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Last updated 03 Feb, 2022

Congratulations to the winners of the 2021 SA Tourism Awards, run by the Tourism Industry Council SA. Eleven CBD and North Adelaide businesses came away from the Gala Dinner at Adelaide Oval on Thursday 4 November with awards across attractions, events, accommodation, new and cultural tourism and more, while there were another seven CBD organisations nominated. See the Adelaide winners below!

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Adelaide Zoo – WINNER Major Tourist Attractions and Premier's Award for Service Excellence

An award-winning, not-for-profit, conservation charity with ZAA accreditation, Adelaide Zoo’s mission is to connect people with nature and save animals from extinction.With over 2,500 animals calling Adelaide Zoo home, visitors turn adventurers as they explore their way through our jungle-like botanic gardens, finding themselves within a whisker of our native and exotic animals in natural, unique and stimulating environments. Check out their website.

The Major Tourist Attraction award was sponsored by the Adelaide Economic Development Agency

Adelaide festival concert

Adelaide Festival 2021 – WINNER Major Festivals and Events

For 60 years, audiences have delighted in an outstanding mix of internationally acclaimed theatre productions, an eclectic array of world-class musicians, breathtaking dance pieces, renowned writers and striking visual arts displays. Enjoyed amid warm March days and starry nights, Adelaide Festival’s celebration of creative excellence makes for an event of truly epic proportions. Check out their website

The Major Tourist Attraction award was sponsored by the Adelaide Economic Development Agency.

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Eos by SkyCity – WINNER New Tourism Business

Located in the historic Railway Station building on the banks of the River Torrens, SkyCity Adelaide is South Australia’s premiere casino destination, and the city’s most exciting gaming and entertainment venue. Always personalised, Eos by SkyCity encompasses the finest in modern hospitality. From signature restaurants and entertainment, to opulent suites and spa experiences, they're for the pleasure-seekers. Check out their website.

The guardsman

The Guardsman – WINNER Tourism Restaurants and Catering Services

The Guardsman is an impressive South Australian gastropub. Come in and quench your thirst or sample local food from our state’s best loved produce regions. Whether it’s a wine or spirit pairing for your meal or a tasting experience with friends The Guardsman has you covered. Check out their website.

Flamboyance tours

Flamboyance Tours – SILVER Cultural Tourism

Flamboyance Tours provides high-quality Adelaide tours on foot for all travellers. They are the first point of contact for visitors seeking a true Adelaide experience, whether that’s a general city overview with their Welcome To Adelaide tour or a more immersive cultural walk. There are six different tours to choose from. Check out their website.

Pullman Hotel

Pullman Adelaide – SILVER 5-Star Luxury Accommodation

Pullman Adelaide is a five-star hotel on Hindmarsh Square Positioned in the heart of the Adelaide Central Business District and with Adelaide’s world-class dining experiences and vibrant East End right on their doorstep, Pullman Adelaide is perfectly located. Their Salt Restaurant and Bar infuse impeccable service with a modern, evolving dining experience featuring fresh seasonal and local produce. Check out their website.

Adelaide cabaret festival

Adelaide Cabaret Festival 2021 – SILVER Major Tourist Attractions

Celebrating its 21st year in 2021, Adelaide Cabaret Festival is the biggest cabaret festival in the world, and a major event in the international and Australian arts calendar. The festival has garnered a reputation of highlighting outstanding local, national and international artists through an eclectic program of classic and contemporary cabaret performances. Check out their website.

Ucity apartments

U City Accessible Serviced Apartments – SILVER Excellence in Accessible Tourism

U City’s short-stay accessible serviced apartments offer purpose-built accommodation for people with disability. The brand new, one-, two- and three- bedroom self-contained accessible apartments, located in Adelaide’s bustling market district provide a state-of-the-art accommodation option for those looking to stay in the heart of the city. Check out their website.

