Cupitt’s wins Gold at Regional Tourism Awards4 July 2019 – posted in: Uncategorized


Leading regional tourism businesses, events, and visitor experiences have been recognised at the 2019 Destination Sydney Surrounds South and Destination Southern NSW Regional Tourism Awards at Cupitt’s Winery in Ulladulla on 24 July 2019.

Winners in 10 categories were announced at the awards presentation ceremony from finalists including tourism businesses, events, restaurants, wineries and accommodation providers. More than 60 industry representatives were in attendance to see who would take home the coveted awards.

Category winners from the Regional Tourism Awards will now gain finalist status upon entering the NSW Tourism Awards to be held in Sydney in November.

This was the first time the Regional Awards has taken place in many years; the last South Coast Tourism Awards took place in 2016.

Libby Cupitt said ‘It was great to see Regional Tourism Awards back. It gives everyone an opportunity to recognise the good work that is happening in our region and to network with our peers. We look forward to progressing with all the other finalists to the NSW Tourism Awards and hopefully shine a light on our beautiful region.

“It’s a privilege and honour to receive the award for Food Tourism as it recognises the focus we have at Cupitt’s on delivering an excellent food, wine, beer and cheese experience here in on the South Coast minutes from some of the best beaches in the country” Libby Cupitt, Customer Experience Manager says.

“Huge credit to our entire team at Cupitt’s who share our passion, vision and commitment to excellence. We are proud to fly the flag for South Coast at State level, who’s food and wine scene gets better every year.”

“We would also like to acknowledge Shoalhaven Tourism and Destination NSW for their role in improving the tourism industry on the South Coast. We have scene visitation continue to increase I both peak and off-peak times and it can be attributed to the work these organisations are putting in.

2019 Sydney Surrounds South and Southern NSW Regional Tourism Award winners

Tourist Attractions
Gold: Eucumbene Trout Farm
Finalist: Club Catalina

Festivals and Events
Gold: Giiyong Festival

Gold: Southbound Escapes
Silver: Kiah Wilderness Tours
Bronze: Eucumbene Trout Farm

Specialised Tourism Services
Gold: South Coast Nannies

Adventure Tourism
Gold: Stand Up Paddle Boarding Shellharbour
Finalist: Southbound Escapes

Hosted Accommodation
Gold: Morvern Valley Guesthouse Pty Ltd

Deluxe Accommodation
Gold: Lake Crackenback Resort & Spa

Luxury Accommodation
Gold: Mt Hay Retreat

New Tourism Business
Gold: Fern Street Gallery
Silver: Bangalay Luxury Villas

Excellence in Food Tourism
Gold: Cupitt