Fraser Coast gets top marks in TripAdvisor awards
The people have spoken, giving the Fraser Coast top marks as one of Australia and the South Pacific’s favourite places to stay and play in the latest TripAdvisor rankings.
The region’s service, luxury, value, adventure and natural beauty received glowing endorsements from the travelling public in the 2016 Travellers’ Choice awards. The result has seen six operators and attractions making top 25 lists or better.
Wetside Water Education Park Hervey Bay made a big splash, being named third best Amusement Park or Water Park in the South Pacific, ahead of Sea World, Warner Bros Movie World, WhiteWater World and other famous attractions.
Another star performer was the Hervey Bay Colonial Lodge which ranked fifth in Australia for Bargain Hotels, with Emeraldene Inn & Eco Lodge also making the Top 25 list, coming in at number 20.
Travellers loved being looked after at the Cara Motel while seeing the historic sites of Maryborough, with the property named the 20th best for service in Australia. Meanwhile, Akama Resort Hervey Bay impressed in the Luxury Hotels category, ranking 25th in Australia.
Away from the regions fantastic operators, the iconic Seventy-Five Mile Beach on Fraser Island was judged one of Australia’s most stunning stretches of sand, named the 20th best beach in the country.
Fraser Coast Regional Councillor with the Tourism Portfolio, Stuart Taylor, congratulated the businesses recognised for their excellent commitment and service.
“It is a wonderful achievement for these local businesses to be endorsed in this way for consistently delivering great experiences to customers, coupled with our world-class nature-based attractions which have long been highly regarded, ’’ Cr Taylor said.
“The fact that the acknowledgment is coming from the travelling public makes it even more rewarding,’’ he said.
Rita Walsh and Imre Radacs, joint owners of the Cara Motel Maryborough, said they were thrilled to make the top 20 for service for the second year in a row.
“We pride ourselves on making all our guests feel at home, offering friendly, attentive service and a clean, comfortable environment.’’
“We value our clients greatly, so it is very rewarding that they also thought so highly of us on TripAdvisor,’’ they said.
To view the full list of TripAdvisor commendations, head to tripadvisor.com.au/TravelersChoice.
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