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Caravan, RV and camping industry showcase best at NSW Awards of Excellence

August 10, 2010
Caravan, RV and camping industry showcase best at NSW Awards of Excellence

More than 250 guests attended the annual Caravan and Camping Industry Association of NSW (CCIA) Awards of Excellence Gala Dinner at The Sheraton on The Park in Sydney on July 28 to recognise caravan, RV and camping businesses for industry excellence across 24 categories.

Barry Baillie, CEO of the CCIA said that the CCIA Awards of Excellence is a prestigious annual event for the industry which recognises caravan and holiday parks, manufactured home villages and estate, caravan and RV manufacturers and dealers as well as industry suppliers for business excellence.

The Awards of Excellence is the industrys highlight event which recognises business excellence in the caravan and camping sector and is the highest accolade that a caravan, RV or camping business can achieve.

In addition to Awards of Excellence, 27 Gumnut Awards were presented to park and trade businesses who have demonstrated outstanding commitment to environmental sustainability.

The CCIA Awards of Excellence had a Rum Rebellion theme which marked the 200th anniversary of the appointment of Lieutenant Colonel Lachlan Macquarie as Governor of New South Wales.

The CCIA Awards of Excellence was the finale to a two-day conference (27-28 July) titled Responding to the Market at the Sheraton on the Park Grand Ballroom in Sydney.

2010 CCIA Awards of Excellence winners include:

Best of the Best NSW Resort/Holiday Park.

BIG4 Tweed Billabong Holiday Park,

South Tweed Heads.

Best Resort/Holiday Park 4 to 5 Stars.

(more than 100 sites).

BIG4 Tweed Billabong Holiday Park, Arrawarra.

Commendation: Darlington Beach Holiday Park, Arrawarra Park Beach Holiday Park, Coffs Harbour.

Land and Property Management Authority Environmental Excellence Award for Holiday Parks.

Clarkes Beach Holiday Park, Byron Bay.

Best South Coast Holiday Park 3 to 4 Stars (more than 100 sites)

Seven Mile Beach Holiday Park, Gerroa.

Commendation: Sydney Gateway Holiday Park, Parklea.

Best North Coast Holiday Park 3 to 4 Stars (more than 100 sites).

BIG4 Soldiers Point Holiday Park, Soldiers Point.

Commendation: Casino Village RV Resort, Casino.

Best Inland Holiday Park 3 to 4 Stars (less than 100 sites).

BIG4 Forbes Holiday Park, Forbes.

Best of the Best NSW Trade Business.

Jayco Sydney, St Marys.

Best Resort/Holiday Park 4 to 5 Stars (less than 100 sites).

BIG4 Deniliquin Paringa Holiday Park, Deniliquin.

Commendation: Kiama Harbour Cabins, Kiama.

Best South Coast Holiday Park 3 to 4 Stars (less than 100 sites)

Surf Beach Holiday Park, Kiama.

Best North Coast Holiday Park 3 to 4 Stars (less than 100 sites).

Soldiers Point Holiday Park, Soldiers Point.

Big4 Tweed Billabong - (l-r) Warrwick Watkins LPMA and Andrew Tribe Tweed Billabong
Big4 Tweed Billabong - (l-r) Warrwick Watkins LPMA and Andrew Tribe Tweed Billabong

Best Inland Holiday Park 3 to 4 Stars (more than 100 sites).

Discovery Holiday Park, Jindabyne.

Commendation: Austin Tourist Park, Tamworth.

Best NSW Residential Park.

Casino Village RV Resort, Casino.

Best Manufacturer Motorhomes, Campervans 5th Wheelers.

Winnebago Industries, Emu Plains.

Best Dealer-Retailer-Wholesaler Sydney.

Jayco Sydney, St Marys.

Best Hire Company.

Gold Coast Tweed Camper Caravan Hire, Banora Point.

Best Dealer-Retailer-Wholesaler Regional.

Watsons Caravans RV's Coffs Harbour, Coffs Harbour.

Excellence in Environmental Innovation Park

Beachcomber Holiday Park, Potato Point Sydney Gateway Holiday Park, Parklea.

Employee of the Year Trade.

Symmon Bruce from Winnebago Industries.

Gumnut Award Recipients include:

Park Bronze Gumnut Awards.

Casino Village RV Resort, Casino.

Hawks Nest Holiday Park, Hawks Nest.

Pembroke Tourist Leisure Park, Armidale.

Suffolk Beachfront Holiday Park, Byron Bay.

Wollongong Surf Leisure Resort, Woolongong.

Park Silver Gumnut Awards.

Ballina Headlands Leisure Park.

BIG4 Bungalow Par, Buril Lake.

BIG4 Forbes Holiday Park, Forbes.

Clarkes Beach Holiday Park, Byron Bay.

Kendalls on the Beach Holiday Park Kiama.

Surf Beach Holiday Park, Kiama.

Kiama Harbour Cabins, Kiama.

Werri Beach Holiday Park, Gerringong.

Lake Tabourie Tourist Park, Lake Tabourie.

Park Beach Holiday Park, Coffs Harbour.

Sawtell Beach Caravan Park, Coffs Harbour.

Poplar Tourist Park, Camden.

Tathra Beach Holiday Park, Tathra.

Seven Mile Beach Holiday Park, Gerroa.

Park Gold Gumnut Awards.

Beachcomber Holiday Park, Potato Point.

Currarong Beachside Holiday Park, Currarong.

Lake Conjola Entrance Holiday Park, Lake Conjola.

Swan Lake Tourist Village, Swan Lake.

Ulladulla Headlands Tourist Park, Ulladulla.

Best Manufacturer Caravans, Camper Trailers Tents

The Complete Campsite, West Gosford.

Best Manufactured Home Builder.

Alvannex Pty Ltd, Batemans Bay.

Best Manufactured Home Village-Estate.

Albury Lifestyle Village, Springdale Heights Albury.

Commendation: Kincumber Nautical Village, Kincumber.

Best Service or Product Provider.

Winnebago Industries, Emu Plains.

Discovery Holiday Park Jindabyne - (l-r) Martin Poate (Trakka) and Peter Raedel
Discovery Holiday Park Jindabyne - (l-r) Martin Poate (Trakka) and Peter Raedel

Excellence in Environmental Innovation Trade.

Jayco Sydney, St Marys.

Commendation: Gold Coast Tweed Camper Caravan Hire, Banora Point.

Employee of the Year Park

Marilyn Charles from Griffith Tourist Caravan Park.

Trade Bronze Gumnut Awards.

Alvannex Pty Ltd, Batemans Bay.

Jayco Sydney, St Marys.

Trade Silver Gumnut Awards.

Winnebago Industries, Emu Plains.

Jayco Sydney (l-r) Tyrone Bilbija, Warrwick Watkins and David Carrick Jayco Sydney
Jayco Sydney (l-r) Tyrone Bilbija, Warrwick Watkins and David Carrick Jayco Sydney
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