2017 Golden Backpack Award Nominees

Best Tour Activity – New South Wales

  • Skydive Australia – Byron Bay
  • Skydive Australia – Sydney-Wollongong
  • Lets go surfing
  • G-Adventures
  • Oz Snow Adventures
  • Kangariffic tours
  • Surf Camp Australia
  • Barefoot Downunder
  • Sydney Bridge Climb
  • Coast Warriors
  • Intro Travel
  • MojoSurf – Surf Adventures
  • Loka

Best Tour Activity – Northern Territory

  • Jump Tours
  • Mulgas Adventures
  • The Rock Tour
  • Wayoutback Australian Safaris
  • Emu Run Experience
  • Kakadu 4WD experience
  • G-Adventures
  • Adventure Tours Australia
  • Crocosaurus Cove

Best Tour Activity – Queensland

  • Nomads Fraser Island Tours
  • Skydive Brisbane
  • Skydive Noosa
  • Skydive Fraser Island
  • Skydive Cairns
  • Skydive Mission Beach
  • Skydive Airlie Beach
  • Waterfall Wanderers
  • Whitsundays Sailing Adventures
  • Fraser on Rainbow 4WD Tag along Safari
  • Dingos 4WD Tag along Safari
  • Pippies Fraser Island Tour
  • Down Under Cruise & Dive
  • Ocean Rafting
  • Red Cat Adventures
  • Ocean Safari – Cape Tribulation
  • Raging Thunder
  • G-Adventures
  • Down Under Cruise & Dive
  • AJ Hackett Cairns
  • Drop Bear Adventures
  • Pro Dive Cairns
  • True Blue Sailing
  • Cairns Dive Centre
  • Loka Travel
  • Deep Sea Divers Den

Best Tour Activity – South Australia

  • Calypso Star Charters
  • Kangaroo Island Adventure Tours (Sealink)
  • Groovy Grape Tours
  • Adventure Tours Australia
  • Taste the Barossa
  • Swim with Tuna
  • Nullabor Traveller

Best Tour Activity – Tasmania

  • Jump Tours
  • Under Down Under
  • Adventure Tours Australia

Best Tour Activity – Western Australia

  • Skydive York
  • Skydive Rockingham
  • The Magic Bus Australia
  • Aussie Wanderer Tours & Safaris
  • Adventure Tours Australia
  • Kimberley Wild Adventure Tours
  • Red Earth Safaris
  • Three Island Whale Shark Dive
  • Nullabor Traveller

Best Tour Activity – Victoria

  • Great Ocean Road Surf Tours
  • Wildlife Tours Australia
  • Rap Jumping
  • Skydive Australia – Great Ocean Road
  • Skydive Australia – Melbourne
  • Skydive Australia – Yarra Valley
  • G Adventures
  • Bunyip Yours

Best Accommodation – Northern Territory

  • Alice Lodge Backpackers
  • Down Under Hostels
  • Melaleuca on Mitchell
  • YHA Alice Springs

Best Accommodation – Queensland

  • Port Douglas Backpackers
  • Backpackers in Paradise
  • Fraser on Rainbow
  • Jazz Cairns
  • United Backpackers Port Douglas
  • The Northern Greenhouse
  • Rambutan Townsville
  • Emus Beach Resort
  • Backpackers in Paradise
  • Gilligans
  • Surfers Paradise Backpackers Resort
  • Magnums Airlie Beach
  • Noosa Flashpackers
  • Bunk Brisbane
  • Bunk Surfers Paradise
  • Base, Airlie Beach
  • Mooloolaba Beach Backpackers
  • Nomads Noosa
  • Cairns YHA
  • Dingos Backpacker Resort
  • Cairns Beach Flashpackers
  • Pippies Beach House

Best Accommodation – South Australia

  • Vivonne Bay Lodge, Kangaroo Island
  • Port Lincoln YHA
  • Hostel 109
  • Barossa Backpackers
  • Adelaide Shakespeare Backpackers Hostel
  • Port Elliot YHA
  • YHA Adelaide

Best Accommodation – Tasmania

  • The Pickled Frog
  • Montacute Boutique Bunkhouse
  • Arthouse Backpackers
  • Bicheno Backpackers

Best Accommodation – Victoria

  • Ritz for Backpackers
  • United Backpackers
  • Base St Kilda
  • Greenhouse Backpackers
  • Bells Beach Backpackers
  • Urban Central
  • Space Hotel
  • Habitat HQ

Best Accommodation – Western Australia

  • Billabong Backpackers Resort
  • The Witch’s Hat
  • Perth City YHA
  • Globe Backpackers
  • Ningaloo Club Coral Bay
  • Ocean Beach Backpackers
  • Coolibah Lodge

Best Accommodation – New South Wales

  • Sydney Backpackers
  • Base, Sydney
  • YHA, Sydney
  • Harbour Big Hostel
  • YHA Blue Mountain Katoomba
  • Bounce Hostel
  • Wake UP!

