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2014 Aventure Travel Awards

The 2014 Adventure Travel Awards were held on Friday the 7th of November at the Rydges Sydney, with 34 awards on offer their were 250 guests in attendance and Australia’s favourite cricketer Kerry O’Keefe to MC the night. To give you some more insight into the awards in just two months over 33,000 votes were cast from 11,000 tourists and working holiday makers voting for over 350 Businesses across Australia and New Zealand.

Australian National Awards – Sponsored by Website Travel

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Best Recruitment Service

Finalists: Workerswanted.com.au, Job Shop Perth & Job Search Australia
Winner: Fruit Picking Jobs

Best Transport

Finalists: Integrity Coachline’s, Premier Motor Service, Tigerair
Winner: Greyhound Australia

Best National Tour Company

Finalists: Topdeck, G Adventures & Wayoutback Australian Safari’s
Winner: Adventure Tours Australia

Best Camper Rental

Finalists: Hippie Camper, Jucy Rentals & Mighty Campers
Winner: Spaceships

Best Night Out

Finalists: Scubar Downunder, Sydney, Gilligans, Cairns & Nomads KB’s Bar Noosa
Winner: Scary Canary, Sydney

Best Online Travel Agent

Finalists: Bookme.com.au, Tours To Go & Hostelworld
Winner: One Stop Adventures

Best Independent Travel Agent

Finalists: Woodduck, Adventure Cairns and Beyond & Travel Bugs – Urban Central
Winner: Gilligan’s Travels

Best Large Travel Agent

Finalists: Adventure Travel Bugs, Backpackers World Travel & STA Travel
Winner: Peterpans Adventure Travel

Best Destination

Finalists: Cairns, QLD, Noosa, QLD & Gold Coast, QLD
Winner: Melbourne, Victoria

Best Accommodation Australia

Winner: United Backpackers

Best Tour Activity Australia

Winner: Skydive Australia – Cairns

New Zealand Awards – Sponsored by Taxback.com


Best Accommodation NZ

Finalists: Base Auckland, Base Queenstown & Downtown Backpackers, Wellington
Winner: Nomads Queenstown

Best Tour/Transport NZ

Finalists: Stray, Intercity & Naked Bus
Winner: Kiwi Experience

Best Camper Rental NZ

Finalists: Mighty Campers, Jucy Rentals & Wicked Campers
Winner: Spaceships

Best Activity NZ

Finalists: AJ Hacket – Nevis, Zorb Rotorua & NZONE
Winner: Canyon Swing, Queenstown

Best Night Out

Finalists: Nomads Blend Bar, Wellington, Big Night Out Queenstown & Minus-5 Ice bar Queenstown
Winner: Globe Bar Auckland

Victorian Awards – Sponsored by Relocations 2 Go

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Best Accommodation Victoria

Finalists – Urban Central, Greenhouse Backpackers & Base St Kilda
Winner – United Backpackers

Best Tour/Activity Victoria

Finalists: Autopia Tours, Bunyip Tours, Groovy Grape
Winner: Wildlife Tours

New South Wales Awards – sponsored by Global Gossip


Best Accommodation New South Wales

Finalists: Base Sydney, Arts Factory Byron Bay, Nomads Westend
Winner: Bounce Sydney

Best Tour/Activity New South Wales

Finalists: Aussie Adventures, Surf Camp, Lets Go Surfing
Winner: Skydive Australia – Byron Bay

Queensland Awards – Sponsored by Relocations 2 Go

Gold Coast Australia

Best Accommodation Queensland

Finalists: Brisbane Backpackers Resort, Gilligans Cairns & Nomads Noosa
Winner: Bunk Backpackers, Brisbane

Best Tour/Activity Queensland

Finalists: AJ Hackett Cairns, Drop Bear Adventures & Deep Sea Divers Den
Winner: Skydive Australia – Cairns

South Australian Awards – sponsored by Wwoof


Best Accommodation South Australia

Port Lincoln Hotel, Backpack Oz Adelaide & Shakespeare Backpackers, Adelaide
Winner: Port Lincoln YHA

Best Tour/Activity South Australia

Finalists: Nullabor Traveller, Adventure Bay Charters & Kangaroo Island Adventure Tours
Winner: Calypso Star Charters

Northern Territory Awards – Sponsored by THE WORD


Best Accommodation Northern Territory

Finalists: Melaleuca on Mitchell, Darwin, Youth Shack, Darwin & Chilli’s, Darwin
Winner: Toddy’s Backpackers, Alice Springs

Best Tour/Activity Northern Territory

Finalists: Mulga’s Adventures, Adventure Tours Kings Canyon & Jump Tours
Winner: The Rock Tour

Western Australian Awards – Sponsored by WWOOF

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Best Accommodation Western Australian

Finalists: Perth City YHA, Billabong Backpackers & The Old Swan Barracks
Winner: Witch’s Hat, Perth

Best Tour/Activity Western Australian

Finalists: Australian Adventure Travel, Nullarbor Traveller & Kimberly Adventure Tours
Winner: Adventure Tours Australia – Perth to Broome

Tasmanian Awards – sponsored by Byte Custom Media


Best Accommodation Tasmania

Finalists: YHA Hobart, Launceston Backpackers & Bicheno Backpackers
Winner: Pickled Frog, Hobart

Best Tour/Activity Tasmania

Finalists: Under Downunder, Wayoutback Australian Safaris & Adventure Tours Australia
Winner – Jump Tours

Industry Awards – sponsored by WWOOF

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Best Innovation Award

Winner: Wherewolf

Best Newcomer Award

Winner: Alex Harper – Nomads Westend

The Website Travel Excellence Award

Winner: Tony Brown – True Blue Sailing
Thanks to the guys at Byte Custom Media for hosting a great event and making all the winners and finalist available for us to share onsite.

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