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.

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 2018 NSW Tourism Awards

Category Winners
Major Tourist Attractions The Royal Botanic Garden Sydney
Tourist Attractions Forestry Corporation of NSW
Sealy Lookout, Orara East State Forest
Major Festivals and Events Splendour in the Grass 2017
Festivals and Events Parkes Shire Council
2018 Parkes Elvis Festival
Ecotourism Go Sea Kayak Byron Bay
Cultural Tourism Nundle Woollen Mill
Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Tourism Sand Dune Adventures
Specialised Tourism Services Ask Roz
Visitor Information and Services Yass Valley Council - Yass Valley Information Centre
Business Event Venue Elements of Byron
Major Tour and Transport Operators Moonshadow - TQC Cruises
Tour and Transport Operators Port Stephens 4WD Tours
Adventure Tourism Lets Go Surfing Australia
Destination Marketing Shoalhaven Tourism
100 Beach Challenge Campaign
Tourism Restaurants and Catering Services Margan Winery & Restaurant
Tourism Wineries, Distilleries and Breweries Cupitt’s Winery and Brewery
Caravan and Holiday Parks BIG4 Great Lakes at Forster-Tuncurry
Hosted Accommodation Eldee Station
Unique Accommodation Sierra Escape Mudgee
Self Contained Accommodation Riverside Holiday Resort Urunga
Standard Accommodation Lodge Outback Motel
Deluxe Accommodation Fairmont Resort Blue Mountains, MGallery by Sofitel
Luxury Accommodation Elements of Byron
New Tourism Business Blue Ginger Picnics
Excellence in Food Tourism Cupitt’s Winery, Brewery, Fromagerie and Kitchen
Outstanding Contribution by an Individual (NSW) Dean Gorddard (posthumous award)
Tourism Education and Training TEACH at TAFE NSW Wollongbar


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