Best Accommodation – New Zealand

  • JUCY Snooze Christchurch
  • Haka Lodge Ltd
  • Pacific Coast Lodge and Backpackers
  • Base, Queenstown
  • YHA NZ
  • Copper Beach Backpackers
  • Rainforest Retreat
  • Base Auckland
  • Ponsonby backpackers
  • Trek Global Backpackers
  • Adventure Queenstown Hostel

Best Backpacker Night – New Zealand

  • Pippi Patch
  • Big Night Out
  • Blend Bar
  • Kiwi Crawl
  • Trek Global

Best Campervan – New Zealand

  • Spaceships Campervans
  • Mighty Campers
  • Jucy Rentals NZ
  • Hippie Campers

Best Cultural Experience

  • Dolphin Seafaris
  • Tamaki Maori Village
  • Daintree Dreaming
  • Rainforest Spirit
  • The magic bus Australia
  • Loka Travel

Best Tour/Activity – New Zealand

  • JUCY Cruise
  • Canoe and Kayak Taupo
  • Waitomo Glowworm Caves
  • The Legendary Black Water Rafting Co
  • Kiwi Experience
  • N-ZONE NEW ZEALAND
  • Skydive Taupo
  • Haka Tours Ltd
  • Shotover Canyon Swing
  • Canoe & Kayak Taupo
  • Mojo Surf NZ
  • Franz Josef Glacier
  • Flying Kiwi Adventures
  • Taupo Bungy
  • AJ Hackett NZ

Best Transport – New Zealand

  • Kiwi Experience
  • JUCY New Zealand
  • Kiwi Experience
  • Stray
  • Hippie Campers
  • Haka Tours

Best Travel Agent – New Zealand

  • Georgies Getaways
  • Peterpans Adventure Travel
  • Travel Freedom

Best Destination – New Zealand

  • Rotorua – Aotearoa
  • Great Lake Taupo
  • Queenstown
  • Bay of Plenty
  • Waitomo
  • Bay of islands

Best Visitor Attraction – New Zealand

  • Lake Taupo
  • Franz Josef Glacier
  • Abel Tasman National Park
  • Skyline Queenstown
  • Tongariro National Park

Best Holiday Park – Australia

  • Cairns Holiday Park
  • Bungalow Bay Magnetic Island
  • Harbour View Holiday Park
  • Big 4 Gold Coast Holiday Park
  • Ledge Point Caravan Park

Best Airline – Australia

  • Jetstar Airways
  • Qantas
  • Virgin
  • Tiger
  • Rex

Best Online Travel Agent

  • Georgies Getaways
  • Peterpans Travel
  • Tramondoo
  • Travel Freedom Australia
  • One Stop Adventures
  • RTW Backpackers
  • Lost In Australia
  • Backpacker Deals
  • Xtreme Travel
  • Tournado
  • Student Universe
  • STA Travel
  • Uluru Adventures

Best Backpacker Night – Australia

  • Ultimate Party Cairns
  • Birdees
  • The Hangover Crawl
  • Gilligans
  • Down Under Party Tour
  • Full moon Down Under/Island Life
  • X Base Backpackers – St Kilda
  • partyincairns.com
  • Turf Bar
  • Monsoons Bar & Restaurant
  • Under Down Under Bar
  • Cheeky Monkeys
  • The Woolshed
  • Wicked Club Crawl

Best Campervan – Australia

  • JUCY Australia
  • RELOC8IT Campervans
  • Hippie Camper
  • Mighty Campers
  • Travellers Autobarn
  • Spaceships
  • Wicked

Best Destination – Australia

  • Noosa
  • Airlie Beach – Whitsundays
  • Cairns
  • K’gari aka Fraser Island
  • The Whitsundays
  • Gold Coast
  • Melbourne
  • South Australia
  • Northern Territory

Best Large Travel Agent – Australia

  • Backpackers World Travel
  • Backpacker by STA Travel
  • Peter Pans Adventure Travel
  • Flight Centre
  • Happy Travels

Best Small/independent travel agent – Australia

  • Georgies Getaways
  • XTREME TRAVEL GROUP
  • Student Uni Travel
  • The Friendly Backpacker Travel (Friendly Travel)
  • Adventure Cairns And Beyond
  • Gilligans Travels
  • Crooked Compass
  • Lake 67
  • Duck Travel
  • One Stop Adventures
  • Tropical Tour bookings

Best Transport – Australia

  • JUCY Australia
  • Integrity Coach Lines
  • Loka
  • Premier Way
  • Greyhound
  • The Magic Bus Australia
  • Spaceships

Best Visitor Attraction – Australia

  • The Great Barrier Reef
  • Uluru Kata Tjuta National Park
  • Great Ocean Road
  • Blue Mountains
  • Koala Park – Magnetic Island
  • Fraser Island

Best Technology, Services, Recruitment or Training provider

  • Visit OZ
  • Global Work & Travel
  • Taxback.com
  • Backpackers Buddy
  • Travello App
  • Fruitpickingjobs.com.au
  • Workstay.com.au