Eco tourism on the Coffs Coast has received a boost with success for Dorrigo State Forest at the NSW Tourism Awards.
Eco tourism on the Coffs Coast has received a boost with success for Dorrigo State Forest at the NSW Tourism Awards. Ute Schulenberg

Coffs Coast eco tourism recognised with bronze at NSW awards

ONE OF the region's priceless natural assets has been among many North Coast entrants recognised at the 25th anniversary NSW Tourism Awards.

Dorrigo State Forest on the Coffs Coast received a bronze award in the category of Excellence in Eco Tourism.

Tourism operators throughout The Legendary Pacific Coast won a swag of accolades including the marketing campaign itself.

TLPC won bronze in the category of Destination Marketing for work done promoting the coastal region north of Newcastle to the Queensland border.

North Coast Destination Network executive officer Belinda Novicky said the awards made the region "shine."

"The North Coast dominating these categories is testament to the innovation, variety and appeal of tourism product in our region," she said.

Meanwhile, the 2015 Coffs Harbour Running Festival has received a NSW Destination Tourism grant for the second year running with the money to be spent promoting the event and the Coffs Coast region throughout Australia.

Village Sports event director Mick Maley said the festival has also been nominated for the Coffs Harbour Australia Day awards in the Community Event of the Year category.



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