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OUR Travel & Tourism Awards fea­ture a pres­ti­gious best-of-the-best Win­ners’ Cir­cle of re­cip­i­ents who have won their re­spec­tive cat­e­gories for two con­sec­u­tive years. In this year’s as­sem­bly, as win­ners in 2007 and 2008, we wel­come: Bay of Fires Walk, Tas­ma­nia Ca­ble Beach Club Re­sort, Broome, West­ern Aus­tralia Vibe Savoy Ho­tel, Mel­bourne The Lodge at Tar­raleah, Tas­ma­nia Still­wa­ter Restau­rant and the Mill Provi­dore, Launce­s­ton, Tas­ma­nia

The Restau­rant at Voy­ager Es­tate, Mar­garet River, WA

Syd­ney Sea­planes Fly & Dine Ex­pe­ri­ences, NSW


FOR the first time, I am­p­re­sent­ing a cat­e­gory of five awards of ex­cel­lence in four cat­e­gories. Cho­sen from the field of 102 fi­nal­ists in our 2008 Travel & Tourism Awards, I be­lieve this quin­tet of con­tenders rep­re­sents the best Aus­tralia has to of­fer. Our awards process is the fairest and most rep­re­sen­ta­tive in the coun­try, as the win­ners are cho­sen by you, our well-trav­elled and dis­cern­ing read­ers, who have high ex­pec­ta­tions and

Best Hosted Ac­com­mo­da­tion: Hide­away, Toowoon Bay, NSW

Best Lodge Ac­com­mo­da­tion: South­ern Ocean Lodge, Kan­ga­roo Is­land, South Aus­tralia

Best Eco-Wilder­ness Ex­pe­ri­ence: Ba­murru Plains, Top End, NT Award-winning jour­nal­ist Su­san Kuro­sawa has been travel ed­i­tor of TheAus­tralian since 1992 and is the au­thor of seven books.

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