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 2015, 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.

2014 Award Winners

Winners of the NSW Tourism Awards were announced at the Awards Ceremony and Gala Dinner on 27 November 2014.

Category Gold Winners
Major Tourist Attractions Taronga Zoo
Tourist Attractions Taronga Western Plains Zoo
Major Festivals and Events 2014 Tamworth Country Music Festival
Festivals and Events Handa Opera on Sydney Harbour: Madama Butterfly
Ecotourism Life’s An Adventure
Heritage and Cultural Tourism Nundle Woollen Mill
Indigenous Tourism Tri State Safaris/Mutawintji Eco Tours
Specialised Tourism Services J.C. Travel Professionals
Visitor Information and Services- The Rod Murdoch Award Moree Visitor Information Centre
Business Tourism Chateau Elan at The Vintage Hunter Valley
Major Tour and/or Transport Operators AAT Kings
Tour and/or Transport Operators Life’s An Adventure
Adventure Tourism Life’s An Adventure
Destination Marketing My Southern Highlands VFR Program
Tourism Education and Training Blue Mountains International Hotel Management School
Tourism Restaurants and Catering Services Byron Beach Cafe
Tourism Wineries, Distilleries and Breweries Margan Wines
Tourist and Caravan Parks BIG4 Deniliquin Holiday Park
Backpacker Accommodation Railway Square YHA
Hosted Accommodation Mollymook Beach Waterfront
Unique Accommodation Taronga Western Plains Zoo
Standard Accommodation Atura Blacktown
Deluxe Accommodation Macquarie Waters Boutique Apartment Hotel
Luxury Accommodation Chateau Elan at The Vintage Hunter Valley
New Tourism Development Old Bottlebutt, Burrawan State Forest
Qantas Award for Excellence in Sustainable Tourism The Observatory Port Macquarie
Local Government Award for Tourism Dubbo City Council
Excellence in Food Tourism Margan Restaurant & Winery
Young Achiever in Tourism Award Anthea Hammon
Outstanding Contribution by an individual to Local Tourism Mr Lesley Raymond Moulds
Outstanding Contribution by an individual to NSW Mr Ken Corbett

The awards are moving into an exciting new era with increased awareness and interest following the success of NSW winners at the Qantas Australian Tourism Awards and a workshop and webinar program being delivered across NSW.

Visit the NSW Tourism Awards website for details of upcoming webinars.


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