Regional tourism operators recognised as visitation grows

Greg Ellis July 29 2019

Stand Up Paddle Boarding Shellharbour, Fern Street Gallery, Gerringong, Cupitt’s Winery and South Coast Nannies are among the winners of 2019 Regional Tourism Awards.

Destination Nsw Regional Tourism awards

2019 Sydney Surrounds South and Southern NSW Regional Tourism Award winners

Tourist Attractions

Gold: Eucumbene Trout Farm

Finalist: Club Catalina

Festivals and Events

Gold: Giiyong Festival


Gold: Southbound Escapes

Silver: Kiah Wilderness Tours

Bronze: Eucumbene Trout Farm

Specialised Tourism Services

Gold: South Coast Nannies

Adventure Tourism

Gold: Stand Up Paddle Boarding Shellharbour

Finalist: Southbound Escapes

Hosted Accommodation

Gold: Morvern Valley Guesthouse Pty Ltd

Deluxe Accommodation

Gold: Lake Crackenback Resort & Spa

Luxury Accommodation

Gold: Mt Hay Retreat

New Tourism Business

Gold: Fern Street Gallery

Silver: Bangalay Luxury Villas

Excellence in Food Tourism

Gold: Cupitt

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About the Regional Tourism Awards

In 2019Regional Tourism Awards invite nominations from those located within any of the six Destination Networks in NSW: Country & Outback, North Coast, Riverina Murray, Southern NSW, Sydney Surrounds North and Sydney Surrounds South.

The Regional Tourism Awards provide tourism organisations and individuals the opportunity to gain an insight into their industry, their business, achieve recognition for their success and promote tourism within their region. One of the main focus points of the awards is to develop quality regional tourism products and provide businesses the opportunity to benchmark their business with similar businesses in activity and size. It also provides the opportunity for stakeholders to identify their own personal and professional development within the tourism industry.Entrants are made up of tourism businesses, events, marketing organisations, clubs and individuals all aiming for excellence in their industry. NSW-based Winners of the Regional Tourism Awards gain finalists status upon entering the NSW Tourism Awards, and if successful, go onto the national level at the Australian Tourism Awards.