Indigenous heritage a highlight in tourism awards Indigenous tourism is being recognised as a key attraction that draws those looking for holidays for singles to Australia in the 2012 WA Tourism Awards list of categories and shortlisted competitors.

This is the 40th anniversary of the awards and one of the highlights will be the gold medal for the best indigenous tourism offering, a category which highlights the importance of the Aboriginal heritage of Australia. The finalists were announced this week and the awards ceremony will occur in November.

Hopefully this will result in more Aboriginal tourist attractions developing throughout Australia, so that when next holidaying in the country there will be every opportunity to experience a piece of Australia’s vibrant and culturally rich history.

Some of the biggest attractions in Australia are deeply rooted in the indigenous culture; Uluru or Ayers Rock is just one of the famous landmarks of Aboriginal interest; the rock is sacred to the Anangu people in the area. If not any of the other indigenous tourism attractions in the country, Uluru should definitely be paid a visit for a real taste of Aboriginal culture.

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