CCIA award the ‘Best of the Best’

The NSW Caravan and Camping Industry Association has awarded the best of the industry at a gala event on Sydney Harbour.

Held aboard a Sydney Showboat on October 13, the Awards of Excellence 2015 highlighted the state’s amazing holiday parks and residential communities, quality dealerships and service providers, and NSW manufacturers.

Ballina-based manufacturer Horizon Motorhomes and BIG4 Koala Shores Holiday Park in Port Stephens were the big winners, each awarded as the Best of the Best.

Other winners included Sydney RV Group, who took our the award for Best NSW Dealer in Sydney, All Parks Insurance for Best NSW Industry Service Provider, and Cub Campers for Best NSW manufacturer Caravans, Camper Trailers & Tents.

Peter Upton from Lake Conjola Entrance Holiday Park was named Employee of the Year, with North Coast Holiday Parks’ Amber Kolo named Young Employee Of The Year.

L-R: CCIA CEO Lyndel Grey, ROAM Editor Rod Bruem, CCIA President Theo Whitmont

L-R: CCIA CEO Lyndel Grey, ROAM Editor Rod Bruem, CCIA President Theo Whitmont

“NSW is the most popular caravan and camping destination in Australia and today we are celebrating our success,” said Theo Whitmont, President of Caravan & Camping Industry Association of NSW.

“Each year we have an amazing line up of entries for our Awards of Excellence program, and it really shows just what a fantastic caravan, camping and land lease living experiences that we have here in NSW.”

See the complete list of winners below:

Best NSW Dealer/Retailer/Wholesaler – Regional
Jayco Newcastle

Best NSW Dealer/Retailer/Wholesaler – Sydney
Sydney RV Group

Best NSW Industry Service Provider
All Parks Insurance

Best NSW Industry Product Provider
CIL Insurance

Best NSW Manufactured Home Builder
Uniplan Group, Armidale

Best NSW Manufacturer – Caravans, Camper Trailers & Tents
Cub Campers, Sydney

Best NSW Manufacturer – Motorhomes, Campervans & 5th Wheelers
Horizon Motorhomes, Ballina

Best NSW Hire Company
Baby Boomers Caravan Hire, Lake Macquarie

Best Deluxe/Resort Style Park – More than 100 sites
BIG4 Koala Shores Holiday Park, Port Stephens

Best Holiday Park Inland – More than 100 sites
Austin Tourist Park, Tamworth

Best Holiday Park Inland – 100 sites or less
Rainbow Pines Tourist Caravan Park, Adaminaby

Best Holiday Park North Coast – 100 sites or less
North Coast Holiday Parks North Beach, North Beach

Best Holiday Park North Coast – More than 100 sites
BIG4 Sunshine South West Rocks,  South West Rocks

Best Holiday Park South Coast – 100 sites or less
BIG4 South Durras Holiday Park, South Durras

Best Holiday Park South Coast – More than 100 sites
Seven Mile Beach Holiday Park, Gerroa

Best Manufactured Home Village/Estate
Laurieton Residential Resort, Laurieton

Employee Of The Year – Holiday, Tourist & Resort Parks
Peter Upton, Lake Conjola Entrance Holiday Park, Lake Conjola

Young Employee Of The Year
Amber Kolo, North Coast Holiday Parks, Northern Rivers

Horizon Motorhomes, Ballina

BIG4 Koala Shores Holiday Park, Port Stephens

NSW Department of Primary Industries – Recreation Excellence Award for a Park On Crown Land
Sawtell Beach Holiday Park, Sawtell