In a celebration of hard work and dedication, nine winners have been recognised for the East Coast's tourism awards.
Premier and Tourism Minister Will Hodgman congratulated all nominees and winners of the Great Eastern Driver Awards.
"The awards celebrate the exceptional work East Coast tourism operators who help make this region such a popular destination for visitors," he said.
IN OTHER NEWS:
Winners of this year's event:
ACCOMMODATION: Freycinet Lodge
VISITOR EXPERIENCE: East Coast Cruises and Oyster Bay Tours
FOOD, WINE, RETAIL: Freycinet Marine Farm
COMMUNITY INITIATIVE: Maria Island Pledge
NEW GREAT EASTERN DRIVER: Oyster Bay Tours
EVENT OF THE YEAR: Bicheno Food and Wine Festival and Great Eastern Wine Weekend
For more information at eastcoasttourism.com.au/awards.