We are thrilled to announce the following Ballina Shire businesses have been selected as finalists in the North Coast Tourism Awards for 2023.
- Summerland Farm is a finalist in category Tourist Attraction of the Year
- Ballina Visitor Information Centre is a finalist in category Excellence in Tourism Services
- Team Leader Visitor Services, Alanah Ward is a finalist in category Outstanding Young Tourism Business Leader
On being selected as a finalist for the Tourist Attraction of the Year, Brett Lacey, Executive General Manager Employment, Aruma said “Aruma’s Summerland Farm team is very excited to be nominated as Tourist Attraction of the Year! We work so hard to get the word out there about our beloved Farm. The more tourist dollars we can generate, the more we can support our 110 Supported Employees (people with a disability) who work with us to build their skills, confidence and friendships working in a range of roles on the Farm.”
The Ballina Tourism Team believe this recognition is a testament to the team's unwavering commitment to promoting tourism in the Ballina Coast & Hinterland.
Alanah Ward, Team Leader of Visitor Services said,"At the Ballina Visitor Information Centre, we have always strived to provide exceptional service to visitors, helping them explore and experience the best that Ballina and the surrounding areas have to offer. We take great pride in being a trusted source of information, guiding tourists and locals alike to discover the hidden gems, natural wonders, and vibrant attractions that make our region so special.
Being represented in two categories as a finalist in the North Coast Tourism Awards is a true honor and validation of our efforts. It showcases the hard work, dedication, and passion that our team puts into promoting our beautiful destination. We are excited to be recognised among other exceptional tourism organisations and look forward to the final round of the awards".
Thank you to the North Coast Tourism Awards for considering the Ballina Visitor Information Centre and Alanah Ward as a finalist.
Winners will be announced at an Awards Ceremony and Gala Dinner on 27 July 2023