More than 120 industry representatives gathered in Orange for the 2018 Country & Outback Regional Tourism Awards on Saturday 28 July.

Winners in 15 categories were announced at the gala awards ceremony from finalists including tourism businesses, local councils, events, restaurants, wineries and accommodation providers. 


2018 Country & Outback Regional Tourism Awards

Category winners

Destination Marketing

Gold: Mudgee Region Tourism, Mudgee

Silver: Parkes Shire Council, Parkes

 

Tourism Wineries, Distilleries and Breweries

Gold: Heifer Station Wines Pty Ltd 

Finalist: Blue Wren Wines, Mudgee

 

Hosted Accommodation

Gold: Eldee Station, Broken Hill  

 

Unique Accommodation

Gold: Sierra Escape, Mudgee

 

Self-Contained Accommodation

Gold: Lakeview Luxury Retreat, Orange

Silver: Kirsten Serviced Apartments, Mudgee

 

Standard Accommodation

Gold: Manera Heights Apartments, Dubbo 

Silver: Shearing Shed Motor Inn, Dubbo

Bronze: Lodge Outback Motel, Broken Hill

 

Deluxe Accommodation

Gold: The Parkview Hotel, Mudgee

 

Excellence in Food Tourism

Gold: Orange Ex-Services’ Club, Orange

Finalist: Wayward Trails Pty Ltd, Arding

Tourist Attractions

Gold: Mayfield Garden, Oberon

Silver: Outback Astronomy, Broken Hill

 

Major Festivals and Events

Gold: Tamworth Country Music Festival, Tamworth

 

Festivals and Events

Gold: Parkes Elvis Festival, Parkes

Silver: Canowindra Balloon Challenge, Canowindra

Finalist: Orange F.O.O.D Week, Orange

Finalist: Australian Celtic Festival, Glen Innes

 

Ecotourism

Gold: Wolgan Valley Eco Tours, Wolgan Valley

 

Cultural Tourism

Gold: Nundle Woollen Mill, Nundle

Silver: Old Dubbo Gaol, Dubbo

 

Specialised Tourism Services

Gold: The Age of Fishes Museum, Canowindra

 

Visitor Information Services

Gold: Mudgee Region Tourism, Mudgee

Silver: Bathurst Regional Council, Bathurst

Bronze: Liverpool Plains Visitor Information Centre, Willow Tree

Finalist: Dubbo Regional Council, Dubbo

Finalist: Orange Visitor Information Centre, Orange

Finalist: Parkes Visitor Information Centre, Parkes

 


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