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TripAdvisor®, the world’s largest travel site*, today announced the winners of its Travellers’ Choice Attractions awards based on millions of valuable reviews and opinions from TripAdvisor travellers.

In its inaugural year, the awards honour 1,263 of the world’s top landmarks, parks, museums and amusement and water parks.

Winners are found in 39 countries around the world including lists for Africa, Asia, Australia, the Caribbean, Central America, China, Europe, India, Mexico, the Middle East, South America, the South Pacific, and the United States. The Travellers’ Choice Attractions awards were determined based on the quality and quantity of traveller reviews of attractions, featured on TripAdvisor, in each of the categories.

In Australia, Sydney Opera House, Kings Park and Botanic Garden in Perth, and Mona in Hobart were ranked number one for Top Landmark, Top Park and Top Museum respectively. In the South Pacific, Sea World came in first place for Top Amusement and Water Park.


Top 10 Australian Landmarks

1.    Sydney Opera House, Sydney

2.    Sydney Harbour Bridge, Sydney

3.    Australian War Memorial, Canberra

4.    Block Arcade, Melbourne

5.    Eureka Skydeck 88, Melbourne

6.    Port Arthur Historic Site, Port Arthur

7.    Circular Quay, Sydney

8.    Cape Byron Lighthouse, Byron Bay

9.    Fremantle Prison, Fremantle

10.  Kings Park War Memorial, Perth 

Top 10 Australian Parks

1.    Kings Park and Botanic Garden, Perth

2.    Royal Botanic Gardens, Melbourne

3.    South Bank Parklands, Brisbane

4.    Roma Street Parkland, Brisbane

5.    Centennial Park, Sydney

6.    Botanic Park, Adelaide

7.    Nielsen Park, Sydney

8.    Werribee Park, Werribee

9.    City Park, Launceston

10.  Albert Park, Melbourne  

Top 10 Australian Museums

1.    Mona, Rosetta, Hobart

2.    National Gallery of Victoria, Melbourne

3.    Art Gallery of NSW, Sydney

4.    Melbourne Museum, Melbourne

5.    National Gallery of Australia, Canberra

6.    Questacon, Canberra

7.    Scienceworks Museum, Melbourne

8.    Museum & Art Gallery of NT, Darwin

9.    Australia National Maritime Museum, Sydney

10.  Immigration Museum, Melbourne

Top 10 South Pacific Amusement and Water Parks

1.    Sea World, Gold Coast, Qld

2.    Dream World, Gold Coast, Qld

3.    Tasmazia & The Village of Lower Crackpot, Promised Land, Tas

4.    Wetside Water Education Park, Hervey Bay, Qld

5.    Splash Planet, Hastings, NZ

6.    Whitewater World, Gold Coast, Qld

7.    Warner Bros. Movie World, Gold Coast, Qld

8.    The Beachouse, Glenelg, SA

9.    Magic Mountain, Merimbula, NSW

10.  Aussie World, Qld


Top 10 World Landmarks

1.    Machu Picchu, Machu Picchu, Peru

2.    Angkor Wat, Siem Reap, Cambodia

3.    Taj Mahal, Agra, India

4.    Petra World Heritage Site, Wadi Musa, Jordan

5.    Bayon Temple, Siem Reap, Cambodia

6.    Great Cathedral and Mosque, Cordoba, Spain

7.    Church of Our Savior on Spilled Blood, St. Petersburg, Russia

8.    St. Peter’s Basilica, Vatican City, Italy

9.    Ancient City Walls, Dubrovnik, Croatia

10.  Main Market Square (Rynek Glowny), Krakow, Poland

Top 10 World Parks

1.    Stanley Park, Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada

2.    Central Park, New York City, New York

3.    Garden of the Gods, Colorado Springs, Colorado

4.    High Line, New York City, New York

5.    Millennium Park, Chicago, Illinois

6.    Balboa Park, San Diego, California

7.    Guell Park, Barcelona, Spain

8.    Luxembourg Gardens, Paris, France

9.    Golden Gate Park, San Francisco, California

10.  Singapore Botanic Gardens, Singapore 

Top 10 World Museums

1.    State Hermitage Museum & Winter Palace, St Petersburg, Russia

2.    National Museum of Anthropology (Museo Nacional de Antropologia), Mexico City, Mexico

3.    Art Institute of Chicago, Chicago, USA

4.    Yad Vashem Holocaust Memorial, Jerusalem, Israel

5.    Frick Collection, New York, USA

6.    National Gallery of Art, Washington D.C., USA

7.    Hagia Sophia Museum/Church (Ayasofya), Istanbul, Turkey

8.    Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York, USA

9.    Arizona-Sonora Desert Museum, Tucson, USA

10.  Auschwitz-Birkenau State Museum, Oswiecim, Poland

“To inspire travellers setting out to escape the winter, TripAdvisor has named the top attractions across the globe based on the valuable feedback from millions worldwide,” said Barbara Messing, chief marketing officer for TripAdvisor. “Honouring more than 1,200 winners, these remarkable sights offer enriching and entertaining experiences for travellers of all ages.”

For the complete list of 2013 Travellers’ Choice Attractions winners, go to

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