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Courtney Allan

TripAdvisor reveals best Australian destinations for 2019

TripAdvisor reveals best Australian destinations for 2019

The Traveller’s Choice Awards by TripAdvisor are determined by the millions of reviews and opinions collected in a single year from TripAdvisor travellers across the world. The awards continue to grow as more and more reviews are uploaded onto the site.

The Traveller’s Choice Awards have been announced for Australia’s top 10 cities across the nation.

In a move that’s bound to shock Melbourne dwellers, Sydney was declared the winner due to the world-famous landmarks and historic precincts.

Most of Australia’s capital cities made the list, apart from Darwin and Canberra.

However, a gem that’s hidden amongst the major players is the small town of Cessnock. This town is 50 kilometres away from the more famous Newcastle and is well known amongst wine-lovers due to its proximity to the Hunter Valley region.

TripAdvisor explained how Cessnock made it onto the list:

“The largest town in one of Australia’s oldest wine region, Cessnock is the perfect base for exploring Hunter Valley’s acclaimed wineries, vineyards and cellar doors.”

However, TripAdvisor’s communications director in Asia Pacific, Janice Lee Fang was thrilled about Sydney.

She told Escape:

“With its scenic beaches, thriving cafe culture and iconic attractions, Sydney’s third consecutive win just goes to show how much of a favourite it is among our global community of travellers.”

The top ten cities in Australia according to TripAdvisor are:

  1. Sydney, NSW
  2. Gold Coast, Queensland
  3. Melbourne, Victoria
  4. Brisbane, Queensland
  5. Hobart, Tasmania
  6. Cessnock, NSW
  7. Port Douglas, Queensland
  8. Perth, Western Australia
  9. Adelaide, South Australia
  10. Cairns, Queensland.

How many of these cities have you been to? Let us know in the comments.