The Atherton Tablelands showed why it was the best place to enjoy an extended holiday in the far north after one of its own was recognised as the most unique accommodation in Queensland.
Mt Quincan Crater Resort, owned and operated by Kerry and Barb Kehoe took out the award category, which looks at the way the nature of the accommodation and services enhance the tourism experience.“It certainly was a thrill to win the award – it was great not only for tourism in the far north to gain this recognition but in particular for the Atherton Tablelands and our lovely little village of Yungaburra,” Mr Kehoe said.
Mt Quincan Crater Retreat offers luxurious accommodation in six architecturally designed pole cabins. Each fully self contained timber pole treehouse contains a king size bed, sofa lounge, double spa and wood fire. Mt Quincan Crater Retreat was also recognised at the recent North Queensland Tourism Awards with a special judge’s commendation.
At the same awards, Allumbah Pocket Cottages also received the best hosted accommodation award in a hotly contested category while the Kuranda Visitor Information Centre was recognised with the visitor information and services award.
Other Tropical Tablelands Tourism members who received awards included Hartley’s Crocodile Adventures, which was inducted into the hall of fame as the best major tourism attraction and Paronella Park, which received two awards for major tourist attract and ecotourism.
Michael Trout, chair of Tropical Tablelands Tourism and Member for Barron River said the awards demonstrated why the Atherton Tablelands was the holiday of choice for many self-drive and fly/drive holiday makers.
“We have more than two million tourists who visit the Tablelands every year with the majority of these opting to drive. For Mt Quincan Crater Retreat to be recognised as the best in Queensland is an exceptional achievement and proves the depth of accommodation available here.”
Mr Trout believed there was nowhere else in north Queensland that offered such diversity of accommodation and attractions.
“We have food and wine trails, world heritage national parks with some of the best birding and wildlife, natural wonders such as Undara and the Chillagoe Caves and the most spectacular waterfalls and lakes that can be found in north Queensland.
“Accommodation ranges from five star to country farm stays with everything in between.”
Posted by Bronwyn under Tablelands News | Posted on 20th Jan 2013