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VTIC Gold Winners!

Golden Moments: Kangaroo Ridge Retreat Shines at the 2023 Victorian Tourism Awards!

In Even Bigger News – Kangaroo Ridge Retreat, i.e your’s truly and your go-to premium Yarra Valley escape, has taken home the gold at the 2023 Victorian Tourism Awards!

The epic Gold win in the Hosted Accommodation category awarded by the Victoria Tourism Industry Council (VTIC) isn’t just a victory; it’s a massive high-five to our commitment to giving you kickass curated experiences right here in Victoria.

The VTIC Awards are like the Oscars of the state’s tourism scene, and snagging the Gold is our way of saying, “Yeah, we’re kind of a big deal.” This win isn’t just about providing an awesome place to crash while visiting the Yarra Valley; it’s about setting new standards in how we do things—strategic, customer-focused, and just downright awesome.

A women sitting on a balcony while having breakfast looking at the mountain views with the VTIC Gold winner banner in the foreground.

But wait, there’s more to our victory dance than meets the eye. Because the application is damn straight hardcore 10,000 words submission, we teamed up with Hop It, the Yarra Valley’s one and only hop-on and off service, to cheer each other on and to make sure we both got our applications in on time. And also because good things happen when awesome businesses join forces. We didn’t just win Gold; we threw a Gold party with Hop It also taking out a Gold in the Tour Operators category at the VTIC Awards. And right there, friends, is what it’s all about – supporting each other and proving that collaboration is the secret sauce in our Yarra Valley success story.

Big shout out to Yarra Ranges Tourism, for connecting us with Karen Oliver, our guiding star through the crazy submission process. Karen, you rock!

The Yarra Valley took home not one, not two, but three Gold awards at the VTIC awards ceremony. Kangaroo Ridge Retreat, Hop It, Tesselaar Kabloom Festival, and Healesville Sanctuary led the charge, while Yarra Ranges Tourism and Yering George Cottages snagged the Silver. Our region is a tourism powerhouse, and we’re proud of that! This Gold isn’t just ours; it’s a high-five to the entire Yarra Valley.

But guess what? The party isn’t over. We’re gearing up to take on the Qantas Australian Tourism Awards in Darwin next March. It’s like the grand finale, and we’re ready to slay in the hosted accommodation category at the national level.

We want you, our awesome guests, to be part of this adventure. Every stay with us is a curated escape into nature. It’s not just a retreat; it’s your invitation to join the Kangaroo Ridge experience, where every moment is a vibe.

Keep vibing, stay awesome, and here’s to more unforgettable moments at Kangaroo Ridge Retreat! 🌟🏆🎉

Wurundjeri Country
38 Turners Lane
Healesville, Vic, 3777 Australia


Healesville VIC, Australia