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
Gold – Eat the Street Lismore
Silver – Woolgoolga Curryfest
Bronze – Grafton Jacaranda Festival Inc.
Finalist – Another Tasty Event
Finalist – Volkswagen Spectacular
Image courtesy of Volkswagen Spectacular
Gold – Hello Koalas Sculpture Trail
Specialised Tourism Services
Gold – Blue Ginger Picnics
Silver – I Love Bello Shire
Bronze – Arts Mid North Coast Inc
Business Event Venues
Gold – Elements of Byron
Gold – Coffs Harbour City Council
Finalist – Clarence Valley Council
Finalist – South West Rocks Country Club
Gold – Vision Walks – Eco Tours
Silver – Koala Preservation Society
Gold – Coffs Coast Surf Tours
Image courtesy of Coffs Coast Surf Tours
Caravan and Holiday Parks
Silver – BIG4 Great Lakes at Forster-Tuncurry
Finalist – Kingscliff Beach Holiday Park
Gold – Telegraph Retreat Cottages
Silver – Macquarie Waters Boutique Apartment Hotel
Image courtesy of Macquarie Waters Boutique Apartment Hotel
Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Tourism
New Tourism Business
Gold – Table Under A Tree
Excellence in Accessible Tourism
Hall of Fame Inductees
Tourist Attractions – Sealy Lookout, Orara East State Forest
Ecotourism – Byron Bay Eco Cruises