2019 Winners

Congratulations to the winners of the 2019 NSW Tourism Awards

Gold Winners from nationally aligned categories will progress to the Qantas Australian Tourism Awards to be held in Canberra, ACT on Friday 6 March 2020. 

 

Major Tourist Attractions
Gold: The Australian Reptile Park, Somersby

Australian Reptile Park

Proudly sponsored by Sydney Airport

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Tourist Attractions
Gold: Outback Astronomy, Broken Hill


Outback Astronomy

Silver: Forestry Corporation of NSW: Sealy Lookout, Orara East State Forest, Coffs Harbour
Bronze:  Oakvale Wildlife Park, Salt Ash

Proudly sponsored by Destination NSW

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Major Festivals and Events

Gold: Destination NSW: Vivid Sydney 2019

Vivid Sydney

Silver: Splendour in the Grass 2018, Byron Bay

Bronze: Handa Opera on Sydney Harbour 2019: West Side Story


Proudly sponsored by Sydney Airport

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Festivals and Events

Gold: Grazing Down the Lachlan, Forbes

Grazing down the Lachlan

Silver: Deni Ute Muster, Deniliquin
Bronze: Lismore Lantern Parade

Proudly sponsored by NSW Business Chamber
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Ecotourism

Gold: Go Sea Kayak Byron Bay 

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Silver: Sydney by Kayak, Lavender Bay
Bronze:  Wolgan Valley Eco Tours


Proudly sponsored by Forestry Corporation of NSW
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Cultural Tourism

Gold: Hello Koalas Sculpture Trail, Port Macquarie  

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Silver: Nundle Woollen Mill
Bronze: Old Dubbo Gaol
Highly Commended: Q Station, Sydney Harbour National Park, Manly

Proudly sponsored by Sydney Airport

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Qantas Award for Excellence in Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Tourism

Gold: The Giingan Experience by Bularri Muurlay Nyanggan Aboriginal Corporation, Coffs Harbour

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Silver: Bundy Cultural Tours, Wagga Wagga
Bronze: Wajaana Yaam Gumbaynggirr Adventure Tours, Coffs Harbour

Proudly sponsored by Qantas Airways

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Specialised Tourism Services

Gold: Blue Ginger Picnics, Kingscliff

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Silver: Birkenhead Point Brand Outlet, Sydney
Bronze: South Coast Nannies, Nowra

Proudly sponsored by NSW Business Chamber

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Visitor Information Services

Gold: Mudgee Region Tourism: Visitor Information Services

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Silver: 
Shoalhaven City Council: Visitor Services
Bronze: Warrumbungle National Park Visitor Centre
Highly Commended: Albury Visitor Information Centre


Proudly sponsored by Destination NSW

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Business Event Venues

Gold: Fairmont Resort & Spa Blue Mountains, MGallery by Sofitel

Fairmont Resort & Spa Blue Mountains

Silver: Crowne Plaza Hunter Valley
Bronze: Elements of Byron, Byron Bay

Proudly sponsored by Destination NSW

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Major Tour and Transport Operators

Gold - Hall of Fame: Moonshadow - TQC Cruises, Nelson Bay

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Silver: AAT Kings, Sydney

Proudly sponsored by NSW Business Chamber

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Tour and Transport Operators

Gold: Port Stephens 4WD Tours, Nelson Bay

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Silver: 
Beyond Ballooning, Lovedale

Proudly sponsored by Signature Media
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Adventure Tourism

Gold: Emu Trekkers, Sydney & Blue Mountains
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Silver: 
Sand Dune Adventures, Williamtown
Bronze: Beyond Ballooning, Lovedale


Proudly sponsored by Forestry Corporation of NSW

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Destination Marketing

Gold: Orange 360:Extend the Weekend Campaign

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Silver: Hunter Valley Wine & Tourism Association: Hunter Valley 'Here's to the Good Life' Campaign
Bronze: Clarence Valley Council: My Clarence Valley Tourism


Proudly sponsored by Tourism Australia

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Tourism Restaurants and Catering Services

Gold: The River Deck, South Albury

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Silver: 
Bent on Food, Wingham
Bronze: Yots Cafe, Darling Harbour

Proudly sponsored by Sydney Weekender

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Tourism Wineries, Distilleries and Breweries

Gold: Heifer Station Wines, Orange

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Silver: 
Brokenwood Wines Cellar Door, Pokolbin
Bronze: Tumut River Brewing Co

Proudly sponsored by Destination NSW
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Caravan and Holiday Parks

Gold: NRMA Port Macquarie Breakwall Holiday Park

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Silver: 
Reflections Holiday Parks Seal Rocks
Bronze: Ingenia Holidays South West Rocks
Highly Commended: Big4 Great Lakes at Forster - Tuncurry


Proudly sponsored by Caravan and Camping Industry Association

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Hosted Accommodation

Gold: Telegraph Retreat Cottages, Telegraph Point

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Silver: Eldee Station, Silverton

Proudly sponsored by Business Energy Advice Program
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Unique Accommodation

Gold: Sierra Escape, Mudgee

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Silver: 
Q Station Sydney Harbour National Park Manly

Proudly sponsored by Business Energy Advice Program

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Self Contained Accommodation

Gold: Riverside Holiday Resort Urunga

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Silver: Peppertree Hill Luxury Farm Cottages, Mudgee
Bronze: Macquarie Waters Boutique Apartment Hotel, Port Macquarie

Proudly sponsored by Business Energy Advice Program

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Standard Accommodation

Gold: Macquarie 4 Star, Lake Macquarie
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Silver: Cadell on the Murray, Moama - Echuca
Bronze: Manera Heights Apartments, Dubbo

Proudly sponsored by Business Energy Advice Program

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Deluxe Accommodation

Gold: Fairmont Resort Blue Mountains, MGallery by Sofitel 
 

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Silver:
Lake Crackenback Resort & Spa
Bronze: The Parkview Hotel Mudgee

Proudly sponsored by Business Energy Advice Program

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Luxury Accommodation

Gold: Elements of Byron, Byron Bay

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Silver: 
Mt Hay Retreat, Berry
Bronze:  Dovecote, Gerringong

Proudly sponsored by Business Energy Advice Program

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New Tourism Business

Gold: Faraway Domes, Warialda

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Silver: Table Under A Tree, Rosebank
Bronze:  Bangalay Luxury Villas, Shoalhaven Heads

Proudly sponsored by NSW Business Chamber

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Excellence in Food Tourism

Gold: Margan Wines & Restaurant, Broke

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Silver: Cupitt's Winery, Brewery & Fromagerie, Ulladulla
Bronze: Food I Am, Wagga Wagga


Proudly sponsored by Sydney Weekender

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Excellence in Accessible Tourism

Gold: Riverside Holiday Resort Urunga

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Silver:  Oakvale Wildlife Park, Salt Ash

Bronze: Australia in Style, Randwick

Proudly sponsored by Tourism Australia

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Dean Gorddard Award for Outstanding Contribution by an Individual to NSW

Recipient:
Janette Hyde 

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Proudly sponsored by Qantas Airways
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