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Overland Track takes out best adventure holiday destination award


The Overland Track in Tasmania’s World Heritage listed Cradle Mountain-Lake St Clair National Park  has won the award for best adventure holiday destination in the Australian Traveller Magazine’s Readers’ Choice Awards.

The Minister for Tourism, Scott Bacon, said more than 1000 Australian Traveller readers nominated their all-time favourite travel destinations and experiences throughout Australia in 2011 in a survey conducted by the magazine over the last three months.

 “It is great to see one of Tasmania’s iconic wilderness experiences getting the recognition it deserves at a national level,” he said. 

“Our landscape sets Tasmania apart from other Australian holiday spots, and how we engage visitors when they are here is all about the quality services, products and experiences offered by the tourism industry to complement this. 

“Tasmania’s unique wildlife, temperate wilderness and food and bevereages are core to the Tasmanian visitor experience, and it is important that we keep developing sustainable, quality tourism product.“ 

Mr Bacon said the award was testament to the quality products and services that Tasmania offers in combination with the work of of Tourism Tasmania’s Visiting Jounalist Program that allows our unique experiences to be widely promoted and recognised in national publications like Australian Traveller.