Shoalhaven’s Top Tourism Towns

May 30, 2024 8:41 am in by

Huskisson, Berry, and Kiama have emerged triumphant as the winners of the highly coveted NSW Top Tourism Towns for 2024.

These exceptional destinations have captivated the hearts of the public and industry alike, standing out as the most desirable places to visit for an outstanding visitor experience.

The announcement was made during the Local Government NSW Destination and Visitor Economy
Conference in Wagga Wagga, on Wednesday 29 May, where 19 finalist destinations vied for the title.

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Paula Martin, Executive Director, NSW Tourism Industry Council, expressed her delight at seeing
three beloved regional gems claim the top honours.

“With their picturesque landscapes, rich historical significance, abundance of activities, and warm welcoming community spirit, Huskisson, Berry and Kiama have become shining beacons in regional NSW’s tourism landscape.

“These towns represent the epitome of what visitors seek—an immersive and revitalising experience that will leave a lasting impression, showcasing the very best that NSW has to offer.

These vibrant towns set our state apart from other visitor destinations.” said Ms Martin.

Huskisson, took home the Tiny Tourism Town award for the second year running and was lauded for being the ultimate destination for adventurers and food lovers, including the iconic 16 white sand beaches where you can swim with whales or boom-net with dolphins.

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Berry, declared the Small Tourism Town winner, drew praise for its award-winning restaurants, stunning vineyards, abundance of amazing shopping opportunities and the warm community that welcomes you in the picturesque town nestled between mountains and the sea.

Berry was also presented with a Hall of Fame award, in recognition of its outstanding achievement in being crowned winner in the Small Tourism Town category at the NSW Top Tourism Awards in 2022 and 2023 and 2024.

Kiama completed the hat trick for the South Coast, taking home the 3rd gold for the region when it was awarded the Top Tourism Town honour for its wealth of natural wonders; stunning national parks, breathtaking beaches and majestic waterfalls


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