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North Coast Destination Network Announces Finalists In The 2014 North Coast Tourism Awards

August 5, 2014 Accolades No Comments Email Email

North Coast Destination Network Executive Officer, Ms Belinda Novicky today announced the Finalists in The 2014 North Coast Tourism Awards noting an increased number of entries from innovative new businesses and some first time entrants from more established businesses across the coast. are 39 Finalists in these specialist tourism industry awards open to operators from the Great Lakes to the Tweed.

The winners will be announced on Saturday, August 16 at a Gala Presentation Dinner to be held under a marquee inside historic Trial Bay Gaol at South West Rocks. This is the first time the awards have been held in the Macleay Valley Coast and in a spectacular attraction like Trial Bay Gaol.

More than 150 tourism industry leaders will gather for this regional Tourism night of nights. Tickets to the event are $99 per person or $890 for a table of 10 including dinner, drinks, and entertainment. Bookings can be made by visiting

The Finalists across The North Coast, (in alphabetical order with first time and new product finalists marked with an *) are:

  • Alstonville Country Cottages, Alstonville, Ballina Shire
  • Arakwal Dolphin Dreaming Cape Byron State Conservation Area, Byron Shire
  • Bellrowan Valley Horse Riding, Greater Port Macquarie
  • Bent on Food, Wingham, Manning Valley
  • Bent on Food Café Restaurant  Regional Food Store and Cookery School, Manning Valley

Billabong Zoo, Greater Port Macquarie

  • Byron Bay Bluesfest 2014, Byron Shire
  • Byron Bay Cottages Cape Byron State Conservation Area, Byron Shire
  • Byron Beach Café, Byron Shire
  • Byron Eco Cruises & Kayaks, Byron Shire
  • *, Byron Shire

Cape Byron State Conservation Area, Byron Shire

  • Coffs Harbour Butterfly House, Coffs Coast
  • Destination Tweed
  • * Discover Something New’ Macleay Valley Coast’s Destination Marketing Campaign
  • Dorrigo National Park, Coffs Coast x 2

* Flash Camp, The Tweed

  • Heritage Guesthouse, South West Rocks, Macleay Valley Coast
  • Lismore and Nimbin Visitor Information Centres
  • Marcel Towers Holiday Apartments, Nambucca
  • Nimbin Rox YHA, Lismore Shire
  • * North Coast Holiday Park Bonny Hills. Greater Port Macquarie
  • * Old Bottlebutt, Burrawan State Forest, Greater Port Macquarie
  • * Port Macquarie Beatles Festival 2014, Greater Port Macquarie
  • * Port Macquarie Historical Museum, Greater Port Macquarie
  • Smoky Cape Lighthouse B&B and Cottages, Macleay Valley Coast
  • South West Rocks Dive Centre, Macleay Valley Coast
  • South West Rocks Tourist Park, Macleay Valley Coast
  • State Forests of The Coffs Coast
  • * Tabatinga Family Fun Centre  – The Tweed x 2
  • Telegraph Retreat Luxury Cottages, Greater Port Macquarie
  • The Big Banana, Coffs Coast
  • The Corner Restaurant and Café, Greater Port Macquarie
  • Vacation Village, Greater Port Macquarie

 Visit NSW State Forests Experience a Forest Playground – Visit NSW State Forests

Winners of The 2014 Michael (Mick) Crawley Award for Young Achiever in Tourism, and

The Judith McGilvray Memorial Award for Outstanding Contribution to Regional Tourism to be announced on August 16.

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