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The 2019 South Australian Tourism Award winners were announced on Friday night at a gala dinner at the Adelaide Convention Centre. Here is the list of winners across all categories

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The awards celebrated more than 25 category winners from across South Australia, with the Premier’s Award for Service Excellence – the most prestigious award of the evening – being won by Seppeltsfield Winery Barossa.

Minister for Trade, Tourism and Investment, Hon David Ridgway, said the winners would go on to represent South Australia at the national awards in March 2020.

“We celebrate the high standard of all finalists in the room and wish the winners all the best as you head to the national awards, proudly representing South Australia, and showcasing our state’s incredible passion, endeavour and innovation,” he said.

Besides the main category awards, six businesses were also welcomed into the South Australian Tourism Awards Hall of Fame for winning their respective categories for a third consecutive year:

The public awarded the RAA Voters’ Choice Tourism Award to two regional businesses for their commitment to delivering service excellence:

The full list of winners

Premier’s Award for Service Excellence  supported by Government of South Australia

Winner – Seppeltsfield Winery Barossa

Major Tourist Attractions supported by City of Adelaide

Winner & Hall of Fame – Adelaide Zoo
Silver – Cleland Wildlife Park

Tourist Attractions supported by Toyota Australia

Winner – Calypso Star Charters
Silver – Monarto Zoo
Bronze – d’Arenberg Cube

Major Festivals and Events supported by City of Adelaide

Winner – OzAsia Festival 2018
Silver – WOMADelaide 2019
Bronze – Royal Adelaide Show

Festivals and Events supported by Adelaide Airport Limited

Winner – South Australian Wooden Boat Festival 2019
Silver – Colour Up Karoonda

Ecotourism supported by SeaLink Travel Group

Winner & Hall of Fame – Murray River Walk
Silver – Adventure Bay Charters
Bronze – Australian Arid Lands Botanic Garden

Cultural Tourism supported by Tourism Industry Council South Australia

Winner & Hall of Fame – South Australian Museum
Silver – Adelaide Gaol

Qantas Award for Excellence in Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Tourism supported by Qantas Airways

Winner – Maralinga Tours
Silver – Aboriginal Cultural Tours South Australia

Specialised Tourism Services supported by Seven Network Limited

Winner & Hall of Fame – Proud Mary
Silver – Vasse Virgin at Seppeltsfield
Bronze – Harbour Town Premium Outlets

Visitor Information Services supported by Local Government Association of South Australia

Winner – Clare Valley Wine, Food and Tourism Centre
Silver – McLaren Vale & Fleurieu Visitor Information Centre
Bronze – Fleurieu Coast Visitor Centre

Business Event Venues supported by Government of South Australia

Winner & Hall of Fame – Adelaide Hills Convention Centre
Silver- Stamford Grand Adelaide
Bronze – Pullman Adelaide

Major Tour and Transport Operators supported by Tourism Industry Council South Australia

Winner – Journey Beyond Rail Expeditions

Tour and Transport Operators supported by Toyota Australia

Winner – Kangaroo Island Ocean Safari
Silver – Small Batch Wine Tours
Bronze – Helivista

Adventure Tourism supported by Government of South Australia

Winner – Adventure Bay Charters
Silver – Woodhouse Activity Centre
Bronze – Calypso Star Charters

Destination Marketing supported by Tourism Australia

Winner – Murray River, Lakes & Coorong Tourism Alliance

Tourism Restaurants and Catering Services supported by Restaurant and Catering

Winner – The Tasting Room at Mayura Station
Silver – Haus Restaurant
Bronze – Botanic Gardens Restaurant

Tourism Wineries, Distilleries and Breweries – supported by Hostplus

Winner – Seppeltsfield Winery Barossa
Silver – d’Arenberg
Bronze – Elderton Wines Cellar Door

Caravan and Holiday Parks  supported by Caravan and Camping Industries Association of South Australia

Winner & Hall of Fame – BIG4 Hahndorf Resort

Hosted Accommodation  supported by Tourism Industry Council South Australia

Winner – Redwing Farm
Silver – Perlubie Sea Eco Villas

Unique Accommodation  supported by Tourism Industry Council South Australia

Winner – River Murray Houseboats Renmark
Silver – PS Julie Fay B&B
Bronze – Bukirk Glamping

Self Contained Accommodation  supported by Government of South Australia

Winner – Flinders Bush Retreats
Silver – doi’s Ocean Front Apartments
Bronze – Esto Accommodation

Standard Accommodation  supported by Caravan and Camping Industries Association of South Australia

Winner – Beach Huts Middleton
Silver – ibis Adelaide
Bronze – Atlantic Tower Motor Inn

Deluxe Accommodation  supported by Government of South Australia

Winner – Wallaroo Marina Apartments
Silver – The Studios by Haus
Bronze – Adelaide Luxury Beach House

Luxury Accommodation  supported by Expedia Group

Winner – Pullman Adelaide
Silver – The Playford, MGallery by Sofitel

New Tourism Business  supported by FIVEaa

Winner – Seppeltsfield Road Distillers
Silver – Barossa Valley Chocolate Company
Bronze – Atura Hotel Adelaide Airport

Excellence in Food Tourism  supported by Government of South Australia

Winner – Willunga Farmers Market
Silver – Steiny’s Traditional Mettwurst
Bronze – The Currant Shed

Excellence in Accessible Tourism  supported by Caravan and Camping Industries Association of South Australia

Winner – BIG4 Renmark Riverfront Holiday Park
Silver – Adelaide Zoo

Outstanding Contribution by an Individual  supported by Qantas Airways
Winner – Jo Fort – Innamincka Hotel and Birdsville Hotel 

South Australian Tourism Student of the Year  supported by SKAL International Adelaide

Sinead Vandenbroek

South Australian Taxi Driver of the Year  supported by Cabcharge and Taxi Council SA

Winner – Rajdeep Singh
Runner up – Haider Ali Shah

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