Destinations

Top trending destination in Australia for 2019 is… Wagga Wagga?

Airbnb has released its top 10 trending destinations for Australia and the answer may shock you.

Based on bookings made in 2017 vs 2018, off the beaten path destinations outside major cities are proving popular as we head into the New Year, with shock winner Wagga Wagga taking out the top spot with a 289 per cent increase in bookings!

Blackheath was a very close second with an increase of 281 per cent, followed by Toowoomba with a 229 per cent increase.

Here’s the full list:

1. Wagga Wagga (289 per cent)

Wagga Wagga – Iconic Union Club Hotel

2. Blackheath (281 per cent)

Woman hiking in wilderness of rainforest

3. Toowoomba (229 per cent)

Queensland Rail Travel Westlander train at Toowoomba

4. Tamborine Mountain (205 per cent)

cloud inversion above tropical rainforest in Tamborine National Park

5. Mount Gambier (202 per cent)

The Blue Lake, Mt. Gambier, Australia

6. Corowa (175 per cent)   

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7. Bridport (173 per cent)

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8. Jindabyne (166 per cent)

Jindabyne

9. Strahan (163 per cent)       

Strahan Port Tasmania

10. Mudgee (158 per cent)

Mudgee

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  • Bruce

    These appear to be the increases in AirBNB bookings in each place and unrelated to any overall tourist increases.

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