The Northern Rivers was well represented among the winners in the 2014 North Coast Tourism Awards announced at a gala dinner at the historic Trial Bay Gaol at South West Rocks. Our Northern Rivers Region boasted 39 finalists and local businesses were winners in 12 of 19 categories.
Tourist attractions Silver: Cape Byron State Conservation
Major Festival and Events Gold: Byron Bay Bluesfest
Tourism Visitor Information Centres Gold: Lismore Nimbin Visitor Information Centre
Ecotourism Silver: Byron Eco Cruises and Kayaks
Tourism Restaurants and Catering Services Gold: Byron Beach Café,
Indigenous Tourism Gold: Arakwal Dolphin Dreaming Cape Byron
Backpacker Accommodation Gold: Nimbin Rox YHA
Destination Marketing: Bronze Destination Tweed
Unique Accommodation Gold: Byron Bay Cottages, Cape Byron
Encouragement Award FlashCamp, The Tweed
Hosted Accommodation Silver: Alstonville Country Cottages, Ballina
New Tourism Development Silver: Tabatinga Fun Centre, The Tweed, Bronze: CanGoEverywhere.com.au
It comes as no surprise that our North Coast tourism businesses are well represented as we rank third in the country for overnight domestic visitors after Sydney and Melbourne. Internationally we welcome over 200,000 visitors each year to the region.
Congratulations to all the winners. For more information go to: www.destinationnsw.com.au