10.3 C

Broke named finalist in NSW Top Tourism Town Awards


Hunter Valley residents fully appreciate the magic of picturesque Broke.

And, it appears the much-loved village, known for its boutique vineyards, cellar doors, acclaimed fine dining, World Heritage-listed wilderness and ancient Aboriginal rock art, is a state favourite as well.

For the fourth consecutive year, Broke’s been named as a finalist in the NSW Top Tourism Town Awards, with the winners being announced at the 2024 LGNSW Destination and Visitor Economy Conference from 28 to 30 May.

The local attraction, in the population under 1,500 residents category, will vie for the crown against the likes of neighbouring Wollombi, Eugowra in the Central West and Huskisson on the South Coast.

It’s a timely nomination as Broke – nestled in the foothills of the Brokenback Mountain range – gears up to celebrate its bicentenary in 2024.

Singleton mayor Sue Moore said there were many reasons to check out the small but popular visitor destination.

“Broke is just 15 minutes’ drive west from Pokolbin, but it’s the road less travelled and it’s all the better for it,” she explained.

“Away from the crowds, this region boasts history and heritage, arts and culture, plus food and wine experiences.

“However, what really makes it truly special is the community spirit.

“Broke’s brimming with passionate local operators, artisans and producers.

“It’s also home to an incredibly resilient community that has bounced back from recent bushfires and devastating flooding.

“To be acknowledged as a finalist in these awards again is a testament to the passion, authenticity and love that our local family-owned businesses, makers and residents possess.

“Broke really is an authentic country experience not to be missed, which is why we need everyone to jump online to vote for it as NSW’s Top Tiny Tourism Town.

“Better yet, take a trip there to see for yourself what all the fuss is all about.”

The NSW Top Tourism Town Awards celebrate the state’s diverse and outstanding regional destinations.

They provide communities, business chambers, visitor centres and local governments the opportunity to showcase how their town encourages tourism development and increases visitation.

To vote for Broke before 5pm on Monday 13 May, visit

For more community stories:

Get all the latest Newcastle news, sport, real estate, entertainment, lifestyle and more delivered straight to your inbox with the Newcastle Weekly Daily Newsletter. Sign up here.

More Stories

Newcastle Weekly

Subscribe To Our Newsletter

Subscribe to Newcastle Weekly. News, Community, Lifestyle, Property delivered direct to your inbox! 100% Local, 100% Free.

You have Successfully Subscribed!