16 May, 2024

Moreton Bay vs Somerset tourism town showdown

Kilcoy, Toogoolawah and Redcliffe have been awarded finalist positions in this year’s much-coveted Queensland Top Tourism Town title.

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own title. Presented by the Queensland Tourism Industry Council (QTIC), the annual awards recognise outstanding regional destinations and honour communities that demonstrate a commitment to visitor excellence.

Somerset Regional Council Mayor Jason Wendt said he was pleased that both Kilcoy and Toogoolawah have been recognised.

“Our small Somerset towns are the heartbeat of our region, and the QTIC Awards are an excellent opportunity to showcase them to the tourism industry,” Cr Wendt said.

Cr Wendt also thanked Somerset tourism business owners for their contributions to the towns.

“These results are testament to the wonderful work of our Somerset tourism business owners, who work tirelessly to produce an array of high-quality experiences and exceptional services to our visitors,” he said.

City of Moreton Bay Mayor Peter Flannery said Redcliff e was well deserving of such an accolade.

“Redcliffe is certainly one of the most iconic locations of City of Moreton Bay,” he said.

“From the iconic Redcliffe Jetty and Bee Gees Way, scenic waterways and wetlands, Kayo Stadium and the Dolphins, a host of great events, and a warm and welcoming community, Redcliffe offers so much.

“I encourage our community and visitors to get behind Redcliffe.”

Voting closes on May 17, with winners announced on June 7.

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