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West Coast Wins Big at the Tasmanian Tourism Awards

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11th November 2019
The 2019 Tas Toruism Awards have produced big wins for the West Coast with the best results for the region in a decade!

The West Coast has done extremely well at the 2019 Tasmanian Tourism Awards held last night, sweeping away the competition and bringing home five awards!

Tourism is an important and ever growing industry for our region and thanks to our local businesses and providers, we are able to offer a second to none experience for those visiting the West Coast! The Council congratulates all those who were recognised last night (list below) and all those who continue to pour their hearts and hard work into our beautiful piece of the world!

Gordon River Cruises - winner, Tour and Transport Operator Category
West Coast Wilderness Railway - winner, Tourism Attraction Category
The Unconformity - winner, Festivals and Events Category
Strahan ATV Adventures - winner, People's Choice Award
King River Rafting - bronze, Adventure Tourism Category

Click here to read The Advocate newspaper 's article which says: "Tourism Industry Council of Tasmania chief executive Luke Martin said the award results on Friday night was the West Coast's best in more than a decade."