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It’s not every day that we bounce out of bed grinning from ear to ear — but we’re still on a high from last night’s 2022 TICSA SA Tourism Awards! It was such a privilege to be in a room with 750 incredible members of South Australia’s tourism industry, all celebrating each other’s success — and it was made even more exciting as we saw so many of our industry friends take the stage.

It’s no secret that the last couple of years have knocked all of us in the tourism industry around, big time. But we’re talking about a resilient bunch here, and the comeback of some of our fave businesses has been so amazing to see. And to hear about the big plans that are in the works for so many filled our cup to the absolute brim.

We were so honoured to be finalists and to take out Bronze in the Tourism Marketing & Campaigns category, but more than anything we were just bursting with delight to see South Australia being celebrated — exactly as it should be.

Here’s a complete list of all the fabulous winners — we encourage you to add the experiences to your bucket list, the destinations to your dream map, and the restaurants and bars to your “must-visit” list.

And from our team to yours, another big CONGRATULATIONS to all the 2022 winners and finalists!

Major Tourist Attractions

Winner – Adelaide Zoo

Silver – Seppeltsfield Barossa 

Bronze – SkyCity Adelaide 

Supported by Adelaide Economic Development Agency.

Tourist Attractions

Winner – Monarto Safari Park

Silver – The d’Arenberg Cube

Bronze – Barossa Valley Chocolate Company

Supported by South Australian Tourism Commission.

Major Festivals & Events

Winner – Adelaide Fringe

Silver – Illuminate Adelaide 2022

Supported by Festival City Adelaide.

Festivals & Events

Winner – Sky Song 

Silver – Light Creatures

Bronze – Adelaide Guitar Festival 

Supported by Adelaide Economic Development Agency.


Winner & Hall of Fame – Murray River Trails 

Silver – The Big Duck Boat Tours 

Bronze – Camel Treks Australia

Supported by Toyota Australia.

Cultural Tourism

Winner – The Cedars Hahndorf

Silver – Adelaide Gaol

Bronze – Flamboyance Tours 

Supported by South Australian Tourism Commission.

Aboriginal & Torres Strait Island Tourism Experiences

Winner – Kool Tours (Tribal Expertise Facility)

Supported by Qantas.

Tourism Retail & Hire Services

Winner – The Dirt Off Road Campers

Silver – Gardner Knives 

Supported by TiCSA.

Visitor Information Services

Winner – Ardrossan Museum and Information Centre

Supported by Local Government Association SA

Business Event Venues

Winner – SkyCity Adelaide

Supported by Adelaide Airport.

Major Tour & Transport Operators

Winner – The Ghan 

Supported by RAA Travel 

Tour & Transport Operators

Winner – Juggle House Experiences

Silver – Carriage of Occasion


Supported by Gallagher.

Adventure Tourism

Winner – Bendleby Ranges 

Silver – Woodhouse Activity Centre

Bronze – Kangaroo Island Ocean Safari 

Supported by South Australian Tourism Commission

Tourism Marketing & Campaigns

Winner – Destination Riverland 

Silver – Murray River Lakes & Coorong Tourism Alliance 

Bronze – Adelady

Supported by Tourism Australia

Tourism Restaurants & Catering Services

Winner – Watervale Hotel 

Silver – The Lane Vineyard

Bronze – The Currant Shed

Supported by Restaurant & Catering Association

Tourism Wineries, Distilleries & Breweries

Winner – Kimbolton Wines

Silver – Kies Family Wines

Bronze – Kangaroo Island Distillery

Supported by Hood Sweeney

Caravan & Holiday Parks

Winner – Ardrossan Caravan Park 

Silver – Wallaroo Holiday Park 

Supported by Caravan & Camping Industries Association SA

Hosted Accommodation

Winner & Hall of Fame – Redwing Farm 

Silver – Le Mas Barossa

Bronze – Sage at Streaky Bay

Supported by Nova Entertainment

Unique Accommodation

Winner – Woodhouse Activity Centre

Silver – Almerta Station

Supported by RAA Travel

Self-Contained Accommodation

Winner – Naiko Retreat

Supported by Pitcher Partners

3-3.5 Star Accommodation

Winner – Under the Mount

Supported by Australian Hotels Association SA

4-4.5 Star Deluxe Accommodation

Winner – Novotel Barossa Valley Resort

Silver – Beach Huts Middleton

Bronze – Old Coach Road Estate

Supported by Flow Power

5 Star Luxury Accommodation

Winner – Eos by SkyCity

Supported by RAA Travel

New Tourism Business

Winner – Sequoia Lodge

Silver – Cuttys Tours

Bronze – Poonawatta

Supported by Tourism Australia

Excellence in Food Tourism

Winner – Watervale Hotel 

Silver – Weber Grill Academy Adelaide

Bronze – de Groot Coffee Co 

Supported by Adelady

Excellence in Accessible Tourism

Winner – Monarto Safari Park 

Supported by Toyota Australia

Outstanding Contribution by an Individual Award

Winner – Rex Ellis

South Australian Tourism Student of the Year Award

Winner – Skyla Schmid, UniSA

South Australian Taxi Driver of the Year Award

Winner – Brett Carson

Supported by Taxi Council SA

Voters’ Choice Award: Experiences & Services

Winner – Monarto Safari Park 

Supported by South Australian Tourism Commission 

Voters’ Choice Award: Accomodation

Winner – Woodhouse Activity Centre

Supported by South Australian Tourism Commission 

Premier’s Award For Service Excellence

Winner – Murray River Trails

Supported by South Australian Tourism Commission 


Millie Looker

Millie Looker

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