2018 Winners

Congratulations to the winners of the 2018 NSW Tourism Awards

Gold Winners from nationally aligned categories will progress to the Qantas Australian Tourism Awards to be held in Launceston on 1 March 2019. 

 

Major Tourist Attractions

Gold: The Royal Botanic Garden Sydney (Sydney Metro) 

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Silver: Featherdale Wildlife Park (Sydney Metro)


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Tourist Attractions

Gold: Forestry Corporation of NSW - Sealy Lookout, Orara East State Forest (North Coast)

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Silver: Rich River Golf Club (Riverina Murray)
Bronze: Oakvale Wildlife Park (Sydney Surrounds North) 



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Major Festivals and Events

Gold: Splendour in the Grass 2017 (North Coast)

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Silver: Destination NSW - Vivid Sydney (Sydney Metro)
Bronze: Tamworth Regional Council - Tamworth Country Music Festival (Country & Outback)



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Festivals and Events

Gold - Hall of Fame: Parkes Shire Council - 2018 Parkes Elvis Festival (Country & Outback)

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Silver: Lismore City Council - Eat the Street Lismore (North Coast)
Bronze: Canowindra International Balloon Challenge (Country & Outback)



Proudly sponsored by The NRMA
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Ecotourism

Gold: Go Sea Kayak Byron Bay (North Coast)

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Silver: Wolgan Valley Eco Tours (Country & Outback)
Bronze: Byron Bay Eco Cruises & Kayaks (North Coast)
Highly Commended: Port Macquarie Koala Hospital (North Coast)



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Cultural Tourism

Gold: Nundle Woollen Mill (Country & Outback)

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Silver: Hello Koalas Sculpture Trail (North Coast)
Bronze: Old Dubbo Gaol (Country & Outback)



Proudly sponsored by Sydney Airport
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Qantas Award for Excellence in Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Tourism

Gold - Hall of Fame: Sand Dune Adventures (Sydney Surrounds North) 

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Silver: Tribal Warrior (Sydney Metro)
Bronze: The Giingan Experience by Bularri Muurlay Nyanggan Aboriginal Corporation (North Coast)

 

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Specialised Tourism Services

Gold: Ask Roz (Sydney Surrounds North)

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Silver: 
Arts Mid North Coast - Mid North Coast... the Creative Coast (North Coast)
Bronze: Birkenhead Point Brand Outlett (Sydney Metro)


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Visitor Information Services

Gold: Yass Valley Council - Yass Valley Information Centre (Southern NSW)

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Silver: 
Mudgee Region Tourism - Mudgee Region Visitor Information Services (Country & Outback)
Bronze: Albury Visitor Information Centre (Riverina Murray)
Highly Commended: Bathurst Regional Council - Bathurst Visitor Information Centre (Country & Outback)


Proudly sponsored by Destination NSW

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Business Event Venues

Gold: Elements of Byron (North Coast)

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Silver: 
Fairmont Resort Blue Mountains, MGallery by Sofitel (Sydney Surrounds North)
Bronze: Luna Park Sydney - Luna Park Venues (Sydney Metro)


Proudly sponsored by Rawson Print Co.

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Major Tour and Transport Operators

Gold: Moonshadow - TQC Cruises (Sydney Surrounds North)

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Tour and Transport Operators

Gold: Port Stephens 4WD Tours (Sydney Surrounds North)

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Silver: 
Dave's Travel & Events Group (Sydney Metro)
Bronze: Beyond Ballooning (Sydney Surrounds North)


Proudly sponsored by Qantas Airways

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Adventure Tourism

Gold - Hall of Fame: Lets Go Surfing Australia (Sydney Metro) 

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Silver: 
Sand Dune Adventures (Sydney Surrounds North)
Bronze: Beyond Ballooning (Sydney Surrounds North)


Proudly sponsored by Forestry Corporation of NSW

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Destination Marketing

Gold: Shoalhaven Tourism - 100 Beach Challenge Campaign (Sydney Surrounds South)

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Silver: 
Mudgee Region Tourism - Let's Skip Town Together Mid-Week (Country & Outback)
Bronze: Edward River Council - Visit Deni Destination Campaign (Riverina Murray)


Proudly sponsored by Tourism Australia

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Tourism Restaurants and Catering Services

Gold: Margan Winery & Restaurant (Sydney Surrounds North)

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Silver: 
The River Deck (Riverina Murray NSW)
Bronze: Cupitt's Kitchen (Sydney Surrounds South)


Proudly sponsored by Rawson Print Co.

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Tourism Wineries, Distilleries and Breweries

Gold - Hall of Fame: Cupitt's Winery and Brewery (Sydney Surrounds South)

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Silver: 
Heifer Station Wines - Heifer Station Cellar Door (Country & Outback)
Bronze: Tumut River Brewing Co (Riverina Murray)
 

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Caravan and Holiday Parks

Gold: BIG4 Great Lakes at Forster-Tuncurry (North Coast)

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Silver: 
Reflections Holiday Parks Seal Rocks (North Coast)
Bronze: Great Aussie Holiday Park (Riverina Murray)


Proudly sponsored by Caravan and Camping Industry Association

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Hosted Accommodation

Gold: Eldee Station (Country & Outback)

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Silver:
Mountain Whispers The MW Collection (Sydney Surrounds North)
Bronze: Noonaweena (Sydney Surrounds North)


Proudly sponsored by Star Ratings Australia
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Unique Accommodation

Gold: Sierra Escape (Country & Outback)

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Silver: 
Q Station Sydney Harbour National Park Manly (Sydney Surrounds North)


Proudly sponsored by Star Ratings Australia

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Self Contained Accommodation

Gold: Riverside Holiday Resort Urunga (North Coast)

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Silver:
Macquarie Waters Botique Apartment Hotel (North Coast)
Bronze: Lakeview Luxury Retreat (Country & Outback)


Proudly sponsored by Star Ratings Australia
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Standard Accommodation

Gold: Lodge Outback Motel (Country & Outback)

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Silver: 
Manera Heights Apartments (Country & Outback)


Proudly sponsored by Star Ratings Australia

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Deluxe Accommodation

Gold: Fairmont Resort Blue Mountains, MGallery by Sofitel (Sydney Surrounds North)

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Silver:
Lake Crackenback Resort & Spa (Southern NSW)
Bronze: Sails Port Macquarie by Rydges (North Coast)


Proudly sponsored by Star Ratings Australia
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Luxury Accommodation

Gold: Elements of Byron (North Coast)

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Silver: 
CIRCA 1936 (Riverina Murray)
Bronze: My Hay Retreat (Sydney Surrounds South)


Proudly sponsored by Star Ratings Australia

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New Tourism Business

Gold: Blue Ginger Picnics (North Coast)

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Proudly sponsored by The NRMA
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Excellence in Food Tourism

Gold: Cupitt's Winery, Brewery, Fromagerie and Kitchen (Sydney Surrounds South)

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Silver: 
Food I Am (Riverina Murray)
Bronze: Margan Winery & Restaurant (Sydney Surrounds North)



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Tourism Education and Training

Gold: TEACH at TAFE NSW Wollongbar (North Coast)

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Outstanding Contribution by an Individual to NSW

Recipient: Dean Gorddard (posthumous award)


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