Thursday, February 29, 2024

Dwellingup crowned Australia’s top tiny tourism town

The WA town of Dwellingup has been crowned Australia’s Top Tiny Tourism Town at the 2023 national Top Tourism Town Awards.

The awards recognise and reward towns across Australia that demonstrate a strong commitment to encouraging tourism and increasing visitation to the destination.

Shire President, Councillor David Bolt said it is wonderful to see Dwellingup receive the well-deserved national recognition.

“For many years we have worked with the community to deliver the vision of Dwellingup’s businesses and residents. We have focused on promoting Dwellingup’s natural beauty and authentic country charm, and secured Dwellingup’s position as the State’s best trails and adventure destination,” said Councillor Bolt.

“By partnering with the tourism sector, we have strengthened Dwellingup as a visitor destination. I would like to thank everyone in Dwellingup’s tourism industry for the passion you all apply in making it such a stand-out place to visit. This award is a testament to your efforts, congratulations to you all.

“Our congratulations also go to the team at Mandurah, for taking gold in the Top Tourism Town category. Congrats also to Rosanna Angus at WAITOC for winning Top Tour Guide.”

Dwellingup is one of Western Australia’s oldest towns. Just over an hour’s drive from Perth,
it has an abundance of nature-inspired experiences and unique offerings that suit adventurers of all ages, Council said.

The win follows the announcement in May 2023, that Dwellingup was crowned Western Australia’s Top Tiny Tourism Town. It was the third consecutive year the town had been recognised as one of the state’s best destinations, having won Gold in 2021 and Silver in 2022.

As a 2023 national finalist, Dwellingup competed against Aireys Inlet (VIC), Huskisson (NSW), Port Broughton (SA), Stanley (TAS), Winton (QLD) and Yuendumu (NT).

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