Destinations

REVEALED: The most popular domestic holiday destination for Aussies

More than 11.9 million Australians (58.3 per cent of the population) are planning on spending at least one night on their next trip in a domestic destination, new research has revealed.

According to the latest Roy Morgan research, Melbourne has consistently been the most popular domestic holiday location over the last decade, and over 1.5 million Australians currently intend to stay at least one night in the Victorian capital during their next trip.

Sydney is a clear second place with nearly 900,000 Australians intending to stay in the NSW capital for at least one night on their next trip.

Following in popularity is the NSW North Coast encompassing holiday towns such as Port Macquarie, Coffs Harbour, Port Stephens and Forster, with over 550,000 Australians intending to stay for at least one night on their next trip in this region.

Brisbane is the fourth most popular domestic holiday destination, with over 530,000 Australians planning on spending at least one night in Queensland’s capital on their next trip.

Just over 500,000 intend to spend at least one night on their next trip in the Victorian regional holiday destination of the Great Ocean Road including the towns of Torquay, Lorne and Port Fairy.

Australia’s smaller capital cities are also well-liked domestic destinations, with Canberra sixth most popular on 442,000, Adelaide in ninth on 385,000 and just ahead of Perth on 351,000 in 10th, and Hobart as the 15th most popular destination with 304,000 intending to spend at least one night on their next trip in the Tasmanian capital.

Check out the top 15 most popular domestic destinations for Aussies below:

Top 15 domestic destinations Australians intend to stay at least one night on next trip (Roy Morgan)

SEE WHAT PEOPLE ARE SAYING

Leave a Reply

You must be logged in to post a comment.

Tourism

Norwich Cathedral farewells controversial ‘helter skelter’ with Bishop’s sermon on slide

by Christian Fleetwood

Yes, that is a Bishop on a shiny orange slide, and yes, he delivered a sermon on it. If you’re confused, here’s all you need to know about this whacky tourism initiative.

Share

CommentComments

Aviation

Aviation wrap: Virgin’s Aussie-first, Win a year of free travel with Jetstar, Hawaiian Airlines’ new Maui-Las Vegas flights + MORE

Gearing up for your next airfare? Well, you’re in luck, as Travel Weekly brings you its Tuesday special for all things aviation.

Share

CommentComments

Aviation

Old Berlin airport proposed as site for drive-in sex booths

by Christian Fleetwood

Proving once again that Travel Weekly publishes just about anything loosely related to travel comes this story about Berlin’s old airport.

Share

CommentComments

Cruise

Tune in to Silversea’s webinar TODAY to learn what’s new + the chance to win big!

The great news is there is still time to register for this webinar! Read on to find out how.

Share

CommentComments

Aviation

Qantas caps regional fares amid overpricing claims

The national carrier has capped rural fares in 16 towns across Australia amid public outcry over four-figure fares for outback destinations to reach the closest capital city.

Share

CommentComments

Tourism

“They didn’t offer beer at all”: These are the best one-star reviews of the world’s seven wonders

From decrying the lack of beer at Chichen Itza to finding the Colosseum downright creepy, these are the best of the worst when it comes to online reviews.

Share

CommentComments

Cruise

Tasmania sets sights on cruise tourism boost with plans for new regional ports

by Christian Fleetwood

Tasmania has set an ambitious three-year plan to have suitable cruise vessels, small to large, visiting regional ports across the state.

Share

CommentComments

Destinations

Events

ATTN AGENTS: Singapore Tourism celebrates socialisers with new roadshow + campaign!

The Find your TribeSingapore Tourism Trade Roadshow 2019 is just around the corner! Here’s all you need to know to find your tribe and get your name on the guest list.

Share

CommentComments

Events

Wholesalers

Intrepid Travel co-founder to reveal learnings from Al Gore at Travel DAZE 2019

At Travel DAZE 2019, attendees will hear from one of the first people to undertake Al Gore’s carbon training in 2010: Intrepid Travel co-founder Darrell Wade!

Share

CommentComments

Aviation

Fight breaks out on plane as Delta passengers face seven-hour delay

It appears a Lord of the Flies situation has broken out onboard an Airbus A320 after passengers were allegedly stranded with no food or water. Luckily, they managed to document the chaos on Twitter.

Share

CommentComments

Wholesalers

Wholesaler wrap: G Adventures’ big Antarctica sale, new AAT Kings tours, Wendy Wu to set sail down the Mekong + MORE!

If there’s one thing we love about Mondays, it’s seeing several gobsmackingly good deals on tours around the world. And that’s exactly what you’ll find in this week’s wholesaler wrap.

Share

CommentComments

Aviation

WATCH: Virgin Galactic showcases new Spaceport passenger lounge

by Christian Fleetwood

With designs marrying Earth and sky, Virgin Galactic’s Spaceport lounge aims to serenade the one per cent that can afford a trip to space in style.

Share

CommentComments