Friday, 15 November 2019
ONE of the region’s newest and most innovative accommodation experiences has starred at the 2019 NSW Tourism Awards overnight.
Northern Tablelands MP Adam Marshall today congratulated Faraway Domes at Warialda for taking out Gold in the New Tourism Business category.
“Faraway Domes is one of the few good news stories which has come out of this terrible drought,” Mr Marshall said.
“In 2017, forced to look for an off-farm income, local couple Jaime and Belinda Munsie had the idea to build a special type of accommodation on their property which would show off the beautiful landscape and vast night skies.
“What they have created in two years is absolute luxury in the scrub with a giant canvas like dome mounted on a platform which looks out over the wide expanse of the Gwydir Valley.
“Winning Gold at these awards is a real achievement and I personally want to congratulate Jamie, Belinda and their family for being brave at a time when things are tough and developing something which is a true asset to the entire region.”
Last night’s award ceremony marked the 30th year of the NSW Tourism Awards, acknowledging tourism businesses that demonstrate outstanding achievement throughout the year.
Mr Marshall said it’s more important than ever to celebrate the contribution all tourism providers bring to rural regional economies.
“Our towns and businesses are really struggling due to drought and subsequent downturn in spending, but while ever we have strong, resilient entrepreneurs like the Munsie’s delivering quality attractions and accommodation, people will still have a reason to visit our towns and spend money in our CBDs.
“The NSW Tourism Awards are an important way to promote and showcase the great work of tourism operators across the State and I congratulate all this year’s winners and nominees.”
For a full list of this year’s winners, visit www.nswtourismawards.com
More information on Faraway Domes can be found at https://www.farawaydomes.com/