2017 Finalists

Major Tourist Attractions

Blue Mountains National Park, NSW National Parks & Wildlife Service
BridgeClimb Sydney
Royal Botanic Garden Sydney

Tourist Attractions

Bygone Beautys
Cape Byron State Conservation, NSW National Parks and Wildlife Service
Hello Koalas Sculpture Trail
Oakvale Farm & Fauna World
Outback Astronomy
Sealy Lookout, Orara East State Forest
Symbio Wildlife Park

Major Festivals & Events

Byron Bay Bluesfest
Sydney Gay & Lesbian Mardi Gras
2017 Tamworth Country Music Festival
Vivid Sydney

Festivals & Events

Australian Celtic Festival
Byron Writers Festival
Canowindra Challenge
Deni Ute Muster
Eat the Street 2017
Orange F.O.O.D Week
Parkes Elvis Festival
Splendour in the Grass


Byron Bay Eco Cruises & Kayaks
Go Sea Kayak Byron Bay

Cultural Tourism

Bygone Beautys
Hello Koalas Sculpture Trail
Sydney Harbour Culture, History and Heritage Tours, NSW National Parks & Wildlife Service
Old Dubbo Gaol
Port Macquarie Museum

Qantas Award for Aboriginal & Torres Strait Islander Tourism

Bundyi Cultural Tours
Giingan Gumbaynggirr Cultural Experience
Sand Dune Adventures

Specialised Tourism Services

Ask Roz
Booking Boss

Visitor Information Services

Mudgee Region Tourism
Sea Acres Rainforest Centre, NSW National Parks and Wildlife Service

Business Event Venues

Crowne Plaza Hunter Valley
Hyatt Regency Sydney
Fairmont Resort Blue Mountains, MGallery by Sofitel
Luna Park Sydney
Novotel Wollongong Northbeach

Major Tour & Transport Operators

Moonshadow - TQC Cruises
Sydney Seaplanes

Tour & Transport Operators

Beyond Ballooning
Colourful Trips
Dave's Travel & Events Group
Outback Geo Adventures
Sydney Pub Tours

Adventure Tourism

Beyond Ballooning
Lets Go Surfing Australia
Sand Dune Adventures
Tandem Skydiving

Destination Marketing

Discover Balranald and Surrounds
Let's Skip Town Together Campaign
Wild About Whales

Tourism, Restaurants & Catering Services

Bent On Food
Cupitt's Kitchen
Margan Family Winegrowers
Potager - A Kitchen Garden

Tourism Wineries, Distilleries and Breweries

Cupitt Winery and Brewery
Hungerford Hill Operations
Trentham Estate

Caravan & Holiday Parks

BIG4 Bungalow Park on Burrill Lake
BIG4 Deniliquin Holiday Park
BIG4 Great Lakes at Forster-Tuncurry
Fingal Bay Holiday Park
North Coast Holiday Parks Moonee Beach
NRMA Ocean Beach Holiday Park

Hosted Accommodation

Eldee Station
Mollymook Beach Waterfront

Unique Accommodation

Byron Bay Cottages, NSW National Parks and Wildlife Service
Taronga Western Plains Zoo
Thou Walla Sunset Retreat

Self-Contained Accommodation

Abingdon House
Lakeview Luxury Cabins
Lilypad Luxury Cabins
Manera Heights Apartments

Standard Accommodation

Moama on Murray Resort
Royal National Park Tourist Cottages, NSW National Parks and Wildlife Service

Deluxe Accommodation

Crowne Plaza Hunter Valley
Crowne Plaza Terrigal
Fairmont Resort Blue Mountains, MGallery by Sofitel
Lake Crackenback Resort & Spa
Oaks Cypress Lakes Resort
Sir Stamford at Circular Quay

Luxury Accommodation

CIRCA 1936
Mountain Whispers
The Darling

New Tourism Business

Hello Sydney Shopper Hopper
Sierra Escape

Excellence in Food Tourism

Bent On Food
Margan Family Winegrowers

Tourism Eduction & Training

TEACH at TAFE NSW Wollongbar
Rees International
Western Sydney University