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21 Yokanup Road
Albany 6330

08 98449417

Albany is a stunning place and a photographers dream. Stretching from West Cape Howe National Park in the West through the City of Albany and beyond to the East the Albany Region is a wonderful place to explore and photograph. We will claim Denmark through to Bremer Bay as in our region.



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Thank you Ria Grobler VD Walt for this stunning photo of the the windmill farm


2013 Finalists in the WA Tourism Awards

Maggie van Santen

Thank you Doug Hawkins - Little Beach

Thank you Doug Hawkins - Little Beach

Category 1 – Major Tourist Attractions – Sponsored by The Sunday Times


Cygnet Bay Pearl Farm 

Fremantle Markets

Fremantle Prison

Kings Park and Botanic Garden

Rottnest Island

The Bell Tower, Home of the Swan Bells, Perth

Whiteman Park

Category 2 – Tourist Attractions – Sponsored by Hello Perth and Fremantle 

Lobster Shack

Navy Pier Dive – Whale Shark-n-Dive 

Nullarbor Links – world’s longest golf course Australia

Yanchep National Park

Category 3 – Major Festivals and Events – Sponsored by The Sunday Times

Margaret River Gourmet Escape 

Pinctada Cable Beach Polo

Perth’s Festival of Cycling 

Sunsmart Ironman Western Australia

Category 4 – Festivals and Events – Sponsored by OAMPS Insurance Brokers

Avon Valley Gourmet Food and Wine Festival

Avon Valley Vintage Festival

City of Perth Australia Day Skyworks 

2012 Kickstarters Gascoyne Dash

Kings Park Festival 

Perth Caravan & Camping Show 2013

Category 5 – Ecotourism - Sponsored by Department of Parks and Wildlife 

Alek & Gina’s Ningaloo Ecology Cruises Glass Bottom Boat

Out of Sight Tours

Sail Ningaloo

Category 6 – Heritage and Cultural Tourism – Sponsored by National Trust Australia WA

Fremantle Prison

Rottnest Island 

The Bell Tower, Home of the Swan Bells, Perth

Two Feet & a Heartbeat

Category 7 – Indigenous Tourism – Sponsored by WAITOC

Koomal Dreaming 

Uptuyu Adventures

Category 8 – Specialised Tourism Services – Sponsored by Chamber of Commerce & Industry

Crystal Swan Cruises

Fremantle Prison Gift Shop

Kalamunda Farmers Market

Tour Vision

Harbour Town Brand Direct Outlet Shopping 

Rottnest Island Bike Hire 


Category 9 – Visitor Information and Services – Sponsored by Tourism Council WA

Armadale Visitor Centre

Augusta Margaret River Tourism Association

Broome Visitor Centre / VisitBroome

Denmark Visitor Centre

Esperance Visitor Centre

Fremantle Visitor Centre 

Geographe Bay Tourism Association

Kalgoorlie Boulder Pure Gold 

Kununurra Visitor Centre 

Zig Zag Cultural Centre

Category 10 –Business Tourism – Sponsored by Perth Convention BureauC

Cable Beach Club Resort & Spa

Esplanade Hotel Fremantle by Rydges

Hyatt Regency Perth

Category 11 – Major Tour and/or Transport Operators – Sponsored by Budget Car and Truck 


The ADAMS Group

Rottnest Express

Rottnest Fast Ferries

Slingair Heliwork WA

Category 12 – Tour and/or Transport Operators – Sponsored by Tourism Council WA

Adventure Wild 

Alek & Gina’s Ningaloo Ecology Cruises Glass Bottom Boat

Aussie Wanderer Adventure Tours

Country Escape in WA Tours 

Harvest Tours 

Inspiration Outdoors 

Kimberley Wild Expeditions 

Out of Sight Tours 

Top Drop Tours

Category 13 – Adventure Tourism – Sponsored by MGIB

Kalbarri Quad Bike Safaris

Mills Charters 

Ningaloo Whaleshark-n-Dive 

Sail Ningaloo

Skydive Express 

Skydive Jurien Bay

Three Islands Whale Shark Dive

Truenorth Helicopters

Wagoe Beach Quad Bike Tours

Category 14 – Destination Marketing – Sponsored by Countrywide Publications

Characters of the Kimberley 2013

City of Fremantle 

Destination Rottnest 

Geographe Bay Tourism Association – Recharge Yourself Campaign 

Perth City – Get to Know Me

Perth Education City (PEC) Italy, Korea & Taiwan Education and Youth Tourism Campaign 

