The people have spoken: Australia’s favourite travel destinations revealed

The nominations are in and the votes have been counted for our annual Reader’s Choice Awards 2018. Thousands of you answered the call to tell us what you love right now when it comes to travel, so, allow us to present your ultimate travel escapes!


1. The best escape for sun, sea and sand




Runners up: Hawai’i, Maldives, Thailand, Bali


2. Ultimate stopover destination




Runners up: Dubai, Hong Kong, London, Bangkok


3. Where to go for wildlife and nature




Runners up: Canada, New Zealand, Malaysia, Galapagos


4. Best waking holiday destination


New Zealand

Runners up: Spain, Italy, UK, Peru


5. Preferred airline




Runners up:  Singapore, QANTAS, Air New Zealand, Virgin


6. Favourite luxe hotel




Runners up: Four Seasons/Marriott, Sofitel, Hyatt, Shangri-La


7. Favourite road tripping destination




Runners up: Europe, UK, New Zealand, Italy


8. Ultimate food and wine destination




Runners up: France, Spain, New Zealand, USA


9. Favourite destination for train journeys




Runners up: New Zealand, USA, Japan, Switzerland


10. Ultimate cruise destination





Runners up: Caribbean, South Pacific, Alaska, Hawai’i


11. Favourite cruise line



Royal Caribbean


Runners up: P&O/Scenic, Holland America, Princess, Carnival


12. Where to ski, snowboard and snowman




Runners up: Japan, New Zealand, Switzerland, USA


13. Favourite family holiday destination




Runners up: Bali, Disneyland, USA, Hawai’i


14. Preferred airport


Singapore Changi airport


Runners up: Dubai International, London Heathrow, Hong Kong International, Los Angeles International


15. Ultimate place for an adventure


New Zealand


Runners up: Africa, South and Central America, USA, Canada


16. Favourite family stay




Runners up: Hilton, Mariott/Sofitel, Sheraton, Accor


17. Best city in the world


New York


Runners up: Paris, London, Rome, Tokyo


18. Favourite country in the world




Runners up: France, New Zealand, USA, Japan


19. Ultimate dream destination





Runners up: Africa, USA, Dubai, Italy


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