The Age of Fishes took out a Gold Medal last Saturday night at the 2018 Country and Outback Regional Tourism Awards held at The Greenhouse in Orange.
More than 120 industry representatives gathered in Orange where winners in 15 categories were announced at a gala awards ceremony from finalists including tourism businesses, local councils, events, restaurants, wineries and accommodation providers.
The Age of Fishes Museum took out the Gold in the Specialised Tourism Services category. It really is an exciting time for the Museum as the new storage shed for the fossils nears completion.
Also on the night the Canowindra Balloon Challenge took out Silver behind the Parkes Elvis Festival in the Festival and Events category.
The Cabonne region was also well represented on the night with Heifer Station Wines at Borenore taking out Gold in the Tourism Wineries, Distilleries and Breweries category and Lakeview Luxury Retreat near Mt Canobolas taking out Gold in the Self-Contained Accommodation category.
“To have four finalists in the awards was a tremendous recognition of tourism in Cabonne, but to have all four do so well was an exceptional result,” said Cabonne Council Mayor Kevin Beatty.
“These awards are a fitting reward for the people who have worked extremely hard to make their businesses a success. They recognise the high standard of professionalism and innovation the four recipients have shown in their field and their contribution to making Cabonne an increasingly popular tourism destination,” Cr Beatty said.