Iconic products & events win big

Some of Victoria’s most iconic tourism products and events were celebrated at the RACV Victorian Tourism Awards announced at a gala ceremony at Palladium at Crown on Thursday 23 November.

Great Southern Touring Route would like to congratulate all of our industry partners that were winners and finalists at the 2017 RACV Victorian Tourism Awards. These awards represent the pinnacle of achievement in the Victorian tourism and events industry and they highlight the outstanding visitor experiences the Great Southern Touring Route has to offer.

Sovereign Hill struck Gold for Major Tourist Attraction for a fourth year, putting the Ballarat-based attraction into the running to enter the national Hall Of Fame at the QANTAS Australian Tourism Awards in Perth in 2018.


  • Sovereign Hill – Major Tourist Attractions
  • Parks Victoria – Specialised Tourism Services
  • Autopia Tours – Tour & Transport Operators
  • Royal Mail Hotel – Tourism Restaurant & Catering Services
  • Royal Mail Hotel – Deluxe Accommodation
  • Tourism Greater Geelong & The Bellarine – Tourism Education & Training


  • Creswick Woollen Mill – Tourist Attractions
  • Christmas in July Winter Wonderlights at Sovereign Hill – Major Festival  & Events
  • 2017 Warrnambool May Racing Carnival – Festival & Events
  • Bunyip Tours – Major Tour & Transport Operators


  • Geelong & Bellarine Visitor Information Service – Visitor Information Service


  • Little Creatures Brewery Geelong – Tourism Wineries, Distilleries & Breweries

For more information: www.victoriantourismawards.com.au