Fantasea takes out tourism award

Fantasea Adventure Cruising has won another top Australian tourism award. The company offers unique experiences for guests especially on their popular Reefworld pontoon which is located at Hardys Reef.
Fantasea Adventure Cruising has won another top Australian tourism award. The company offers unique experiences for guests especially on their popular Reefworld pontoon which is located at Hardys Reef. Contributed

WHITSUNDAY-BASED tourism company Fantasea Adventure Cruising has won Australia's top tourism award for the second year in a row.

The ferry service business took home the Gold Award for Major Tour and/or Transport Operator at the Qantas Australian Tourism Awards, in Cairns.

Fantasea beat other popular tourism companies including Great Southern Rail, Rottnest Express and Spirit of Tasmania.

Fantasea Adventure Cruising general manager Rob Addis said the new award was a reflection of the team's hard work.

"We love what we do and it shows," Mr Addis said.

"Every cruise we do offers such an experience.

"But ultimately it's the guest's own experience that counts."

Mr Addis said he was thrilled with the award which was won on Thursday night and said the hard work was not slowing down.

"We're working towards (winning) it again next year," he said.

"All you need is the right attitude so you can keep improving."

He said the ferry services took guests to unique places like Hamilton Island, Whitehaven Beach and the Great Barrier Reef.

"We have our own Reefworld pontoon out there (Hardy Reef)," Mr Addis said.

"People can see all the coral and fish.

"We even have a package where they can spend a night on the reef."

Queensland Tourism Industry Council (QTIC) chief executive Daniel Gschwind said that Queensland's tourism operators had done the state proud at this year's awards.

"For Fantasea Adventure Cruising to take out the top award for Australian Major Tour and/or Transport Operator for the second year in a row is an exceptional feat and testament to their hard work over the past 12 months," he said.



  • Silver Award for Tour and/or Transport Operator - Fun Over Fifty, Brisbane
  • Bronze Award for Adventure Tourism - Equathon Horse Riding Tours, Sunshine Coast

Stay Connected

Update your news preferences and get the latest news delivered to your inbox.


Springwood tipped as second CBD.

Lane family's proud to invest in Logan

CITY PRIDE: Barry Lane with his daughter Katrina Lazari at their store in Meadowbrook.

THE name Barry Lane is synonymous with the Coffee Club in Logan.

Terrorism charges from Logan Islamic centre raid dropped

Omar Succarieh being brought to the Brisbane Police Watchhouse in 2014, (AAP Image/Dan Peled)

Omar Succarieh, 33, had been set to face a Supreme Court trial

Local Partners

Autism centre of excellence for Logan

HIGH-needs autistic children in Logan will receive state-of-the-art care with a $2 million investment in the Logan Autism Centre of Excellence

WATCH: NASA space station is live, see the view from above

In this picture taken from NASA's International Space Station from April 2015, the SpaceX Dragon is captured with the 57.7-foot-long Canadarm2 robotic arm before its installation to the Harmony module.

See the world from a new perspective as space station passes Rocky

Community garden set for Palmwoods

Kay Nixon at the Palmwoods Community Gardens will be hosting a launch day and inviting the ecommunity to come along and sign up.

Parcel of land to supply sustainable gardening for community

Barry Gibb is coming to Bluesfest 2017

FANS: Barry Gibb talks to a fan next to a cardboard cutout of his young self.

Aged 70, Gibb has re-launched his solo music career with a new album

Mariah Carey and James Packer discussing relationship

Mariah Carey and James Packer are discussing how to work things out

January Jones: Take time away from your phone

January Jones needs time away from her phone

Mel C won't return to Spice Girls for daughter

MEL C is adamant she won't reunite with the Spice Girls

60's British rock legends to return to Australia

The Troggs will play a string of dates across Australia in November.  Photo Contributed

We all remember 'Wild Thing' and now you can hear it live.

Depp jumps ship from agency of 25 years

Johnny Depp has signed to CAA after 25 years with the United

Orlando Bloom 'buried' Katy Perry in birthday flowers

Orlando Bloom "buried" Katy Perry in flowers for her birthday

Want to own one of Australia's best restaurants?

TOP GONG: Mooloolaba Spice Bar has been named in TripAdvisor's Top 10 Australian restaurants for 2016.

Here's your chance to pick up one of the Coast's favourite eateries

Tough times in CBD: Woolies says goodbye Ipswich

Woolworths in the Ipswich Mall.Photo: Rob Williams / The Queensland Times

The last day of trading will be January 1

Look at me! Kath and Kim home up for sale

Kath and Kim from the iconic Aussie TV series.

'Crack open the Baileys and grab a box of BBQ Shapes'

How to fit 100,000 new homes on the Coast

Property, real estate, housing, suburb,  August 2016

Fitting 2m extra people in south-east Qld in 25 years a balance

Hinterland horse stud passed in for $8.25 million

UNREAL: This Maleny estate is incredible.

12-bedroom hinterland horse stud still available

Ready to SELL your property?

Post Your Ad Here!