2021 East Coast Tasmania Tourism Awards – Finalists Announced

Drum roll… We are delighted to announce the finalists for the 2021 East Coast Tasmania Tourism Awards.

The quality of the entries was outstanding and made the task for the Judges extremely difficult. We are sincerely grateful for the time and support from all of our judges.

A big congratulations to all entrants for investing the time to support the East Coast Tasmania Tourism Awards during this difficult time. We wish all the Finalists good luck – East Coast Shines!


2021 East Coast Tasmania Tourism Awards – Finalists

Category 1: Accommodation – Caravan or Holiday Park

  • Scamander Sanctuary Holiday Park
  • Swansea Holiday Park


Category 2: Accommodation – Self Contained

  • Apartments on Fraser Bicheno
  • Blue Seas Holiday Villas
  • Sandpiper Ocean Cottages


Category 3: Accommodation – Standard

  • Bayside Hotel St Helens


Category 4: Accommodation – Deluxe

  • Bay of Fires Apartments
  • Picnic Island
  • The Ocean Retreat


Category 5: Visitor Experience

  • ALL4 // All Terrain Tours
  • Bicheno Penguin Tours
  • East Coast Cruises
  • Experiential Tasmania
  • Oyster Bay Tours
  • St Helens History Room Visitor Information Centre
  • The Long Lunch Wine Tour Co


Category 6: Food, Wine, Retail

  • Craigie Knowe Vineyard
  • Me & Mum’s
  • Mopoke Munchies
  • Raida St Helens
  • The Bark Mill Tavern


Category 7: Community Initiative

  • No entries received


Category 8: Innovative Business Award

  • No entries received


Category 9: Event of the Year

  • Rockpool – Bicheno Lions Club


Category 10: The 2021 East Coast Tasmania Tourism – Individual Contribution Award

  • Will be announced on the evening


East Coast Tasmania Tourism Awards Dinner – tickets now on sale!

The winners of the 2021 East Coast Tasmania Tourism Awards will be announced at our Celebration of Industry Dinner on Saturday, 30 October 2021, at the Spring Bay Mill, Triabunna, with the dynamic MC, Ryk Goddard and special guest (virtually) Phillipa Harrison – Managing Director, Tourism Australia. With a theme of “Shining Stars”, the East Coast Tasmania Tourism Awards dinner is returning in 2021 for an evening of true celebration to acknowledge business excellence, innovation and reward exceptional customer service in the industry over the last year. The East Coast Industry and friends are invited to join us for this special evening.
When: 30 October 2021, 6:30pm
Where: Spring Bay Mill, Banksia Room, 555 Freestone Point Rd, Triabunna
Tickets: $95 per person
For more information and to book tickets: Click here



Spring Bay Mill is delighted to be our venue partner and to celebrate they are offering 15% discount on accommodation for both Friday 29th and Saturday 30th October 2021. The accommodation options include The Spring Bay Mill and Triabunna Cabin and Caravan Park. To book your accommodation, click here and use the booking code ECTT at the checkout.


Coach Transfers

Return coach transfers will be available between Spring Bay Mill and Orford / Triabunna and also Spring Bay Mill and Swansea. Transfers will be at your own expense.

If you would like to register your expression of interest for the coach service, please complete the EOI form here. For more information, please contact Alex Sumner on 0406 199 045 or email industry@eastcoasttasmania.com.au

Ticket sales and coach transfers EOIs close COB, 25 October 2021.


About our Guest Speaker

Phillipa Harrison – Managing Director, Tourism Australia

As the Managing Director of the nation’s global tourism marketing agency, Ms Phillipa Harrison is responsible for driving Tourism Australia’s strategies to create sustainable demand for Australia’s tourism experiences internationally; and working with the tourism industry to achieve its Tourism 2020 strategy goals of growing overnight visitor spend to more than $115 billion annually.

Ms Harrison and her team at Tourism Australia, in partnership with industry, have sought to drive the contribution from international visitors to the Tourism 2020 goal, with spending by international visitors reaching a record $44 billion in 2018. These results have also assisted the industry in achieving its Tourism 2020 goal two years ahead of target, with overnight international and domestic visitor spend reaching $117 billion in 2018.

Joining Tourism Australia in February 2017, Ms Harrison took up the role of Executive General Manager International to lead the organisation’s international operations for Asia, the Americas, Europe and New Zealand as well as Global Distribution and Partnerships.

In this role, Ms Harrison has overseen Tourism Australia’s network of international offices spanning 12 countries as well as managing airline relationships and distribution channels, that are vital for attracting international visitors to Australia.
Prior to joining Tourism Australia, Ms Harrison spent six years working for Hamilton Island Enterprises and before that held a variety of senior sales, marketing and product roles at Viator Systems (Sydney), Base Group (Sydney), STA Travel (London), Contiki Holidays (London), and Trailfinders (London).


About our MC

Ryk Goddard

Ryk has been presenter of the breakfast show on 936 ABC Hobart since 2011. Ryk Goddard has run communication workshops for government, business and not-for profit sectors including the UTAS Winter School, Treasury and Business Lab. He was CEO of a not-for profit for 7 years and has written for magazines, TV and online. As one of Tasmania’s most highly regarded MC’s and actors, Ryk’s understanding of presentation for different contexts is broad and highly refined. A sought after comedian and MC for festivals, fundraisers and corporate events, Ryk loves any excuse to dress up and help other people have a good time.


About our Entertainment

Tony Mak Music

Tony Mak is a seasoned performer with over 25 years experience.  His unique voice, skilled guitar playing and entertaining style has seen him become one of Tasmania’s most sought-after artists.  Tony has also recently supported artists such as Kate Ceberano and Thirsty Merc.  Tonight he is joined on stage by his son, Max – a young, bass-playing prodigy who is himself bound to become an integral part of the Tasmanian music scene for decades to come. With an extensive and well-curated repertoire, the Tony Mak Duo is guaranteed to be the perfect soundtrack for your night’s festivities.


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