Victoria's best tourist attractions named

For the third year the Melbourne Museum has taken the top prize in the Major Tourism Attraction category at the RACV Victorian Tourism Awards, entering the hall of fame in the process.

Minister for Tourism and Major Events Louise Asher said the ceremony celebrated the state's best leaders and innovators.

"I congratulate all of the winners for helping make Victoria a premier tourism destination, contributing to the state's $15.9 billion tourism industry and sustaining a tourism workforce of around 204,000 Victorians," Ms Asher said.

The Suzuki Night Market, a decade long summer tradition at the Queen Victoria Market took top prize in Festivals and Events, and Habitat HQ in St Kilda was No. 1 Backpacker Accommodation.

The Peninsula Hot Springs on the Mornington Peninsula won for No.1  Tourist Attraction and Health and Wellbeing tourism.

The awards, judged by industry peers, the Victorian Tourism Industry Council (VTIC) and Tourism Victoria attracted more than 140 entries across 32 categories.

Other winners included: Ecotourism, Moonraker Dolphin Swims; Adventure Tourism, Great Ocean Road Surf Tours; Tourist and Caravan Parks, RACV Cobram Resort; Deluxe Accommodation, RACV Inverloch Resort; Luxury Accommodation, Crown Metropol.

For a full list of winners see