2019 Regional Tourism Awards Finalists Announced


One hundred and one leading tourism businesses, events, and visitor experiences have this week been announced as finalists in the 2019 Regional Tourism Awards, including six businesses from the Riverina.

Regional Tourism Awards Chair, Jane Barnes, announced the final contenders that include destinations, events, restaurants, wineries and accommodation providers among an impressive cohort.

“This year’s finalists showcase the best of the regional New South Wales’ tourism industry and some amazing individuals and operators. Each of these finalists is now in the running to be named a winner at our four award celebrations to be held in a few weeks’ time”, said Ms. Barnes.


“The Regional Tourism Awards are an invaluable opportunity for the industry to come together and celebrate business excellence across the sector”.

A key program on the regional tourism industry calendar, these awards have been credited for elevating regional tourism businesses to achieve state-wide and national acclaim.

Winners of the Regional Tourism Awards gain finalist status upon entering the NSW Tourism Awards, and if successful, go onto the Australian Tourism Awards.

Each region will be hosting an event to celebrate the finalists and award winners in each category in late July and early August.

Congratulations to the following Riverina businesses who are now in the running to win at the gala awards ceremony in Dubbo on July 27th:

Altina Wildlife Park - Darlington Point

Belisi Farmstay Tours – Wagga Wagga

Bundyi Cultural Tours – Wagga Wagga

Cameo Inn Motel – West Wyalong

Couraybyra Wines – Tumbarumba

Food I Am – Wagga Wagga

Special congratulations go to Couraybyra Wines who were part of RDA Riverina’s first Tourism Accelerator program.

Sara Johnston