North Coast stars in state awards finals night

The newly-formed North Coast Destination Network will dominate the finalists at the 2012 NSW Tourism Awards gala presentation dinner to be held in Sydney later this month.

Of the total 145 finalists, 34 leading North Coast tourism operators from Port Stephens to the Tweed are finalists in the running for major awards on November 22.

“We are expecting around 100 North Coast tourism identities to attend the gala evening to support and celebrate with our regional winners” North Coast Destination Network executive officer Belinda Novicky said.

The North Coast will be well represented across most major categories and our regional finalists are:

 1.           2012 Urban Hotel Group Ironman Australia Port Macquarie

2.           52+ Things to Do, Port Macquarie

3.          Apartment Inn Byron

4.           Bangalow Guesthouse

5.           Bent on Food, Wingham

7.           Bentonu Incorporating Bent on Food/Bent on Life, Wingham

8.           Big 4 North Star Holiday Resort and Caravan Park

10.         Byron Beach Cafe

11.        Cape Byron State Conservation Area

12.        Clarence River Tourism

13.         Diamond Waters Treehouse Retreat

14.         Dolphin Marine Magic, Coffs Harbour

15.         Mr Drew Grove, The Big Banana, Coffs Harbour

16.         Festival of the Sun, Port Macquarie

17.         Forest Sky Pier Sealy Lookout, Coffs Harbour

18.         Glasshouse Port Macquarie

19.         Greater Port Macquarie Visitor Information Centre

20.        Honeycomb Valley Farm, Nabiac

21.         Macquarie Waters Boutique Apartment Hotel, Port Macquarie

22.         Moonshadow Cruises, Port Stephens

23.        Nambucca River Tourist Park

24.         Port Macquarie Hastings Council

25.         Rydges Port Macquarie

26.         Shoal Bay Country Club Hotel, Port Stephens

27.         Shoal Bay Resort & Spa Port Stephens

28.        Soldiers Point Holiday Park, Port Stephens

29.         South West Rocks Dive Centre

30.         TAFE NCI Tourism Events & Hospitality Section, Coffs Harbour

31.         The 23rd Annual Bluesfest Byron Bay

32.         The Corner Restaurant Café, Port Macquarie

33.         The Legendary Pacific Coast

34.         The Observatory Port Macquarie

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