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Australia’s 10 favourite travel destinations in 2018

September 24, 2018 / Australia

It’s no secret that Australia is a nation of travellers. More than 10 million of us headed overseas in 2017, from places as tried-and-true as London to countries as far-flung as Brazil.

Here are Aussie riders’ favourite international cities to visit this year, according to trip data.


It’s no wonder we love it – some of the world’s best known sights are here; London Bridge, Big Ben, the Tower of London, the River Thames. There’s also an amazing restaurant scene, gorgeous architecture and more history than you can poke a stick at.

Los Angeles

If the weather doesn’t convince you, the beaches will – LA boasts more than 100 km of coastline. Add in celeb spotting on Hollywood’s Sunset Boulevard and a super laid-back vibe and it’s no wonder Aussies flock here in droves.

New York

If concrete jungles are more your style, look no further than The Big Apple. From Brooklyn to the Bronx, it’s impossible to be bored in this bustling, diverse city. Must-dos include taking in the view from the top of the Empire State Building, walking across the Brooklyn Bridge and chowing down on $1 pizza slices after a night out.


So far, Australia’s third favourite city to visit in 2018 was Auckland, New Zealand’s largest city. Surrounded by natural beauty and with a small-town vibe, things move at a relaxed pace in this North Island city. Head here if you love good food and great views.

San Francisco

Walking trails, cycle paths, beautiful views, iconic monuments – San Fran has it all. A well-known hippie hub in the 60s and 70s, it’s also that little bit crunchy, but with a slew of amazing restaurants and bars it’s more than a little bit hip.


It’s more than just a stopover on the way to Europe or the US – the Lion City is quickly becoming a favourite holiday destination among Aussies. With fabulous markets, beautiful beaches and some of the best street food in the world, what’s not to love about this bustling island city-state?


Sure, it’s the city of love, but it’s also the city of epic monuments, dramatic boulevardes and stunning architecture; not to mention crusty baguettes and cute little french bistros. From the Louvré to the Centre Pompidou, it’s also home to some of the most famous art collections in the world.

Las Vegas

Sin City runs on tourism, attracting almost 40 million visitors in 2017. Aussies head here to experience the chaos and lights of the Las Vegas strip, party, gamble and use it as a jumping off point to explore natural attractions just a few hours away – Big Bear, death Valley and the Grand Canyon, to name a few.

São Paulo

Flying into São Paulo, Brazil’s largest city, you can scarcely believe your eyes – with 20 million locals, ‘vast’ is an understatement. ‘Paulistas’ love their city and it turns out, so do we. It’s not surprising – with a vibrant arts scene, 24 hour club and some of the best restaurants in the country.


This vibrant multicultural city is set on the tip of Lake Ontario and is Canada’s largest. Understated yet impressive, it’s a hub of arts, culture and, with residents from more than 200 countries, amazing ethnic food.

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