Dragon scoops – Scenic Rim Regional Tourism Awards

A big Congratulations goes out to all the winners of the Scenic Rim Regional Annual Tourism Awards held at the Bearded Dragon on the 27th of August.

During this Gala evening awards were won by the following businesses for various categories these included:

The tourism restaurants and catering award was taken out by the Bearded Dragon. The team of chefs not only impressed everyone with amazing food on the night but managed to gain the recognition that comes with tourism restaurant and catering award.
The Bearded Dragon also very proudly took out the award for very affordable accommodation setting a new standard for affordable accommodation at Tamborine. Congratulations to all the Team at the Bearded Dragon for achieving such a great reward for their efforts to tourism in the scenic rim area.

The Deluxe Accommodation award was taken out by: Barney Creek Vineyard Cottages.
The finalist included Worendo and Barney Creek Vineyard Cottages.Two absolutely beautiful establishments.

Heritage and Cultural Tourism award was taken out by Cedar Glen Farmstay.

Luxury accommodation award had Lisson Grove themed cottages written all over it, featuring the Castle on Tamborine. Highly commended for their first class accommodation establishment. The Castle sets a new standard in Tamborine Mountain accommodation unrivaled by any other accommodation provider on Tamborine Mountain.

The visitor information centre award was won by Beaudesert Arts and Information centre closely competing with highly commended Discover Tamborine Mountain VIC the official Tamborine Mountain Visitor Information Centre.

Hosted Accommodation was taken out by boutique accommodation provider Witches Falls coming up against stiff competition Villa Della Rosa, Cedar Glen Farmstay and Wallaby Ridge Retreat.

The Nature Tourism winner was Auracaria Eco Tours with the tour and transport operator award winner being Southern Cross 4WD Tours.

A great night was had by all with fabulous food and entertainment, the fire dancers and eaters lit up the festivities.

A big thank you to Innes Larkin the President of Scenic Rim Escapes and all the other Scenic Rim Escapes executives for hosting such a great awards night.

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