Categories & Criteria

nsw Tourism Awards 2021

Your Finalists

We can't wait to celebrate the outstanding innovation and resilience demonstrated again and again in our magnificent industry over the past two years when we come together at the

Thursday, 3 February 2022 

Hats off to all the businesses who took the time to enter the awards, and

Congratulations to all the deserving finalists
listed below in alphabetical order


Finalists will contest in the following award categories

  • Major Tourist Attractions
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Major Festivals and Events
  • Festivals and Events
  • Ecotourism
  • Cultural Tourism
  • Excellence in Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Tourism
  • Tourism Retail and Hire Services
  • Visitor Information Services
  • Business Event Venues
  • Major Tour and/or Transport Operators
  • Tour and/or Transport Operators
  • Adventure Tourism
  • Tourism Marketing and Campaigns
  • Tourism Restaurants and Catering Services
  • Tourism Wineries, Distilleries and Breweries
  • Caravan and Holiday Parks
  • Hosted Accommodation
  • Unique Accommodation
  • Self-Contained Accommodation
  • 3-3.5 Star Accommodation
  • 4-4.5 Star Deluxe Accommodation
  • 5 Star Luxury Accommodation
  • New Tourism Business
  • Excellence in Food Tourism
  • Excellence in Accessible Tourism* (state-based award)
  • Local Government Award for Tourism *(state-based award)

*Two state-based award winners will be announced during the Virtual Celebration, 3 February 2022:

  • Young Achiever Award.
  • Dean Gorddard Award for Outstanding Contribution by an Individual to NSW.

Tourism Stars Award
This new Judges Award is to acknowledge outstanding resilience and innovation and may be awarded to any finalist regardless of whether they've won their category award/s or not. 

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