Perth Zoo has been named as the top attraction in Western Australia in the latest Western Australian Tourism Awards.

Perth Zoo has been named as the top attraction in Western Australia in the latest Western Australian Tourism Awards.For those taking flights to Perth, a number of other attractions were also recognised by the awards for their achievements within the tourism sector, including Rottnest Island and The Bell Tower.

Tourism Council Western Australia’s chief executive officer, Graham Moss, explained that the awards had seen a substantial increase in the number of nominations for eco categories – largely due to an increase in demand from tourists looking for a greener holiday experience.

He added: “The standard of submissions were especially high this year which positions Western Australia for success in the Qantas Australian Tourism Awards which will be held on the 11th March 2011 in Perth.”

The top eco award went to Pearl Sea Coastal Cruises, with the Eco Beach Wilderness Retreat being named as runner-up.

Perth Zoo was first opened in 1896 and has developed into a key attraction located close to the centre of the city.

Written by Ruth Norris.

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