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 2016, 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.

2015 Award Winners

Winners of the NSW Tourism Awards were announced at the Awards Ceremony and Gala Dinner on 26 November 2015.

Category Winners
Major Tourist Attractions Taronga Zoo Sydney
Tourist Attractions Cape Byron State Conservation Area
Major Festivals and Events Byron Bay Bluesfest
Festivals and Events Boggabri Drovers Campfire
Ecotourism Tri State Safaris
Cultural Tourism Qstation
Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Tourism Arakwal Dolphin Dreaming Cape Byron State Conservation Area
Specialised Tourism Services Flash Camp
Visitor Information and Services Dubbo Visitor Information Centre
Business Event Venue Chateau Elan at The Vintage
Major Tour and Transport Operators AAT Kings New South Wales
Tour and Transport Operators Oz Whale Watching - Sydney Princess Cruises
Adventure Tourism TreeTops Central Coast
Destination Marketing UNSPOILT South Coast Marketing Campaign
Tourism Education and Training Blue Mountains International Hotel Management School
Tourism Restaurants and Catering Services Bent on Food
Tourism Wineries, Distilleries and Breweries Margan Wines
Caravan and Holiday Parks BIG4 Deniliquin Holiday Park
Backpacker Accommodation Railway Square YHA
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 Chateau Elan at The Vintage
Backpacker Accommodation Railway Square YHA
New Tourism Business Halcyon House
Qantas Award for Excellence in Sustainable Tourism The Observatory Port Macquarie
Excellence in Food Tourism Margan Wines & Restaurant
Outstanding Contribution by an Individual to NSW Mr Ron Cregan
People’s Choice TreeTops Central Coast


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

Related page

Media release: Industry praised at 2015 NSW Tourism Awards