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Crowne Plaza Adelaide – BRONZE New Tourism Business

During your stay in the East End of Adelaide, venture into the future and discover pockets of culture. The hotel is located on Frome Street next to Adelaide’s hub of innovation and they're also on the doorstep of North Terrace and just off Rundle Street with the best boutiques, bars and cafes. After you check in, start planning your itinerary of Adelaide from our lobby on level 10 with the best city views and a local beer or wine in hand. Check out their website

Adelaide haunted horizons

Adelaide Haunted Horizons – BRONZE Tour and Transport Operators

The original, and biggest provider of quality ghost tours and dark history tours in South Australia, Adelaide Haunted Horizons Ghost Tours is a multi-award winning tour group. They run a variety of spooky tours at a number of locations including the Old Adelaide Gaol, Adelaide Arcade and Adelaide Zoo. Check out their website.

Adelaide style apartments

Adelaide Style Accommodation – BRONZE 4-4.5-Star Deluxe Accommodation

Stay in stylish and spacious self contained homes in gorgeous North Adelaide thanks to Adelaide Style Accommodation. The location of these homes is just so convenient with some wonderful restaurants and eating venues, Adelaide Oval, Adelaide Zoo, the Botanic Gardens, the Central Market and some great playgrounds for the children within walking distance. Check out their website.

La boca bar and grill

La Boca Bar and Grill – Nominee

La Boca Bar and Grill on North Terrace is where the Asador experience is as much about mouth-watering smoky grill flavours, as it is about great conversation and good times. Their menu also celebrates the southern state’s seafood while creating a culinary spectacle for meat-lovers and vegetarians alike. Check out their website.

Restaurant botanic

Restaurant Botanic – Nominee

The award-winning Botanic Gardens Restaurant has been reborn as Restaurant Botanic. The unique heritage building has undergone a stunning renovation, with a new open kitchen allowing chefs to present a 'chef's table' dining experience. Overlooking the Main Lake, Restaurant Botanic serves award-winning modern Australian cuisine, featuring fresh vegetables and herbs harvested daily from the garden, plus some of South Australia’s finest wines. Check out their website.

Participants and fans gather in the city parklands for cyclo cross during the Santos Festival of Cycling

Santos Festival of Cycling 2021 – Nominee

The Santos Festival of Cycling was a 6-day domestic cycling festival featuring Road, Track, Paracycling, BMX, Mountain Bikes and Cyclocross, including the excitement of the 4-stage Men’s and Women’s National Road Series Invitational Race which travelled through South Australia as Australia’s most elite cyclists battle for supremacy. Check out their website.

Adelaide chaffeur tours

Adelaide Chauffeur and Tours – Nominee

The best experience for travelling around Adelaide is not just about the fantastic views – it's also about the personal experience and the company you are with. Adelaide Chauffeur & Tours wants to make sure your trip is full of fun and happy memories and with over 20 years in the chauffeur industry, they make sure you get just that. Check out their website.

Adelaide fringe at rymill park

Adelaide Fringe 2021 – Nominee

Adelaide Fringe is the biggest arts festival in the Southern Hemisphere! For 31 magical summer days and nights, Fringe transforms Adelaide, with eclectic and vibrant events that include cabaret, theatre, comedy, circus, music, visual arts, workshops and so much more. Check out their website.

Tree Climb Adelaide Park Lands

TreeClimb Adelaide – Nominee

TreeClimb is Australia’s first inner-city aerial adventure park built within the natural environment of the Adelaide City Park Lands. Located at the corner of Greenhill and Unley Roads, adjacent the recently upgraded BMX track, TreeClimb offers eight elevated treetop courses, including zip lines all set within Kurangga Park (Blue Gum park). Check out their website.

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WOMADelaide 2020 – Nominee

WOMADelaide is a four-day festival of Music, Arts and Dance celebrating cultural and creative diversity held since 1992 in Adelaide’s beautiful Botanic Park. The festival has become a truly unique part of the Australian festival landscape, showcasing the best, the essential – and the surprising – in global music, dance, art and ideas. Check out their website.