The Maitland Mercury 

The Hunter Valley has again stamped itself as a leading destination to visit with several businesses succeeding in the 2019 NSW Tourism Awards on Thursday night.

Margan Wines & Restaurant at Broke took out gold in the Excellence in Food Tourism category.

Beyond Ballooning at Lovedale picked up silver in the Tour and Transport Operators section and bronze for Adventure Tourism.

A silver also went to the Hunter Valley Wine and Tourism Association in the Destination Marketing category for its Hunter Valley ‘Here’s to the Good Life’ campaign.

Crowne Plaza Hunter Valley won a silver in the Business Event Venues category.

Brokenwood Wines Cellar Door at Pokolbin rounded out the Hunter Valley’s top performers with silver in the Tourism Wineries, Distilleries and Breweries.

Celebrating its 30th year in 2019, the NSW Tourism Awards attracted nearly 150 entrants representing a diverse range of businesses from across the state.

The awards are considered among the most prestigious accolades in the tourism industry.