Kununurra voted Australia’s top regional destination
Kununurra has taken out top position in an annual consumer poll conducted by leading travel experience provider Experience Oz highlighting Australians’ top 10 dream destinations to visit for 2017.
‘Australia’s Top 10 Destinations to Experience’, a major consumer poll now in its fifth year, has revealed the public voted Kununurra #1, from a list of over 40 nominated destinations Australia wide, beating out Mission Bay, Apollo Bay, Albany and Esperance which comprised of the top five.
The top 10 list was rounded out by Bundaberg, Hahndorf, Gladstone, Kangaroo Valley, and Echuca/Moama from a shortlist of iconic destinations and other travel spots.
In conducting the survey, which ran for one month, Experience Oz received over 7,000 votes from a mixed audience of respondents from all over the country. When voting, poll participants were asked to consider criteria such as unique natural highlights, the area’s cultural, historic and architectural features, the variety of activities on offer, and whether it was simply considered objectively beautiful.
Speaking on the announcement, General Manager at Kununurra Visitor Centre, Vivienne McEvory said it’s no surprise to the locals and visitors that Kununurra topped the list of regional destinations to visit in Australia.
“We are very fortunate to have some of the World’s best landscapes in our backyard. With a rich Aboriginal history the Miriwoong name Kununurra means RIVER. Our river, so expertly developed, provides an abundance in agriculture that is continually expanding,” said Ms McEvory.
Experience Oz Marketing Manager Matt Hobbs said ‘Australia’s Top 10 Destinations to Experience’ consumer poll’s regional category was a great opportunity to identify the true gems to visit in Australia from the Australian public’s point of view.
“Australia is huge and home to so many incredible travel spots, that coming out on top is a testament to Kununurra’s desirability as a travel destination,” Mr Hobbs said.
“The Kununurra region has enough interesting character of its own and is close enough to plenty of WA’s wonders, making for the perfect hub to kick back and relax without having to travel too far,” he said.
Visit https://www.experienceoz.com.au/en/top-destinations-2017 to view the full list of Australia’s Top Destinations to Experience in each category.
Australia’s Top Ten Regional Destinations to Experience 2017: https://www.experienceoz.com.au/en/top-regionaldestinations
1. Kununurra, WA
2. Mission Beach, QLD
3. Apollo Bay, VIC
4. Albany, WA
5. Esperance, WA
6. Bundaberg, QLD
7. Hahndorf, SA
8. Gladstone, QLD
9. Kangaroo Valley, NSW
10. Echuca/Moama, VIC
Experience Oz is the leading source for travel experiences in Australia and New Zealand, providing detailed travel advice and a comprehensive catalogue of over 3,000 tours, attractions and activities across both countries.