27 Sep 2023

2023 Tourism Awards finalists revealed

Naiko Retreat, Fleurieu Peninsula
Naiko Retreat, Fleurieu Peninsula

The 2023 South Australian Tourism Awards finalists have been revealed, shining the spotlight on some of the state’s best tourism operators.
Supported by the State Government through the South Australian Tourism Commission, the South Australian Tourism Awards are delivered annually by Tourism Industry Council South Australia (TiCSA) and recognise business excellence and outstanding achievement in the state’s tourism industry.  
Spanning over 30 different categories, the 80 finalists represent a cross-section of the South Australian tourism industry including accommodation providers, tour operators, festivals & events and more.
Among these finalists, four contenders are chasing a Tourism Awards Hall of Fame induction, having secured victory in their respective categories for the past two years:

  • The Cedars Hahndorf – Cultural Tourism Award
  • Bendleby Ranges – Adventure Tourism Award
  • Woodhouse Adventure Park – Unique Accommodation Award
  • Naiko Retreat – Self-contained Accommodation Award

The winners and medallists in all categories will be officially announced at the 2023 South Australian Tourism Awards Gala Dinner, set to take place on Friday, 3 November, at the Adelaide Convention Centre.

Minister for Tourism, Zoe Bettison said it is wonderful to see such a high calibre of tourism offerings across South Australia.
"Congratulations to all of the 2023 South Australian Tourism Award finalists, who demonstrate the incredible range and quality of businesses across the tourism sector, including accommodation, tours, events, and more," Minister Bettison said.
"Our state’s impressive tourism offerings help motivate visitors from all over to commit to a trip to South Australia, helping boost visitation as we work to grow our visitor economy to $12.8 billion by 2030."
Tourism Industry Council of SA Chief Executive Officer, Shaun de Bruyn, Chief Executive Officer said the South Australian Tourism Awards finalists have consistently demonstrated business excellence, innovation, and commitment to delivering quality customer experiences. 
"As we celebrate their achievements, we also recognise the impact they have on shaping South Australia's reputation as a world-class destination," Mr de Bruyn said.