Capes grinners tourism winners

Jackson Lavell-LeeBusselton Dunsborough Times
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Capes winners of WA Tourism Awards including Major Tourism Attraction gold winner Busselton Jetty, Festival and Events gold winner CinefestOz Film Festival, and Business Event Venue gold winner Pullman Bunker Bay Resort Margaret River
Camera IconCapes winners of WA Tourism Awards including Major Tourism Attraction gold winner Busselton Jetty, Festival and Events gold winner CinefestOz Film Festival, and Business Event Venue gold winner Pullman Bunker Bay Resort Margaret River Credit: Jackson Lavell-Lee

Capes businesses scooped the pool at WA’s top tourism awards on Saturday night.

The Busselton Jetty won the top Sir David Brand Award, as well as the Ecotourism and the Major Tourist Attraction gongs, taking home the biggest haul of awards on the night.

Busselton Jetty Swim also won silver in the festivals and events category.

Other gold winners were the CinefestOz Film Festival for the Festival and Events Award, while Pullman Bunker Bay Resort and Sandalford Wines each won two gold awards.

Bina Maya Yallingup Escape, Surfpoint Resort, Vasse Virgin, Walk Into Luxury and Sandalford wines also won silver awards.

Margaret River Busselton Tourism Association joint chief executive Steve Harrison congratulated the region’s winners.

“The collective level of recognition achieved by this region is exceptional, and is testament to the passion and dedication of all our member businesses, who work year-round to provide visitors with memorable tourism experiences,” he said.

Busselton Jetty Inc chairman Barry House said the award was the biggest tourism award received in Busselton’s history and paid tribute to those who fought so hard to save the jetty. “The fact that a volunteer community group can operate businesses on the jetty and beat the best tourism businesses in the State shows what an amazing business model the jetty is, with 25 per cent of takings going back into maintenance,” he said. “We continue to invest in new trains, facilities, tours and marketing programs that are being seen around the world.”

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