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The vibes were high last night, as over 600 guests gathered at the Adelaide Convention Centre to celebrate the annual South Australian Tourism Awards. With tourism operators travelling from near and far, it was fantastic to see some friendly faces … and some new friends too!

We were lucky enough to be interviewing each winner right after they won their award — arguably the best job of the night! Hearing the stories, trials, triumphs and the “why” behind so many incredible local tourism businesses was absolutely inspiring and a total privilege.

A reminder for all of us to get out there, explore our beautiful state, and support local tourism! And, why not start with the award-winners listed below…

Unique Accommodation – Woodhouse Adventure Park

Hosted Accommodation – Oceanview Eco Villas

Cultural Tourism – The Cedars Hahndorf

Ecotourism – The Big Duck Boat Tours

Excellence in Accessible TourismAdelaide Fringe

Young Achiever – Isabel Nietschke

Self-contained Accommodation – Naiko Retreat

Tourism Marketing & Campaigns – Regional Development Australia Eyre Peninsula – “Eyre – The Wild Side”

Adventure Tourism – Bendleby Ranges

Aboriginal and Torres Strait Island Tourism Experience – Kool Tours

Tour & Transport Operators – Spirit of the Coorong

New Tourism Business – Port River Cruises

Tourist Attractions – d’Arenberg

Major Tourist Attractions – Monarto Safari Park

Business Event Venues – Adelaide Oval

4-4.5 Star Deluxe Accommodation – Beach Huts Middleton

5 Star Luxury Accommodation – Sequoia Lodge

Tourism Distilleries & Breweries – Twenty Third Street Distillery

Tourism Wineries – Seppeltsfield Wines

Visitor Information Services – Port Lincoln Visitor Information Centre

Caravan & Holiday Parks – BIG4 West Beach Parks

South Australian Taxi Driver of the Year – Jayant Jain

Excellence In Food Tourism – Adelaide Showground Farmers’ Market

Tourism Retail & Hire Services – Copper Trails Bike Hire

3-3.5 Star Accommodation – Ibis Adelaide

Tourism Restaurants & Catering Services – The Currant Shed

Festivals & Events – 2023 Let’s Go Caravan, Camping and Outdoor Show

Major Festivals & Events – Illuminate Adelaide

Voters’ Choice Tourism Award – Accommodation – BIG4 Renmark Riverfront Holiday Park

Voters’ Choice Tourism Award – Experience / Service – Monarto Safari Park

Outstanding Contribution by an Individual – Ian Horne

Another HUGE congratulations to all the winners!

Millie Looker

Millie Looker

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