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Margaret River in Australia’s top three destinations

October 4, 2014 Destination Global No Comments Email Email

Margaret River has taken out the number three spot in Australia’s ‘Top 10 Destinations to Experience’ for 2014, in a poll by leading travel website Experience Oz.

Coming in ahead of famed Australian destinations including Kangaroo Island, Cairns, Barossa Valley and Uluru, Margaret River took out third position; hot on the heels of Queensland’s Whitsunday Islands and Western Australia’s Rottnest Island in prime position.

Thousands of people participated in the poll, predominantly via social media, where they were asked to name what they considered to be Australia’s qmPs3pP_vPanLPBi3D2P5ScEcYNvYis1X4Em6YP-kMIbest destination based on a variety of criteria including ‘does it have unique geographical or architectural features’ and ‘if money was no object, would you want to visit there more than anywhere else in Australia?’.

Margaret River was one of only three WA destinations to make the top 10, including Ningaloo Reef in ninth position and Rottnest Island in the top spot.

According to Experience Oz, Margaret River’s top three ranking can be attributed to its ‘sheer variety’ with ‘epic and beautiful coastline, array of wineries, quality whale watching, great surfing and spectacular cave networks’.

Augusta Margaret River Tourism Association’s Marketing and Communications Coordinator Victoria Johnson said she was thrilled that Margaret River was in the top three, which was a dramatic progression from 10th spot in last year’s poll.

“Margaret River is really making a name for itself as being more than just a world-class wine region,” said Ms Johnson.

“We are genuinely privileged to be able to say that the diversity of experiences is unmatched by any other destination in Australia.

“Where else can you go for a walk and a swim at an uncrowded pristine beach in the morning, ride your mountain bike through towering karri forest, maybe explore an ancient limestone cave then head out to a winery or brewery for a relaxing afternoon of outstanding local produce, wine and craft beer? It’s a traveller’s dream come true!”

To view the full top 10 Destinations for 2014, visit the Experience Oz website.

For more information on the Margaret River Region or to book your visit, head towww.margaretriver.com.

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