Winners announced at the 2018 Riverina Murray Regional Tourism Awards
Leading regional tourism businesses, events, and visitor experiences from both New South Wales and Victoria were recognised at the 2018 Riverina Murray Regional Tourism Awards in Deniliquin last night.
Winners in 14 categories were announced at the gala awards ceremony from finalists including tourism businesses, events, restaurants, wineries and accommodation providers. More than 130 industry representatives were in attendance to see who would take home the coveted awards.
In association with the gala, Destination Riverina Murray partnered with Murray Regional Tourism to host the inaugural Riverina Murray Tourism Muster on Friday. A networking and business development day, it saw over 40 of the region’s tourism operators and event organisers engage in sessions with experts on topics including destination marketing, event risk management, and social media marketing.
2018 Riverina Murray Regional Tourism Awards category winners
Gold: Rich River Golf Club Ltd, Moama
Finalist: Lockhart Sculpture and Heritage Trail, Lockhart
Festivals and Events
Gold: Deni Ute Muster, Deniliquin
Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Tourism
Gold: Bundyi Cultural Tours
Visitor Information Services
Gold: Albury Visitor Information Centre, Albury
Silver: Greater Hume Visitor Information Centre, Holbrook
Tour and/or Transport Operators
Gold: Murray Offroad Adventures, Mildura
Gold: Aquazone @ Lake Mulwala, Yarrawonga
Gold: Edward River Council, Deniliquin
Tourism Restaurants and Catering Services
Gold: The River Deck, Albury
Silver: Limone Dining, Griffith
Finalist: Long Table Café, Warragoon
Tourism Wineries, Distilleries and Breweries
Gold: Shiraz Republic, Cornella
Silver: Trentham Estate, Trentham Cliffs
Bronze: Tumut River Brewing Co, Tumut
Finalist: Fossey’s Gin, Mildura
Caravan and Holiday Parks
Gold: DC on the Lake Pty Ltd, Mulwala
Silver: Great Aussie Holiday Park, Bowna
Gold: All Seasons Houseboats, Mildura
Silver: Mildura Houseboats, Mildura
Gold: Quest Griffith, Griffith
Gold: CIRCA 1936
Excellence in Food Tourism
Gold: Food I Am, Wagga Wagga
Silver: Rich Glen Olive Estate, Yarrawonga
Category winners from the Regional Tourism Awards will now gain finalist status upon entering the NSW Tourism Awards to be held in Sydney later this year.
Gala events for two additional destination networks across the state will be held next week. Coffs Harbour will host the North Coast Regional Tourism Awards on Wednesday 25 July, followed by the Country & Outback region’s gala in Orange on Saturday, 28 July.