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.
|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|
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