Coming up Trumps in Tourism

Earlier this month the North Coast Regional Tourism Awards were held in South West Rocks. Winners across 14 categories were announced from a great line-up of finalists and represented tourism businesses, councils, accommodation providers, events, restaurants and wineries. Coastbeat was a proud sponsor of one of the categories. Category winners are now in the running for the NSW Tourism Awards which will be held in Sydney later in the year.

Sealy Lookout in the Orara East State Forest was inducted into the Hall of Fame after winning gold three years in a row. Byron Bay Eco Tours was another Hall of Fame inductee.

We’d love to give a special shout to one of our valued sponsors, Coffs Harbour City Council who won gold in Destination Marketing. Congrats!

The businesses reflect new and exciting tourism services and long-standing success stories too. We congratulate the finalists and tip our hat to all the winners. With such a broad spectrum of experiences here on the north coast from tours to picnics, surf schools and festivals, we encourage you all to find out for yourselves why these are award-worthy.

The 2019 Destination North Coast Regional Tourism Award results are as follows:

Festivals and Events

GoldEat the Street Lismore

SilverWoolgoolga Curryfest

BronzeGrafton Jacaranda Festival Inc.

FinalistAnother Tasty Event

FinalistVolkswagen Spectacular

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Image courtesy of Volkswagen Spectacular

Cultural Tourism

GoldHello Koalas Sculpture Trail

SilverWajaana Yaam Gumbaynggirr Adventure Tours

Specialised Tourism Services

GoldBlue Ginger Picnics

SilverI Love Bello Shire

BronzeArts Mid North Coast Inc

Business Event Venues

GoldElements of Byron

Destination Marketing 

GoldCoffs Harbour City Council

FinalistClarence Valley Council

Finalist – South West Rocks Country Club


Gold – Vision Walks – Eco Tours

SilverKoala Preservation Society

Adventure Tourism

GoldCoffs Coast Surf Tours

Coming up Trumps in TourismImage courtesy of Coffs Coast Surf Tours 

Caravan and Holiday Parks

GoldReflections Holiday Parks Seal Rocks

SilverBIG4 Great Lakes at Forster-Tuncurry

BronzeBIG4 Sunshine Resort, South West Rocks

Finalist – Kingscliff Beach Holiday Park

Hosted Accommodation

GoldTelegraph Retreat Cottages

Self-Contained Accommodation

GoldRiverside Holiday Resort Urunga

SilverMacquarie Waters Boutique Apartment Hotel
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Image courtesy of Macquarie Waters Boutique Apartment Hotel

Standard Accommodation

GoldThe Observatory Holiday Apartments

Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Tourism

GoldWajaana Yaam Gumbaynggirr Adventure Tours

SilverBularri Muurlay Nyanggan Aboriginal Corporation

New Tourism Business

GoldTable Under A Tree

Excellence in Accessible Tourism

GoldRiverside Holiday Resort Urunga

Hall of Fame Inductees

Tourist AttractionsSealy Lookout, Orara East State Forest

EcotourismByron Bay Eco Cruises