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Two Scenic Rim tourism businesses were among the winners at the recent 2019 Scenic Rim Business Excellence Awards.

Summer Land Camel Farm received the Excellence in Agriculture Award and Mt Barney Lodge received the award for Excellence in Tourism, Accommodation and Hospitality.

Jeff Flood of Summer Land Farms with his Scenic Rim Excellence Award.

Summer Land Camel Farm is the largest commercial camel dairy and milk processing, breeding and farming operation outside the Middle East. The farm produces a range of products and also welcomes visitors to the farm.

Tracey and Innes Larkin with Mayor Greg Christensen at the Scenic Rim Business Awards.

Mt Barney Lodge is a 30ha eco-tourism retreat specialising in group and family bookings, and outdoor education and adventure activities, school camps and catering.

Mayor Greg Christensen says competition was keen among the 71 nominations and in making their decision the judges considered factors including customer service, environmental awareness, business strategy, risk management and financial performance.

“I have been inspired by the stories behind so many of these businesses which go above and beyond to deliver the highest levels of customer service while adding value to our regional economy, contributing to its strong trajectory of growth, and providing local employment opportunities for members of our communities.”

Find out more about all of the winners

See the photo gallery from the gala event

Innes Larkin welcomes visitors to his Mt Barney Lodge, offering guests an easy, accessible back-to-nature experience. We asked him to share his Scenic Rim highlights.