Winners announced at the 2019 Sydney surrounds North regional tourism awards

Leading regional tourism businesses, events, and visitor experiences have been recognised at the 2019 Destination Sydney Surrounds North Regional Tourism Awards in Newcastle today.

Winners in 10 categories were announced at the awards presentation ceremony from finalists including tourism businesses, events, restaurants, wineries and accommodation providers. More than 120 industry representatives were in attendance to see who would take home the coveted awards.

Category winners from the Regional Tourism Awards will now gain finalist status upon entering the NSW Tourism Awards to be held in Sydney in November.

Regional Tourism Awards Chair, Jane Barnes, congratulated all winners and finalists on their contribution to regional tourism.

“Finalists in this year’s program were of a high calibre and it has been a competitive process. We are thrilled to recognise the best of the region’s tourism industry today and wish our winners the best of luck as they progress to compete against operators from the entire state,” said Ms. Barnes. “We would also like to acknowledge and thank our partners, Destination NSW and the NSW Business Chamber who have both been instrumental in ensuring the success of the 2019 Regional Tourism Awards”.

2019 Sydney Surrounds North Regional Tourism Award winners

Major Tourist Attractions
Gold: The Australian Reptile Park

Tourist Attractions
Gold: Oakvale Wildlife Park

Major Festivals and Events
Gold: Hunter Valley Gardens

Specialised Tourism Services
Gold: Ask Roz

Business Event Venues
Gold: Crowne Plaza Hunter Valley

Tour and/or Transport Operators
Gold: Beyond Ballooning

Adventure Tourism
Gold: Beyond Ballooning

Caravan and Holiday Parks
Gold: Blacksmiths Beachside Holiday Park

Self-Contained Accommodation
Gold: Blueberry Hills on Comleroy

Deluxe Accommodation
Gold: Crowne Plaza Hunter Valley