Nation's Best Experiences for Mature-Age Travellers are Unveiled
Twenty-one tourism experiences have been named as the best in Australia for visitors aged over 50.
Heading the list was the Charlotte Plains Outback Magic station stay in Outback Queensland. The campground experience where visitors can stay on a working sheep and cattle station half the size of Singapore was named the Best of the Best* as the finale to the Awards celebration after being named the Gold Award winner of the Best Grey Nomad Farm or Station Stay earlier in the presentation.
Australia’s most remote golfing tournament, a 1930s castle in the rainforest, a sculpture trail that spans two states, and a quirky pub with bar stools shaped like cowgirls’ bottoms were among those that secured top honours.
Commenting on the Awards, the judges said, “This year’s winners reflect the exceptional experiences on offer to senior travellers. Each winner is playing a small yet critical role in assisting the Australian tourism sector recovery.”
Awards Director Kim Morgan said “Australians have long enjoyed epic road trips, starting in the post-war period when economic prosperity and the launch of Holden coincided. That love of the open road has never dimmed, and as Australia is a big country, knowing where to visit to experience something extraordinary is highly valuable.”
* The Best of the Best is handed to the winner that impressed the judges the most, as identified by the highest cumulative score from all winners. It is the ultimate accolade in the Grey Nomad Awards, a niche national tourism program that shines a light on the best places for travellers aged over 50 to stay and play around the country.
Grey Nomad Award Gold Winners are:
Grey Nomad Award Silver Winners are:
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