Australian travellers would rather visit WA than New South Wales or the Northern Territory, new research has shown.
A national survey also found the Margaret River region was one of the country’s most loved travel destinations beating the Great Ocean Road in Victoria on a list of the top 10 places to travel.
Tourism and Transport Forum managing director Christopher Brown said Margaret River was probably the best consolidated tourism area on Earth.
“It has limestone caves, the best surf beaches in the world, great food and arts and crafts,” he said.
Tourism Minister Liz Constable said the survey results would not suprise WA people.
“The Margaret River region is a tourism jewel for WA, with its superb food and wine, amazing coastline, fascinating caves and spectacular scener.” she said.
WA’s Favourite Destinations included-
5. Ningaloo Reef/ Coral Bay
* ESCAPE Survey of 12,000 people
Margaret River Discovery Tours
Sean Blocksidge is the owner operator of the Margaret River Discovery Company, an avid photographer, blogger and South West WA ambassador. In 2010 he won Western Australian Guide of the Year and his tours have been rated the #1 thing to do in Australia on the Tripadvisor website for the past two years.