Voyages Indigenous Tourism Australia’s spectacular drone show, Wintjiri Wiru, has won two prestigious awards at the 36th Brolga Northern Territory Tourism Awards.
Wintjiri Wiru (which means beautiful view out to the horizon) features 1200 lightweight drones along with light projections in the skies above Uluru. It emerged last night as the winner of Best Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Tourism Experience; as well as being awarded the Chair’s Choice for Tourism Excellence.
“We’re absolutely thrilled Wintjiri Wiru has been recognised at the Northern Territory’s Brolga Awards,” said Matt Cameron-Smith, CEO of Voyages Indigenous Tourism Australia.
“Importantly, these awards honour the Anangu and the story they have so graciously shared with the world to create Wintjiri Wiru. We’re incredibly proud to be able to share this stunning Indigenous storytelling experience with our guests, offering an authentic connection to Anangu culture in the spiritual heart of Australia,” said Cameron-Smith.
The Awards were hosted last night at the Darwin Convention Centre, honouring 28 businesses, organisations and individuals in total.
Other major winners on the night included Darwin Waterfront taking out the best Major Tourist Attraction; Darwin Festival crowned best Major Festival; Katherine Outback Experience won best Tourism Attraction as well as the new category Excellence in Accessible Tourism.
Sab Lord and Ann-Maree Grant of Lords Kakadu and Arnhemland Safaris received the highest individual accolade, jointly receiving the Tourism Minister’s Perpetual Trophy in recognition of their dedication and commitment to Territory tourism.
A total of 22 Northern Territory business category winners from the 2023 Brolga Awards will represent the Territory at the Australian Tourism Awards, with Darwin the host city for the national awards on 15 March 2024.
Voyages Indigenous Tourism Australia recently added a third, nightly twilight Wintjiri Wiru show.
For more information, visit voyages.com.au
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