RED Hill South, Sorrento and Frankston are among 17 finalists competing for the 2023 Victorian Top Tourism Town award.
The annual award recognises Victorian towns that provide exceptional experiences for visitors by working together with businesses, tourism operators and the community.
The three award categories this year are Top Tourism Town (population above 5000), Small Tourism Town (population 1500-5000) and Tiny Tourism Town (population less than 1500).
To make it to this stage, each of the towns had to demonstrate commitment to being the best destination they could be.
The public now gets to vote before 5pm on 22 June for the winner.
Frankston is among the finalists in the Top Tourism Town, while Top Small Tourism Town finalist Sorrento and Top Tiny Tourism Town finalist Red Hill South are battling for a win against towns like Heathcote, Woodend, Aireys Inlet, Jamieson and Noojee.
In the promotional material for the awards, Sorrento is described as a “destination where seaside charm combines with luxury accommodation, thrilling aquatic experiences and a laid-back coastal lifestyle”.
Red Hill South is described as a “a place where time slows down, spending quality time together is easy. Restful mornings, long lunches, slow afternoon walks and relaxed evenings”.