Tasmanian Tourism Award winners are presented with a ‘Weindorfer Trophy’.
Our Weindorfer trophies are custom-designed, and handmade each year from native Tasmanian timbers by renowned Tasmanian artist Tom Samek.
The trophy pays tribute to the original Tasmanian tourism pioneers, Gustav and Kate Weindorfer.
The Weindorfers settled in Tasmanian in the early 1900s. At Cradle Mountain, they built Waldheim, a chalet of King Billy Pine amongst the Eucalypt trees. Gustav and Kate were great hosts and care-givers to visitors. They undertook the original sales missions to promote Cradle Mountain and Tasmania, and the Weindorfers lobbied strongly for the creation of a National Park for Cradle Mountain.
“This must be a National Park for the people for all time. It is magnificent, and people must know about it and enjoy it.” Gustav Weindorfer
The Weindorfers enduring legacy is encapsulated in the Tasmanian Tourism awards program, celebrating professionalism, sustainability and innovation in tourism. The category ‘New Tourism Business’ bears the prestige of Gustav’s name in perpetuity, with the winner of each year presented with ‘Gustav’s Award for Best New Tourism Business’.
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