State & National Tourism Awards

2023 Australian Tourism Awards

Winners at the 2023 NSW Tourism Awards automatically qualify to represent NSW at the Australian Tourism Awards in Darwin on Friday 24 March. We wish all North Coast representatives the very best at this event where winners are announced in front of an audience of industry leaders and peers.

2023 NSW Tourism Awards

The awards gala event was held at White Bay Cruise Terminal, Sydney on Wednesday 8thNovember 2023 and was attended by over 500 industry representatives who gathered to celebrate our States outstanding tourism businesses.

The North Coast truly shone with 10 Gold winners, 6 Silver and 3 Bronze out of 26 categories!

CONGRATULATIONS to the North Coast’s amazing NSW Tourism Awards winners, placegetters and finalists. You all shine brightly in our industry.

New Tourism Business
GOLD Contained in Nimbin Accommodation, Nimbin
SILVER Positive Energy Adventures & Retreats, Port Macquarie

Tourism Restaurants & Catering Services
GOLD Potager – A Kitchen Garden, Carool
SILVER Love Lord Howe, Lord Howe Island

Tour & Transport Operators
GOLD Vision Walks – Eco Tours, Byron Bay
SILVER Tweed Eco Cruises, Tweed Heads

Adventure Tourism
GOLD Balloon Aloft Australia in Hunter Valley, Camden Valley, Mudgee and Byron Bay
BRONZE Wajaana Yaam Gumbaynggirr Adventure Tours on Gumbaynggirr Country, Coffs Harbour

Tourism Wineries, Distilleries & Breweries
GOLD Husk Distillers, Tumbulgum
BRONZE Cape Byron Distillery, McLeods Shoot

Unique Accommodation
GOLD Treehouse Retreat at Diamond Waters, Camden Haven

Caravan & Holiday Parks
GOLD Tiona Holiday Park, Forster

Excellence in Food Tourism
GOLD Love Lord Howe, Lord Howe Island

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

Tourism Marketing & Campaigns
GOLD The Tweed (The Tweed Tourism Co.)

SILVER Vision Walks – Eco Tours Byron Bay

Major Festivals and Events
SILVER Bluesfest Byron Bay 2023

Award For Visitor Litter Prevention
GOLD Take 3 For The Sea
SILVER The Observatory Holiday Apartments, Coffs Harbour

5 Star Luxury Accommodation
BRONZE Elements of Byron Resort & Spa, Byron Bay

Find past Tourism Awards results here.