The Eden Visitor Information Centre recently entered Eden into the category of Small Tourism Town (population 1500-5000) in the NSW Top Tourism Town Awards 2023, and we are extremely proud to announce that Eden has been named as a Finalist.

The Top Tourism Town Awards provide communities, business chambers, visitor centres and local governments the opportunity to showcase what makes their town special and unique, encourage tourism development, increase visitation and drive the visitor economy. The awards are managed by the state’s peak tourism organisation, the NSW Tourism Industry Council, and take in entrants from across the state in three categories – Tiny Tourism Town (population less than 1500), Small Tourism Town (population 1500-5000) and Top Tourism Town (population above 5000). Entrants are required to submit a short video, itinerary and editorial which is then reviewed by a panel of industry experts before finalists are named. The next stage of
the competition then begins with the Finalists entering a public voting period which will run from Friday 28th April to Friday 12th May before winners will be announced Tuesday 30th May.

“This is Eden’s chance to really shine, and we would love to see all those people who have visited Eden over the years as well as the local community cast their vote to help us take home the gold!” said Clair Mudaliar, Manager of the Eden Visitor Information Centre.

Eden’s unique offering of history, heritage, and natural beauty has always shone bright, but over recent years with the growth of the tourism industry more and more people are realising what a truly amazing destination it is. The community, its volunteers and businesses have rallied to support and create new offerings including world class mountain bike trails, port infrastructure to receive record numbers of cruise ship visits, extensions to the indigenous pathway of the Bundian Way, a new visitor centre, and renovations of historic buildings such as the Hotel Australasia.

“We are so honoured to be named a finalist in the top tourism town awards for 2023. Eden is a such a wonderful town to explore and is currently experiencing significant growth in the tourism sector, which is so exciting to see.” said Lana Wills, Chairperson of Eden Tourism Inc.

Eden’s entry can be viewed here – don’t forget to vote!