Last Friday, South Australia’s peak tourism body, the Tourism Industry Council (TiCSA), held the SA Tourism Awards to celebrate and acknowledge the achievements of tourism businesses throughout the year.
We complied our ‘must-visit’ list of businesses for the upcoming travel season.
Cultural Tourism Category
Nestled in 60 hectares of bushland only few minutes from Hahndorf, The Cedars is an iconic the heritage listed estate once home to renowned Australian artist, Sir Hans Heysen and his family. Tour the historic homestead and view over 200 original art works by Heysen and his daughter, Nora Heysen. Beautiful in every season, wander through the expansive cottage garden where both artists routinely painted.
New Tourism Business Category (awarded bronze)
Nestled in the heart of Eden Valley, Barossa’s beautiful high country, the Poonawatta Cellar Door holds intimate tastings of hand-crafted, single-vineyard wines, hosted by the husband-and-wife duo themselves. With two winery dogs to cuddle and specular views over the Poonawatta dam, the cellar door is a unique place to explore, discover, immerse and savour in Poonawatta’s ‘piece of Eden’.
Self-Contained Accommodation Category
Situated on the Fleurieu Peninsular between Deep Creek National Park and Talisker Conservation Park, Naiko Retreat is a unique, eco-conscious and secluded retreat overlooking its own pristine and secluded beach, with uninterrupted views across the Southern Ocean to Kangaroo Island. Experience the luxury of Naiko and enjoy the simple solitude of this remote property.
To find out more about the 2022 SA Tourism Award winners, click here.
Written by Caitlin Holt