GOLD, GOLD, GOLD: Happy recipients of gold for the Carnival of Flowers at the Australian Tourism Awards in Launceston last night.
GOLD, GOLD, GOLD: Happy recipients of gold for the Carnival of Flowers at the Australian Tourism Awards in Launceston last night. contributed

Carnival of Flowers cleans up at national awards again

TOOWOOMBA'S signature event the Carnival of Flowers has taken out gold for the third year in a row at the Australian Tourism Awards.

The win, announced in Launceston last night, placed the COF in the coveted National Tourism Hall of Fame - Queensland's first inductee in a decade.

Queensland Tourism Industry Council (QTIC) Chief Executive and Australian Tourism Awards Chair Daniel Gschwind said Toowoomba's Carnival of Flowers was a deserving recipient, showcasing itself as one of the best events in the country.

"Locals and visitors alike have been delighted by the Toowoomba Carnival of Flowers and to see it recognised on a national scale is fantastic for the Southern Queensland Country region and for Queensland," Mr Gschwind said.

Queensland continued to reinforce its reputation as a world-class destination taking home six gold, eight silver and three bronze across the 25 categories.



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