2016 celebrates over 100 finalists across 26 categories recognising excellence from a range of tourism areas such as Tourist Attractions, Ecotourism, Destination Marketing and Accommodation. 

Congratulations to all finalists! The Awards Presentation and Gala Celebration will be held at Luna Park Sydney on Thursday 24 November.

2016 Finalists

Major Tourist Attractions

Australian National Maritime Museum
Australian Reptile Park
BridgeClimb Sydney
Featherdale Wildlife Park
The Big Banana Fun Park

Destination Marketing

Destination Southern Highlands
Parkes Shire Council
Reset your senses in Mudgee Region
South Coast Regional Tourism Organisation
Sydney Outback
Wild About Whales

Tourist Attractions

Hello Koalas Sculpture Trail
Sealy Lookout, Orara East State Forest
Taronga Western Plains Zoo

Tourism Restaurants & Catering Services

Bent on Food
Cupitt's Kitchen
Gol Gol Hotel
Legends Grill at The Vintage
Margan Wines & Restaurant
Paper Daisy
The D'Vine Group
The Lagoon Seafood Restaurant
The River Deck

Major Festivals and Events

Byron Bay Bluesfest
Handa Opera on Sydney Harbour, Turandot
Hunter Valley Steamfest
Tamworth Country Music Festival

Tourism Wineries, Distilleries and Breweries

Cupitt's Winery and Brewery
Hungerford Hill Wines

Festivals and Events

Boggabri Drovers Campfire
Canowindra Balloon Challenge
Deni Ute Muster
New Year's Eve in Sydney Harbour
Parkes Elvis Festival
Taste Riverina Festival
The Wingham Akoostik Music Festival
Tulip Time

Caravan and Holiday Parks

BIG4 Bungalow Park on Burrill Lake
BIG4 Deniliquin Holiday Park
BIG4 Great Lakes at Forster-Tuncurry
Fingal Bay Holiday Park
Great Aussie Holiday Park
Halifax Holiday Park
Merimbula Beach Holiday Park
Park Beach Holiday Park
Stockton Beach Holiday Park



Byron Bay Eco Cruises & Kayaks
Region X
Tri State Safaris

Hosted Accommodation

Eldee Station
Mansfield on Manning
Telegraph Retreat Cottages

Cultural Tourism

Arts Mid North Coast
Convict Footprints
Cultural Heritage and Tourism, City of Parramatta
Nundle Woollen Mill
Old Dubbo Gaol
Port Macquarie Museum
Sydney Outback

Unique Accommodation

Mildura Houseboats
Taronga Western Plains Zoo
Thou Walla Sunset Retreat

Qantas Award for Excellence in Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Tourism

Arakwal Dolphin Dreaming
Sand Dune Adventures
Sydney Outback

Self Contained Accommodation

Hayes Beach House
Lakeview Luxury Accommodation
Lilypad Luxury Cabins
SeaHorse Diamond Beach

Specialised Tourism Services

Ask Roz
Booking Boss
Outback Astronomy
Sea Acres Rainforest Centre
State Forest of the Coffs Coast

Standard Accommodation

Boogie Woogie Beach House
Manera Heights Apartments
Moama on Murray Resort
Royal National Park Cottages

Visitor Information Services

Albury Visitor Information Centre
Cultural Heritage and Tourism, City of Parramatta
Lismore and Nimbin Visitor Information Centres
Liverpool Plains Visitor Information Centre
Sea Acres Rainforest Centre
Southern Highlands Welcome Centre

Deluxe Accommodation

Crowne Plaza Terrigal
Fairmont Resort Blue Mountains - MGallery By Sofitel
Lake Crackenback Resort & Spa
Perricoota Vines Retreat
The Observatory, Port Macquarie


Business Event Venues

Chateau Elan at The Vintage
Fairmont Resort Blue Mountains - MGallery By Sofitel
Luna Park Sydney
Novotel Sydney Olympic Park
The Star Event Centre

Luxury Accommodation

Halcyon House
Mountain Whispers
Pretty Beach House
Pullman Sydney Olympic Park
The Darling Hotel

Major Tour and Transport Operators

AAT Kings New South Wales
Captain Cook Cruises Sydney

New Tourism Business

Emerald & Aqua
Rees International


Tour and Transport Operators

Beyond Ballooning
Outback Geo Adventures
Tweed Endeavour Cruises

Excellence in Food Tourism

Bent on Food
Food I Am
Margan Wines & Restaurant

Adventure Tourism 

Beyond Ballooning
Lets Go Surfing Australia
Port Stephens 4WD Tours
Tri State Safaris

Tourism Education and Training

Sydney TAFE
TEACH at Wollongbar TAFE


Trevor Tobias 6 Jan 2017 10:06 AM

When the new tourism awards application come out please contact us so we can apply.
Thank you
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