See the list! NSW Tourism Award Winners Announced

Congratulations to all the incredible winners of the 2023 NSW Tourism Awards. Now in its 33rd year, these esteemed awards recognise excellence, innovation and exceptional customer service across the tourism industry.

Signature Media is a proud sponsor of the NSW Tourism Awards, powered by Business NSW and the NSW Tourism Industry Council, in partnership with Destination NSW and Tourism Australia.

Winners in the designated national award categories will represent NSW at the Qantas Australian Tourism Awards in Darwin on 15 March 2024.

Celebrating all that’s excellent in NSW

Gold Awards winner include:

Major Tourist Attractions
Australian Reptile Park, Somersby

Tourist Attractions
Port Stephens Koala Sanctuary

Major Festivals and Events
Tamworth Country Music Festival

Festivals and Events
Tumbafest Inc, Tumbarumba

Ecotourism
Sydney By Kayak, Lavender Bay

Cultural Tourism
Local Sauce Tours, Sydney

Excellence in Aboriginal & Torres Strait Islander Tourism Experience
Giingan Gumbaynggirr Cultural Experience, Gumbaynggirr Country, Coffs Harbour

Visitor Information Services
Bathurst Visitor Information Centre

Business Event Venues
Crowne Plaza Terrigal Pacific

Major Tour & Transport Operators
Moonshadow – TQC Cruises, Nelson Bay, Port Stephens

Tour & Transport Operators
Vision Walks – Eco Tours, Byron Bay

Adventure Tourism
Balloon Aloft Australia, Hunter Valley, Camden Valley, Mudgee and Byron Bay

Tourism Marketing & Campaigns
The Tweed Tourism Company

Tourism Restaurants & Catering Services
Potager, Carool

Tourism Wineries, Distilleries & Breweries
Husk Farm Distillery, Tumbulgum

Caravan & Holiday Parks
Tiona, Forster

Unique Accommodation
Diamond Waters Treehouse Retreat, The Camden Haven

Self Contained Accommodation
Peppertree Collection, Mudgee

4-4.5 Star Deluxe Accommodation
Oriana Retro Hotel & Resort, Orange

5 Star Luxury Accommodation
Kalinya Estate, Bargo

New Tourism Business
Contained In Nimbin Accommodation

Excellence in Food Tourism
Love Lord Howe, Lord Howe Island

Excellence in Accessible Tourism
Cocky Guides, Sydney

Local Government Award for Tourism
Central Coast Council – Destination Central Coast

Take 3 For The Sea Award For Visitor Litter Prevention
Sydney By Kayak, Lavender Bay

Dean Gorddard Award for Outstanding Contribution by an Individual
Lori Modde

Tourism Star Judges’ Award
Crank It Up Festival, Batemans Bay

Tourism Star Judges’ Award for Sustainability
Mt Hay Retreat, Berry

Tourism Retail, Hire and Services
Gold & Hall of Fame: Sydney Harbour Kayaks, Mosman

Discover the full list of winners

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