2019 NSW Tourism Awards

2019 NSW Tourism Awards

Presented by the Tourism Industry Division of the NSW Business Chamber and proudly supported by Destination NSW, the NSW Tourism Awards Ceremony and Gala is the largest and most prestigious event on the New South Wales tourism calendar. It provides the opportunity to publicly recognise and showcase the State’s tourism operators.

The NSW tourism industry’s Gala Event recognises excellence in tourism and brings together industry leaders to celebrate success! And what success the North Coast had!

Firstly, congratulations to all North Coast finalists for the 2019 NSW Tourism Awards! It’s no small effort to get this far so we applaud you all as stars of the region!

Special congratulations to all NORTH COAST category WINNERS.

We salute you and your amazing achievements and for representing the North Coast at such a high level.


Gold: Go Sea Kayak Byron Bay

Cultural Tourism

Gold: Hello Koalas Sculpture Trail, Port Macqaurie

Specialised Tourism Services

Gold: Blue Ginger Picnics, Kingscliff

Luxury Accommodation

Gold: Elements of Byron, Byron Bay

Hosted Accommodation

Gold: Telegraph Retreat Cottages, Telegraph Point

Excellence in Accessible Tourism

Gold: Riverside Holiday Resort Urunga

Caravan and Holiday Parks

Gold: NRMA Port Macquarie Breakwall Holiday Park

Silver: Reflections Holiday Parks Seal Rocks

Bronze: Ingenia Holidays South West Rocks

Highly Commended: BIG4 Great Lakes at Forster-Tuncurry

Qantas Award for Excellence in Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Tourism

Gold: The Giingan Experience by Bularri Muurlay Nyanggan Aboriginal Corporation, Coffs Harbour

Bronze: Wajaana Yaam Gumbaynggirr Adventure Tours, Coffs Harbour

Self Contained Accommodation

Gold: Riverside Holiday Resort Urunga

Bronze: Macquarie Waters Boutique Apartment Hotel, Port Macquarie

New Tourism Business

Silver: Table Under a Tree, Rosebank

Tourist Attractions

Silver: Forestry Corporation of NSW – Sealy Lookout, Orara East State Forest, Coffs Harbour

Major Festivals and Events

Silver: Splendour in the Grass 2018, Byron Bay 

Festivals and Events

Bronze: Lismore Lantern Parade

Business Event Venues

Bronze: Elements of Byron, Byron Bay

Tourism Restaurants and Catering Services

Silver: Bent on Food, Wingham

Destination Marketing

Bronze: Clarence Valley Council: My Clarence Valley Tourism

The North Coast has a very worthy winner of the Dean Gorddard Award for Outstanding Contribution by an Individual to NSW in Janette Hyde, President of the Greater Port Macquarie Hastings Tourism Association.

The award recognises the extraordinary and professional achievement and contribution by an individual over many years to the NSW tourism industry and we are thrilled to see Janette’s hard work and passion recognised in this way.

Congratulations Janette. Your efforts do not go unnoticed.

See 2019 Winners Photos.