Thank you to everyone for helping to make the 2016 Inland Tourism Awards in Echuca Moama such a great event. 

New South Wales and Victoria’s best regional tourism operators and attractions were named at the 2016 Regional Tourism Awards in Echuca Moama, held at the Moama Bowling Club on Saturday 23 July. The "All the Rivers Run" themed Gala Awards Night was highlighted by a special acoustic performance by John Waters.

The annual award ceremony is hailed as the ‘night of nights’ for the Regional Tourism Industry. The winners are now able to compete for finalist positions at the NSW Tourism Awards, which will be held in Sydney in November. 

2016 Winners

Congratulations to all winners and finalists for their contribution to regional tourism

Tourist Attractions

WinnerRich River Golf Club Ltd, Moama
Silver twistED – Science at Play, Echuca
BronzeThe Silverton Hotel, Silverton  
Highly Commended - Lockhart Sculpture and Heritage Trail, Lockhart  

Festivals and Events

Winner - Parkes Elvis Festival, Parkes
Silver - Tamworth Country Music Festival, Tamworth
Bronze - Canowindra Balloon Festival, Canowindra 

Community Festivals and Events

WinnerBoggabri Drover’s Campfire Event, Boggabri


Winner - Tri State Safaris, Broken Hill 

Cultural Tourism

Winner - Port of Echuca Discovery Centre, Echuca
Silver - Pioneer Settlement, Swan Hill
Bronze - Nundle Woollen Mill, Nundle
Encouragement Award - Greens Gunyah Museum, Lockhart

Specialised Tourism Services

WinnerOutback Astronomy, Broken Hill

Visitor Information Services

Winner - Echuca Moama Visitor Information Centre, Echuca Moama
Silver - Liverpool Plains Visitor Information Centre, Willow Tree
Bronze - Albury Visitor Information Centre, Albury
Highly Commended - Greater Hume Visitor Information Centre, Holbrook  

Tour or Transport Operators

Gold - Murray River Paddlesteamers, Echuca
Silver - Outback Geo Adventures, Balranald 

Adventure Tourism

Winner - Tri State Safaris, Broken Hill  

Destination Marketing

Winner - Reset your Senses in Mudgee Region, Mudgee
Silver - Parkes Shire Council, Parkes    

Tourism Restaurants and Catering Services

Winner - The River Deck, Albury
Silver - Gol Gol Hotel, Gol Gol 

Tourism Wineries, Distilleries and Breweries

Winner - Sunraysia Cellar Door, Mildura  

Caravan and Holiday Parks

Winner - Echuca Holiday Park, Echuca
Silver - BIG4 Deniliquin, Deniliquin
Bronze - Great Aussie Holiday Park, Bowna 

Hosted Accommodation

Winner - Eldee Station, Silverton  

Unique Accommodation

Winner - Mildura Houseboats, Mildura 

Self Contained Accommodation

Winner - Lakeview Luxury Cabins, Orange
Silver - Manera Heights Apartments 

Standard Accommodation

Winner - Moama on Murray Resort, Moama  

Deluxe Accommodation

Winner - Perricoota Vines Retreat, Moama  

Excellence in Food Tourism

Winner - Food I Am, Wagga Wagga
Silver - Rich Glen Olive Estate, Yarrawonga

Judges Award

Winner - Nundle Woollen Mill, Nundle  

Hall of Fame Inductees

Specialised Tourism Services Fairview Artspace, Mudgee