Western Australia’s stunning Rottnest Island has been voted the top destination to experience in Australia for 2014, with the Whitsunday Islands coming in second in a poll by leading travel experience provider Experience Oz.
“Rottnest Island is excited to have been voted the top Experience Oz destination by so many fans,” said Rottnest Island Authority CEO Paulo Amaranti.
“We are working hard to ensure the Island’s naturally outstanding beauty is kept at its best all year round and welcome visitors from home and overseas to join the happiest animals on earth – our quirky quokkas in the world’s most distinctive Island paradise.”
The top ten list features some of the most iconic locations in Australia, including the Margaret River, Kangaroo Island, Uluru, Ningaloo Reef and Barossa Valley.
Close to 2000 votes were cast in the poll, which asked participants to consider factors such as the geographical qualities, attractions and range of experiences on offer. Another factor voters were asked to consider was the ‘Aussie nature’ of the location.
Experience Oz Digital Marketing Manager Matt Hobbs said more people were looking beyond Australia’s major cities for their holiday destinations.
“While in a way it’s surprising that iconic destinations such as Sydney, Melbourne and Perth did not make the list, the poll has indicated that a number of Aussies have already experienced these capital cities and are looking towards more regional, escapist destinations to experience this year,” he said.
“There are a significant number of destinations nominated that are considered natural icons, have a wide array of activities available to experience and unique geographical features.”
To see the full list of destinations visit www.experienceoz.com.au/.