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RIVERSIDE HOLIDAY RESORT URUNGA, Management & Staff are extremely proud of winning GOLD at the recent Sunny Business Awards held in Coffs Harbour for the Accommodation, Hotels, Clubs & Bars category along with Excellence in Workplace Inclusion.

RIVERSIDE have also won GOLD at the 2019 Regional Tourism Awards for the 2nd year in a row in the Self Contained Accommodation category along with Excellence in Accessible Tourism. We are extremely proud of our achievements and our ongoing commitment to provide, fully self contained accessible accommodation to our members & guests. RIVERSIDE are now finalists at the NSW Tourism Awards for both categories and look forward to representing the North Coast Region, The Coffs Coast and the Bellingen Shire and this prestigious event being held on 14th November 2019.

Media Release 1 August 2019


Leading regional tourism businesses, events, and visitor experiences have been recognised at the 2019 Destination North Coast Regional Tourism Awards in South West Rocks tonight.

Winners in 14 categories were announced at the awards presentation ceremony from finalists including tourism businesses, events, restaurants, wineries and accommodation providers. More than 150 industry representatives were in attendance to see who would take home the coveted awards.

Category winners from the Regional Tourism Awards will now gain finalist status upon entering the NSW Tourism Awards to be held in Sydney in November.

Regional Tourism Awards Chair, Jane Barnes, congratulated all winners and finalists on their contribution to regional tourism.

“Finalists in this year’s program were of a high calibre with a number of first-time entrants on the list. We are thrilled to recognise the best of the region’s tourism industry tonight and wish our winners the best of luck as they progress to compete against operators from the entire state,” said Ms. Barnes.

 “We would also like to acknowledge and thank our partners, Destination NSW and the NSW Business Chamber who have both been instrumental in ensuring the success of the 2019 Regional Tourism Awards”.

2019 Destination North Coast Regional Tourism Award winners

Festivals and Events
Gold: Eat the Street Lismore
Silver: Woolgoolga Curryfest
Bronze: Grafton Jacaranda Festival Inc.
Finalist: Another Tasty Event
Finalist: Volkswagen Spectacular

Cultural Tourism
Gold: Hello Koalas Sculpture TrailSilver: Wajaana Yaam Gumbaynggirr Adventure Tours

Specialised Tourism Services
Gold: Blue Ginger PicnicsSilver: I Love Bello ShireBronze: Arts Mid North Coast Inc

Business Event Venues
Gold: Elements of Byron

Destination Marketing
Gold: Coffs Harbour City CouncilFinalist: Clarence Valley CouncilFinalist: South West Rocks Country Club

Gold: Vision Walks – Eco ToursSilver: Koala Preservation Society

Adventure Tourism
Gold: Coffs Coast Surf Tours

Caravan and Holiday ParksGold: Reflections Holiday Parks Seal RocksSilver: BIG4 Great Lakes at Forster-TuncurryBronze: BIG4 Sunshine Resort, South West RocksFinalist: Kingscliff Beach Holiday Park

Hosted Accommodation
Gold: Telegraph Retreat Cottages

Self-Contained AccommodationGold: Riverside Holiday Resort Urunga
Silver: Macquarie Waters Boutique Apartment Hotel

Standard Accommodation
Gold: The Observatory Holiday Apartments

Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Tourism
Gold: Wajaana Yaam Gumbaynggirr Adventure Tours
Silver: Bularri Muurlay Nyanggan Aboriginal Corporation

New Tourism Business
Gold: Table Under A Tree

Excellence in Accessible Tourism
Gold: Riverside Holiday Resort Urunga

Hall of Fame Inductees
Tourist Attractions – Sealy Lookout, Orara East State ForestEcotourism – Byron Bay Eco Cruises

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