Tasmania’s West Coast is punching above its weight again on the national tourism scene.
For the second year in a row the West Coast has won a national award in the Australia’s Top Tourist Towns competition.
Queenstown has been judged Australia’s best small tourist town with a population between 1500 and 5000, following on from Strahan bagging a gold medal last year in the tiny town category for populations less than 1500.
Tasmania’s entry in the tiny town category this year, Stanley, failed to medal, with Dwellingup in Western Australia’s Darling Ranges as the winner.
Tasmania’s top tourism town for populations above 5000 this year, Devonport, also finished out of the medals, with the gold going to Mandurah, also in WA.