Category 15 – Tourism Education and Training 

There are no finalists in this category 

Category 16 – Tourism Restaurants and Catering Services – Sponsored by Hostplus

Cable Beach Club Resort and Spa - Sunset Bar and Grill 

CORE Cider House

Elmar’s in the Valley

Feral Brewing Company

Mosman’s Restaurant

The Lake House Denmark

Category 17 - Tourism Wineries, Distilleries & Breweries – Sponsored by Tourism Western Australia

CORE Cider House 

Elmar’s in the Valley

Feral Brewing Company

Laurance of Margaret River 

Matso’s Broome Brewery

Sandalford Winery

The Lake House Denmark

Voyager Estate Cellar Door 

Category 18 – Tourist and Caravan Parks – Sponsored by Caravan Industry Association WA

Big4 Peppermint Park

Discovery Holiday Parks – Lake Kununurra

Category 19 – Backpacker Accommodation – Sponsored by Tourism Council WA 

Beaches of Broome 

Category 20 – Hosted Accommodation – Sponsored by Tourism Council WA 

Fawkes House 

Hideaway Haven

The Beach House at Bayside 

Trigg Retreat Bed and Breakfast

Category 21 – Unique Accommodation – Sponsored by Ascert Australia

Berkeley River Lodge

Kalyaana Spa and Wellness Retreat

Karma Chalets and Karisma Spa

Pelicans at Denmark

Rottnest Island

Category 22 – Standard Accommodation – Sponsored by Staragencies

Ibis Hotel Perth

Perth Ambassador Hotel

The Murray Hotel

Category 23 – Deluxe Accommodation – Sponsored by Whatson Group

Aiyana Retreat 

Cape Howe Cottages 

Crown Promenade Perth

Darby Park Serviced Residence Margaret River 

Freshwater East Kimberley Apartments 

Footprints Preston Beach Resort 

Esplanade Hotel Fremantle by Rydges

Habitat Resort Broome 

Novotel Perth Langley

Pier 21 Apartment Hotel

Category 24 – Luxury Accommodation – Sponsored by Lion

Cable Beach Club Resort & Spa

Crown Metropol

Pullman Resort Bunker Bay

The Rocks Albany 

Category 25 – New Tourism Development – Sponsored by Small Business Development Corporation

Kingfisher Tours 

The Terrace Hotel 

Walpole Wilderness Discovery Centre

Category 26 – Qantas Award For Excellence in Sustainable Tourism - Sponsored by Qantas

Rottnest Island


27 – Local Government Award for Tourism – Sponsored by WA Local Super

City of Fremantle 

City of Swan

Shire of Carnarvon

Shire of Irwin 

Shire of Kalamunda 

28 – Excellence in Food Tourism – Sponsored by Tourism Western Australia

Bushfood Factory and Cafe 

Chocolate Drops 

Eat Drink Perth

Harvest Tours 

Kalamunda Farmers Market

Lobster Shack

The Old Marron Farm

Vino Foods - The Lake House Denmark

29 - Sir David Brand Young Achiever Medal – Sponsored by Hospitality Group Training 

Emma Miller – The Bell Tower

Genevieve Whisson – Shire of Kulin 

Justine Nagorski – Denmark Visitor Centre 

Kirsty Lucas – Pinnacle Tours

Ryan Frost – Novotel Perth Langley

31 - FACET Golden Guide Award – Sponsored by Department of Parks and Wildlife

David Bomba – Out of Sight Tours 

Kurt Williamson – Barradict Sportfishing Charters