2020 East Coast Tasmania Tourism Awards – Winners

Congratulations to all our winners and finalists for the 2020 East Coast Tasmania Tourism Awards.

Category 1: Accommodation – Caravan or Holiday Park

GOLD – St Helens Waterfront Holiday Park
SILVER – Freycinet Paintball and Campground

Category 2: Accommodation – Self Contained

GOLD – Apartments on Fraser Bicheno
SILVER – Bed In A Shed Tasmania – Fingal
BRONZE – Blue Seas Holiday Villas – Scamander

FINALISTS
Freycinet Holiday Houses
The Eastcoaster Tasmania – Orford

Category 3: Accommodation – Standard

GOLD – Malting Lagoon Guest House
SILVER – Orford Sanda House B&B
BRONZE – The Eastcoaster Tasmania – Orford

FINALISTS
Blue Seas Holiday Villas – Scamander

Category 4: Accommodation – Deluxe

GOLD – Bay of Fires Bush Retreat
SILVER – Orford Sanda House B&B
BRONZE – THE LOFT – Bay of Fires Seascape

FINALISTS
Picnic Island
The Eastcoaster Tasmania – Orford

Category 5: Visitor Experience

GOLD – Oyster Bay Tours
SILVER – Freycinet Adventures
BRONZE – East Coast Cruises

FINALISTS
Freycinet Air
Freycinet Aqua Taxi
Freycinet Charters
Picnic Island
Pyengana Dairy Farmgate Cafe
St Helens Mountain Bike Trails
The Long Lunch Wine Tour Co.
The Pondering Frog Cafe Ice Creamery
Wineglass Bay Tours
 

Category 6: Food, Wine, Retail

GOLD – Craigie Knowe Vineyard – Cranbrook
SILVER – Pyengana Dairy
BRONZE – Bark Mill Tavern and Bakery – Swansea

FINALISTS
Gert and Ted Catering
Springbay Seafood and Wine Bar – Orford
The Long Lunch Wine Tour Co.

Category 7: New Business Award

GOLD – St Helens Mountain Bike Trails
SILVER – Tellers, Swansea

Category 8: Community Initiative

GOLD – Bicheno DAP Group

Category 9: Event of the Year

GOLD – The 2019 Great Eastern Wine Weekend – Freycinet Lodge
SILVER – Rock Pool Concert – Bicheno Lions Club

Category 10: The 2020 East Coast Tasmania Tourism Awards – Individual Contribution Award
WINNER – Heidi Howe


 

2019 Great Eastern Drivers Awards – Winners

Accommodation

Visitor Experience

Food, Wine & Retail

New Great Eastern Driver

Community Initiative

Event of the Year

2019 Great Eastern Driver

  • Karen Skews

 

2018 Great Eastern Drivers Awards – Winners

Accommodation

Visitor Experience

Food, Wine & Retail

New Great Eastern Driver

Destination Action Plan Initiative

  • Winner: Spring Bay Tourism Group
  • Certificate of Merit: Bicheno Destination Action Plan Group

Great Eastern Drive Event of the Year

2018 Great Eastern Driver

  • Jenny Logie

 

2017 Great Eastern Drivers Awards – Winners

Innovator of the Year

New Great Eastern Driver of the Year

Community Initiative

Product of the Year

Event of the Year

Volunteer of the Year

  • Winner: Nic Wardlaw

The 2017 Great Eastern Driver

  • Ian Johnstone

 

2016 Great Eastern Drivers Awards – Winners

  • Great Eastern Drive Innovator of the Year: Winner: East Coast Cruises
  • Certificate of Merit: White Sands Estate & IronHouse Brewery
  • New Great Eastern Driver of the Year Winner: Bay of Fires Eco Tours
  • Certificate of Merit: The Fishers
  • Certificate of Merit: Twamley Farm
  • Great Eastern Drive Community Initiative Winner: Bicheno Community Development Association Inc.
  • Great Eastern Drive Product of the Year Winner: Big4 St Helens Holiday Park
  • Certificate of Merit: Freycinet Lodge
  • Certificate of Merit: Bay of Fires Eco Tours
  • Great Eastern Drive Event of the Year Winner: Bicheno Festivals Inc.
  • Young Great Eastern Driver of the Year Edward Thompson
  • 2016 Great Eastern Driver Carrie Wallis

 

2015 Great Eastern Drivers Awards – Winners

  • Standard Accommodation Winner: Sandpiper Ocean Cottages
  • Self-Contained Accommodation Winner: Dragonfly Lodge
  • Caravan Parks Winner: Triabunna Cabin & Caravan Park
  • Food and Wine Tourism Winner: Freycinet Marine Farm Pty Ltd
  • Tourism Attractions / Experiences / Tour Operators Winner: Freycinet Adventures
  • Events and Festivals Winner: Bay of Fires Winter Arts Festival
  • Outstanding Contribution by an individual to the Tourism Industry Paul Male
  • TICT People’s Choice Awards Winner: Wineglass Bay Cruises

 

2014 Great Eastern Drivers Awards – Winners

  • Hotel Accommodation Winner: Freycinet Lodge
  • Accommodation Winner: Sandpiper Ocean Cottages
  • Certificate of Merit: Windows on Bicheno
  • Caravan Parks Winner: Big4 St Helens Holiday Park
  • Food and Wine Tourism Winner: Freycinet Marine Farm Pty Ltd
  • Certificate of Merit:Tombolo Freycinet
  • Tourism Attractions / Experiences / Tour Operators Winner: Wineglass Bay Cruises
  • Certificate of Merit: Freycinet Adventures
  • Visitor Information and Services Winner: View St Helens Pty Ltd
  • Events and Festivals Winner: Bicheno Festival Committee Inc
  • Certificate of Merit: Bay of Fires Art Market
  • Sustainable Tourism Winner: The Ugly Duck Out
  • Outstanding Contribution by an individual/s to the Tourism Industry Peter Paulsen
  • TICT People’s Choice Awards Winner: Sandpiper Ocean Cottages

 

2013 Great Eastern Drivers Awards – Winners

  • Accommodation Winner: Sandpiper Ocean Cottages
  • Certificate of Merit: Sheoaks on Freycinet
  • Caravan Parks Winner Hill Crest Tourist Park, and Mini Market
  • Food and Wine Tourism Winner -Purple Possum Wholefoods
  • Certificate of Merit Bark Mill Tavern and Bakery, Swansea
  • Tourism Attractions / Experiences / Tour Operators Winner: Wineglass Bay Cruises
  • Visitor Information and Services Winner: East Coast Visitor Information Network
  • Events and Festivals: Winner: Bicheno Festivals Committee Inc.
  • Certificate of Merit: Bay of Fires Art Prize
  • Sustainable Tourism Winner: The Ugly Duck Out
  • Outstanding Contribution by an individual/s to the Tourism Industry Christine Dewar
  • TICT People’s Choice Awards Winner: Bed in the Tree Tops

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