Coffs Coast Top Spot

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Tourism Award

Coffs Coast tourism operators reaffirmed that the Coffs Coast is the top spot to visit on the North Coast last week, taking away a total of 12 awards at the North Coast Regional Tourism Awards held in South West Rocks.

Building on the strength and representation at last year’s awards six businesses were named Gold Award winners including Council’s own Destination Coffs Coast team who won the top award in the destination marketing category.

Additionally, Sealy Lookout, Orara East State Forest was inducted into the Hall of Fame in the tourist attraction category, after winning gold three years in a row.

“The Coffs Coast has certainly come out on top in terms of what we offer in tourism product excellence and experiences on the North Coast,” said Fiona Barden, Council’s Section Leader, Industry & Destination Development.

“It is fantastic to see these local businesses recognised for their commitment to providing excellent services to our valued visitors to the region.

“Working with these businesses and others on the Coffs Coast we will continue to provide exposure for the Coffs Coast so that we can enjoy the many benefits visitors bring to our beautiful area.

“It is also exciting that we will have such a strong representation from the Coffs Coast at the State Tourism Awards in November where we again hope to walk away with a number of awards.”

The Coffs Coast winners of the 2018 North Coast Regional Tourism Awards were:

Adventure Tourism:

  • Gold: Coffs Coast Surf Tours

Self-contained accommodation

  • Gold: Riverside Holiday Resort Urunga

Standard Accommodation

  • Gold: The Observatory

Destination Marketing

  • Gold: Coffs Harbour City Council – Coffs Coast

Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Tourism

  • Gold: Wajaana Yaam Gumbaynggirr Adventure Tours
  • Silver: Bularri Muurlay Nyanggan Aboriginal Corporation

Excellence in Accessible Tourism

  • Gold: Riverside Holiday Resort Urunga

Festivals and Events

  • Silver: Woolgoolga CurryFest

Cultural Tourism

  • Silver: Wajaana Yaam Gumbaynggirr Adventure Tours)

Specialised Tourism Services

  • Silver: I Love Bello Shire
  • Bronze: Arts Mid North Coast

Hall of Fame Inductee:

  • Sealy Lookout, Orara East State Forest
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