Leading online travel site Wotif has revealed the winners of the 2019 Wotif Aussie Town of the Year Awards. The initiative aims to recognise ten deserving locations across the country that have made a unique contribution to Australian tourism. The Aussie Town of the Year Awards also focus on identifying the traditional domestic hotspots and aim to support local communities by encouraging Aussies to discover more of their own backyard.
Now in its second year, the awards are based on data collected by Wotif on pricing, demand and traveller reviews and it unearths up-and-coming local hotspots.
For 2019 the Victorian town of Port Fairy has won the Town of the Year Award.
Once named the world’s most livable small community by the 2012 LivCom Awards, this historic and picturesque fishing village delivers old world charm with a modern twist. Port Fairy is known for its buzzing local art scene, food, wine and a year-round calendar of festivals and events. Located on the doorstep of the famed Great Ocean Road, the coastline boasts outdoor family fun and some of Victoria’s best local produce.
Here are the runners-up for Aussie Town of the Year.
- Port Fairy, VIC
- Albany, WA
- Port Augusta, SA
- Bendigo, VIC
- Forster, NSW
- Cowra, NSW
- Palm Cove, QLD
- Scamander, TAS
- Dubbo, NSW
- Warwick, QLD
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