NSW Tourism Awards

11 October 2011

The NSW Tourism Awards recognise and celebrate the diverse range of tourism product throughout NSW and the outstanding individuals who promote and support the industry.

Destination NSW proudly supports the NSW Tourism Awards, presented by the Tourism Industry Division (TID) of the NSW Business Chamber.

The NSW Tourism Awards are held annually to celebrate and acknowledge tourism businesses that have demonstrated outstanding achievement and success throughout the year.

The Awards are a submission and inspection-based program and provide the opportunity to publicly recognise and showcase the State’s finest tourism operators. In 2017, the awards are free to enter for financial members of NSW Business Chamber and Tourism Industry Division members.

The NSW Tourism Awards aim to:

  • encourage and celebrate creativity, professionalism and innovation
  • provide a benchmark for best practice within the tourism industry
  • promote business planning amongst New South Wales tourism operators
  • encourage the continual raising of standards
  • publicly recognise and reward excellence
  • reinforce the value of the tourism industry
  • reinforce consumer confidence in the tourism industry
  • promote an annual platform of celebration for the industry and offer networking opportunities for operators, supporters and sponsors alike
  • provide an opportunity for successful entrants to progress to the Qantas Australian Tourism Awards.

Winners of the NSW Tourism Awards were announced at the Awards Ceremony and Gala Dinner on 24 November 2016.

Category Winners
Major Tourist Attractions BridgeClimb Sydney
Tourist Attractions Taronga Western Plains Zoo
Major Festivals and Events Byron Bay Bluesfest
Festivals and Events Parkes Elvis Festival
Ecotourism Byron Bay Eco Cruises & Kayaks
Cultural Tourism Nundle Woollen Mill
Qantas Award for Excellence in Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Tourism Sand Dune Adventures
Specialised Tourism Services Ask Roz
Visitor Information Services Southern Highlands Welcome Centre
Business Event Venues Château Élan at The Vintage
Major Tour and Transport Operators AAT Kings New South Wales
Tour and Transport Operators Beyond Ballooning
Adventure Tourism Lets Go Surfing Australia
Destination Marketing Reset your senses in Mudgee Region
Tourism Restaurants and Catering Services Cupitt’s Kitchen
Tourism, Wineries, Distilleries and Breweries Cupitt’s Winery and Brewery
Caravan and Holiday Parks  BIG4 Deniliquin Holiday Park
Hosted Accommodation Eldee Station
Unique Accommodation Taronga Western Plains Zoo
Self Contained Accommodation Lilypad Luxury Cabins
Standard Accommodation Moama on Murray Resort
Deluxe Accommodation The Observatory, Port Macquarie
Luxury Accommodation The Darling Hotel
New Tourism Business Rees International
Excellence in Food Tourism Margan Wines & Restaurant
Tourism Education and Training TEACH at Wollongbar TAFE
Outstanding Contribution by an Individual Cameron Arnold
People’s Choice Australian Reptile Park


Related Pages

Industry stars take our 2016 Tourism Awards


For information on the awards including entry details and submissions, please visit the NSW Tourism Awards website or contact:

NSW Tourism Awards Program Executive
Tel: 02 9458 7790
Email: admin@nswtourismawards.com