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Twelve categories recognising government, private and not-for-profit organisations that service the mature age tourism sector within Australia​.

Who should enter?

  • Councils / Local Government Authorities (caravan parks, RV sites and trails)

  • Caravan and tourist parks, small and big

  • National parks, state forest and water authorities with camp sites

  • Sports and service clubs offering RV sites

  • NFP organisations offering RV sites, such as museums and progress associations

  • Farms, stations, wineries and distilleries with RV sites

  • Showgrounds offering sites and running events that attract grey nomads

  • Festival organisers that target Grey Nomads

  • Attractions and tour operators.

 

Success in one of the Grey Nomad Awards’ categories will bring you more business:

  • More visitors and more spend into successful towns and regions

  • More bookings for caravan parks, clubs, farms, pubs and businesses that provide spaces and experiences so mature-aged visitors stay longer

  • More income for attractions and tour operators that target the Grey Nomad sector

  • More festival goers for regional events.

Best Grey Nomad
Small Caravan Park

Private or Council-owned caravan parks with up to 75 RV sites, excluding any cabins, glamping tents or villas. The sites can be any mix of powered and non-powered sites, or all powered sites.

Best Grey Nomad
Large Caravan Park

Private or Council-owned caravan parks with more than 75 RV sites, excluding any cabins, glamping tents or villas. The sites can be any mix of powered and non-powered sites, or all powered sites.

Best Grey Nomad
Pub Stay

Hotels, country pubs and hotel-motels that provide for RV camping within their property boundaries. The sites can be powered, non-powered or a mix, plus free, free with meal or user-pays.

Best Grey Nomad
Farm or Station Stay 

Farms, hobby farms, stations, large rural properties, and wineries that provide RV camping within their property boundaries. The sites can be powered, non-powered or a mix.

Best Grey Nomad
Community Stay

Any community organisation or not-for-profit, including sporting clubs, services clubs, progress associations, museums, show societies or recreation groups, that provide RV camping at a property or campground under their administration or for which they receive funds. The sites can be powered, non-powered or a mix, plus free, free with meal or user-pays.

NEW Best Grey Nomad
Freedom Stay

For any type of stay where RV travellers are given the freedom to choose their own campsite and therefore spaces / sites are not allocated. The campground, RV park, caravan park or farm / station stay can be operated by a private, public or not-for-profit organisation. The sites can be user-pays, donation or completely free.

Best Grey Nomad
Festival or Event

A festival or event which was free or ticketed, one-day or multi-day, open to the public and held in the eligibility period – between 1 Nov 2020 and 1 Nov 2021. The event could be held at any time interval or have been a one-off celebration.

Best Grey Nomad
Attraction

A tourist attraction is a permanent place deriving all or part of its income (if any) from visitors and which operates with visitor attraction as one of its primary objectives. This could include, but is not limited to, places of art, history, science, agriculture, nature, culture, and entertainment. It would also include theme parks, zoos, aquariums, visitor centres, wineries, and food tourism businesses.  

Best Grey Nomad
Historic Attraction

Open to attractions that provide a historic experience or an experience from an historic perspective. A tourist attraction is a permanent place deriving all or part of its income (if any) from visitors and which operates with visitor attraction as one of its primary objectives. This could include, but is not limited to, museums, historic villages, heritage precincts and historic reconstructions.

Best Grey Nomad
Tour

A tour is a guided experience of any duration which is provided free or ticketed and is open to the public. The tour must have run one or more times in the eligibility period of 1 Nov 2020 to I November 2021. Tours can include, but not limited to, guided walking, boat, train, scuba, coach. Tours may occur day or night.

Best Grey Nomad
Trail

A trail is a self-guided experience of any length of time which is provided in a map, app or other format in which the public can follow to experience the trail. Walking, biking or self-drive trails are eligible, including town heritage trails, art trails, country drive trails, food trails, and wine trails.

NEW Best Grey Nomad
Dog-Friendly Stay

For any type of place or space where RV visitors travelling with a dog can stay. This includes any type of campground, RV park, caravan park or farm / station stay operated by a private, public, government or not-for-profit organisation.

Established in honour of Grey Nomad Dog R.I.P.