Mornington Peninsula – an award winning destination

Published on 09 February 2022

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Once again we have proof that there’s nowhere better to live than Mornington Peninsula! Many of our local tourism businesses have good reason to celebrate after the Victorian Tourism Awards Gala Ceremony on 3 February.
Nine local tourism businesses took home prestigious prizes:
New tourism business
Bronze: Red Hill Candle Co
Tourism restaurants and catering services
Silver: Pt Leo Estate
Excellence in food tourism
Gold: Green Olive at Red Hill
Silver: Hawkes Farm
Tour and transport operators
Silver: Grape Explorations Australia
Tourism marketing and campaigns
Silver: Mornington Peninsula Regional Tourism Board for the Hello Again campaign
Tourism young achiever
Ebony Flett – Red Hill Candle Co
5 star accommodation
Gold: Carmel of Sorrento
Adventure tourism
Bronze: Mornington Boat Hire
Major tour and transport operators
Gold: Searoad Ferries
Special mention to our neighbour in Casey, Moonlit Sanctuary Wildlife Conservation Park for winning gold in the EcoTourism category and is now in the Victorian Tourism Awards Hall of Fame.
Quote attributable to Mayor Councillor Anthony Marsh:
“Congratulations to our amazing local businesses! The Victorian Tourism Awards were highly competitive with many businesses competing across the state. Gold winners will now go on to represent Victoria at the Australian Tourism Awards in Queensland on 18 March 2022. I wish Green Olive at Red Hill, Carmel of Sorrento and Searoad Ferries the best of luck at the national awards!”


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