Network Cradle Coast Tourism Awards.

We are honoured to have received the award against some outstanding fellow entrants. Congratulations to all entrants at the award ceremony held in late July in Ulverstone.

The 2016 WIN TV Regional Tourism Award winners are as follows:

Accommodation – Caravan & Holiday Parks

WINNER: Strahan Beach Tourist Park

Deluxe Accommodation 4.5 stars plus

WINNER: Coastal Pods, The Waterfront Wynyard

Standard Accommodation 4 stars and below – Hotel Style

WINNER: Tall Timbers

HIGHLY COMMENDED: Quality Gateway Hotel

Standard Accommodation 4 stars and below – B&B


WINNER: Alexandria Bed and Breakfast (Winner)

WINNER: The Rustic Hut Bush Retreat (Winner)

Festivals and Events

WINNER: Bloomin’ Tulips Festival (Waratah Wynyard Council)

Tour Operators

WINNER: Cradle Mountain Helicopters

HIGHLY COMMENDED: Cradle Mountain Canyons

Tourism Attractions/Experiences

WINNER: West Coast Wilderness Railway

Tourism Restaurants – Hotels/Motels

WINNER: Quality Gateway Hotel

Tourism Restaurants

WINNER:  Pier01 Restaurant & Café

Unique and Innovative

WINNER: The Rustic Hut Bush Retreat

Visitor Services

WINNER: Wonders of Wynyard Exhibition and Visitor Information Centre

Tourism Volunteer of the Year

WINNER: Mrs. Diane Davis,  Ulverstone Visitor Information Centre.

Roger Jaensch Scholarship

WINNER: Johanna Robertson, Marketing & Events Officer at Devonport City Council

Outstanding Contribution by an Individual

WINNER: Simon Currant, Tourism Developer

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