Bundaberg Voted A Top Regional Destination

Voting has closed for Experience Oz’s annual national "Australia's Top Destinations to Experience" and Bundaberg is featured in the Top Ten Regional Destinations...

Bundaberg Voted A Top Regional Destination
Bundaberg Voted A Top Regional Destination

Voting has closed for Experience Oz’s annual national "Australia's Top Destinations to Experience" and Bundaberg is featured in the Top Ten Regional Destinations.

Now in its 5th year, Australia's Top Destinations to Experience attracts tens of thousands of public votes and much publicity as it showcases Australia’s incredible destinations to travelers around Australia and worldwide.

The Regional Destinations category featured 44 destinations around the nation and Bundaberg faced fierce competition from other iconic locations, sealing its place as sixth in Australia thanks to our enthusiastic visitors who have been flocking to the region in ever increasing numbers to experience our reef and islands, our turtles and wildlife, our food and drinks, our beautiful hinterlands and our untouched natural beauty.

Katherine Reid, General Manager of Bundaberg North Burnett Tourism, said “We’re so excited to have made the Top Ten in Experience Oz’s public vote, and honoured that we have so many people who are passionate advocates for the Bundaberg region. We are proving time and time again that we are a must-visit destination within Queensland. Our prominence as the gateway to the Southern Great Barrier Reef, our accessibility, and our untouched beauty is supported by the warmth of the welcome our community gives visitors when they come to stay.”

“Bundaberg’s domestic overnight visitor numbers increased 13% from June 2016 to June 2017; and our number of visitor nights increased a whopping 31% in the same period. This is down to the tireless work that BNBT and the local tourism industry are doing to raise the profile of the area nationally and international, and also to present visitors with every reason to stay longer and return again,” Ms Reid said.

“Public affirmations like this reinforce how important tourism is in driving growth for local economy, and how tourism really is everyone’s business,” Ms Reid said.

The final Top Ten were:

1. Kununurra, Western Australia
2. Mission Beach, Queensland
3. Apollo Bay, Victoria
4. Albany, Western Australia
5. Esperance, Western Australia
6. Bundaberg, Queensland
7. Hahndorf, South Australia
8. Gladstone, Queensland
9. Kangaroo Valley, New South Wales
10. Echuca-Moama, Victoria

For full details on the winners and the competition, please visit https://www.experienceoz.com.au/en/top-regional-destinations.

Media contact:

Katherine Reid - General Manager | M: 0429 681 770 | E: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.