Narrows Escape Rainforest Retreat has walked away from the Queensland Tourism Awards with their third consecutive win, earning them a well-deserved place in the Queensland Tourism Hall of Fame.
The beautiful boutique resort offers six self-contained cottages nestled in the pristine rainforest of the Sunshine Coast hinterland making it the perfect couples retreat.
The unmatched surroundings coupled with impeccable service makes Narrows Escape the obvious recipient of such recognition.
Taking out the top honours in the Hosted Accommodation category at this year’s Awards has again earned Narrows Escape entry into the tourism industry’s peak award, the Qantas Australian Tourism Awards which they won last year in Hobart. The event will be held at Luna Park, Sydney in February 2014.
This honour is awarded to the best of the best with only 2 other winners of the Hosted Accommodation category being inducted in the past 9 Years.
“Winning this award for the past three years has been incredible,” said Narrows Escape co-owner, Mark Skinner. “And being inducted to the Hall of Fame is just the icing on the cake.”
“Becoming ‘Hall-of-Famers’ does mean that we can’t enter the competition for the next two years,” said Mark. “But that won’t stop us from making improvements so we can come back even better in 2016.” Narrows Escape is preparing for some R’n’R of their own having recently been awarded a $110,000 government grant, which will be matched dollar for dollar by Mark and Joanne.
The planned renovations are due to begin in February 2014 and the new and improved retreat will reopen in March.
Always striving to improve the local tourism industry as well as their resort, Mark and Joanne travel internationally to raise the profile of the little sliced of heaven that is the Sunshine Coast. ”Our most recent trip was to Europe to visit key travel agents and encourage them to recommend the Sunshine Coast, and more specifically Narrows Escape, for travellers wanting to discover the natural beauty of Australian rainforest complemented by stunning coastline,” said Mark.