Great news for the Mornington Peninsula! The Qantas Australian Tourism Awards held on Friday April 10 and the Mornington Peninsula won several awards.
The Enchanted Adventure Garden & Tree Surfing won gold for the ‘Adventure tourism’ category, and two of the seven silver awards went locally: Stillwater at Crittenden (Tourism restaurants and catering services), Green Olive at Red Hill (Food tourism), and the regional tourism board won silver for the WineFoodFarmgate initiative (Destination marketing).
The Frankston Visitor Centre, which was awarded a gold for ‘Visitor information and services’ for the third consecutive year and inducted into the awards’ Hall of fame.
How did the rest of Victoria do?
The Melbourne Cup Carnival got a bronze for Major Festivals and Events
2013 Maryborough RACV Energy Breakthrough won silver for Festivals and Events
Leisure Options won bronze for Specialised Tourism Services
Big4 Beacon Resort won silver for Tourist and Caravan Parks
Space Hotel won silver for Backpacker Accommodation
Riviera Nautic won Gold for Unique Accommodation
Drift House won Gold for Luxury Accommodation
The Falls Music and Arts Festival won silver for Qantas award for Sustainable Tourism
Murrindindi Shire Council won bronze for Local Government Award for Tourism
Family Adventure Activities at the Enchanted Adventure Garden.
Cross over to a wonderland of Hedge Mazes and artful Garden Design. Test your nerve on the Tube Slides or 3D Indoor Maze. Go Tree Surfing or ride the Big Zip. All of this is just a short trip from Melbourne; at Arthurs Seat on theMornington Peninsula.
Wine Food Farmgate welcomes you to the Mornington Peninsula
There are hundreds of wine, food and farmgate experiences hidden away throughout the Mornington Peninsula. So now
we’ve brought the best of them together in our new ‘Wine, Food and Farmgate’.
At Green Olive at Red Hill we love great food – food that nurtures your heart and soul.
On a visit to our Farm Shop at Red Hill you can enjoy coffee from beans roasted on site, savour the smell of our herbs and spices as they roast, enjoy our homemade sausages or tapas dishes and even take a small taste of our farm home with you.
Stillwater at Crittenden
Nestled at the foot of Red Hill within the acclaimed Crittenden Estate is Stillwater, a modern vineyard restaurant showcasing the best of seasons produce in a truly beautiful setting.
Since opening it’s doors in 2004, Stillwater has gained a reputation as one of the Peninsula’s finest, offering relaxed fine dining, indoors or out.
Recently refurbished, the restaurant is light and breezy with neutral tones, timber cladding, brass features and a modern feel.
Frankston Visitor Information Centre
Frankston is the vibrant, urban waterfront destination in Victoria where arts, nature and cultural experiences connect. The Frankston Visitor Information Centre website includes information on accommodation, dining, tours, events, attractions and maps and provides an online booking facility to make it easier to plan your next escape in Frankston…where your Mornington Peninsula experience begins!