HUNTER Valley wineries, inner-city ghost tours, Port Stephens whale watching cruises and a landmark contemporary art project are just some of the finalists in the Hunter/Central Coast Awards for Excellence in Tourism.
QantasLink announced more than 50 individual operators would be vying for awards across 25 categories during a ceremony and gala dinner at Wests Lambton in August.
“It’s great to see so many businesses vying for top honours and we are particularly delighted to see a number of businesses entering for the first time” Central Coast Tourism CEO Robyne Abernethy said.
The awards are considered the premier event for the tourism industry in the Hunter and Central Coast and attract a number of business leaders from across the country.
Finalists in the 2013 QantasLink Hunter/Central Coast Awards for Excellence in Tourism.
Banjos Bushland Retreat
Chateau Elan At the Vintage
Chifley Apartments Newcastle
Contango Espresso Roasters
East End Ghost Tour
Eco Inn Warners Bay
Hungerford Hill Wines
Lake Macquarie Tourism
Mercure Resort Hunter Valley Gardens
Newcastle Buses & Ferries
Northern Highland Travel
Pepper Tree Wines
Rustica Newcastle Beach
Sand Dune Adventures
Scone Motor Inn & Conference Centre
Shoal Bay Holiday Park
Shoal Bay Resort & Spa
Singleton Visitor Information & Enterprise Centre
Soldiers Point Holiday Park
State Forests of the Watagan Mountains
Stays in the Vines
Stockton Beach Holiday Park
The Sebel Kirkton Park
Time Travellers Motorcycle Tours & Events
Balloon Aloft is one of the finalist in the QantasLink Hunter/Central Coast Awards for Excellence in Tourism.