A nation of relentless adventure seekers, Australian travelers are nothing short of creative when it comes to finding the best destinations to spend their well-deserved vacations and special trips away. Even when travelling on important business, we can still usually manage to find the time to slip away and enjoy the sights of the world around us. Here are just some of the top-rated favourite destinations of Australian travelers over the last year!
From a survey conducted by Travel + Leisure magazine, some interesting and unexpected ‘bucket list’ adventures included The Pyramids of Giza, the temptations of Paris, a wild safari through Africa and the classic islands of Greece. Norway and Moscow popped up as something special, as well as spiritual favourite, the Old City of Jerusalem. However, the classics won out when the votes came in for the preferred countries and cities to visit.
While Australia itself remained the number 1 choice for the readers of Travel + Leisure in the survey, predictably, Europe (especially Paris as the top European choice) and the US filled out the top five, with New Zealand, Thailand and Turkey surprisingly placing as 4th, 6th and 7th respectively. Also in the top 10 were India, Greece and Japan. When categorized by regions, adventure won out, with islands, mountains and wilderness taking every spot, from the Kakadu to the Canadian Rockies, plus a couple of wine districts thrown in (South Australia and France at #10 and #3).
In short, Australians are some of the world’s most adventurous travelers. It’s unsurprising, given that we are coming from a country that can boast everything from sunburnt desert to blistering mountain ranges, the brilliant Great Barrier Reef to our iconic metropolitans of Sydney, Melbourne and the Gold Coast, and the didgeridoo to the Opera House. As one of the most multicultural countries in the developed world, our thirst for culture and adventure is never-ending. Book your next dream vacation with Flight Courtier today!