Bendigo, Port Fairy and Mount Macedon takes out top honors as the best places to visit in Victoria at the Victorian Top Tourism Town Awards
Winners for Victoria’s Top Tourism Town Awards have been revealed with the 2022 top honors going to:
- Port Fairy
- Mount Macedon
Bendigo was named this year’s Victorian Top Tourism Town (population over 5,000), while Port Fairy took the win, for the second year, for the Top Small Tourism Town Award (population between 1500 and 5000), which now inducts them into the Hall of Fame.
This year also saw the introduction of a new category, Top Tiny Tourism Town (population under 1,500), which was awarded to Mount Macedon.
Echuca took the Silver award for Top Tourism Town, followed by Frankston which was awarded Bronze. For the Top Small Tourism Town, Sorrento came second (awarded Silver), and Heathcote third (awarded Bronze). For the inaugural Top Tiny Tourism Town award, Timboon was awarded Silver, followed closely by Noojee which achieved Bronze recognition.
The Awards, hosted by the Victoria Tourism Industry Council (VTIC), recognise and celebrate towns that provide an outstanding visitor experience, with 18 outstanding finalists competing for the top award.
VTIC Chief Executive, Felicia Mariani, says the awards showcased the diverse range of regional destinations in Victoria and the economic impact tourism brings to these towns.
“Tourism is the lifeblood of our regional towns and centres across Victoria. The reliance on the visitor economy was brought home during extended lockdowns when all businesses, not just tourism businesses, were deeply impacted says Mariani
Marani added the awards celebrate the commitment of destinations right across Victoria to delivering the very best experiences, ensuring they create magical memories for their visitors to cherish.
The Top Tourism Town Awards are delivered by VTIC in partnership with the Department of Transport, Prime7, Storytowns, Time Out Melbourne, and Victoria University.
Full list of finalists: https://www.vtic.com.au/toptourismtown
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