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ilovebrokenhill.com , was first published on 8 December 2011 by Jane Deany. My blog is all about the famous outback Australian National Heritage Listed City named Broken Hill, located in the state of New South Wales. I first visited #BrokenHill in 2002 and have returned many times since then. ilovebrokenhill.com will help you discover what's great about this historic mining city, where in the mid 1880's the line of lode, a rich ore body of silver, lead and zinc was found. You will find stories about anything related to Broken Hill.

Saturday, 8 August 2015

Congratulations to the winners of the Inland Tourism Awards 2015

Linda Nadge (L), Jane Deany- aka me (centre) and
Travis Nadge (R). Linda & Travis Nadge -
Bronze Award for Specialised Tourism Services.
Community Event
It was great to be in Broken Hill recently to attend the Inland Tourism Awards for 2015. I knew a few of the finalists, and was pleased to witness friends receiving assorted awards from Bronze through to Gold, and for one Broken Hill 'superstar' operator - Tri State Safaris, further, repeat inductions into the Hall of Fame. Tri State was inducted for the Tour and/or Transport Operator category and (with Mutawintji Ecotours) -  Indigenous Tourism.

Here is a link to the Inland Tourism Awards website which lists all the 2015 winners 

www.inlandtourismawards.com.au/inta-news.aspx

The event was held at the Broken Hill Civic Centre and there were approximately 240 guests. Eighty percent of the guests were visitors connected with the finalists and the finalists themselves.

Finalists came from the following four regional tourist areas of Central, Inland, Murray and Riverina NSW.

Winners of the Inland Tourism Awards gain finalist status upon entering the NSW State Awards,  and if successful, go into the National Tourism Awards.

I was delighted to sit with Gold Award Winners Eldee Station, who won the Unique Accommodation category, and my friends Linda and Travis Nadge who won Bronze in the Specialised Tourism Services category for their new Outback Astronomy business.

The Royal Flying Doctor Service Bruce Langford Visitor Centre (Broken Hill) won the Silver Award for the Tourism Attractions category.

Multi award winning Tri State Safaris won the Gold Award for both the Ecotourism category and Adventure Tourism category.

There were 26 categories in all.

It was a fantastic night. Guest were entertained by the Desert Queens and there was a Priscilla Queen of the Desert theme.

Congratulations to all the winners.

Cheers,

Jane Deany

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