Vote Redcliffe as Top Tourism Town

Published 12:00pm 9 May 2023

Vote Redcliffe as Top Tourism Town
Words by Kylie Knight

Voting has opened for Queensland’s top tourism towns with the Moreton Bay Region’s bayside gem Redcliffe making it to the finals.

It’s now up to residents and visitors to do their bit to help vote it in to the number one spot.

With three Queensland Top Tourism Town Awards categories, voters can nominate their top three destinations in each category:

• Top Tourism Town Award – those with a population more than 5000

• Top Small Tourism Town Award – those with a population between 1500-5000

• Top Tiny Tourism Town Award – those with a population less than 1500

Voting is now open and closes on May 24 via the QTIC website

State winners will represent Queensland at the national awards later in the year, where they have the chance to be crowned one of Australia’s Top Tourism Towns.

There are 17 towns in the running for the awards hosted by the Queensland Tourism Industry Council (QTIC), recognising and celebrating towns that offer an amazing visitor experience.

Redcliffe has secured its place as a finalist in the Large Top Tourism Town Category and is going up against some high-profile towns.

QTIC Chief Executive Officer Brett Fraser says after an extensive application and judging process by a panel of tourism experts, it’s now up to the public to help decide the winners.

“From the list of 17 wonderfully diverse finalists, we are calling on the public to celebrate their best-loved destinations by voting for who they think should be crowned a Queensland Top Tourism Town,” he says.

“Each finalist is a local treasure. From coastal escapes in Caloundra and Hervey Bay, to outback adventures in Quilpie and Julia Creek, these communities showcase the very best that Queensland has to offer visitors.

“Congratulations to all the remarkable finalists, who have demonstrated that you do not need to travel far in Queensland to enjoy an incredible experience.”

Each voter also goes into the draw to win a three-night stay at 5-star RACV Noosa Resort in a luxurious three-bed villa.

Tourism boom

Tourism in Redcliffe and across the Moreton Bay Region is on an upward trajectory due to its proximity to Brisbane and the arrival of low-cost carrier Bonza Airlines to the Sunshine Coast.

Moreton Bay Region Industry and Tourism General Manager – Tourism Natassia Wheeler is calling on the region and its loyal visitors to back the much-loved coastal town by casting their votes for Redcliffe before they close on May 24.

“Getting tourists to come has never been an issue for Redcliffe, once a visitor sees how beautiful it is, we are always guaranteed to be a return customer,” Ms Wheeler says.

“A visit to Redcliffe in the Moreton Bay Region is more than just a day out, pack the bags and make a holiday of it. Spending quality time with family and making life-long memories is why people come back Redcliffe time and time again.”

To cast your vote, head to the website

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