NSW Tourism Award Winners Announced

Congratulations to all the incredible winners of this year’s NSW Tourism Awards. Now in its 31st year, these esteemed awards recognise excellence, innovation and exceptional customer service across the tourism industry. Given the recent challenges tourism businesses have faced – global pandemic, bushfires and floods among them – this year’s awards also celebrate resilience in the face of adversity. 

Winners were announced at a virtual ceremony on February 3, and will go on to represent NSW in the Australian Tourism Awards in March. Gold, Silver and Bronze winners were named in categories ranging from Ecotourism and Adventure Tourism to Wineries, Restaurants and Accommodation.

The NSW Tourism Awards were presented in partnership with the NSW Government and Destination NSW, and sponsored by Signature Media. 

Kayaking past the Sydney Opera House in summer
Kayaking past the Sydney Opera House in summer © Destination NSW

Gold award winners included:

Taronga Western Plains Zoo, Dubbo

Oakvale Wildlife Park, Salt Ash

Tweed Eco Cruises

Hello Koalas Sculpture Trail

The Giingan Experience by Bularri Muurlay Nyanggan Aboriginal Corporation

Sydney Harbour Kayaks

Bathurst Visitor Information Centre

Events at Taronga

Lets Go Surfing

Heifer Station Wines, Orange

Ingenia Holidays South West Rocks

Blueberry Hills On Comleroy

Sierra Escape, Mudgee

Riverside Holiday Resort Urunga

Manera Heights Apartments, Dubbo

Byng Street Boutique Hotel, Orange

Mt Hay Retreat, Berry

Sydney Zoo

Blue Ginger Picnics

MidCoast Council: Destination Barrington Coast

Mudgee Region Tourism

The River Deck, Albury

Hughes – Australia’s Chauffeur Service 

Sydney Caravan Camping Holiday Supershow

Deni Ute Muster 2019

Silver award winners included:

The Australian Reptile Park

Hello Koalas Sculpture Trail

Hunter Valley Gardens: 2020 Christmas Lights Spectacular

Bathurst Regional Council Winter Festival 2019

Vision Walks – Eco Tours

Bundyi Cultural Tours

Mudgee Regional Tourism

Beyond Ballooning

MidCoast Council Destination Barrington Coast

Cupitt’s Estate

Courabyra Wines

Swansea Lakeside Holiday Park

Belle Bois

Zoofari Lodge, Taronga Western Plains Zoo

The Observatory Holiday Apartments

Blueys Motel

QT Sydney

A by Adina Sydney

Seafarers Diamond Beach

Port Macquarie-Hastings Council

Bronze award winners included:

BridgeClimb Sydney

Ibis Styles The Entrance

Ridge Retreat Mollymook

Mildura Houseboats

Barrington Tops

Hunter Valley Gardens: 2021 Mega Creatures Night Safari

Murray river Council Moama Lights 2021

Sydney by Kayak

Wajaana Yam Gumbaynggir Adventure Tours

Shoalhaven Visitor Services

Activity Tours Australia

Coffs Skydivers

Orange 360

Cape Byron Distillery

Birch Restaurant

Reflections Holiday Parks Seal Rocks

Bandalong Cottages

Quentin Park Alpacas & Studio Gallery

Cocky Guides

Central Coast Council Marketing and Tourism Team

Finalists included:

Hunter Valley Gardens

Oakvale Wildlife Park

Richmond Valley Council

Sydney Oyster Farm Tours

The Depot Historic Vehicle & Memorabilia Collection

Whitton Malt House

Belmont Lakeside Holiday Park

Blue Mountains Stargazing

Central West Cycle Trail

Critters Distillery

EcoWalk Tours

My Sydney Boat

Kalinya Estate

Simpson Cottage

Redleaf Farm

Wildlife Retreat at Taronga

Q Station Sydney Harbour National Park, Manly

Forbes Shire Council Frost & Fire 2021

Beyond Byron E Bike

Cocky Guides

HWH Stables

Stand Up Paddle Boarding Shellharbour

Sydney Harbour Kayaks

Ask Roz Blue Mountains

Brick Studios and Campbelltown City Council #WeAreCampbelltown Tourism Series

Ecotreasures

Eden Visitor Information Centre

Richmond Valley Council

Colourful Collective Travel

NRMA South West Rocks Holiday Resort

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