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Innovative, eco-friendly Noosa tourism venture wins national award

By March 11, 2020 No Comments

Habitat Noosa everglades eco camp, an innovative tourist attraction which commenced operating in July 2018 has taken out the Gold award in the New Tourism Business category at the Australian Tourism Awards in Canberra last Friday night.

Habitat Noosa is owned and operated by local brothers Wade and Paul Batty who spent years designing and developing the multi-award winning eco camp on a 65 acre site just 25 minutes from Noosa’s iconic Hastings Street.

“We are just so thrilled to win this award, to achieve national recognition after operating for just 20 months is so rewarding for Paul and I as well as our families and staff and suppliers,” Wade said.

“Our vision was to provide our guests with a truly authentic Australian experience, tourism is such a competitive market with so many challenges but we were committed to creating an authentic experience which would appeal to a wide cross section of the community.

“We are just 25 minutes from Hastings Street Noosa and yet it’s so peaceful and tranquil with access to 500 metres of beachfront on the Noosa River from our 65 acre site which we share with a range of fauna including a large eastern grey kangaroo population.

“Guest can choose from a range of accommodation including luxury glamping tents, wilderness tents, cabins for school groups, powered and unpowered waterfront camp sites for guests with caravans, motorhomes, camper trailers or a tent.

“We have a special facility which can cater for up to 100 educational groups and conference guests who can access extensive water craft hire equipment as well as a camp kitchen and laundry along with a bistro with an onsite micro-brewery and a kiosk,” Wade said.

“To win gold in the New Tourism Business category at the Australian Tourism Awards is a massive coup for not only Habitat Noosa, but the entire Sunshine Coast,” Mr Latchford said.

“Their achievement highlights just how valuable new and innovative accommodation and tourism offerings are for the region and exemplifies the exceptional standard of experiences we have to offer visitors.

“Excitingly on the same night, the Sunshine Coast was confirmed as the host destination for the 2021 Qantas Australian Tourism Awards. Events and accolades such as these help further position the Sunshine Coast as a leading Australian tourism and business events destination.”

In April this year another major milestone is set to be achieved with the completion of an additional thirteen luxury glamping tents with their own private ensuite. This will increase the number of onsite glamping tents by 40%.