Central Coast wildlife park, the Australian Reptile Park, has been honoured with the coveted ‘Major Tourist Attraction’ award, winning Gold at the 2023 Australian Tourism Awards. This is the first time the Park has received this prestigious award, following winning Gold at the 2023 NSW Tourism Awards in November.

The award was presented in front of 500 esteemed guests at a stunning gala dinner, held at the Darwin Convention Centre in the heart of the Northern Territory. The Park’s win was one of only three gold awards presented to a business from New South Wales.

The Australian Reptile Park has enjoyed great success over the past several years, having been awarded NSW Business of the Year and Excellence in Business at the 2021 NSW Business Awards, as well as the Silver award for Major Tourism Attraction at the 2021 NSW Tourism Awards. Additionally, the Park has received several awards at a local level for business and tourism, every year for the last decade.

Winning Major Tourism Attraction at the Australia 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.

Liz Gabriel, 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 an incredible family day out. We love our animals and staff more than anything and awards like this are truly humbling.”

“We provide excellence in wildlife tourism and conservation, and we’ve done that for the past 75 years! Through our lifesaving snake and spider venom milking program, our conservation activities through Aussie Ark, and of course, providing a fantastic family experience in nature, we’re proud to be such well-rounded organisation,” Ms Gabriel concluded.