Melbourne voted the best city in Australia
More than 1100 Aussie travellers were surveyed for the annual awards, which were announced today.Although Sydney lost its 2012 “best city” status, it did win the best bar category for Opera Bar and best restaurant for Quay.”Considering that Melbourne has always been our culinary capital, that’s a big shift”, Australian Traveller editor Georgia Rickard said.Another big winner was the Kimberley in remote WA. It was voted the ultimate dream destination, best adventure holiday destination and best cruise experience.The award for best town went to Daylesford in Victoria, which Rickard said was a surprise given the tradition for travellers to vote for a beachside destination.
“It says a lot about our changing tastes and how much we’re interested in food tourism these days”, Rickard told guests at the lunch.The classic Queensland beach holiday was voted as Australia’s best overall travel experience.The winners:• Best travel experience – Queensland beach holiday• Best city – Melbourne• Best town – Daylesford• Best summer holiday – Noosa• Best winter holiday – Melbourne• Most romantic city – Melbourne• Ultimate dream destination – The Kimberley• Best luxe Hotel – Saffire Freycinet, Tasmania
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