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Yanchep National Park wins gold

Yanchep National Park senior ranger Mark Varley, park manager Alison Pritchard, DPaW regional leader Ewen MacGregor, marketing coordinator Jennifer Green, volunteer coordinator Ciara McIlduff, visitor services manager Julia Coggins, Tourism WA CEO Stephanie Buckland.
Yanchep National Park senior ranger Mark Varley, park manager Alison Pritchard, DPaW regional leader Ewen MacGregor, marketing coordinator Jennifer Green, volunteer coordinator Ciara McIlduff, visitor services manager Julia Coggins, Tourism WA CEO Stephanie Buckland.

The chance to explore caves, native bushland and fauna, walk trails and indigenous experience tours have helped Yanchep National Park, managed by the Department of Parks and Wildlife (DPaW), take out gold in the Tourism Attraction category at the Western Australian Tourism Awards.

The awards recognise outstanding customer service, innovation and ongoing business excellence in the Western Australian tourism industry.

DPaW’s Yanchep National Park Manager, Alison Pritchard, said it had been an honour to accept the award on behalf of staff and volunteers.

“We have an incredible team of passionate and committed people here at Yanchep and this gold medal acknowledges our achievements,” Ms Pritchard said.

“Of course, this award would not be possible without the support of businesses that operate within the park, along with DPaW’s district, regional and Parks and Visitor Services staff.”

Yanchep National Park’s win was not the only celebration for DPaW at the Tourism Awards, which were held at Crown Perth on Saturday 9 November.

The Walpole Wilderness Discovery Centre, also managed by the department, won gold in the New Tourism Development category.

The Walpole Wilderness Discovery Centre, a state-of-the-art interpretative centre, is situated at the Valley of the Giants Tree Top Walk.

DPaW Acting Director General Jim Sharp said both award-winning projects showcased how people could interact with the natural and cultural values in Western Australia’s parks.

“These awards demonstrate recognition by the tourism industry that we provide unique and innovative world-class amenities for visitors,” Mr Sharp said.

Gold medallists will go on to represent Western Australia at the Qantas Australian Tourism Awards.

 

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