Australia’s most popular city

Research from Roy Morgan shows that Melbourne will be the most popular destination for Australians travelling in 2019.

The research revealed that over 12 million Australians will visit and stay at least one night in a domestic holiday destination.

Over 1.5 million of those who intend to travel intend to stay for at least one night in the Victorian capital on their next trip.

Sydney is in second place, with over 880,000 Australians declaring their intention to stay for at least one night in Australia’s largest city. Brisbane rounds out the top three with over 570,000 Australians intending to visit and stay at least one night in the Queensland capital.

Popular holiday destinations revealed in the survey include the Great Ocean Road and surrounding towns Torquay, Lorne and Port Fairy in Victoria, while many will head to the north coast of NSW, to towns such as Forster, Port Macquarie, Coffs Harbour and Port Stephens. The Hunter Valley, Newcastle, Lake Macquarie, Gloucester region just north of Sydney are also popular destinations. Australia’s smaller capitals rank between 8th to 14th overall as intended destinations.

Where do you want to go in 2019? Is Melbourne on your list?

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Written by Leon Della Bosca

Leon Della Bosca has worked in publishing and media in one form or another for around 25 years. He's a voracious reader, word spinner and art, writing, design, painting, drawing, travel and photography enthusiast. You'll often find him roaming through galleries or exploring the streets of his beloved Melbourne and surrounding suburbs, sketchpad or notebook in hand, smiling.
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