News

Byron Shire Marine parks are winners

AWARD: Delta Kay and Nigel Stewart with the silver award in the NSW Tourism Award
AWARD: Delta Kay and Nigel Stewart with the silver award in the NSW Tourism Award Christian Morrow

HOT on the heels of its recognition in the International Union for the Conservation of Nature Green List, Cape Byron State Conservation Area has picked up a Silver award for Tourist Attractions in the NSW Tourism Awards.

On top of that, Byron's own Arakwal Dolphin Dreaming Cape Byron State Conservation Area has won the Silver for Indigenous Tourism.

Lawrence Orel from NSW NPWS said Cape Byron State Conservation Area is a managed reserve where tourism opportunities are enhanced through strong partnerships with the Arakwal Aboriginal people.

"The Arakwal Dolphin Dreaming is a creative education and tourism program for a deeper cultural awareness in respecting, valuing and appreciating Arakwal Country," he said.

"Participants join traditional owners in art, dance and ceremonies about land and sea, and the importance of dolphins to Arakwal people.

"The silver winning Cape Byron State Conservation Area offers a wide array of unique accommodation such as the renovated 'beach shacks' and lighthouse keeper's cottages, educational and lighthouse tours, a maritime museum and the popular Cape Walking Track."

"The visitor experience is enhanced by more than 50 enthusiastic volunteers offering a local perspective.

"These awards are recognition for a lot of hard work by many dedicated people."

Byron Shire business operators took out seven awards across 28 categories at the awards in Sydney.

Other winners are:

Byron Beach Cafe: Gold for Tourism Restaurants and Catering.

Byron Bay Bluesfest: Silver for Major Festivals and Events.

Flash Camp: Two silver for New Tourism Development and for Unique Accommodation.

CanGoEverywhere: Bronze for New Tourism Development.

Topics:  byron bay indigenous national parks


Stay Connected

Update your news preferences and get the latest news delivered to your inbox.

Cyclist hit by semi-trailer on Pacific Highway

Police sation Coffs harbour Photo Trevor Veale / Coffs Coast Advocate

Police appeal for information from the public

6,603 lightning strikes hit the Northern Rivers overnight

Lightning map from the Lightning Maps website showing the number of strikes over the last 24 hours.

Lightning map shows strikes across the region overnight

Coffs touted as medical marijuana trials begin in NSW

The Federal Government has moved to legalise medical marijuana, with the onus now on the state governments to follow suit.

NSW cancer patients can now apply for medical marijuana trial

Local Partners

School's out as 50,000 NSW teachers stop work

PARENTS are being encouraged to find alternative care for students as about 50,000 New South Wales public school teachers stop work on Thursday morning.

Brunswick Heads set to dance to reggae

RHYTHM: Brisbane five-piece band Kingfisha.

Kingfisha brings their new music

Jethro Tull is getting ready for Bluesfest 2017

ICONS: Jethro Tull is a British rock group formed in Luton, Bedfordshire, in December 1967.

At Bluesfest 2017, the band will play songs from 1968 to 2016

Local arts organisations receive funding for 2017 projects

Djurra will be NORPA's locally-developed show in its 2017 season.

Byron Bay and Lismore initiatives focus on aboriginal art

Taylor Lautner 'spotted smooching co-star'

Taylor Lautner has been romantically linked to Billie Lourd

David Beckham's tattoos come to life for UNICEF campaign

David Beckham has called for an end to violence against children

Pop star Liam Payne's Facebook hacked with porn

"Things that can happen to you when you don't have sex."

Tim Roth was abused by his grandfather

Tim Roth was abused by his grandfather during his childhood.

Leo designs shocker tattoo for Tom Hardy after lost bet

Leonardo DiCaprio has designed a new tattoo for Tom Hardy

Hollywood star at home on the Coffs Coast

FEELING LUCKY, SON?: Scott Eastwood visited the Coffs Coast

Guess which Hollywood star has been seen around the Coffs Coast?

Developer's grand new multi-million dollar estate

NEW ESTATE: This is the only plan revealed by the property developer's new Billabongs Estate in Agnes Water.

DEVELOPER given the go ahead for a massive estate with 149 homes.

Banks reclaim Gladstone homes as job losses bite

LONG FALL: Property experts Heron Todd say, based on key market indicators, Gladstone is still travelling to the bottom of the market, with property prices set to get cheaper.

Property valuers say Gladstone housing market hasn't hit the bottom

The million dollar property to test Mackay's market

This Victoria St building will go to auction Tuesday and investors will be watching closely to see how much it sells for.

'High profile architect designed CBD asset' goes to auction

Chinese locked out of Australian property market

The rules are different if you're a foreigner

The buyer was from China - the trouble started right there

Morrison signs off on new affordable rental model

Australia's Treasurer Scott Morrison speaks during a press conference after a meeting of the Council of Federal Financial Relations at Parliament House in Canberra, Friday, Dec. 2, 2016.

Scott Morrison signed off on development of a new financing model

Ready to SELL your property?

Post Your Ad Here!