Awards and certifications

Since the company's beginning in 1995, Kimberley Quest has been the recipient of many awards, working hard and striving to achieve the highest standard of business excellence!

2010

Winner in the Western Australian Tourism Awards under the category of Ecotourism. Silver medallist in the Western Australian Tourism Awards under the category Tour & Transport Operators.

2009

Kimberley Quest won the bronze award in the category of Tour & Transport Operators at the Western Australian Tourism Awards. We are very proud of our achievement and thank you all for your support.

2005

Winner in the Australian Tourism Awards in the category Significant Tour and Transport Operator.

2004

Winner in the Western Australian Tourism Awards under the categories Significant Tour and Transport operator, Adventure Tourism, and Unique Accommodation.

2003

Winner in the Western Australian Tourism Awards under the category of Significant Tour and Transport Operator. Finalist in the Western Australian Tourism Awards under the categories of Adventure Tourism and Unique Accommodation.

2002

Finalist in the Western Australian Tourism Awards under the category Tour and Transport Operator.

1999

Winner of Business of the Year, awarded by the Kimberley Business Enterprise Centre.

Finalist in the Western Australian Tourism Awards under the category Significant Tour and Transport Operator.

Industry Certifications and Networks

Kimberley Quest have been a nationally recognised Accredited Tourism Business since 2003. The Accreditation recognises tourism businesses that are committed to professionalism in operations and service. For more information visit www.tourismaccredition.org.au.

Advanced Ecotourism businesses are Australia's leading and most innovative ecotourism products, who provide opportunities to learn about the environment and are committed to achieving best practice when using resources wisely, contributing to the conservation of the environment and helping local communities. For more information visit www.ecotourism.org.au.

Kimberley Quest are an active member of the Australia's Northwest Tourism body. Working together to try to increase visitation to the region by marketing the destination to the domestic and international marketplace. For more information visit www.australiasnorthwest.com.

Marine Tourism Western Australia. The association is a non-profit industry association, established for the development and representation of the Charter Boat Industry in Western Australia.

Member of the Wildlife Tourism Council Australia. Endorsing sustainable development of a diverse wildlife tourism industry that supports conservation. For more information visit www.wildlifetourism.org.au.

Corporate Member since 2005. Many stories in Australian Geographic reflect our desire to inspire people to share in the great adventure of being Australian and to tell the world about our culture and geography. For more information visit www.australiangeographic.com.au.

IGFA are committed to the conservation of game fish and the promotion of responsible, ethical angling practices through science, education, rule making and record keeping. For more information visit www.igfa.org.

Supporting Charities

The Royal Flying Doctor Service of Australia is a not-for-profit charitable Service providing aero medical emergency and primary health care services together with communication and education assistance to people who live, work and travel in regional and remote Australia. Kimberley Quest are great believers and strong supporters of the Royal Flying Doctor Service especially in Western Australia. For more information visit www.rfdswa.org.au.

The Asthma Foundation of WA is a community based, non-profit organisation dedicated to the alleviation of asthma as a cause of morbidity and mortality in our community. The Foundation offers education and support services for people with asthma and their carers, and funds local medical and scientific research into asthma. For more information visit www.asthmawa.org.au.

What Starlight does best is create a space for Perth kids to be kids, regardless of their circumstances. Kimberley Quest support has helped brighten the lives of seriously ill and hospitalised children, and their families, throughout Australia. For more information visit www.starlight.org.

The Lioness' Club of Broome consists of a group of community spirited women. They follow the Ethos and Purpose of Lionesses International. The main focus over the last 12 months has been raising money for a Patient Transfer Facility at the airport in Broome. For more information visit www.lionsclub.org.au.

Kyle Andrews Foundation - In early 1998 a young Broome boy undergoing treatment for leukaemia at PMH (Princess Margaret Hospital) in Perth WA, had a dream of bringing some of his young friends from the ward to Cable Beach in Broome so that, in his words, " they might feel better". For more information visit www.kyleandrewsfoundation.com.au.

Save the Kimberley does not oppose development. Save the Kimberley supports appropriate development that looks after people and the environment of the Kimberley. For more information visit www.savethekimberley.com.

The local Broome Wildlife Rehabilitation and Release organisation Chelonia are a volunteer program which specialise in the sick, injured and orphaned wildlife. Kimberley Quest not only monetarily support this fantastic organisation but sponsor a sea turtle by the name of Princess. www.chelonia.org.au

The Princess Margaret Hospital Foundation is the official fundraising body for Princess Margaret Hospital for Children, Western Australia's only specialist children's hospital. The Foundation is dedicated to improving the quality of life of all sick West Australian children. For more information visit www.pmhfoundation.com.

Diabetes Australia-NSW is Australia's largest charity organisation for people with diabetes. Our core business is the management, detection and prevention of diabetes. For more information visit www.diabetesnsw.com.au.

ChildFund is purely a child-focused, not-for profit organisation that helps to provide the essential needs of communities desperately in need. Improving the community's general way of life they assist with nutritious food, improved water, education and access to healthcare. For more information about ChildFund please visit www.childfund.org.au.

Acknowledgements

We would like to acknowledge the following photographers;

Brett Barnett

Hugh Brown

Emma Carlos

Nigel Gaunt

Graham Farrell

Steve Lloyd-Smith

Christine Bairstow