Destinations

Here’s where Aussies will be counting down the New Year

As the year comes to a close, Aussies prepare to spend the last few days of 2018 how we do best: eating BBQed seafood, drinking tinnies and falling asleep at the beach.

Or at least, that’s what we’ve got planned.

If you’re one of the special few who has neglected to make plans and is now scrambling to find a way to end 2018 with a bang, Airbnb has released new data showing where the rest of us are planning to spend the festive season, including where we’re bringing in the new year.

This year, as Aussies head back home or stay local for the Christmas break, here are the most booked destinations in Australia for the month of December:

Sydney, New South Wales

Sydney Harbour
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Melbourne, Victoria

Gold Coast, Queensland

Byron Bay, New South Wales

Hobart, Tasmania

Geelong, Victoria

Brisbane, Queensland

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Mornington, Victoria

Nowra, New South Wales

Perth, Western Australia

And when the clock strikes midnight on December 31, there’s no better way to toast 2019 than to be surrounded by friends and family.

This New Year’s Eve, Airbnb travellers around the world are ringing in the New Year in a vast array of destinations and cultures, including Australia’s Gold Coast who makes the list as one of the 20 most trending global NYE destinations on Airbnb for 2018.

So where will Australians be ringing in the New Year? Here are the most trending NYE destinations for Aussie travellers on Airbnb based on growth in bookings from last year:

Avoca Beach, New South Wales, AU

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Istock/Merrillie

Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam

Launceston, Tasmania, AU

Perth, Western Australia, AU

Batemans Bay, New South Wales, AU

Kuta, Bali, Indonesia

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Port Macquarie, New South Wales, AU

Busselton, Western Australia, AU

Surfers Paradise, Queensland, AU

Wollongong, New South Wales, AU

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