2016 Finalists

Major Tourist Attractions

Australian National Maritime Museum
Australian Reptile Park
BridgeClimb Sydney
Featherdale Wildlife Park
The Big Banana Fun Park

Tourist Attractions

Hello Koalas Sculpture Trail
Sealy Lookout, Orara East State Forest
Taronga Western Plains Zoo

Major Festivals and Events

Byron Bay Bluesfest
Handa Opera on Sydney Harbour, Turandot
Hunter Valley Steamfest
Tamworth Country Music Festival

Festivals and Events

Boggabri Drovers Campfire
Canowindra Balloon Challenge
Deni Ute Muster
New Year's Eve in Sydney Harbour
Parkes Elvis Festival
Taste Riverina Festival
The Wingham Akoostik Music Festival
Tulip Time


Byron Bay Eco Cruises & Kayaks
Region X - Unspoilt Experiences Batemans Bay 
Tri State Safaris

Cultural Tourism

Arts Mid North Coast
Convict Footprints
Cultural Heritage and Tourism, City of Parramatta
Nundle Woollen Mill
Old Dubbo Gaol
Port Macquarie Museum
Sydney Outback Wilderness and Aboriginal Explorer Tour and Cruise

Qantas Award for Excellence in Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Tourism

Arakwal Dolphin Dreaming
Sand Dune Adventures
Sydney Outback Wilderness and Aboriginal Explorer Tour and Cruise​

Specialised Tourism Services

Ask Roz
Booking Boss
Outback Astronomy
Sea Acres Rainforest Centre
State Forests of the Coffs Coast

Visitor Information Services

Albury Visitor Information Centre
Cultural Heritage and Tourism, City of Parramatta
Lismore and Nimbin Visitor Information Centres
Liverpool Plains Visitor Information Centre
Sea Acres Rainforest Centre
Southern Highlands Welcome Centre

Business Event Venues

Chateau Elan at The Vintage
Fairmont Resort Blue Mountains - MGallery By Sofitel
Luna Park Sydney
Novotel Sydney Olympic Park
The Star Event Centre

Major Tour and Transport Operators

AAT Kings New South Wales
Captain Cook Cruises Sydney

Tour and Transport Operators

Beyond Ballooning
Outback Geo Adventures
Tweed Endeavour Cruises

Adventure Tourism

Beyond Ballooning
Lets Go Surfing Australia
Port Stephens 4WD Tours
Tri State Safaris

Destination Marketing

Destination Southern Highlands
Parkes Shire Council
Reset your senses in Mudgee Region
Sydney Outback
UNSPOILT South Coast Marketing Campaign
Wild About Whales

Tourism Restaurants and Catering Services

Bent on Food
Cupitt's Kitchen
Gol Gol Hotel
Legends Grill at The Vintage
Margan Wines & Restaurant
Paper Daisy
The D'Vine Group
The Lagoon Seafood Restaurant
The River Deck

Tourism Wineries, Distilleries and Breweries

Cupitt's Winery and Brewery
Hungerford Hill Wines

Caravan and Holiday Parks

BIG4 Bungalow Park on Burrill Lake
BIG4 Deniliquin Holiday Park
BIG4 Great Lakes at Forster-Tuncurry
Fingal Bay Holiday Park
Great Aussie Holiday Park
Halifax Holiday Park
Merimbula Beach Holiday Park
Park Beach Holiday Park
Stockton Beach Holiday Park

Hosted Accommodation

Eldee Station
Mansfield on Manning
Telegraph Retreat Cottages

Unique Accommodation

Mildura Houseboats
Taronga Western Plains Zoo
Thou walla Sunset Retreat

Self Contained Accommodation

Hayes Beach House
Lakeview Luxury Cabins
Lilypad Luxury Cabins
SeaHorse Diamond Beach

Standard Accommodation

Boogie Woogie Beach House
Manera Heights Apartments
Moama on Murray Resort
Royal National Park Cottages

Deluxe Accommodation

Crowne Plaza Terrigal
Fairmont Resort Blue Mountains - MGallery By Sofitel
Lake Crackenback Resort & Spa
Perricoota Vines Retreat
The Observatory, Port Macquarie

Luxury Accommodation

Halcyon House
Mountain Whispers
Pretty Beach House
Pullman Sydney Olympic Park
The Darling Hotel

New Tourism Business

Emerald & Aqua
Rees International

Excellence in Food Tourism

Bent on Food
Food I Am
Margan Wines & Restaurant

Tourism Education and Training

Sydney TAFE
TEACH at Wollongbar TAFE