You can vote for The Big Banana or any other of 29 North Coast nominations for a NSW Tourism award.
You can vote for The Big Banana or any other of 29 North Coast nominations for a NSW Tourism award. Rob Wright

Vote for a favourite North Coast attraction with NSW Tourism

THE NORTH Coast has a record number of finalists in this year's NSW Tourism Awards.

Executive officer of North Coast Tourism, Belinda Novicky, said the community can support local tourism businesses by voting for the 2014 People's Choice award.

"We encourage community support for these local champions," she said.

"All they need to do is visit the website and cast a vote for their favourite North Coast tourism operator.

"North Coast has 29 finalists in the awards, the most from any one region.

"Last year we took home a record number of gold, silver and bronze awards and we are hoping to build on that success in 2014."

Time is running out to register a vote with winners be announced at a gala presentation dinner in Sydney next Thursday.


2014 North Coast finalists

1 - Arakwal Dolphin Dreaming (Cape Byron State Conservation Area)

2 - Bellrowan Valley Horse Riding (Greater Port Macquarie)

3 - Bent on Food Café, Regional Food Store and Cookery School (Manning Valley)

4 - Billabong Zoo (Greater Port Macquarie)

5 - Byron Bay Cottages (Byron Shire)

6 - Byron Bay Bluesfest (Byron Shire)

7 - Byron Bay Eco Cruises and Kayaks (Byron Shire)

8 - Byron Beach Café (Byron Shire)

9 - (North Coast)

10 - Cape Byron State Conservation Area (Byron Shire)

11 - Coffs Harbour Butterfly House (Coffs Coast)

12 - Destination Tweed

13 - Dorrigo National Park (Coffs Coast)

14 - Flashcamp (Byron Shire)

15 - Lismore and Nimbin Visitor Information Centre

16 - Macquarie Waters Boutique Apartment Hotel (Greater Port Macquarie)

17 - Nimbin Rox YHA in (Lismore-Nimbin)

18 - North Coast Holiday Park (Bonny Hills)

19 - Park Beach Holiday Park (Coffs Coast)

20 - Port Macquarie Museum (Greater Port Macquarie)

21 - State Forests of the Coffs Coast

22 - Old Bottlebutt Burrawan State Forest (Greater Port Macquarie)

23 - Telegraph Retreat Luxury Cottages (Greater Port Macquarie)

24 - The Big Banana (Coffs Coast)

25 - Corner Restaurant (Greater Port Macquarie)

26 - The Legendary Pacific Coast international marketing program

27 - The Observatory (Greater Port Macquarie)

28 - Visit NSW State Forests Experience a Forest Playground

29 - Wollongbar TAFE