2011 Hunter & Central Coast Tourism Awards

2011 Bluetongue Brewery Hunter & Central Coast Awards for Excellence in Tourism

Tourism Hunter would like to congratulate the following winners in each category:


Adventure Tourism

Winner - Glenworth Valley Outdoor Adventures

Bronze - TreeTop Adventure Park

Finalist - Skydive Maitland


Tour and/or Transport Operators

Winner - Kangarrific Tours

Bronze - Activity Tours Australia

Finalist - Treetops Resort Senior Tours

Finalist - Two Fat Blokes Gourmet Tours


Heritage and Cultural Tourism

Winner - Avoca Beach Picture Theatre



Winner - Strickland State Forest

Silver - TreeTop Adventure Park


Tourist Attractions

Winner - Glenworth Valley Outdoor Adventures

Silver - Blackbutt Reserve

Bronze - The Watagans


Tourism Wineries, Distilleries and Boutique Breweries

Winner - Wyndham Estate


Tourist Pubs

Winner - Shoal Bay Country Club Hotel


Tourist and Caravan Parks

Winner - Norah Head Holiday Park

Finalist - Budgewoi Holiday Park

Finalist - Canton Beach Holiday Park

Finalist - Toowoon Bay Holiday Park


Health and Wellbeing Tourism

Winner - Shoal Bay Resort & Spa (Hall of Fame)

Finalist - Château Élan Hunter Valley


Festivals and Events

Winner - Christmas Lights Spectacular Hunter Valley Gardens (Hall of Fame)

Bronze - Newcastle Caravan Camping & Holiday Expo

Finalist - Bimbadgen: A Day on the Green

Finalist - Wyndham Estate: Opera in the Vineyards


Meetings and Business Tourism

Winner - Kooindah Waters Golf & Spa Resort

Silver - Shoal Bay Resort & Spa

Bronze - Scone Motor Inn Conference Centre

Finalist - Château Élan Hunter Valley

Finalist - Mercure Resort Hunter Valley Gardens


Major Tour and/or Transport Operators

Winner - Moonshadow Cruises

Bronze - Northern Highland Travel


Major Festivals and Events

Winner - Hunter Sports Group and Eclipse Media, Events & PR: The Qantas Challenge


Tourism Restaurants and Catering Services

Winner - Margan Restaurant

Silver - Esca Bimbadgen


New Tourism Development

Winner - Ex-HMAS Adelaide Artificial Reef

Finalist - Flying Changes Boutique Accommodation


Hosted Accommodation

Winner - Christina's Bed & Breakfast (Hall of Fame)

Finalist - Strathearn Park Lodge

Finalist - The Acreage - Luxury Bed & Breakfast


Unique Accommodation

Winner - Somewhere Unique

Silver - Banjos Bushland Retreat

Bronze - Segenhoe Inn Luxury Boutique Hotel and Bed & Breakfast

Finalist - Heritage Retreat

Finalist - Kims Beach Hideaway


Standard Accommodation

Winner - Scone Motor Inn (Hall of Fame)

Finalist - Country Comfort Terrigal


Deluxe Accommodation

Winner - Hermitage Lodge

Silver - The Vintry Country House & Vineyard

Bronze - Shoal Bay Resort & Spa

Finalist - Chifley Apartments Newcastle

Finalist - Mercure Resort Hunter Valley Gardens

Finalist - Tuscany Wine Estate Resort


Luxury Accommodation

Winner - Château Élan Hunter Valley


Young Achiever

Melanie Hutchinson (Maitland City Council)


Outstanding Contribution to Regional Tourism by an Individual 

Janene Rees (Moonshadow Cruises)


Outstanding Contribution by an Individual

Sandrine Gaymard (TreeTop Adventure Park)