Australian Reptile Park named NSW best attraction

Central Coast wildlife park, the Australian Reptile Park made history last night at the 2019 NSW Tourism Awards where they were honoured with the coveted ‘Major Tourist Attraction’ award. The Australian Reptile Park is now the first business in history to hold both the NSW Business of the Year and Major Tourist Attraction awards in a 12-month period.

The award was presented in front of 500 esteemed guests at a stunning gala dinner at the Four Seasons Hotel Sydney at the most prestigious tourism event of the year for New South Wales.

The Australian Reptile Park has enjoyed great success over the past 12 months, having recently been awarded Excellence in Business and Young Employee of the Year the Central Coast Business Awards in October.

Winning Major Tourist Attraction at the State Tourism Awards is a great accomplishment for the hard-working staff at The Australian reptile Park, who thrive when the guests leave with a giant smile on their face. It truly showcases just how much people enjoy coming to see what all the fuss is about.

Tim Faulkner, Director of The Australian Reptile Park says, “It’s truly amazing to be recognised for all of our hard work and efforts we put into providing the Best Family FUN Day Out! We love our animals and staff more than anything and awards like this are truly humbling.” Faulkner continues “We provide excellence in wildlife tourism and conservation and we’ve done that for the past 60 years! Through our lifesaving snake and spider venom milking program, our conservation activities and of course, providing a fantastic family experience in nature, we’re proud to be such well-rounded organisation.”

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In March 2020, the Australian Reptile Park will attend the Australian Tourism Awards in Canberra where they’ll be up against other accomplished tourism operators from around the country.

The Australian Reptile Park is a hands-on zoo located in the natural bush setting of the Central Coast of NSW, only 60 minutes from Sydney or Newcastle. Enjoy live entertaining shows, themed exhibits and interaction with many of the wildlife sanctuaries residents. The Park is open daily from 9am-5pm, with complimentary parking and BBQ facilities.

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