GetAboutAble Recognised in the Canberra Region Tourism Awards

We’re proud to have received a commendation in the Tourism Marketing and Campaigns category.

GetAboutAble received a commendation for our Canberra: More than inclusive, more than accessible campaign at the recent  Canberra Region Tourisn Awards. 

GetAboutAble joins Push Adventures of South Australia and Cocky Guides of New South Wales as a growing number of businesses promoting accessible & inclusive tourism being recognised at state tourism award level. We would love to see all state and national tourism awards include an accessible category recognising businesses striving for accessibility excellence and being inclusive for everybody.

The 2021 Canberra Region Tourism Awards were held on 4th February in a virtual whirlwind tour of the capital.

To learn more about the awards, visit

Watch the awards presentation

Congratulations to National Capital Educational Tourism Project, who won the Tourism Marketing and Campaigns category, and all the winners:

Markus Gibson-Huck Young Achiever Award: Jelena Bojanic

Canberra Region Tourism Service Award: Michael Salmon

People’s Choice Awards:
Favourite Entertainment – Kingpin
Favourite Café – Two Before Ten
Favourite Attraction –Enlighten Canberra
Favourite Nightlife –Assembly
Favourite Restaurant – Akiba
Favourite Local Product – Pialligo Estate Canberra Smokehouse

Tourism Retail and Hire Services: Gallery of Small Things

Caravan and Holiday Parks: Alivio Tourist Park Canberra

Adventure Tourism: Dynamic Motivation Mountain Biking

3 – 3.5 Star Accommodation: Mercure Hotels Canberra

Unique Accommodation: Jamala Wildlife Lodge

Outstanding contribution by an Individual: Patrick Lonergan

New Tourism Business: Van Du Vin
Commendation – A by Adina Canberra

Cultural Tourism: Royal Australian Mint

Tourism Wineries, Distilleries & Breweries: Shaw Wines
Commendation – Contentious Character

Canberra Region Innovation and Resilience: Handmade Market
Commendation – National Capital Educational Tourism Project

Tourist Attractions: National Arboretum Canberra

Commendation – National Dinosaur Museum

Major Festivals and Events: National Gallery of Australia

Major Tourist Attractions: Parliament House

Thanks to the Canberra Region Tourism Industry Council and Threesides Marketing, along with major sponsor VisitCanberra, for being able to pivot so quickly during the constantly changing Covid 19 situation so we were all still able to celebrate, even if virtually. It was great to see Canberra showcased in the pre-recorded live stream, a method we used for AITCAP, making it more accessible for everyone to attend.