The Top Tourism Town Awards showcase the value of tourism to the towns and communities across NSW and celebrate the diversity and outstanding regional destinations of our State. 

Tiny Tourism Town (Population under 1,500 residents)

Bronze - Eugowra

Silver - Broke


Winner - Huskisson

Small Tourism Town (Population between 1,500 and 5,000 residents)

Bronze - Gloucester

Silver - Merimbula


Winner - Berry

Large Tourism Town (Population between 1,500 and 5,000 residents)

Judges Commendation - Murwillumbah

Bronze - Newcastle

Silver - Ballina


Winner - Kiama

tiny tourism town

Towns with a population under 1,500 residents. 
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Towns are listed alphabetically.

A hidden treasure, Broke is quintessential Hunter Valley with lashings of modern country charm.

Whether you're a passionate explorer or a curious traveller, Eugowra invites you to embark on an unforgettable journey of discovery. 

Pack up the fam and head to the heart of Jervis Bay for the ultimate Huskisson bucket-list getaway.

Winter or Summer, Wollombi is perfect to visit year-round. This tiny town is as rich in cultural heritage as it is in natural beauty.

Small tourism town 

Towns with a population of 1,500 to 5,000 residents. 
Click on the sign next to a town's name to access their page. 

Towns are listed alphabetically.

Wind back time and immerse yourself in the historic village charm of nostalgic Berry.

Prepare to be surprised by Bulahdelah, with its beautiful mountains, captivating lakes and rivers, stunning bush walks and pristine world class beaches. 

Filled with charm and history, Gloucester is renowned for its crystal clear rivers, beautiful countryside and friendly locals.

Pack your bags, round up the kids and get planning your visit to the stunning, natural, and perfect family destination, Merimbula

Oberon is the hidden gem of the Central Tablelands, with something to suit everyone. And in this town, traditional hospitality is guaranteed.

The quaint village of Ulmarra offers a refreshing escape from the hustle and bustle of modern life.

Top tourism town

Towns with a population over 5,000 residents. 
Click on the sign next to a town's name to access their page. 

Towns are listed alphabetically.

Ballina is quietly emerging as the next up-and-coming destination for those in search of adventure, authenticity, and the untamed beauty of nature.

Bathurst is a giant playground for big and little kids alike with a variety of family-friendly attractions perfect for any time of the year to excite and delight every imagination. 

A city of trees, with its charms hidden from the highway, Grafton is a place of beauty, heritage and soul, and is the beating heart of the Clarence Valley.

Kiama provides relaxation for the mind and the soul - be it escaping to luxury or embracing a rugged adventure, there is abundant options for warm and cosy, or cool and funky experiences. 

Newcastle is a colourful city that’s anything but ordinary. Indulge your curiosity and uncover its vibrant culture, rich heritage and electric atmosphere, and experience an unexpected feast for the senses.   


Murwillumbah has something for everyone - world class nature and art experiences in equal measure and food from fresh grown produce to Chef Hatted restaurants.

Nestled in the foothills of an extinct volcano in Central West NSW, Orange is one of Australia’s most prominent and sophisticated food and wine destinations.

Shellharbour is a coastal paradise and the gateway to the NSW South Coast. There are lakes, lagoons, islands, legendary surf beaches and a whole aquatic playground to be explored. 

Tucked away on the South Coast of New South Wales, Ulladulla is a gem waiting to be rediscovered year after year by families of all shapes and sizes. 

Have a question? Email us or contact Tourism Awards Program Manager, Zoe Bose on 0406 692 413.