Over60

Domestic Travel

Top 5 destinations for Aussies travelling around Australia

Top 5 destinations for Aussies travelling around Australia

New research from Roy Morgan has revealed the top destinations fellow Australians love to travel to.

With more than 11.9 million Australians (58.3 per cent of the population) planning on spending at least one night on their next trip in a domestic destination, it’s clear that Aussies love exploring their own backyard.

As always, there were clear winners.

1. Melbourne

Melbourne has consistently been the most popular domestic holiday destination over the last decade and over 1.5 million Australians are currently intending to stay at least one night in the capital of Victoria during their next trip.

2. Sydney

Sydney was the second winner, with nearly 900,000 Australians intending to stay in the NSW capital city for at least one night during their next domestic trip.

3. North Coast, Forster, Port Macquarie, Coffs Harbour, Port Stephens

A surprising third place winner is the NSW North Coast, which encompasses of holiday towns such as Forster, Port Macquarie, Coffs Harbour and Port Stephens. This region had over 550,000 Australians intending to stay in the NSW North Coast for at least one night on their next trip to the region.

4. Brisbane

Brisbane is the fourth most popular domestic holiday destination with over 530,000 Australians heading to the Queensland capital city to stay for at least one night during their next trip.

5. Great Ocean Road, Torquay, Lorne, Port Fairy

Last but not least, the Victorian regional holiday destination of the Great Ocean Road comes in fifth. With destinations and small towns such as Torquay, Port Fairy and Lorne, there’s plenty to see and do along the way and that’s why over 500,000 Australians intend on heading there on their next holiday.