NORTH COAST SHINES AT THE NSW TOURISM AWARDS
Tourism operators from across the North Coast took home six Gold Awards, six Silver, eight Bronze and one Highly Commended at the NSW Tourism Awards Gala Presentation in Sydney last night.
Restaurants and cafes from across the region dominated the Restaurant and Catering Services category with Port Macquarie’s The Corner Restaurant taking home the Gold, The Byron Bay Beach Café taking home the Silver and Wingham’s Bent on Food the Bronze.
The Honeycomb Valley Farm in Nabiac won Gold in the Hosted Accommodation category and also took home Silver for New Tourism Development.
Finalists from throughout the North Coast Destination Network represented one of the strongest regional groups among the state-wide finalists in the awards.
“We are so proud of the many winners across the North Coast and the quality and variety of our finalists in 2013,” said North Coast Destination Network Executive Officer, Ms Belinda Novicky.
The North Coast Winners on the night are:
Major Festival and Events: Gold winner status for the Byron Bay Bluesfest
Major Tour and/or Transport Operations: Gold to Port Stephen’s Moonshadow Cruises
New Tourism Development: Silver to the Manning Valley’s Honeycomb Valley Farm
Tourism Wineries, Distilleries and
Breweries: Bronze to Bago Vineyards, Greater Port Macquarie
Destination Marketing: Silver for The Legendary Pacific Coast self drive touring route
Festivals and Events: Bronze for Port Macquarie Hastings Council’s Tastings on Hastings food and wine festival
Unique Accommodation: Silver to Byron Bay Cottages
Business Tourism: Bronze for Shoal Bay Resort & Spa
A Trifecta for North Coast Tourism in the
Tourism Restaurant and Catering Services: Gold to The Corner Restaurant, Port Macquarie
Silver to Byron Beach Café
Bronze to Wingham’s Bent on Food
Visitor Information and Services: Silver to Clarence River Tourism
Bronze to Lismore and Nimbin Visitor Information Centre
Heritage and Cultural Tourism: Silver to the Glasshouse, Port Macquarie
Local Government Award for Tourism: Gold Port Macquarie Hastings Council
Tourist and Caravan Parks: Gold to Nambucca River Tourist Park
Highly Commended to Suffolk Beach Holiday Park
Indigenous Tourism: Bronze to Arakawai Dolphin Dreaming Cape Byron Sate Conservation Area
Deluxe Accommodation: Bronze to Shoal Bay Resort & Spa Farm, Manning Valley
Hosted Accommodation: Gold to Honeycomb Valley Farm – Farmstay
Tourist Attractions: Bronze to Dolphin Marine Magic –Pet Porpoise Pool
For further information: North Coast Destination Network Executive Officer, Ms Belinda Novicky, Phone: 0400033663
November 29, 2013