Mornington Peninsula Tourism Shines at the 2023 VTIC Victorian Tourism Awards - Visit Mornington Peninsula
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Mornington Peninsula Tourism Shines at the 2023 VTIC Victorian Tourism Awards

Mornington Peninsula Tourism is thrilled to announce its outstanding success at the prestigious 2023 VTIC Victorian Tourism Awards, where the region's tourism industry received well-deserved recognition for excellence and innovation.

Searoad Ferries achieved an exceptional milestone by entering the Hall of Fame as the Major Tour and Transport Operators, recognising their sustained excellence in providing ferry services that connect Mornington Peninsula with the Bellarine Peninsula.

Taking home the coveted Gold Award in the Tour and Transport Operators category is Hop It, a testament to their dedication to providing exceptional experiences that captivate visitors and showcase the best of Mornington Peninsula.


Red Gum BBQ claimed the Gold Award in the Tourism Restaurants and Catering Services category, reinforcing their commitment to delivering culinary excellence and contributing to the region's reputation as a gastronomic haven.

Adding to the accolades, Alba Thermal Springs and Spa secured the Silver Award in the New Tourism Entrant category. Mornington Boat Hire received Silver for Adventure Tourism and Bronze for Cultural Tourism, highlighting the diverse range of experiences available in the region.


Peninsula Hot Springs, a finalist in Cultural Tourism, and Arthurs Seat Eagle, a finalist in Major Tourist Attraction, demonstrated their ongoing commitment to offering unique and immersive experiences, contributing to the richness of the experiences on the Mornington Peninsula. 

Sorrento Beachside Visitor Information Centre was honoured with the Silver Award, showcasing its dedication to providing invaluable information and enhancing the overall visitor experience.


Angela Cleland, Chief Executive Officer of Mornington Peninsula Regional Tourism, expressed her gratitude and excitement about the remarkable achievements. She stated, "We are immensely proud of the Mornington Peninsula's tourism industry for its well-deserved success at the 2023 VTIC Victorian Tourism Awards. These accolades are a testament to our local businesses' hard work, dedication, and creativity in providing exceptional experiences that make our region a standout destination. We look forward to continuing to showcase the unique charm and attractions that Mornington Peninsula has to offer to visitors from near and far."

The VTIC Victorian Tourism Awards celebrate excellence and innovation in the state's tourism industry, acknowledging businesses that contribute to the growth and success of Victoria as a premier tourism destination. Mornington Peninsula Regional Tourism congratulates all winners, finalists, and participants for their outstanding contributions to the region's vibrant and diverse tourism landscape.

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