Albany is Officially the 2nd Best City in Aus

Wednesday, January 16, 2019 10:29 am
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Wotif have released the stats for 2019 and the results are in. Naming WA’s Albany as the 2nd best city in Aus to visit! Topped only by Port Fairy in Victoria, Albany has taken silver for Aussie Town of the Year awards.

The demand for accommodation, it’s affordability and excellent reviews are what sky rocketed Albany into the leaderboards. Commemorations to mark the 100th anniversary of the end of World War I also helped make Albany one of the top holiday hotspots for the year, according to the travel booking website Wotif.


Little Beach, Albany

Albany deputy mayor Greg Stock says they’re so grateful for the recognition and he recommends that all holiday-ers make their way to Albany to check out The Field of Light installation at Mount Clarence. The installation is a dedication to the ANZACs and is open until ANZAC Day.

The Field of Light installation at Mount Clarence, Albany.Picture: Mogens Johansen

This announcement comes just a few days after Australia was named The Most Instagram-able Place on Earth.

Taking the crown over New York, The United Kingdom and even Singapore.

Travel publication Big 7 bestowed the honour on Australia, based on the number of hashtags used on Instagram, survey results of its readers and votes from a panel of travel experts. “With its golden beaches, hip architecture and natural beauty, it’s clear to see why Aus was such a favourite with both our readers and judges,” Big 7 head of content Sarah Clayton-Lea said.

Cottesloe Beach, Elizabeth Quay, Fremantle Arts Centre, Crawley Edge Boatshed, Rottnest Island, the Swan Valley and Wolf Lane are named Perth’s must-visit destinations for an Instagram photo.

The publication also found that 67% of travellers visited a new destination because they had seen it on Instagram.

Carn Aussies! Our beautiful country is finally getting the recognition it deserves as one of the most beautiful places on Earth.


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